Don’t miss this great opportunity to explore Japan!
Geoplan Touristik GmbH, a Berlin based German travel company offers a unique cultural program to Japan. The tour will be guided by a German specialist with very good command of English and an official tourism representative of the Kumamoto Prefecture Government. It is the perfect collaboration between representatives from West and East who understand both cultures.
After touring the capital of Japan, Tokyo, your very exclusive tour begins in the Kumamoto Prefecture, which is located in southwestern Japan and blessed with awesome natural beauty. The Prefecture is home to two great national parks – the Aso-Kuju National Park and the Unzen Amakusa National Park, and is the true soul of Japan. The indigenous people in this part of Japan have the reputation of being especially conscious about their cultural heritage and eager to preserve their age-old traditions. This can be experienced in the abundance of annual festivals, rituals as well as in daily life. Moreover, they are more than happy to welcome Westerners with their heartfelt hospitality and eagerness for cultural interchange. That makes this part of Japan perfect for newcomers.
Your domestic flight from Tokyo will take you to Kumamoto City. The capital of the Prefecture is a thriving, vibrant metropolis noted for its progressive youth culture. A shopper’s paradise and historian’s dream, the city offers something for everyone. Your unique special interest tour ends in Kyoto, site of the former Imperial residence. In fact, the Kyoto area boasts of hundreds of UNESCO cultural heritage sites. You will see the “must-see” regular sites, but also a few hidden treasures that are accessible only by special permission.
After each amazing sightseeing day, you will get a chance to wind down and enjoy the addictive pleasures of onsen (hot spring spa) at your Ryokan before joining your travel companions over dinner and local folk dances, exclusively arranged for this VIP group. Besides US citizens only Germans will take part, mostly from the Berlin area. Berlin people are especially US-friendly, due to the fact that the air-bridge after WW2 provided by US troops is still gratefully commemorated. Be assured that you will make new friends!
For more tour information : http://www.japantravelinfo.com/userfiles/geo_plan.pdf