Monthly Archives: April 2016

Spotlight on Kyoto

Kyoto, the original capital of Japan, is the country’s cultural epicenter and holds countless immaculately preserved historical and spiritual treasures. We are offering an optional add-on of two days in Kyoto at the end of our Study Tour that you won’t want to miss. Highlights on our Kyoto visit will include: Private dinner at a traditional Kyoto restaurant with locally sourced cuisine and sake pairing Morning meditation and tea ceremoney in Kodaji Temple Lunch at Kiyomizu Temple featuring traditional Buddist style vegetarian lunch overlooking a private garden inside the temple … Read More

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Spotlight on Tokyo

Here are five fun facts about Tokyo, the third stop of our upcoming study tour of China & Japan: 1. The Greater Tokyo Area is the most densely populated metropolitan area in the world with 37.8 million people. For comparison, the state of California has a population of 38.8 million people. 2. Tokyo has a massive subway system that boasts 285 stations and 13 lines covering a total system length of nearly 200 miles. Nearly 7 million people ride the subway each day. 3. Much of Tokyo’s cuisine doesn’t so much represent … Read More

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