Northern Japan Adventure Tokyo Kyoto / Maizuru 2021
Delve into succulent Far East seafood and little-known destinations throughout the Northern Japanese Islands and Eastern Russia during this remarkable 11-day exploration of small ports, cosmopolitan wonders and esoteric landmarks. Lose yourself among 3,000 plum trees and traditional Kobuntei architecture in Kairakuen, one of Japan’s most scenic gardens. Wander the shadows of weathered Khrushchyovka—Soviet-era low-cost apartments—adjacent to stately, Japanese buildings in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, a small town exchanged between Russia and Japan for centuries. Sip refreshing beer at the Sapporo Museum and take in views of Otaru’s picturesque canals. Inhale delicious aromas and sample savory delicacie amid 250 vendors in the famous Hakodate Morning Market.
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Tour Highlights

  • Tour Hakodate’s Morning Market with over 250 stands of fresh produce and fish
  • On Sado Island visit the Kodo Taiko drum center for a unique drumming experience
  • Make sure you taste some world famous Sapporo beer accompanied by a delicious barbecue before visiting the Sapporo Museum
  • Enjoy the scenic vistas and natural beauty as you circumnavigate Hokkaido, Japan’s northernmost island
  • Stroll through Kairakuen in Oarai, considered one of Japan’s three most beautiful gardens
  • From Maizuru visit Kyoto, one of the few towns not destroyed during WWII
  • Find the highlights of Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk including the Bear Museum, the Church of St. Nicholas, and Lenin Square
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