Join fellow Yale alumni and friends for two full days of sightseeing in Tokyo followed by an eight-night cruise through the Inland Sea and the Sea of Japan aboard the 140-passenger Heritage Adventurer. Venture beyond the major cosmopolitan cities to a fascinating variety of historic towns, artistic centers, and remote islands.
Discover a Japan that few visitors see—from the bustle of Tokyo to the tranquil historic quarters of Kanazawa and the island worlds of Miyajima and Sado. Excursions highlight modern art and architecture as well as the ancient traditions of Japan, with visits to sacred temples and shrines, celebrated gardens and castles, and cultural performances.
Engage with expert study leaders throughout this unique educational program and gain a better appreciation of Japan’s historical and cultural significance through onboard lectures and informal discussions. An optional pre-trip extension to Kamakura and the hot springs resort of Hakone, and an optional post-trip extension to Kyoto and the ancient city of Nara, are also available.