May 12 - 25, 2015 (14 days)

Japan is extremely clean and safe, with one of the lowest crime rates in the world.  The public transit system is hightly efficient, clean, and punctual.  The food is nutritious and delish while it may seem very different to an American palate.   The people live in harmony and peace (also they are courteous and helpful).  The isolated geography has shaped the culture, food, and architecture.  Come join the group and experience what you have been missing!   

Price: $2,875
 - included: Hotel accommodations, Daily breakfast, Some lunches/dinners, Transportation between airports and cities, Tours/Admissions, International/Domestic flights 
 - excluded: TCC tuition, 7 lunches, 7 dinners
 
Itinerary: (schedule subject to change until 8/30)
 - 5/12 depart TUL
 -     13 arrive NRT (Narita, Chiba a.k.a. Tokyo International Airport)
             Travel to Kyoto (via bullet train or plane)
 -     14 visit Golden Pavilion, Ryoan temple, Kiyomizu temple
 -     15 visit Inari Shrine
             Travel to Tokyo (via bullet train)
 -     16 Tokyo TBA
 -     17 Tokyo TBA
 -     18 depart NRT, arrive NHA (Naha, Okinawa)
 -     19 Okinawa guided tour
 -     20 Okinawa TBA
 -     21 depart NHA, arrive HND (Haneda, Tokyo), travel to Utsunomiya (via shuttle or bullet train)
 -     22 visit Kiyohara Kita Elementary School, attend welcome banquet
 -     23-24 Spend time with host family
 -     25 Transport to NRT (via shuttle), depart NRT, arrive TUL
 
Course Title:
JAPN 2323 International Seminar/Field Study (language skills not required)
 
Faculty:
Mariko Takahashi <mariko.takahashi@tulsacc.edu>
 
Vendor:
Kinki Nippon, IACE travel

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