cKyoto Convention Bureau /cJNTO
welcome to Japan!!
'Yokoso'! Welcome to Japanese Odyssey - a journey through
time and culture of the jewel of the Orient.
In this program, we'll take a first hand look at Japan's
rich tradition and culture. From ancient capital cities
as Kyoto and Nara, to rural towns, and to metropolitan Tokyo
we travel, from west to east, moving up along the chronology
of history and discovering local cultures that form Japan
today. Day by day, deeper the autumn colors shall become
as we travel.
Our Journey begins from Kyoto, the heartland of Japanese.
Here we explore the aristocratic air and tradition of the
old capital city dating back to the 8th century. During
the 5 days, we will take a one-day trip to Nara, the oldest
capital city in Japan. This will take us back to the early
days as the 6th century, when Buddhism was introduced. After
Kyoto, we travel to Takayama, where we spend 2 days venturing
a sample of rural culture that flourished mainly during
the feudal period of the 17th century and onward. The last
day inthe western region will be a visit to Shirakarwa-go,
a World Heritage village as in a folktale, where life is
still deeply related to nature. Our next destination is
Tokyo, where we stay for total 4 days, venturing the Edo
culture and contemporary Japan. During our stay in Tokyo,
we pack lightly and departure for Nikko to enjoy a one night
'Onsen-Ryoko' as it is called in Japanese, a 'hotspring
excursion'. In Nikko also lies the spirit of the greatest
Shogun of Edo period, the last era before modernization.
sample of program¨