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Japan by Sea

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May 5 to 19, 2019

Join faculty leader Thomas Fingar, MA ’69, PhD ’77, aboard the deluxe Caledonian Sky for our memorable journey through this nation of many islands.

Old and new. Learn about ancient traditions during visits to sacred temples, fortified castles and serene gardens, and experience modern culture at museums and art centers that highlight cutting-edge art and architecture. Memoirs of a geisha. Gain insight into the mysterious, little-understood world of geishas during a guest lecture by a former geisha and current proprietress of a geisha house, followed by a performance. Extend the journey. Choose one of the optional post-trip extensions and opt to relax at a traditional ryokan (Japanese-style inn) or to explore the bustling, cosmopolitan city of Tokyo.


from $10,995


Thomas Fingar
Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies

Professor Fingar began his career as a China specialist, but after fifteen years of government positions, has developed a global portfolio, having been exposed to all countries and regions in his work.

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