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Japan Family Adventure

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June 19 to July 1, 2019

Join history professor Kären Wigen, an expert in Japanese language and literature, on a journey that takes us to Kyoto’s many temples and gardens, the Peace Memorial in Hiroshima and Tokyo’s Fukagawa Museum that features re-created homes from the Edo period.

Win-wins. While the kids visit a local school and meet with their pen pals, the adults travel to the stunning Miho Museum, designed by architect I. M. Pei, to view its mix of antiquities and antiques. Just for the fun of it. The whole family will delight in playing in or watching a local baseball game, feeding the free-roaming deer on Miyajima Island, and staying two nights at a traditional ryokan with tatami mat floors and an onsen, or Japanese hot springs bath.


$9,595 adults; $8,995 kids (ages 6-18)


Karen Wigen

Karen Esther Wigen is the Frances and Charles Field Professor of history and teaches Japanese history and the history of cartography.

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