The Encorepreneur Cafe announces a new group travel experience for adults 50+ and their friends
Encore Adventure Japan: Lifestyle and Culture tour is now open for sign-ups. The 6-day trip, from November 14-21, is geared toward older adults who are looking for a one-of-a-kind cultural experience. We’ll be visiting Tokyo, Mt. Fuji, and Kamakura, of course, but the real gem is a 2-day visit to Chichibu, a small mountain town near Tokyo. The pace is a little slower there, the people are little friendlier, the experience a little more personal. If you’ve never been to Japan before, this will be a great introduction and a way to meet with Japanese people face-to-face. And if you have been before, you’ve probably never experienced Chichibu and the warm, small-town welcome they are planning for us.
The tour has been planned and will be led by Suemi Kratochvil of Dai Ichi International, an expert agent who has arranged over 300 tours during her career. Through her connections, she has planned some unique opportunities for this trip, including a tour of a musical instrument (shamisen) factory with live performance, reception and meeting with locals in Chichibu, a local Kabuki theater experience, and a stay in a traditional Japanese ryokan with hot spring spa. And as Chichibu is known equally for awe-inspiring shrines and its naturally beautiful surroundings, the tour also includes opportunities to experience both.
Outside of Chichibu, the trip also includes Asakusa, beautiful views of the Tokyo skyline at Odaiba Park, Mt. Fuji—the most iconic site in Japan—and its surrounding lakes, Tsukiji Fish Market, a Tokyo city tour, and, of course, local culinary treasures. If visiting Japan is new to you, orientation and cultural guidance will also be provided.
Land cost for the trip is $2,598 and includes hotel, in-country travel, activity fees, breakfasts, and some lunches and dinners. Air arrangements can be made through Suemi-san or on your own once flight information has been released.
Please fill out the form here, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 503-954-2837 for details on upcoming information sessions or to receive more trip details.