DAY 1: Depart home and travel to Japan.
DAY 2: Arrive in Tokyo and ride the bullet train to Hiroshima. Take an orientation tour of the city’s key sites, and check-in to your hotel.
DAY 3: Learn about Hiroshima’s history, destruction, and reconstruction on a guided tour of the city, visiting the Peace Memorial Park and Hiroshima Castle. In the evening, meet and perform a concert with a local ensemble.
DAY 4: Travel to Miyajima Island and visit the Itsukushima Shrine. Take the bullet train to Kyoto and tour the city before checking-in to your hotel.
DAY 5: Explore Kyoto with a guided walking tour of the city, and visit Kinkaku-ji (Golden Pavilion), built in 1397.
DAY 6: Take the bullet train from Kyoto to Odwara, and hike Mt. Fuji, an active volcano and pilgrimage site, before transferring to Tokyo.
DAY 7: Discover Tokyo’s historic sites, including the Imperial Palace, Senso-ji Temple, and Meiji Shrine. Perform a concert in one of Tokyo’s incredible venues.
DAY 8: Tour more of Tokyo’s landmarks, see the modern Tokyo Tour and Rainbow Bridge, and explore the Tokyu Plaza Omotesando-Harajuku and Rikugien.
DAY 9: Transfer to the Tokyo airport and begin your journey home.