Itinerary - Japan 2019

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Geek Nation Tours - Samurai Tour 2019
11th - 24 October 2019.
Arrival
Nagoya Castle
Dinner: Shabu Shabu (thin sliced beef cooked at table)
Overnight in Nagoya
Typhoon Hagibis hits Japan, Seki Cutlery Festival cancelled
Grave of Nishijin Emperor
Inuyama Castle
Dinner: Traditional Japanese
Overnight in Minokamo
Tomb of last Southern Emperor
Nakasendo trail hike. Magome to Tsumago
Dinner: Traditional Japanese
Overnight in Ryoken in Tsumago
Matsumoto Castle
Kawanakajima battlefield
Morozumi Masakiyo and Yamamoto Kansuke gravesites
Kawanakajima Kosenjo Park & City Museum
Takeda Nobushige’s grave in the temple of Tenkyuji
Matsushiro Castle
Dinner: Traditional Japanese
Overnight in Shibu Onsen
Free day - Access to nine public onsens
(Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park closed because of typhoon)
Dinner: Traditional Japanese
Overnight in Shibu Onsen
To Kanazawa
Nagamachi Samurai House Area, the Ashigaru house and the Nomura Family Samurai House
D.T. Suzuki Museum of Zen (some of group)
Ishikawa Prefectural History Museum (some of group)
Dinner: Sushi
Overnight in Kanazawa
In Kanazawa
Kenroku-en Garden
Kanazawa Castle
Omicho Market (Lunch & shopping)
Terashima family Samurai house
Shima teahouse
Dinner: local specialty, Kaga Ryori
Overnight in Kanazawa
Maruoka Castle
Hikone Castle
Nagahama Castle
Dinner: Nagahama Beer Brewery
Overnight in Nagahama
Walking tour of Sekigahara battlefield
Ogaki Castle
Dinner: "Chinese" in hotel
Overnight in Nagahama
Sekigahara Festival
Procession and displays
Dinner: Izakaya
Overnight in Nagoya
Iga Ninja House and Museum
Akame Ninja Forest
Akame 48 Waterfalls
Dinner: at Ryokan
Overnight at Taisenkaku Ryokan
Ginkakuji (Silver Temple)
Philosopher's Path
Nanzenji Temple
Dinner: Man in the Moon Irish Pub
Overnight in Kyoto
Toei Studio Park
Kembu Sword training
Honnō-ji (where Oda Nobunaga died)
Dinner: Shishin Samurai restaurant
Overnight in Kyoto
Day 14 (24 Oct)
Depart
Text and photos copyright John Haines 2015-19.
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