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May 12 to 26, 2022

Consider both past and present—from Kanazawa’s feudal past at its 16th-century castle, to its ultra-modern 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art—and gain insights from international policy scholar Daniel Sneider.

Tradition blooming.  Attend Kyoto’s annual Aoi Matsuri festival, where hundreds of participants proceed in Heian period clothing with ornate ox drawn carts decorated with aoi (hollyhock) leaves and blossoms. A cultural cornucopia. Watch an authentic geisha and maiko dance that’s performed only in May each year, visit a wasabi farm, enjoy a tour of a sake brewery and stroll through a zen rock garden. Best of Tokyo. Spend three days in this ultramodern city, touring the Edo-Tokyo Museum and the Meiji Shrine among other highlights.

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$10,295 per person, double occupancy


Daniel Sneider
Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies

DANIEL SNEIDER, a lecturer in international policy and East Asian Studies at Stanford University, has focused his research on Japan, Korea and U.S. foreign policy in Northeast Asia.

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