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Japan & South Korea with UBC Prof. Henry Yu

Henry Yu recently hosted a webinar titled Why I Love Japan (Top 10 Reasons it's the Best Place on Earth) . View it here. (18 mins.)
 
This specially designed tour to Japan and South Korea is a cultural mosaic of the traditional and the contemporary. Prof. Henry Yu lent his expertise to help us design exclusive signature experiences to maximize your understanding of how ancient and modern influences affect everything from food, clothing, and architecture, to social customs and language. Our route from Tokyo to Seoul includes visits to iconic places, including Mount Fuji, historic Kyoto, Hiroshima, spell-binding Miyajima Island, coastal Busan, and the DMZ between North and South Korea.

During our time in Japan, we’ll examine the interplay between high technology and centuries-old traditions, from vending machines, subway stations, and high tech toilets in Tokyo, to the beautiful scenery, traditional temples, and famous handmade tofu and pickles in Kyoto. As students do, we’ll ‘compare and contrast’ the traditional and the contemporary to understand the importance of aesthetics and how this has evolved from ancient shrines to high design.

Japanese mastery of culinary arts can be enjoyed through perfectly prepared meals that delight the eye as well as the palate, but also through the vibrant and affordable street food, hole-in-the-wall ramen stalls, and local izakaya (pubs serving small plates similar to Spanish tapas). On this trip you will find out why Japanese food is so much more than sushi and tempura.

The mix of the new and old is also a striking feature of Seoul, where the inventiveness of young artists in Insadong is reflected in combinations of both traditional and modern artwork. Impressive high tech displays tell the proud story of Korean kimchi.

Join Henry Yu for an enriching exploration of some of the best of the old and new in Japan and Korea.
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Alumni Expeditions Cultural Explorations alumni UBC

Japan | 16 days
Alumni Expeditions

Dates:
Oct 26 - Nov 09, 2017
Cost:
US$6995
Group Size:
Limited to 16 participants

Includes:
Airport transfers for passengers arriving and departing as per the group itinerary, accommodation based on double occupancy in hotels listed or similar, meals as indicated in the itinerary, all transportation by coach, bullet train, regular train, ferry to Busan, bottled water on the coach, all activities and entrance fees, services of specialized English speaking guides, gratuities for escort, local guides, drivers, hotel and group meals, taxes, fully escorted by Henry Yu. Taxes and gratuities an additional US$200.

Itinerary at a Glance

Day 1: Arrive in Tokyo
Day 2: Taking in Tokyo
Day 3: Tokyo's art scene
Day 4: Tsukiji Fish Market in Tokyo
Day 5: Hakone - Mount Fuji
Day 6: Train to Kyoto
Day 7: Kyoto
Day 8: Kyoto
Day 9: Train to Hiroshima
Day 10: Miyajima Island
Day 11: Hiroshima - Fukuoka – Busan (South Korea)
Day 12: Gyeongju - Seoul
Day 13: Seoul
Day 14: Seoul
Day 15: Seoul
Day 16: Seoul - Depart Incheon Airport
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Your Tour Leader

Professor Henry Yu is currently the Principal of St. John’s Graduate College, UBC’s international graduate college, and is an Associate Professor in the Department of History at UBC.

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Alumni Expeditions Cultural Explorations alumni UBC

Japan | 16 days
Alumni Expeditions

Dates:
Oct 26 - Nov 09, 2017
Cost:
US$6995
Group Size:
Limited to 16 participants

Includes:
Airport transfers for passengers arriving and departing as per the group itinerary, accommodation based on double occupancy in hotels listed or similar, meals as indicated in the itinerary, all transportation by coach, bullet train, regular train, ferry to Busan, bottled water on the coach, all activities and entrance fees, services of specialized English speaking guides, gratuities for escort, local guides, drivers, hotel and group meals, taxes, fully escorted by Henry Yu. Taxes and gratuities an additional US$200.

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