Upcoming Excursions

*Led in conjunction with Heartland JAPAN & Sandra Isaka of Excursions Japan


Tuesday, June 11    Hydrangea at Hondo-ji Temple

*Registration begins on Friday, May 10 from 8:30am.

Escape to nearby Chiba prefecture to visit a historic temple known for its profusion of summer flowers. Enjoy a garden of irises and stunning fields of hydrangeas. Finish off the morning with a delicious Japanese lunch at a nearby restaurant. 9:30-14:00

Please email uncoverjapan1@gmail.com with any questions. 


Thursday, June 6 City Explorations: Shiodome

*Registration begins on Monday, May 13 from 8:30am.

Explore Shiodome, a complex filled with 13 majestic skyscrapers that sit on the edge of Tokyo Bay. Take in the view from a 46th floor observatory, visit two interesting museums, explore the area’s underground ‘world’, and learn about Shiodome’s history, top restaurants, and more! 9:30-12:30

Please email excursionsjapan@gmail.com with any questions.


Monday, May 27 Omiya Bonsai Village

*Registration begins on Friday, May 10 from 8:30am.

Travel just outside of Tokyo to Saitama’s famous bonsai village. Learn about this centuries-old tree shaping practice in the Omiya Bonsai Museum, enjoy a light lunch and wander through the neighborhood’s bonsai nurseries. 9:30-15:15.

Please email uncoverjapan1@gmail.com with any questions. 


Wednesday, May 22    Tokyo Neighborhood: Ochanomizu

*Registration has begun. Spots are available.

In this neighborhood walk (tucked next to Akihabara) visit an origami center, a venerable shrine with unique prayer plaques, a beautiful century-old cathedral, and a train station that’s living out a second life as a collection of hip boutique shops. 9:15-12:30

To register, send an email to: uncoverjapan1@gmail.com 


Wednesday, May 15    Secrets of Enoshima

*Registration has begun. Spots still available.

Travel by train and a scenic monorail to the coast of Japan – then, on this tiny island, learn the fascinating history of: a collection of temples & shrines, a beautiful garden, an observation tower with breathtaking views, and a mysterious cave.  All this (and more!) only one hour outside of Tokyo. 8:20-17:30

To register, send an email to: excursionsjapan@gmail.com 


Thursday, May 9     Islands of Tokyo: Tsukuda/Tsukishima

*Full – but you are welcome to join the wait-list.

Visit an island in Tokyo Bay where a historic neighborhood filled with narrow alleys sits in the shadow of giant ‘tower’ condominiums.  Enjoy beautiful views of the Sumida River, learn about the island’s fascinating past, discover hidden shrines, and sample tasty local specialties. 9:00-12:00

To register, send an email to: excursionsjapan@gmail.com 


For more information on any of these excursions, please don’t hesitate to send an email to the address listed below each excursion. 



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