Anyone want to travel to Japan for birding and culture? We are organizing a very special tour to Japan in the fall of 2021. There are two people, (who have requested this tour), signed up and we need a minimum of four people to be able to travel, so we need two more people! How about you?
Check out the itinerary below for the daily destinations and cities we will visit. We will change hotels only twice. Everyday at these locations we will visit sites that are important for birds, nature and Japanese culture. So whether you are a birder, nature lover and simply want to visit Japan, there will be activities for everyone. We are working with a great group of local guides from the city of Kyoto.
Reservations: Because of the corona-virus, there will be no deposit needed to sign-up for the tour. For now, we will "pencil" you in and you can cancel at anytime. We will create a "wait-list" for those that might be interested. Sometime in the spring or summer of 2021, we will ask for deposits and full payments at least 90 days in advance.
And check this out: From Osaka, it is only a 2-hour flight to Taiwan and once you have made it to the other side of the planet, you might consider an add-on trip to Taiwan in early November. You can check out more info by clicking here: Taiwan
Please let me know if you are interested and I can send you additional information about Japan. I am still working on a web page for Japan and finalizing the small details.
Japan Birding and Culture Tour
Travel Dates: October 18 – 27, 2021
Group Size: 4 - 8 people
Trip Length: 10 days
Rates: Rate per person = $5,850 (based on double occupancy)
Rates include: Domestic transfers within Japan, lodging, breakfast, lunch, dinner, scheduled group tours, entrance fees, and Allianz travel medical insurance.
Not included: International airfare, customs & immigration fees and visas, alcohol, trip cancellation insurance.
Adventure level: Easy, please check "Welcome" page on the Kaiyote Tours website for a more detailed explanation.
Basic Travel Itinerary: On this tour
Day 1, Osaka: Arrival at Kansai International airport (KIX) and transfer to hotel in Osaka
Day 2, Osaka: Birding Osaka Nanko Wild Bird Garden, Osaka Palace Gardens, and a visit to Osaka Museum of Natural History.
Day 3, Osaka: Birding and walking/hiking at Minoh Park, Minoh waterfalls and various locations near Minoh.
Day 4, Kyoto: Osaka Castle Park in the morning, transfer to hotel in the city of Kyoto in the afternoon and Mount Daimonji for an evening nature walk.
Day 5, Kyoto: Birding Kyoto Imperial Palace, Kyoto Gyoen National Garden and the Kamogawa River area.
Day 6, Kyoto: Toyooka Stork Observation Tower, Maruyama River and viewing birds unique to the Sea of Japan side.
Day 7, Kyoto: A day of birding the Mount Ibuki area and various locations nearby.
Day 8, Nara: Birding the Kohoku Wild Bird Center, the Uji River, and the Ogura Rice Fields. In the afternoon, transfer to hotel in the town of Nara.
Day 9, Nara: Birding Nara Park and Kasugayama Nature Area
Day 10: Transfer to the airport for flights home