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The investment 

Single ¥265,000 JPY  per person 

Shared room ¥245,000 JPY per person

Cost includes the following inbound expenses

* All accommodation (3, 4 & 5 star) 

* 6 breakfasts 

* 4 dinners (high-end cuisine, including parties )

* 4 lunches

* All transport and transfers during the tour

* All entry fees and donations

* Kendo/dojo related gifts

* Seminar costs

* Guide and translation requirements

* Pre- and post-tour travel arrangement assistance if required 

* Taxes and normal inbound travel industry required company insurances

Kendo related activities:

* Five keiko opportunities at different machi dojo around Shizuoka.

* Special lecture/seminar by Alex Bennett with keiko.

* Question and instruction opportunities at all dojo.

* Transportation of armour where possible.

* Video and photo record created and gifted after the tour.

 

Non-kendo activities:

* Tea ceremony in a purpose-built tea house in Ieyama village.

* Light hiking in a remote mountain area.

* Hiking in a  UNESO recognized World Heritage park in Shizuoka.

* Educational time at a green tea plantation in the mountainous Kawane area. Tea explanation and tasting sessions.

* Experience off-the-beaten-track family heritage businesses including:

            - A 120-year-old handmade miso business

            - Real organic tea growing industry

* Experience rural village life in Ieyama.

* A chance to meet and learn from one of Japan`s living legends of sword sharpening

* An inside view into the world of tuna (not normally open to the public) 

Costs not included: 

* International or domestic travel (other than during the tour) 

* Medical and belongings Insurance 

* Additional travel outside of the tour program

* Familiarize yourself with our term and conditions