D-Travel, a deaf owned travel agency in New York, is promoting a Deaf tour to Japan this spring from March 24 to April 5, 2015. It is scheduled during the famous sakura (cherry blossom) season. The tour is exclusive to D-travel agency, designed by Samurai Tours, a tour company in Kyoto and with Peggy Prosser who is director of D-travel. Together they plan a Deaf centric tour with exciting activities. This means the tour is offered in sign language and with understanding of Deaf culture. The tour also includes visiting and mingling with the Japan Deaf community. And what is more the escort in this tour is Peggy Prosser, who has lived and worked in Japan for more than 20 years, will be available for interpreting Japanese Sign Language and American Sign Language during your social with Deaf people.
The tour is a small group type with minimum set to eight people to experience a true cultural immersion into Japanese traditions and hospitality. The tour uses public transportation, the same trains, subways, buses, and taxis and ferries that millions of Japanese use every day. By traveling this way, you will get much closer to the people and culture. And no trip to Japan is complete without at least one ride on the fast and convenient Shinkansens (bullet trains).
Travelers will learn that more than any other country; the Japanese have managed to integrate ancient traditions and technology harmoniously into their daily lives. With the perfect mix of new and old, this well-rounded tour has something for everyone.
Destinations include Tokyo, Kamakura, Hakone Yumoto Onsen, Hakone Mountain Fuji, Takayama, Shirakawago, Kanazawa, Hiroshima, Miyajima Island and Kyoto.
The tour is a colorful mix of large cities like Tokyo and Osaka, quaint and traditional Takayama and Shirakawa-go, the ambiance and solitude of Miyajima Island and the ancient shrines and temples of Kyoto, the testament to peace of Hiroshima, the natural beauty of Hakone, the thermally-heated mineral water baths at an onsen and more.
In addition you will be in the country during the cherry blossom where many Japanese will be hosting O’hanami (cherry blossom viewing) picnics and nightly parties under the trees. The pink flower has been celebrated for many centuries. It holds a very prominent position in Japanese culture.
Cultural extras such as taking part in a tea ceremony, visit the world’s largest fish market, stroll through farmer’s markets, see where the geisha live and work, visit beautiful Miyajima Island, soak in the thermally-heated mineral waters at an onset (hot spring) admire sacred Mt. Fuji (weather permitting), the icon of Japan and much, much more.
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