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December 2017: Kyoto, Osaka, Nara, Hiroshima, Mt. Fuji & Tokyo.

Sightseeing Information (Vietnamese)

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Posted by Camp Japan on Sunday, December 17, 2017

12:20am (Saturday night) - 7:00am Flight VN320 from Ho Chi Minh to Osaka Kansai.

8:00am Meet local guide outside International Arrivals. Load luggage onto bus. Breakfast at airport.

10:00am Drive to Nature Retreat Accommodation.

11:00am Youth Retreat orientation meeting.

12:00pm Lunch at family restaurant near youth retreat.

2:00pm Activity: Origami and traditional paper cutting with 2 famous Japanese artists.

7:00pm Dinner (www.honojinosato.com).

7:00pm-9:00pm Shower.

10:30pm Lights out.

Accommodation: Osaka Prefectural Youth Retreat.

Explored the old part of Osaka (Tennoji), visiting Japan's 1st temple. Quick stop at Osaka castle before visiting the very busy shopping area of Dotonburi.

Posted by Camp Japan on Monday, December 18, 2017

8:15am-9:00am Breakfast at facility.

9:30am Leave for consulate.

10:30am Visit Consulate General of Vietnam.

12:00pm Lunch and shopping at Old Osaka.

Visit Tenoji Temple and Osaka castle.

Sightseeing: Osaka's Dotonburi.

Dinner: Subway.

7:00pm-9:00pm Shower.

10:30pm Lights out.

Accommodation: Osaka Prefectural Youth Retreat.

Visited Hanshin Earthquake Museum and spent time in Osaka at Tennoji Zoo and Osaka Spa World and pool.

Posted by Camp Japan on Saturday, December 23, 2017

8:15am-9:00am Breakfast at facility.

9:30am Leave for sightseeing in Kobe.

10:30pm Visit The Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake Memorial Disaster Reduction and Human Renovation Institution.

12:00pm Lunch and shopping at Kobe Harbourland.

2:00pm Leave for Osaka.

3:00pm Visit Tennoji Zoo.

4:30pm Poll and Onsen (public bath) at Osaka Spa World.

6:30pm Leave Osaka.

7:30pm Dinner at road station.

8:30pm Arrive back at accommodation.

10:30pm Lights out.

Accommodation: Osaka Prefectural Youth Retreat.

Visited the Gold Pavillion and Arashiyama.

Posted by Camp Japan on Sunday, December 24, 2017

Change sheets at laundry.

8:15am-9:00am Breakfast at facility.

9:00am Leave for sightseeing: Kyoto's Kinkakuji.

12:00pm Lunch.

1:00pm Leave for sightseeing: Arashiyama & monkey mountain.

Optional Extra: Visit Kimono making studio &/or dress as Maiko (trainee Geisha).

5:00pm Leave Kyoto for dinner.

7:00pm-9:00pm Shower.

10:30pm Lights out.

Accommodation: Osaka Prefectural Youth Retreat.

Visited Kiyomizu Temple and Inari Taisha Shrine.

Posted by Camp Japan on Sunday, December 24, 2017

8:15am-9:00am Breakfast at facility.

9:00am Leave for sightseeing: Kyoto's Fushimi Inari Taisha & Kyoto Imperial Palace.

12:00pm Lunch.

1:00pm Leave for sightseeing: Kyoto's Kiyomizu temple and Gion district.

5:00pm Leave for dinner.

7:00pm-9:00pm Shower.

10:30pm Lights out.

Accommodation: Osaka Prefectural Youth Retreat.

Guided tour of Todaiji.

Posted by Camp Japan on Sunday, December 24, 2017

8:15am-9:00am Breakfast at facility.

9:00am Leave for sightseeing: Nara's Todaiji and Kasuga Taisha Horyuji.

Lunch.

5:00pm Leave Nara for dinner.

8:00pm-10:00pm Shower (2nd bathroom).

9:00pm Take big bags to bus.

10:30pm Lights out.

Accommodation: Osaka Prefectural Youth Retreat.

Himeji castle and Kurashiki Bikan area.

Posted by Camp Japan on Sunday, December 24, 2017

7:00am Room cleaning.

7:30am-8:15am Breakfast at facility.

8:40am Room inspection.

9:00am Leave for Himeji castle.

12:30am Leave for lunch.

3:00pm Activity: Dress in traditional Kimono at Okayama castle.

Sightseeing: Korakuen garden.

5:00pm Leave for Kurashiki Bikan area.

6:30pm Leave for dinner.

8:00pm Check in at youth retreat.

9:00pm Bath time.

10:30pm Lights out.

Accommodation: Fukuyama City Fureailand.

Visited Rabbit Island and Omishima Shrine with 3000 year old trees.

Posted by Camp Japan on Sunday, December 24, 2017

7:30am~ Buffet breakfast.

9:30am Leave for Hiroshima with Japanese students.

11:30am Ferry to Miyajima island.

Lunch: Gourmet Pancake (Okinomiyaki).

Sightseeing: Itsukushima Shrine and Daisho-in.

3:00pm Ferry back to Honshu.

4:00pm-5:00pm Visit A-Bomb Dome and Peace Museum.

Dinner: Hiroshima Costco.

7:00pm Leave for youth retreat.

8:30pm Put big bags on bus.

9:00pm Bath time.

10:30pm Lights out.

Accommodation: Fukuyama City Fureailand.

Hiroshima Peace Park and visit to Ark Foreign Language Academy.

Posted by Camp Japan on Wednesday, December 27, 2017

7:30am Basic buffet breakfast.

8:30am Leave for scenic drive along Shimanami Kaido to Omishima Island with Japanese students. / Spend day at English conversation school.

10:00am Ferry to Okunoshima Island.

Lunch, bicyle riding and rabbit feeding.

1:00pm Ferry back to Omishima.

Sightseeing: 3000 year old trees at Oyamazumi Shrine.

Optional Extra: Visit Japan's largest collection of samarai swords and armour.

4:30pm Leave for Youth Retreat.

6:30pm Basic buffet dinner.

7:00pm-9:00pm Traditional games in gym.

9:00pm Bath time.

10:30pm Lights out.

Accommodation: Fukuyama City Fureailand.

Took Bullet Train heading for Mount Fuji and Tokyo.

Posted by Camp Japan on Wednesday, December 27, 2017

7:00am-7:30am Room cleaning.

7:30am Basic buffet breakfast.

8:30am Room inspection.

9:00am-11:00am Games in gym. / Drive to Fukuyama city.

11:00am Drive to Fukuyama station.

Sightseeing: Fukuyama castle.

Lunch

1:20pm-2:10pm Shinkansen Sakura 550 to Kobe.

2:29pm-3:34pm Shinkansen Hikari 472 to Nagoya.

Meet driver outside Shinkansen ticket counter.

4:00pm Leave for dinner at reoad station.

8:00pm Check in at hotel.

10:30pm Lights out.

Accommodation: Select Inn Fujisan Gotemba.

Took a short walk up Mount Fuji through mountain forest. Visited Hakone Shrine.

Posted by Camp Japan on Wednesday, December 27, 2017

8:00am~ Breakfast.

9:00am Leave for Mt. Fuji.

10:00am Activity: Hiking and Lunch.

2:30pm Leave for sightseeing at Hakone shrine.

6:00pm Leave for dinner.

10:30pm Lights out.

Accommodation: Select Inn Fujisan Gotemba.

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Posted by Camp Japan on Friday, December 29, 2017

8:00am~ Breakfast.

10:00am Check out of hotel.

10:30am Leave for Tokyo (lunch en route).

12:30pm Sightseeing: Tokyo Imperial Palace.

2:30pm Leave for shopping at Odaiba's Diver City department store.

4:00pm Leave for youth retreat.

5:00pm Check in at facility.

Dinner.

6:00pm Activity: Traditional games.

9:00pm-10:00pm Bath time.

10:30pm Lights out.

Accommodation: National Olympics Memorial Youth Center.

Visited Meiji Shrine in Shibuya and shopping in Tokyo.

Posted by Camp Japan on Friday, December 29, 2017

7:00am-8:00am Morning exercise and cleaning.

8:00am-9:00am Breakfast.

10:00am Check out of facility.

10:30pm Leave for Tokyo sightseeing: Shibuya crossing & Shinjuku.

Lunch.

2:00pm Leave for shopping in Akihabara and Sensoji.

5:00pm Leave for Narita airport.

6:00pm Check in at hotel.

6:30pm Dinner and karaoke party.

Accommodation: Narita Airport Toyoko Inn.

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Posted by Camp Japan on Friday, December 29, 2017

6:30am~ Basic buffet breakfast in lobby.

7:00am or 7:20am Shuttle bus to airport terminal 1.

9:30am-2:05pm Flight VN301 from Tokyo Narita (T1) to Ho Chi Minh (T2).