PTS Zen of the Mystical Traveler Japan
September 22 – October 4, 2016
Join John Morton, Leigh Taylor-Young Morton and Steve Beimel in a mystical and sacred journey into the heart and spirit of Japan. Journey with John from the contemporary capital of Tokyo, down the Nakasendo Road, to the traditional and spiritual center of Japan, Kyoto.
With special sharing and events all along the way, this will be a journey of the Soul to remember.
Cost: Approximately $12,000
Registration: Email J-RLegacyTour@esprittravel.com
Tokyo is vibrant, dynamic, exciting and cosmopolitan. We will visit museums and galleries, explore career-defining architecture, sample fine cuisine in addition to celebrating John-Roger’s birthday.
Tour Matsumoto Castle, circa 1595, one of four remaining from Japan’s feudal period in its original condition, and explore Nakamachi, a pretty neighborhood of historic homes, many of which have been converted to cafes and galleries for crafts and antiques.
Miyojinkan Ryokan, Matsumoto
You will enjoy the onsen (hot spring) baths and a full-course kaiseki (multi-course) banquet dinner served Japanese style.
Kyoto, with its wide-range of arts, crafts, traditions, gardens and history will fill much of our trip with its delights.
We’ll learn first-hand the importance the Japanese put on the concept of mastery and meet some of the masters who carry forward Japan’s rich artistic heritage.
Narai is one of the original eleven post-towns along the Nakasendo Road, the winding and arduous road through the mountains and the Kiso valley that connected Kyoto to the capital in Edo. These carefully restored towns are truly like walking the path of the samurai and ronin of old.
View from the Palace Hotel, Tokyo