Mar 17, 2022 — Mar 28, 2022
Japan: Land of Cultural Treasures
With Liz Brailsford
About this Trip
Japan’s imperial past and modern wonders are yours to enjoy on this 10-night journey to one of the world’s most culturally rich destinations. From Tokyo to Hakone, Kanazawa and Kyoto, we’ll connect you with Japan’s distinctive heritage as reflected in its elegance and timeless traditions. Each day offers new opportunities to savor divine cuisine, chat with gracious locals, and broaden your understanding of Japan’s unique culture, rituals and history. Be dazzled by Tokyo’s Ginza district and witness Mount Fuji, a spiritual symbol recognized around the world. Ride on the lightning-fast Shinkansen and pause in the quietude of Buddhist temples, Shinto shrines, and exquisitely designed gardens. Whether unraveling ancient history in Kyoto, browsing Kanazawa’s well-preserved geisha districts or taking part in a time-honored tea ceremony, every slice of Japan will leave you delighted. This small-group adventure includes expert-led enrichment programs as your excursions highlight local culture, heritage and history.
$7,790 per person plus airfare - a savings of $250 if you book by November 9!
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Your Council Leader
Liz Brailsford is president & CEO of the World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth, joining the office from the World Affairs Councils of America, the umbrella organization in Washington, DC, where she served as chief operating officer. Liz’s career has crossed all sectors, nonprofit, private, and public. Her love of all things international began after undergrad during her years in the JET (Japan Exchange & Teaching) Program, a Japanese government program that places native English-speaking teachers in public schools across the country. Following Liz’s time in Japan, she led the international department at Relocation Today, a global mobility firm, where she headed operations, business development, client relations, and staff management of the department. After Relocation Today, she served as a consultant to Panagora, a DC-based implementing partner of USAID, and the USDA’s Food for Progress Program, responsible for communications at the former and research and analysis at the latter. Liz has served on the boards of multiple Japan-related nonprofits, such as the Japan America Society of Minnesota, the JET Alumni Association of Minnesota, and the Saint Paul-Nagasaki Sister City Committee. She also regularly participates as a mentor in programs for young women professionals seeking careers in foreign policy and international relations. Liz is currently a member of the Women's Foreign Policy Group, the UN Association of the U.S., League of Women Voters, the DC JET Alumni Association, and a sustaining member of the U.S. JET Alumni Association. She holds an M.P.A. in global policy from the University of Minnesota’s Humphrey School (and served on the school’s alumni association board) and a B.A. in media arts from the University of South Carolina.