Event Price 
$9,995
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Venture beyond the typical tourist sites to discover the fascinating natural and cultural worlds of Japan in a wondrous winter setting. Travel to bustling and modern Tokyo and experience the dynamic energy of the city juxtaposed with its traditional culture. Continue to Sapporo to enjoy the world famous snow sculptures and events of the Sapporo Winter Festival. Return to the main island of Honshu and settle into the beautiful natural setting of Kanbayashi Onsen, enjoying nature walks to see the famous snow monkeys in steaming hot springs. Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Shirakawago and the picturesque thatched villages, set amidst a serene wintry backdrop. Tour traditional gardens, the Samurai quarter, and a kiln in Kanazawa. Throughout the journey there will be ample opportunities to enjoy Japan’s wintry landscape from the comfort of its famous hot springs.

Event Itinerary 

Day 1: Overnight flight to Tokyo, Japan.
Day 2: Tokyo, Japan
Day 3: Tokyo / Sapporo
Day 4: Sapporo
Day 5: Sapporo / Matsumoto
Day 6: Kanbayashi Onsen
Day 7: Kanbayashi Onsen
Day 8: Shirakawago / Kanazawa
Day 9: Kanazawa
Day 10: Kanazawa / Tokyo
Day 11: Tokyo / Home

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Moderate

Faculty

Nate Dominy

Professor Dominy, the Charles Hansen Professor of Anthropology, is an anthropologist and evolutionary biologist. He studies the behavior, ecology, and functional morphology of humans and nonhuman primates. He has received grants or fellowships from the National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, National Geographic Society, Packard Foundation, Mellon Foundation, and Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute. He is an elected fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Explorers Club, the Royal Geographic Society, and the Royal Anthropological Institute. His research philosophy is to integrate fieldwork with mechanical, molecular, and isotopic analyses in order to better understand how and why adaptive shifts occurred during primate evolution. In 2009, he was named a “Brilliant 10” scientist under the age of 40 by Popular Science magazine. Professor Dominy received his Ph.D. from the University of Hong Kong and his B.A. from Johns Hopkins University.

Shared Program 
Yale University
Operator Name 
Criterion Travel