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Japan: Cultural Arts, from Past to Present
Tokyo, Japan (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Spring
Program Dates & Deadlines: Click here to view
Budget Sheets Spring
Fact Sheet:
Program Type:
Faculty Led Open To: All Majors, Continuing Education
Minimum Class Standing: Open to All Class Levels Credit Type: BFA Credit, Continuing Education
Course Name/ CRN: JAPAN CULTURAL ARTS BFA/ 10614, JAPAN CULTURAL ARTS NON-CREDIT CE/ 15122, JAPAN CULTURAL ARTS/ 15123 # of Units Offered: 1, Non-Credit Option Available
Non-Refundable Fee $150.00:
*Is charged only when one "Commits" to a travel program
Program Description:
Japan Pagoda

Experience Tokyo, Japan and its surrounding areas through its profound heritage of cultural and artistic riches. This special program includes nine full days to visit beautiful sites and museums of historical and artistic depth. Designed to educate, the trip guides you on a journey of past, present, and future. You will be immersed within the Japanese culture, while your confidence grows along with your knowledge of Japanese society and heritage. Experience amazing sites such as the Great Buddha of Kamakura, Samurai Museum, Tokyo National Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art, Doll Museum, Ramen Museum, and Studio Ghibli Museum to name a few. Enjoy exploring locations of Kamakura, Shibuya, Shinjuku, Akihabara, Ginza, Yokohama and more. From a dinner cruise down Sumida River to a dip in an onsen, to hands-on traditional art experiences, and the possibilities of viewing a traditional Japanese wedding and strolling underneath the cherry blossoms, your visual journey will be insightful and vast. Our goal is for your cultural and artistic growth to expand both inwardly and outwardly through your experiences. Please join us for an amazing, fulfilling adventure.

Tokyo, Japan

March 16, 2017: Depart from Los Angeles (LAX)
March 26, 2017: Return to Los Angeles (LAX)

Date: OCT. 13 & 20
Room: 4th Floor Gallery
Time: 11:15am

(based on a minimum of 10 paying participants, price subject to change based on number of participants)
Otis Students, Alumni, and Faculty/Staff:
Continuing Education Students: $3,700
Round trip Airfare
Hotel Accommodation
Breakfast & Dinner (2 meals)
Bus to and from airport
Museum Admissions
Metro Pass for one week
(activities subject to change)

Visa/Passport Fees (if needed)
Personal Expenses
Some Meals
Tuition Cost (only if enrolled for credit)

Lead Faculty Contact, Chris Eckardt
Dept. of State, Japan
Otis Travel Preparation Manual_JAPAN 2017final.pdf

Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2018 11/01/2017 12/10/2018 TBA TBA