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Activities & Excursions - Kanazawa, Japan  


Special Activities

Cultural Program The Culture Program is optional and is included in the program at no cost.

Hand-ons activities include:

  • Seal Making in Kanji Names
  • Tea Ceremony
  • Japanese Cooking
  • Kimono Dressing and Manners
  • Origami Paper Craft

Visits are offered and planned to places such as:
  • Local Schools (elementary to university levels)
  • Zen Temple and Mediation
  • Sake Brewery
  • Police Station with a lecture on police/koban system and martial arts demonstration
  • Historical Trail Walk Tours (Kenrokuen Gardens, Geisha Quarter, etc.)
  • Noh Theatre

Excursions The school organizes a guided one-day excursion each month with local Japanese friends joining the trip. The following excursions are available (one per month) at a cost of approximately 8,000 - 10,000 JPY :

  • Noto Peninsula (northern Ishikawa) - A scenic coastal drive, a visit to a Shinto shrine and Buddhist Zen Temple, a Ryokan (Japanese style hotel) tour, a lacquer ware workshop, and an onsen experience (hot spring bathing).

  • Kaga (southern Ishikawa) - A Taiko (Japanese drum) manufacturer 8taiko-style drumming demonstration and lesson, a visit to Kirin Beer Brewery, a visit to a Buddhist temple, Ryokan (Japanese style hotel) tour, and an onsen experience (hot spring bathing).

  • Gokayama Mountain Villages - A scenic drive to Mt. Hakusan, a visit to a Shinto shrine, a visit to Gassho-style farmhouses designated as UNESCO World Heritage, and a Japanese washi paper-making workshop.

Space is limited, please make a provisional reservation in the "Options" box on the NRCSA Registration form.

The school also organizes unguided weekend excursions (Friday afternoon to Sunday evening) for students to Kyoto for approximately 25,000 to 30,000 JPY, which covers the cost of travel, accommodation and sightseeing information.

Speaking Partners The center can arrange Japanese speaking partners for their students upon request.


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