Monday-Monday, October 22-29, 2018
Cost: $2,400-$2,600 (dependent on airfare costs)
Includes: Airfare, all lodging, most meals, admission to group events, ground transportation to group events
Payments: First payment of $1,300 is due by May 15, 2018 with the full trip amount paid no later than August 15, 2018
Schedule: We will spend the first part of the trip in Isesaki staying with host families as arranged by the Isesaki City Hall, International Affairs Division. When in Isesaki, our schedule will include official exchanges between city officials and our delegation and will likely include a traditional tea ceremony, a learning opportunity with the Isesaki gardeners, and other cultural experiences. You will also have free time to spend with your host family. On Saturday, October 27, we will depart early for Tokyo for sightseeing and will stay at the Washington Shinjuku Hotel on Saturday and Sunday nights. Possible group activities may include visits to the Tokyo Skytree and Shinjuku Gyoen, a national park in Tokyo. Of course, you will have free time to explore on your own as well. More details on activities will be forthcoming as they are established.
When you travel with Springfield Sister Cities, you are an ambassador of Springfield in fulfillment of the SSCA mission of Peace Through People. Many years have gone into building relationships with friends in Isesaki. Because of this rich history, your experience traveling with Sister Cities as an ambassador is unlike any other. You will experience rich traditions beyond what other visitors can and you will build amazing friendships. Appreciation, good will, patience, and love are essential to keep this wonderful program going.
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