Details and Rates

Please email Alcvin at to confirm you will be joining the 2019 trip and if you have any other questions.
 We are now accepting participants for 2019! If you are interested in coming on the 2019 pilgrimage, please send in your reservation fee to guarantee your spot. 
The (2019) trip will be 30 days with an extra 2 days in Kyoto at the beginning to acclimatize and  AN extra 4 days in Tokyo at the end for decompression.
Details of the actual itinerary are exclusive only for participants
DATES: Nov. 1 – Dec. 4 (32 nights/30 days) Guided Site Visits: :

Arrival in Japan: Osaka International Airport, Oct. 29th

Departure from Japan: Tokyo, Narita, Nov. 27th

(Those wishing to stay in Japan, I will be offering one more week to attend additional events and lessons with various teachers in Tokyo. If you are interested in this segment, please let me know .)

Price includes:
  • All Food and Accommodation while in Japan
  • All Transportation costs within Japan (Car rental & Japan Rail Pass)
  • Unlimited wi-fi usage anywhere in Japan.
  • Safe Exciting Travel
  • High Quality Amenities
  • Off the Beaten Track
  • Bamboo Harvesting weekend
  • Small Group (min of 7 people)
  • Shakuhachi classes to explore the teaching styles of various masters of different styles
  • Meet local artisans and monks in villages and monasteries
  • The Ultimate Shakuhachi Adventure & Cultural Experience!

As mentioned in the itinerary • Shakuhachi lesson with Yodo Kurahashi, Kaoru Kakizakai, Atsuya Okuda, Akikazu Nakamura, Professor Yamada (Kinpu Ryu) • Shinobue Workshop – Koiunuma Hiroyuki • Shakuhachi Making Workshop – Miura Ryuho • Shakuhachi Offerings at – Myoanji, Hakata Icchoken  • Suizen/Takuhatsu – Jerry the Komuso • Misogi – Tsubaki Taisha • Zazen (Meditation)- Eiheiji/Koukokuji • Meditation/Shomyo/Goma Fire Ceremony – Koyasan

Airfare/ private guides/activities not mentioned, deviation costs, personal expenses, etc. are not included in the cost. Travel insurance is not included so please arrange that in your home countries before the trip.


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Minimum 6 paying travelers  Based on single occupancy ( 1 person in 1 room) Meals: Daily breakfast, lunch and dinner (included.) Transportation: Workshops: (Included)


By Friday, September 29th, 2019. *The schedule is subject to change due to circumstances.