Vashon to Himeji '08

Homestay Families
Himeji Castle and Mt. Shosha
Japanese Favorites
Hirohata Kindergaren and Myochin Ironworks
Guest Book

Vashon to Himeji Trip Information

Trip Itinerary

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2008

Meet at the Air Canada Group Desk no later than 7:30 a.m.
Air Canada flight 8092 to Vancouver
9:30 a.m. to 10:20 a.m.
Air Canada flight 35 to Osaka
1:00 p.m. to 3:55 p.m. (No-it's not really three hours!)

Thursday, April 3rd, 2008

Arrive Osaka's Kansai Airport at 3:55 p.m. local time.
Train from Osaka to Kyoto.
Check in at Sanoya Ryokan.

Friday, April 4th, 2008

Bus tour of Kyoto including:
Kyomizudera Temple, Nijo Castle, Nishijin Textile Center, Ginkakuji Temple, Ryoanji Temple.
Travel by bus to Himeji and meet homestay families.

Saturday, April 5th and Sunday, April 6th, 2008

Activities with Homestay Families.

Monday, April 7th, 2008

Meet at Himeji JR STation, Main Gate, 9:00 a.m.
Tour Himeji Castle and Koukoen Garden.

Tuesday, April 8th, 2008

Come to school with host students
Himeji-Minami Opening Ceremony
Tour Mt. Shosha

Wednesday, April 9th, 2008

Meet at Himeji JR STation at 8:30 a.m.
Travel by Shinkansen to Hiroshima
Visit the Peace Museum
Shop and tour Hiroshima
Take the ferry to Miyajima
Check into Morinoyado Ryokan

Thursday, April 10th, 2008

Tour Myajima's mountains, shrines and temples
Travel by Shinkansen back to Himeji

Friday, April 11th, 2008

Come to school with host students
Attend classes at Himeji-Minami
Visit Hirohata Kindergarden and Myouchin Ironworks
Sayonara Party at 5:00 p.m.

Saturday, April 12th, 2008

Leave by bus for Osaka Airport at 1:00 p.m.
Air Canada flight 36 to Vancouver
5:25 p.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Air Canada flight 8095 to Seattle
2:10 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
We'll go through customs in Vancouver so please arrive on time to pick up your tired, happy students!

Click the map for lots of Japanese Cultural information

Local time in our part of Japan!


Will the cherry blossoms be blooming? Click the picture to find out...


Sanoya Ryokan in Kyoto


Click here for more information about Kyoto


Feeling left out? Click the castle to take a virtual tour!


Click to learn more about beautiful Mt. Shosha


Click the Air Canada 767 (our plane) to check flight status

Click the pack for carry-on information.

Click the suitcase for checked luggage information

Still looking for water restrictions...