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2008 California NCTA: Summer Study Tour to China and Japan

Led by Clayton Dube of the USC U.S.-China Institute, participants of the 21-day tour will visit several of China and Japan's most interesting destinations.

June 28, 2008 12:00am to July 18, 2008 12:00am

California teachers who have successfully completed an NCTA seminar coordinated by CSUF, Stanford, UCLA, or USC during 2001-2007 were eligible to apply.



Day 1  Sunday, June 29 – Beijing
 Arrive in Beijing, go to hotel
 Afternoon on your own
 Novotel Peace Hotel

Day 2  Monday, June 30 – Beijing
 Palace Museum
 Tiananmen Square
 Qianmen Archaize Street
 Novotel Peace Hotel

Day 3  Tuesday, July 1 – Beijing
 Great Wall
 Yonghe Lamasery
 Evening performance: Chinese acrobats
 Novotel Peace Hotel

Day 4 Wednesday, July 2 – Beijing > Datong
 Temple of Heaven
 Bird’s Nest Stadium
 Evening on your own in Wangfujing
 Depart for Datong on night train
 Yugang International Hotel

Day 5 Thursday, July 3 – Datong > Taiyuan
 Yungang Grottoes
 Xuankong (Hanging) Temple
 Depart for Taiyuan
 Lihua Grand Hotel

Day 6 Friday, July 4 – Taiyuan > Pingyao
 Depart for Pingyao
Tour of Pingyao
 Lihua Grand Hotel

Day 7 Saturday, July 5 – Taiyuan > Xi’an
 Depart for Taiyuan, depart for Xi’an
 Shaanxi Normal University High School visit
(Teaching assignment – TBA)
 Wild Goose Pagoda
 Evening on your own
 Bell Tower Hotel

Day 8 Sunday, July 6 – Xi’an
 Xi’an Jiaotong University kindergarten visit
 Terracotta warriors
 Lintong farm home
 Tang dynasty performance
 Bell Tower Dinner

Day 9 Monday, July 7 – Xi’an > Shanghai
 Xi’an City Wall
 Depart for Shanghai
 Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Hall
 Ramada Hotel

Day 10 Tuesday, July 8 – Shanghai
 Factory visit (TBA)
 Nanxiang Ancient Town
 Jiading Confucian Temple 
 Yu Garden (tentative)
 Neighborhood Committee visit (tentative)
 Children’s Palaces visit (tentative)
 China Closure Session
 Ramada Hotel

Wednesday, July 9 – Depart for Osaka, Japan


Day 1  Wednesday, July 9 – Shanghai > Osaka     
 Arrive in Osaka, go to hotel
 Miyako Hotel Osaka

Day 2 Thursday, July 10 – Osaka > Hiroshima > Osaka  
 Depart for Hiroshima
 Itsukushima Shrine
 Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
 Evening on your own         
 Miyako Hotel Osaka                           

Day 3 Friday, July 11 – Osaka
 Nintoku's Tomb
 Henomatsu Museum                    
 Osaka Castle    
 Floating Garden (tentative)    
 Miyako Hotel Osaka

Day 4 Saturday, July 12 – Osaka > Kyoto > Nara > Kyoto
 Depart for Kyoto
 Todaiji Temple and Nara Park
 Kasuga Grand Shrine
 New Miyako Hotel

Day 5 Sunday, July 13 – Kyoto
 Golden Pavilion
 Kinkakuji Nijo Castle
 Kyoto Handicraft Center (tentative)
 Heian Shrine
 Kiyomizu Temple (tentative)
 New Miyako Hotel                           

Day 6 Monday, July 14 – Kyoto
 Imperial Palace
 Ritsumeikan Junior High School visit
 Kodai Yuzen-En (tentative)
 Kyoto City Lifelong Learning Promotion Foundation (tentative)
 New Miyako Hotel

Day 7 Tuesday, July 15 – Kyoto > Nagoya > Tokyo
 Depart for Nagoya
 Toyota Factory and Museum
 Nagoya Marine Museum (tentative)
 Depart for Tokyo
 New Takanawa Prince Hotel                

Day 8 Wednesday, July 16 – Tokyo
 Sushi making 
 Yasukuni Shrine
 New Takanawa Prince Hotel  

Day 9 Thursday, July 17 – Tokyo
 Meiji Shrine 
 New Takanawa Prince Hotel
Friday, July 18 – Departure