Pacific Delight Tours Debuts Jewish Heritage Tours to Asia

Arashiyama, Kyoto, Japan in the spring
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After launching kosher Jewish interest tours of India and Southeast Asia in partnership with Rabbi Marvin Tokayer and the Foundation for Remote Jewish Communities (FRJC), Pacific Delight Tours will debut its inaugural “Tokayer heritage tours” based upon the itineraries created by Rabbi Tokayer. 

Departing July 1, 2018, Journey Home: Japan and China Through Jewish Eyes will be led by Rabbi Tokayer’s son, Dr. Amiel Tokayer, who was born and raised in Japan and has led a number of Jewish tours to the Far East.

Journey Home: Japan and China Through Jewish Eyes includes highlights of Japan and China including Tokyo’s Imperial Palace, temples and gardens in Kyoto, and the Terra Cotta Warriors of China’s first emperor in Xi'an. The tour also delves into the Jewish diaspora communities in China and the history of Jews in Japan, including a private concert by the Japanese Hebrew Choir in Kyoto.

In addition, passengers will experience presentations by noted authors and experts including Professor Pan Guang, author of The Jews in Shanghai and director for the Shanghai-based Center for Jewish Studies, and others.

The fully-escorted tour is available from $8,888 per person, based on double occupancy, and includes international group airfare from New York (JFK) via Japan Airlines, deluxe hotel accommodations, intra-Asia flights and transportation including bullet trains in Japan and China, all meals (in accordance with kosher dietary laws), expert lectures, meetings with local Jewish communities in Japan and China, enticing cultural sightseeing and events, English-speaking local guides, hotel taxes and service charges, and all gratuities throughout the duration of the trip. Passport application and visa processing fees are additional.

Other upcoming “heritage tours” include Exotic Far East, visiting Mongolia, Manchuria, Siberia and South Korea, from August 4-19, 2018, as well as India My 2nd Home, a tour of Mumbai, Kochi, Kolkata and Delhi from January 16-29, 2019, led by Professor Nathan Katz, an expert on India and Judaism in India.

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