time 11 Days / 9 Nights


The first Europeans to Japan came from Portugal and landed on Kyushu in western Japan in 1542, bringing both gunpowder and Christianity along with them. Some lords, especially on Kyushu, and Japan's upcoming leader Oda Nobunaga welcomed these new visitors for the weapons they brought with them and tolerated the missionaries that came together as part of the package. The missionaries were eventually successful in converting considerable numbers of people in western Japan, including members of the ruling class. Christianity could be practiced openly, and in 1550, Francis Xavier undertook a mission to Kyoto to seek an audience with the Emperor. However in 1587, Toyotomi Hideyoshi issued an edict banning missionaries from the country due to the religion's political ambitions. Following the Meiji Restoration, freedom of religion was promulgated and the number of Japanese Christians has been slowly increasing again. Today, about one to two million Japanese are Christians.

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  • Round-trip air USA - HIRADO - USA
  • Meet and Assist upon arival by your Perillo Tours representative
  • Deluxe private air-conditioned motorcoach with an English speaking guide
  • Choice of 3,4 or 5 star hotels
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Sightseeing tour as indicated
  • All entrance fees
  • Porterage of suitcase at hotels
  • All transfers
  • Hotel taxes and service charges
  • USTOA 1 Million Dollar Travelers Assistance program


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Occasionally local religious and national holidays, weather, traffic conditions and other events may necessitate changes in the sequence of events or the missing of certain events/places. Though every effort will be made to follow the itinerary, it should be considered as an indication, rather than a contract of events and places to be visited. 


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