Example tour schedule:
4/29 Fri leave to Japan
4/5 Sat Ikoma in evening
5/1 Sun—5/5 Thu Shinkiko retreat
5/5 Thu move to Kyoto
5/6 Fri –5/8 Sun Sightseeing
5/9 Mon Leave to US, Arrive in US
Costs and Expenses
Fee for retreat
$1,800 US (first time)
$1,620 US (repeating)
Including meals, lodging
(must register by 2/5/05 and deposit $1,000 U.S.)
Please purchase your own round trip air ticket to the Japanese gateway air choice, or if you prefer to go there with Mr. Kuwahara, we would be more than happy to call our travel agent on your behalf. Also you will need extra money for local transportations for your Japan gateway airport to Ikoma and for appropriate airport taxes.
Air fare is about $750.00-$900.00 (round trip air ticket)
From Boston to Kansai (Osaka) airport
A guided tour may be arranged for an additional fee:
About $100.00/per day
Including meals, lodging.
Who is the Retreat for?
Shinkiko Retreat has been participated from babies of few months old to persons well over 90 years of age. Also the Retreat Center is set up for people who require physical assistances. The program is non-strengnuous and is participated on voluntary schedule.
I have special needs……In the past, we had persons who required special dietary needs, special physical and mental atten1f;tion, etc. We do our best to pay special attention to the needs of the people. If you may let us know in advance, we will be ready for you when you arrive.
I want to tour the nearby areas. Can it be arranged?
Kyoto and Nara are famous for their history and beauty. A guided tour may be arranged for an. additional fee:
Can I stay at the Retreat Center a few days before / after the Retreat?
If we do not have any events scheduled during those times, you are welcome to stay at an additional fee of $?? US per day. (meals are not included)
Throughout 5 days, participants will be sitting on the floor often and there is also some training through Yoga, therefore it is advised to take along comfortable clothing to move around. Other items to bring are: pens, papers, sneakers, towels, chopsticks or fork and tea cup for warm/cold drinks. Shinkiko believes in the preservation of nature and we do not use disposable cups, plates or chopsticks.
About the lifestyles of the seminar
The Retreat center is a place to practice nourishment and reestablishment of our mind, body and spirit. So, we will not treat as a guest and will be sleeping in a big room along with other participants. Once you arrive at the seminar, we are all equal as human beings. Daily chore will be divided equally among the participants. Eating is part of the training. The meal consist of (Breakfast) Miso soup, (Lunch) Noodle soup, (Dinner) Brown rice with vegetarian dishes. The portion are rather small (for the purpose of cleaning) and the meals are made of the most natural ingredients available and are carefully planned for balanced nutrition.
The training seminar place is facilitated so that participants are healed just by staying there. For example, all water including bath water used in the facility is KI energized; futons, pillows and carpets are made of special fabric that emits Ki. It is 5 days in the clean air of Ikoma and the "Healing Ki" of Shinkiko.
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