In cooperation with: Minnesota Landscape Arboretum
Gardens have long been viewed as treasured arts of Japan. Greatly admired for their simple beauty and graceful landscaping, the gardens of Japan have fascinated people around the world. This tour will take travelers to some of the famous gardens and landscaped parks of Japan. There will be visits to lesser known and uniquely landscaped parks and gardens in areas less traveled as well. This tour is for people who like to travel and also carry with them a spirit of exploration and adventure.
The tour will be led by our very own J. Bernard (Ben) van Lierop, executive director of the Japan America Society of Minnesota, and Mary Hockenberry Meyer, professor and extension Horticulturist of the University of Minnesota.
The price of the tour does not include:
All participants must be at least 21 years of age and able to walk some distance. Reservations will be taken by Japan America Society of Minnesota on a first come, first served basis. Total participation is limited to 24 people.
The price of the tour is $5,500 per person, based on double occupancy (Single Room Supplement: $600). A partially refundable deposit of $2,000 (by check or credit card to Japan America Society of Minnesota) is due no later than Tuesday, September 3, 2013; the balance must be paid no later than Friday, September 20, 2013.
If you cancel prior to September 3, 2013, Japan America Society of Minnesota will refund your deposit, less a $200 per person cancellation fee. After that date, refunds can be made only if the tour is sold out and your space can be resold, in which case a $500 per person cancellation fee will apply. No refunds for participant cancellation will be made after September 20, 2013.
All participants must sign and return Waiver and Release of Liability forms, which will be mailed to you after we receive the deposit and completed reservation form. No reservation will be considered complete until Japan America Society of Minnesota has received these signed forms.
Japan America Society of Minnesota reserves the right at all times to cancel all or part of the tour and refund appropriate monies paid by the participant, without further liability. For this reason, we strongly encourage participants to not make non-refundable reservations until we have confirmed that the tour will take place.
You may pay for the Garden Tour by mailing a check to the JASM office, paying by way of credit card or through PayPal below. Below is the amount for the deposit due September 3, 2013. The full price of the tour is listed above.