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Travel Itinerary

Sustainable Business Strategy Immersion Program in Japan: Learning the Art of Building Businesses to Last from the Masters of the 100 Year Strategy in Japan

Travel Itinerary (printable)
(Details of the itinerary are subject to change)

The program includes all lodging and transportation with a guide for the five-day program. Attendees are responsible for their own transportation to the start of the program in Nagoya and after the end of the program in Kyoto. Program includes all meals as noted below with the exception of one dinner and one lunch per the schedule below. Throughout the program faculty will lead integrated discussions of business strategy related to the visits including the "100-year" business, strategy, building business for long-term sustainability vs. decision making for the short-term earnings.

Below is a Summary Travel Itinerary for the program. Prior to departure, participants will receive a detailed itinerary. Pepperdine faculty and staff will accompany participants during the entire program to assist in facilitating the travel.

Day 1:  Nagoya, Japan: Arrival
Lodging: Westin Nagoya Castle
Daily Itinerary:  5:00 pm
  • Group Welcome and Orientation at Hotel (check-in prior)
6:00 pm
  • Welcome Dinner at Bar Rosen in Westin Nagoya Hotel
Day 2: Monday, April 23, 2012, Nagoya, Japan: All Day Company Visits
Lodging: Westin Nagoya Castle 
Daily Itinerary:   Breakfast: Westin Nagoya Castle 
9:00 am
  • Board chartered bus
  • Tour Nagoya Toyota Factory, meet with management
  • Lunch at local restaurant
  • Meet with Toray Industries
5:00 pm
  • Return to hotel
  • Dinner on your own
Day 3: Travel to Awazu, Japan: Visit Houshi Ryokan
Lodging: Check out Nagoya Hotel, Check in Houshi Ryokan 
Daily Itinerary: Breakfast: Westin Nagoya Castle 
  8:30 am
  • Depart hotel Express train to Kagaonsen Station
  11:30 am
  • Arrive Awazu, take chartered bus to Houshi Ryokan
  11:50 am
  • Lunch at Houshi Ryokan and Check-in
  1:30 pm
  • Tour property and meet proprietor, 46th Hoshi Zengoro
  4:00 pm
  • Free time, consider a trip to the spa
  6:00 pm
  • Dinner at restaurant in Houshi Ryokan
Day 4:  Travel to Kyoto: Visit Zen Gardens
Lodging: Check-out Houshi Ryokan, Check-in Westin Miyako Hotel, Kyoto 
 Daily Itinerary: Breakfast: Houshi Ryokan Hotel 
  9:00 am
  • Group Discussion of Sustainable Business Strategy
  10:50 am
  • Transfer to Kagaonsen Station by bus
  11:00 am
  • Take express train to Kyoto Station, Lunch on Train
  1:00 pm
  5:00 pm
  • Check in to Hotel, Westin Miyako
  5:45 pm
  • Transfer to Dinner
Day 5: Kyoto, Japan: Team Making Ceremony
Lodging: Westin Miyako Hotel, Kyoto
 Daily Itinerary: Breakfast: Westin Miyako Hotel, Kyoto 
     8:30 am
  • Transfer to tea house for Tea Making Ceremony with Grand
  • Tea Master, Dr. Genshitsu Sen
  • Lunch on own and free time
5:45 pm
  • Meet at hotel for transfer to dinner
6:00 pm
  • Closing Dinner at local restaurant
Day 6: Kyoto, Japan: Departure
Lodging: Check out of Westin Miyako Hotel, Kyoto 
Daily Itinerary: 8:00 am Group departure breakfast at Westin Miyako Hotel, Kyoto