A Napa Institute Experience in Japan


Join the Napa Institute as we delve into the incredible story of the Catholic Church in Japan: from the early missionaries, the period of the martyrs and “hidden Christianity”, to the lifting of the ban on Christianity in the late 19th century. We will also reflect on the lives of St. Maximilian Kolbe and Servant of God Takashi Nagai, men with very different vocations, who allowed God to work through them to bring peace and hope to others.

We begin the trip in Nagasaki and end in Tokyo. 



  • Daily Mass & opportunities for prayer, confession and spiritual direction
  • Private tours of Nagasaki heritage museums and memorials
  • An excursion to the Goto Islands
  • A day trip to Kanazawa
  • A traditional tea ceremony in Tokyo



Click here to view the itinerary: November 8 – 15, 2020


  • Seven (7) nights’ accommodations at high end hotels (3 nights at Garden Terrace Nagasaki, 1 night at Kyushu Hotel in Unzen, & 3 nights at Shangri La Hotel  in Tokyo)
  • All Meals and beverages
  • Motor coach & bullet train tickets for specified sightseeing
  • Tour manager
  • Local guides according to the itinerary
  • Special and customized sightseeing and entrance fees according to the itinerary
  • Daily Mass in  historic churches (all locations are tentative and subject to confirmation)
  • Round-trip private airport transfers
  • Hotel & city taxes



Tour price is $12,900 per person. (There is a single supplement of $2,500  for solo travelers.) The trip is sold land only.



For questions regarding registration or to receive a registration form, please email us at events@napa-institute.org.