Japan is an incredibly safe country with a very low crime rate. So much so that it’s not uncommon for children as young as seven to make their way to and from school by train (sometimes multiple) on their own in Japan! This makes Japan one of the best places to organise a school trip to. Of course, we always advised making smart decisions and take the necessary precautions when you’re travelling as you would at home. However, compared to what many people are used to, there’s no doubt the safe and welcoming feel of Japan will be a pleasant surprise for anyone travelling there!
Japan’s transportation network is one of the best in the world. It’s known for its punctuality, reliability, great service and high standards of cleanliness. Transportation within major cities, like Tokyo and Kyoto, is very easy to navigate and use as they operate train, subway and bus lines. When it comes to planning school trips, we know you’ll be travelling all over the cities with large groups of students for various activities, so Japan’s top-notch transport services would be desirable for any teacher.
Travel between cities is just as easy as travel within cities thanks to the Shinkansen (bullet trains) that connect all of the major cities, including Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka and Hiroshima. Travelling to other major destinations doesn’t need to be a hassle when you’re in Japan, because taking the bullet train is an experience in itself! Reaching speeds of up to 320km/h whilst remaining smooth and streamline means that students can enjoy themselves without any bumpy interruptions. And, you’ll be able to travel long distances in very short amounts of time, meaning your transportation time won’t eat into your activity time! On the Shinkansen, students can play games at their seats, enjoy bento boxes for lunch and use the quintessentially Japanese vending machines on board to pass the time.
A school trip to Japan can be tailored to suit any teachers’ learning requirements. Whether you’re looking for a subject-specific trip or want to provide your students with a more general trip offering insight into the countries culture, Japan has the potential to tick all of these boxes. We understand that you might want to incorporate parts from different subject-specific trips, which is why we tailor our school trips to meet your exact requirements. Below are just a few school trips on offer if you choose Japan as your school trip destination:
If, like us, you think Japan is the perfect school trip destination for your students, take a look at our wide variety of school trips to Japan. Can’t find the itinerary that fits what you’re looking for? Get in touch by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, calling our London office on +44 (0)20 3817 5974 or our Boston office on +1 617 500 8578, to find out how The Learning Adventure can meet your specific educational requirements.