School Trips We Offer in Japan
Japan is a beautiful country, rich in history and culture, making it an ideal destination for school trips of every subject. From Robotics to Geography and everything in between, The Learning Adventure can offer bespoke and tailored trips to suit every school’s needs.
Here are just some of our favourite school trips that we offer in Japan:
Ski Trip in Hakuba
A twist on your average school trip, we take students to Asia’s best slopes to ski in the paths of previous 1998 Winter Olympic winners! For 6 days we take in the beautiful landscapes that this area of Japan has to offer and enjoy the snow. However, it’s not just skiing, in between ski sessions and classes we have a range of fun activities to immerse the students in Japanese culture, including a drumming show and a quiz night!
On Day 5 we leave Hakuba and head to Tokyo for the day and explore the buzzing district of Harajuku; shopping, eating and exploring. It’s a trip the student’s will never forget!
Art and Design in Tokyo and Kyoto
Japan is an incredibly important influence on the art and design world, from manga to calligraphy, their input is invaluable. We offer students the chance to visit some of the best design school and studios in Tokyo and Kyoto so they can improve their skills, learn new techniques and hopefully come away inspired.
The trip includes visiting the prestigious Tokyo Animation College, the talented artist Koshun Masunaga’s calligraphy studio, the Mori Art Museum, the Fushimi Shrine and the Golden Pavilion. A true variety of forms that will be sure to influence the students.
Business and Technology in Tokyo
Japan is an economic powerhouse and technological trailblazer, there is much to learn in 7 days in Tokyo! This trip immerses the students in Tokyo culture, from visiting the world famous Tsukiji fish market and hand-making sushi to experiencing one of Japan’s most popular sports, baseball.
Interspersed throughout are vital learning opportunities within the business world. A trip to the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation will highlight just how far Japanese technology is progressing. A trip to Toyota’s Mega Web Car Theme Park allows the students to think about environmental changes within the car manufacturing business and gain a deeper understanding of hybrid technology. There are many more opportunities throughout the trip, and the students are sure to come away feeling in awe of Japan’s great technological successes!
Geography & Science Disaster Relief
Japan is not only incredibly rich in its history and culture, but also its geographic landscape. The whole country boasts stunning views of gorgeous lakes, snowy mountains and beautiful islands. However, because of where it is situated in the world it is prone to natural disasters. This trip takes students throughout the whole of Japan, from Tokyo to Hiroshima to study previous natural disasters and the geographical reasons why they occur.
We start the trip by visiting Kesennuma, a town badly hit by a tsunami in 2011. The students learn about what happened, and volunteer at Koyo High School. Students will also set off on boats to help locals harvest the catch from their offshore beds. The next stops include: Fukushima to learn about the terrible nuclear meltdown, Hiroshima to learn about the A Bomb, Miyajima to explore the island, Kyoto and Tokyo. Each destination is jam-packed with fun activities that will help the students learn and understand not only Japan’s geography, but culture as well.
Biology in Tokyo and Chino
As you have probably guessed by now, Japan is full of incredible learning opportunities for all subjects, including Biology! This trip offers students the chance to learn through experimenting and hands on activities. After a field observation in Chino, the students will begin an experiment on how to convert energy from the sun into chemical energy. Later, another experiment will take place involving the isolation of magnesium.
The students will also make their way to the stunning Utsukushigahara Highlands, to learn and observe plant reproduction and growth. After 4 days of biological experiments we then take the students back to Tokyo to let them explore the buzzing city and give their brains a break. It’s a brilliantly diverse trip, which will inspire even the least enthusiastic biologist!