This 9-day action-packed Economics in Japan tour aims to give students a real understanding of Japan’s place in the global economy, as well as a glimpse into the country’s wider culture.
Day 1-3: Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building, batting cages, Tokyo Stock Exchange, Bank of Japan, Sensoji Temple, The World Bank, Odaiba Waterfront
Day 4-5: Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park, Lake Ashi, Rinkai Disaster Prevention Park, Akihabara, Shibuya Crossing
Day 6-8: Bullet train to Kyoto, Coca-Cola Factory, Japanese company visit, Fushimi Inari Shrine, Arashiyama Monkey Park, Tenryu-Ji Temple
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*Prices based on groups of 20 students and 2 free teachers.
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✓ All accommodation costs
✓ Full board meals for the entire trip
✓ All transportation costs, including airport pick-up and drop-off
✓ All activities listed in the itinerary
✓ 1 free teacher per 10 paying students
✓ 24-hour emergency contact support during the trip
✓ Detailed pre-departure summary & briefing
✓ Full financial failure protection
✓ Public liability insurance
✓ Our trips are fully risk-assessed
You’ll arrive at the airport first thing, where you’ll be greeted by our enthusiastic Adventure Leaders – waving the Learning Adventure flag! Transfer to your accommodation, and after you’ve refreshed and settled, meet your Leaders for a briefing. They’ll tell you everything you need to know about your travel plans, give local cultural advice, and will tell you more about staying safe.
After this, your Economics in Japan tour officially kicks off, and you’ll head to the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building for an incredible view of the Tokyo skyline. Then, it’s off for dinner!
Finally, we’ll call in at the batting cages to give students a chance to experience one of the most popular sports in Japan – baseball!
This morning, you’ll visit Tokyo Stock Exchange Market to learn more about the Japanese securities market. Students will have an informative lecture on the Japan Exchange Group, learn more about the recent development of the market, and will then get the chance to play a fun stock trading game!
After lunch, it’s off to the Bank of Japan head office. The brick building was completed in Meiji 29 (1896), and is Japan’s first formal masonry building.
You’ll have dinner, and then will get the chance to learn all about Buddhism, as we take a trip to the Sensoji Temple in Asakusa, and then explore the district’s charming streets.
Today, students are given the chance to learn more about the Japanese fish market with a visit to the world-famous Tsukiji Fish Market. They’ll find out how the Japanese demand for seafood drives a huge fishing industry, and will be able to try fresh fish from the morning’s catch!
We’ll stop for lunch, and then it’s off to The World Bank, for an educational and exciting half-day experience.
Last but not least, after the evening meal, we’ll head down to the Odaiba Waterfront to see the amazing nighttime views. Visitors can see the illuminations of the beautiful Rainbow Bridge, along with a replica of the Statue of Liberty that was created in honour of the French Year in Japan.
It’s time for a once-in-a-lifetime full day excursion today, because students are off to the Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park by private coach transfer. There they’ll be able to see amazing views of the incredible Mount Fuji, can take a cable car and mountain railway through the park, and will get the chance to experience a cruise on the scenic Lake Ashi. They’ll also get the opportunity to sample black eggs – a local delicacy coloured by the sulphuric spring water that they’re cooked in!
As a country prone to natural disasters, Japan makes disaster prevention and response a priority. The sprawling Tokyo Rinkai Disaster Prevention Park is home to the functioning headquarters of the disaster strategy response unit serving the Tokyo metropolitan area. The park has a visitor center, where you will be able to join a tour that includes a simulation of a large-scale earthquake in an urban setting. Students will learn how to survive in the first crucial hours following a disaster, with interactive quizzes to test their knowledge.
Following lunch, students will head to Akihabara. Dubbed Japan’s ‘Electric Town’, it’s now a hub of anime and manga stores, and is home to Japan’s most famous J-Pop Group, AKB48. Then, it’s off for dinner before a visit to the famous Shibuya Crossing – probably the most famous pedestrian crossing in the world!
After breakfast, students get another unmissable experience on their Economics in Japan tour, because they’re taking the bullet train to our next destination – Kyoto. Once we’ve arrived in Kyoto and had a spot of lunch, you’ll head to the Coca-Cola Factory, where they’ll learn all about the history of the company in Japan, as well as catching a glimpse into the inner workings of the factory itself.
Students will then have dinner, and then it’s time to turn in after a busy day!
Today’s experience is designed to give students an insightful look into the world of economics, because they’re off to a real, working Japanese company to get the inside scoop.
While they’re there, they’ll get an office/factory tour, receive a presentation from the manager of the company, and they’ll get the chance to take part in a question and answer session. It’s designed to give students real-world experience of life in a company – invaluable knowledge for any economics student.
After breakfast, you’ll head to the Fushimi Inari Shrine. It’s a major Shinto shrine complex surrounded by wooded hills, and to get into the beautiful walking trails at the back of the complex, you’ll first pass through the iconic image of thousands of bright red gates.
Then it’s time for lunch to refuel, before students are off to visit the district of Arashiyama on the western outskirts of Kyoto. They’ll navigate through the lush bamboo forests before an energetic 30-minute climb up to Arashiyama Monkey Park. Then, they’ll move onto the Tenryu-Ji Temple – it’s the most important of Kyoto’s five great Zen temples, but it’s the gardens that are the real showstopper. Designed in the 14th century, they’ve survived fires and wars to remain in pristine condition for century. While you’re there, be sure to peek into the Dharma Hall – when you see the dragon’s eyes on the mural, they’ll follow you as you head past!
Finally, after dinner there’ll be a chance for students, faculty and your adventure leaders to come together for a reflection session. Through discussion, listening, and guided thought, participants can process their experiences, digest new ideas, and consider what they’ve learned about the region – and themselves – during the trip.
There’s time for a farewell breakfast this morning, before your Economics in Japan tour comes to an end and we transfer you back to the airport – ready to take your experiences and learnings back home with you!
Develop a detailed understanding of how Japanese businesses operate.
Gain insight into Japan’s economic history, as well as its current status as a leading world economy.
Understand the world of business in Japan’s unique work environment.
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