On this Biology school/university trip to Tokyo and Chino, students will have the opportunity to observe, hypothesise and experiment their way through Japan. Here’s our Biology educational tour program in Japan at a glance:
- Day 1 in Tokyo: Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building
- Day 2 in Chino: insect and animal tour
- Day 3: biology & agriculture lecture, field observation study, plant energy conversion experiment, chemical energy conversion experiment
- Day 4: plant reproduction and growth lesson, Venus Line, cooking class
- Day 5 in Tokyo: Harajuku, Meiji Shrine, Shibuya Crossing
Like what you see? Discover Japan’s rich and varied biology and culture in our detailed itinerary below! But remember, all our school trips are completely customisable.
*Prices based on groups of 20 students and 2 free teachers.
✓ 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
Day 1: Panoramic Tokyo
Arrive at Tokyo’s airport and meet your Learning Adventure guide. Hop on a private coach to your accommodation.
Once you’re checked in, your guide will make sure you’re prepped with a trip briefing.
Take in the cityscape with an incredible view from up the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building.
Day 2: Chino Entomology Tour
On your first full day, you’re heading out of the city. Jump on the Azusa Express train from Shinjuku station to Chino city in the Nagano Prefecture.
Enjoy a group lunch before taking a tour of the area with a local guide. Search for insects and small animals as you explore. Gain knowledge of the different types of insects you find, before releasing them back into the woods at the end of the day.
Day 3: Field Observation
Take notes at a lecture about local biology and agriculture. Then, begin a field observation study in a moss forest, led by a trained instructor.
Begin an experiment on how plants convert energy from the sun into chemical energy.
Isolate magnesium and replace it with copper to show how important the first element is for the process of energy conversion.
Day 4: Plant Reproduction & Growth Experiment
Today, you’re learning about plant reproduction and growth, as well as the different parts of a leaf. This will involve taking a time-lapse of a growing bean and the changing of a flower/leaf colour. You’ll also be analysing the flower and a series of leaves with a microscope to understand their structure.
Make your way to the Venus Line, a sightseeing road and popular free driving course connecting Chino and the Utsukushigahara Highlands. If you’re lucky enough to be here in the summer, you can observe the flowers in bloom.
Get engaged with a cooking class at the local community centre. Pick wild veggies and create delicious dishes with them!
Day 5: Capital City
Back to Tokyo. Once you’ve arrived, head straight for one of the city’s most famous areas, Harajuku. Compare the unique blend of traditional and modern influences, as you wander through the forest to the Meiji Shrine, dedicated to Emperor Meiji and his wife, Empress Shokun, before going to the Harajuku shopping district. Expect to see maids, punks, goths, and fashionistas – anything goes in Harajuku!
When the sun goes down, the city lights go up. There’s no better way to experience this than the famous Shibuya Crossing. Apparently, it’s the busiest intersection in the world!
Day 6: Homebound!
It might be home time, but it’s not over. Chino’s fascinating biology and Tokyo’s vibrant culture will follow you back to the classroom…and beyond!
Develop your understanding of biological concepts, like evolution, cellular structure, information transfer & gene expression, and energy transformation.
Apply the process of science through observation, experimentation and hypothesis testing.
Discover Japanese culture through hands-on activities and a wide variety of excursions, which offer a balance between the modern and the traditional.
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