This seven-day, Tokyo-based trip aims to give students a real understanding of Japan as an economic powerhouse and technological trailblazer.
- Day 1: batting cages, Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building
- Day 2: Tsukiji fish market, sushi lesson, Harajuku, Shibuya Crossing
- Day 3: National Museum of Emerging Science & Innovation, Sumida River cruise, Sensoji Temple, Asakusa, Akihabara
- Day 4: Toyota Mega Web Car Theme Park, Panasonic Centre, Sony Explora Science, Odaiba Waterfront
- Day 5: Day Trip to Hakone: ropeway, Lake Ashi luxury pirate ship
- Day 6: Edo Tokyo Museum, Tokyo Stock Exchange Market, Taiko drumming class
Like what you see? Discover the exciting world of Tokyo’s business and tech in our detailed itinerary below! But remember, all our study abroad programs 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: Aerial Views
Arrive at Tokyo’s Narita/Haneda airport, meet your Adventure Leader and board a private coach transfer to your accommodation. Call in at the batting cages to experience one of the most popular sports in Japan: baseball!
Head up the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building for an incredible view of the city you’re about to begin exploring.
Day 2: Sushi Making
Get in amongst the hustle and bustle at the world-famous Tsukiji fish market, before trying your hand at making sushi for yourself!
After filling up on your delicious creations, explore pop culture heaven: Harajuku. Expect to see maids, punks, goths, and fashionistas – anything goes in Harajuku!
Finish the day admiring the city lights at Shibuya Crossing. Apparently, it’s the busiest intersection in the world!
Day 3: Science Centre
Visit the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation. Marvel at the incredible developments in Japanese technology.
Unwind on a cruise down the Sumida River before learning about Zen Buddhism at the Sensoji Temple in Asakusa. Buddhism is deeply interconnected with Japanese society, culture and lifestyle. In fact, whilst only 34% of the Japanese population identify as Buddhist, a huge 75% practise some form of Buddhism!
Stroll around Akihabara. This is Tokyo’s neon-lit “electric town”, a hub of anime and manga stores.
Day 4: Business Visits
Start the day at Toyota’s Mega Web Car Theme Park to learn about hybrid technology and the environmental challenges modern car manufacturers face.
Visit the Panasonic Centre and Sony Explora Science, a museum full of interactive exhibits based on science, technology and mathematics.
Top off a busy day at Odaiba Waterfront, where you can admire the city views.
Day 5: Hakone
Escape the hustle and bustle of Tokyo and take the train to Hakone, one of Japan’s best-known and most-loved onsen (hot spring) resort destinations. Take the ropeway over Owakudani. If you’re lucky and the skies are clear, you could even spot the magnificent Mount Fuji. Swap blue skies for pristine waters, as you hop on a luxury pirate ship and enjoy the stunning views across Lake Ashi. Today, you’ll be able to sample black eggs – a local delicacy coloured by the sulphuric spring waters in which they’re cooked.
Day 6: Tokyo’s History
Spend the morning at the Edo Tokyo Museum, learning about how Tokyo transformed from a tiny fishing village into the world’s largest metropolis.
Get in amongst the action on the trading room floor at the Tokyo Stock Exchange Market.
It’s your last evening, so make it count! Tonight, you’re getting creative with a Taiko drumming class.
Day 7: Homeward Bound!
Transfer to the airport. It might be home time, but it’s not over. Japan’s fast-paced business and technological world will follow you back to the lecture theatre…and beyond!
Discover how Japan became an innovator in fields such as automation, car manufacture and robotics.
Learn the history of Japan’s stratospheric post-war rise to becoming one of the world’s largest economies.
Experience traditional Japanese culture at sushi-making and Taiko drumming classes. Understand how Japanese culture and customs are interconnected with the country’s business world.
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