This trip focuses on bringing MBA students valuable insight into the mechanics of the Japanese workplace.
The itinerary covers a wide range of activities, incorporating company visits and talks delivered by experts, as well as excursions to some of Japan’s unmissable landmarks.
Our school trips are completely customizable and can be tailored to meet your requirements. Speak to a specialist now to find out which additional destinations, itineraries and subject focuses are available for this trip.
*Prices based on groups of 20 students with 2 free teacher spots.
Day 1: Aerial Views
Arrive in Tokyo and transfer to accommodation. Head to the 45th floor of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building for a fantastic view and a trip briefing.
Day 2: University Visit
Visit the business department of a local university, selected to be an appropriate match for your institution. Have a tour around campus and have the opportunity to form discussion groups with students. In the afternoon, head to the Tokyo office of the World Bank. Here, you will be given a talk by a manager from a social innovation team and will have the opportunity to ask them some questions.
Day 3: Sushi Making
Rise early to see the bustling Tsukiji fish market before testing your culinary skills at a sushi-making class. Spend an afternoon of traditional-modern contrast in the buzzing neighbourhood of Harajuku. In the evening, head over to the Shibuya Crossing – said to be the world’s busiest intersection.
Day 4: Japanese Agriculture
Take a day trip to Koiwai Farm – the largest private farm in Japan. Learn about how mechanisation has revolutionised the Japanese dairy industry and take a guided tour through the forestry area of the farm.
Day 5: Car Factory
In the morning, speed across the country by bullet train from Tokyo to Hiroshima. On arrival, visit the Mazda car factory where you’ll see the technical department and assembly line and learn about the company’s history at the onsite museum.
Day 6: Peace Memorial Museum
Discover Hiroshima’s tragic past at the Peace Memorial Museum and listen to a talk about the experiences of A-bomb survivors. In the afternoon, take a bullet train to Kyoto.
Day 7: Business Incubator
Spend the morning at a business incubator, which provides office space, strategic advice and funding for start-ups across a range of industries. You’ll have the chance to develop your own start-up idea and prepare a pitch for funding. Finish the day walking through thousands of red torii gates at the iconic Fushimi Inari Shrine.
Day 8: SME
Catch the train to Osaka and experience a morning at an SME. You’ll tour the office and listen to a presentation by one of the managers on the challenges and opportunities facing the business. Later, explore Arashiyama’s enchanting bamboo forest before getting acquainted with mischievous monkeys. Walk through the grounds of the Tenryu-ji Temple – the most sacred of Kyoto’s zen Buddhist temples.
Day 9: Golden Pavilion
Find inner peace at a meditation class held at the Daisen-In Temple. Visit one of Japan’s best-loved sites – the Golden Pavilion at Kinkaku-ji Temple. In the afternoon, walk through the grounds of the Imperial Palace. Finish the day at Gion, where you might spot a geisha or two, and watch a variety show of traditional Japanese arts at Gion Corner theatre.
Day 10: Homeward Bound!
Transfer to Kansai International Airport or take the bullet train back to Tokyo to fly home.