This Japanese Culture school trip to Tokyo, Hakone and Kyoto shows students the must-sees, like the Golden Pavilion, as well as the local side to Japan, with school visits and sushi lessons. Here’s our Culture educational tour in Japan at a glance:
- Day 1 in Tokyo: Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building, batting cages
- Day 2: Tsukiji fish market, sushi-making class Harajuku, Meiji Shrine
- Day 3: school visit, Tokyo National Museum, Asakusa, Sensoji Temple
- Day 4 in Hakone: ropeway, Lake Ashi cruise
- Day 5 in Kyoto: Fushimi Inari Shrine, Gion Corner traditional performances
- Day 6: Daisen-In Temple, Kinkaku-ji Zen Buddhist Temple, Golden Pavilion, International Manga Museum
Like what you see? Discover Japan’s fascinating 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: 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 trip briefing.
Enjoy a welcome dinner after trying your hand at baseball in one of the city’s batting cages.
Day 2: Pop Cultural Paradise
Rise early to see the bustling Tsukiji fish market before testing your culinary skills at a sushi-making class.
Explore the diverse district of Harajuku, visiting the historically significant Meiji Shrine and spotting outlandish fashion trends in Harajuku’s eclectic shopping streets.
Day 3: School Visit
Make lifelong friends at a local school, taking a tour of the grounds and joining in with lessons.
Head to the Tokyo National Museum to see some of Japan’s most precious cultural artifacts.
Finish the day in the picturesque area of Asakusa and visit the colourful Sensoji Temple.
Day 4: Hakone
Go on a trip 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.
Day 5: Hillside Shrines
Hop on board a bullet train to Kyoto.
First stop, the iconic Fushimi Inari Shrine, where you’ll see the thousands of red torii gates that guide pilgrims to the top of the mountain.
Enjoy an evening of performances centred around Japan’s traditional arts at Gion Corner.
Day 6: Golden Pavilion
Find inner peace at a meditation class led by a monk at Daisen-in Temple, before travelling to Kinkaku-ji Zen Buddhist Temple to see the exquisite Golden Pavilion.
Get stuck into a graphic novel at the International Manga Museum.
Day 7: Homeward Bound!
Catch a bullet train back to Tokyo or transfer to Kansai International Airport for your flight. It might be home time, but it’s not over. Tokyo and Kyoto’s culture will follow you back to the classroom…and beyond!