This week-long tour gives students the chance to explore Japan’s two main cultural centres – Tokyo and Kyoto – and to encounter some of the country’s most iconic landmarks.
The action-packed itinerary provides a perfect balance between the modern and the traditional, with activities including a sushi-making class in Tokyo, a day-trip to see Mount Fuji at Hakone and a visit to the picture-perfect Golden Pavilion in Kyoto. Students will also experience a morning at a local school – a unique opportunity to gain a new perspective on the Japanese learning environment.
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*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 trip briefing. In the evening, 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. Spend the afternoon exploring the diverse district of Harajuku, visiting the historically significant Meiji Shrine and spotting outlandish fashion trends in its eclectic shopping streets.
Day 3: School Visit
Spend the morning at a local school, taking a tour of the grounds and joining in with lessons. In the afternoon 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: Mountain Cable Car
Head into the mountains and ride the Hakone cable car for stunning views of Mount Fuji (weather permitting). Then board a pirate ship on Lake Ashi for more amazing glimpses of the iconic volcano and its beautiful surroundings.
Day 5: Hillside Shrines
Hop on board a bullet train to Kyoto. First stop is 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. In the afternoon, get stuck into a graphic novel at the International Manga Museum.
Day 7: Homeward Bound!
Bullet train back to Tokyo or transfer to Kansai International Airport for your flight home.