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9-DAY JAPAN HIDDEN GEMS SCHOOL TOUR

While many Japan school tours hit the main tourist cities, this school trip will focus on Japan’s many hidden gems; the itinerary is focused on digging beneath the surface to uncover genuine and heart-warming hospitality, vibrant and unique festivals, delicious regional delicacies and the most refined gardens and architecture in the country. With comprehensive sightseeing, agricultural experience and cycling in Shimanami, your students will expand their understanding of different world cultures as they experience the many facets of Japan first hand. This student tour in Japan will contrast city living with rural life, starting with Tokyo sightseeing, and ending with a fruit picking experience with farmers who still use ancient techniques to cultivate the land.

Trip code : JB4351TW

Duration : 10 days

Destination : Japan

Travel Dates : As required

  • Discover the dynamic city of Tokyo old and new
  • Experience a fun dyeing project with the famous indigo dye
  • Enjoy the scenic vistas and natural attractions of Oboke, Koboke, and Lya Valleys.
  • Sample amazing local dishes in Hirome Ichiba
  • Pick your own fruit at at a Taisho period farm
  • Visit on of Japan's finest gardens Takamatsu Castle​
 

Today we will enjoy the Tokyo Half Day Tour with an English-speaking guide. Sightseeing: Tokyo Tower, Meiji Jingu Shrine, Imperial Palace East Garden,. Then take a delightful Sumida River Boat Cruise to Tokyo's most ancient Buddhist temple, Senso-ji Temple.

Today, take a domestic flight to Tokushima. Engage your senses with indigo dyeing in the historic town of Tokushima. Experience a fun dying project with the famous indigo dye, almost exclusively produced in Japan in the Tokushima region and has become Tokushima symbol.

Enjoy the scenic vistas and natural attractions of Oboke, Koboke, and Iya Valleys. <><>Take a peaceful river crusing on a 30-minute cruise through the gorge on a small boat. Peek into the life of rural Japan in freeze frame at Kakashi no Sato, and cross the natural vine bridges too! <><> In the afternoon, we will transfer to Kochi.

Enjoy a day sightseeing in Kochi, experiencing the castle, Katsurahama Beach, some traditional art at Ekingura, and great food at Hirome Ichiba <><>From Onomichi, cross the dramatic bridges of the Shimanami Kaido, stopping to enjoy some of the sights on the islands.

Enjoy a fruit picking experience in Kagawa, named as Strawberry Kingdom. Strawberry cultivation started at the end of Taisho period. Farmers of that time had a philosophy of “Quality over Quantity” and adopted Elevated Cultivation Method to expose these fruits to the sun uniformly.

In Takamatsu, visit the spectacular Risurin Koen - outstanding Japanese style landscape garden (one of Japan's finest). In the afternoon, visit Takamatsu Castle

Today, the group will be transferred to Osaka for departure flight.

DAY 10

ITINERARY OPTIONS:

EXPLORER: Take your group on a fun and relaxes overseas trip to witness the local culture and history rarely seen at home. Including a little adventure or meaningful community projects. Our itineraries include cooking classes, war history, museums, nature experience, etc.

Ideal for ages 13 - 21

PARTICIPANTS WILL NEED:

  • Good level of fitness
  • Strong interest in the chosen subject
  • Engaging outdoor activities/learning
  • Keen to try local cuisine
  • Sense of adventure
  • Competent swimming ability

COMMUNITY SCHOOL PROGRAMS

These programs include: building houses, school rooms and kindergartens for communities. Other activities include visiting orphanages, children's hospitals and disability/rehabilitation centres.

DURING THE TOUR:

Our local English speaking tour guide and drivers are highly trained and experienced, with safety being their number one priority. Our staff are available 24/7 to provide any necessary support for your group. We guarantee students to always be located within the same area in hotels.

Please contact us on +61 8 7226-1898 or 1300 739 652 for the price.

Price depends on the below:

- Projects your group would like to participate
- Desired outcome/Learning objectives for students
- Accommodation level
- Travel date
- Group Size
- Duration of the tour
- Sightseeing

If you're visiting Japan for tourism and for less than 90 days, you could qualify for a 'visa waiver'. Japan's Visa Waiver Program is strictly enforced. To qualify, you'll need to provide evidence of sufficient funds and an onward/return ticket or confirmed accommodation arrangements.

In other circumstances (long-term stay, study, employment) you'll need to get a visa before you travel. Make sure you understand and comply with your visa conditions.

Some unscrupulous employment agents entice foreigners to work in Japan without the correct visa. If you work while in Japan on a tourist visa, you could be prosecuted.

Visa and other entry and exit conditions (such as currency, customs and quarantine regulations) can change at short notice. Contact an Embassy or Consulate of Japan for up-to-date information.

All foreign nationals, including permanent residents of Japan, are photographed and must have their fingerprints electronically scanned on arrival in Japan. If you refuse to provide fingerprints or be photographed, you could be denied entry into Japan. People under 16 years of age and holders of diplomatic or official visas are exempt.

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