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9-DAY JAPAN EXPLORER SCHOOL TOUR

9-DAY JAPAN EXPLORER SCHOOL TOUR

Japan is a fascinating land of contrasts, a melting pot of both the ancient and hyper modern worlds, where traditional and high-tech culture collide. Japan school tours offer one of the greatest learning experiences you will find; on this educational tour in Japan students will experience first hand a culture far more beautiful and diverse than a textbook could ever portray. Your students will develop a greater understanding of Japanese society and history as they visit the many temples and shrines across the country, including Tokyo’s most famous sites, a Ninja Village at Mt Fuji, and Hiroshima’s Peace Memorial Park and Museum. The school trip includes a culinary cooking class, and travel on Japan’s legendary bullet train Shinkansen.

Trip code : JB321T

Duration : 10 days

Destination : Japan

Travel Dates : As required

  • Experience the fusion of ancient and modern worlds
  • Explore Tokyo’s famous temples and sights, including a cruise of the Sumida River
  • Take in stunning views of Mt Fuji and explore Mt Fuji’s 5th Station
  • Go back in time with a visit to Ninja Village in Mt Fuji and explore its fascinating stories
  • Zip through Japan from Tokyo to Kyoto on the legendary bullet train Shinkansen
  • Discover historic and cultural Kyoto with its magnificent temples
  • Be moved by Hiroshima’s Peace Memorial Park & Museum
  • Enjoy the great view of the Giant Tori Gate in Miyajima Island
  • Explore modern Osaka Castle and the city’s other unique sights
 
After breakfast, we will visit the must-see sights of Tokyo: Tokyo Sky Tree Asakusa Kannon Temple Nakamise Shopping Arcade After lunch at local restaurant, we will visit Imperial Palace East Garden and Shibuya District.
After breakfast, we will travel to Mt. Fuji and visit the Mt. Fuji 5th Station. Then, be taken back in time with a visit to the local ninja village close to Mount Fuji and see how the covert agents lived and fought.

In the afternoon, we will travel to Kyoto.
After breakfast, we will visit the must-see sights in Kyoto. In the morning, we will visit Tofukuji temple, Kiyomizudera temple which are famous for its spectacular autumn colors. In the afternoon, we will visit Kinkakuji temple.

Combine Kyoto cuisine with Imperial history during a 1.5-hour cooking class. Led by a food-loving local, the class is set in one of Kyoto’s age-old wooden houses
epart at your hotel lobby at 8.40am. We will take a local train from Kyoto Station to Osaka Station. On arrival in Osaka, we will start our Osaka Walking Tour.

Our first stop is the Aerial Garden Observatory, then visit Umeda district and have lunch at a local restaurant.

After lunch, take a local train from Higashi -Umeda Station to Tenmabashi Station. We will visit Osaka Castle and have one-hour cruise along the Okawa river with Aqua-Liner.

Then, head back to Osaka Station to return to Kyoto. Arrive in Kyoto by 5.30PM.
Today, we will be transferred to Hiroshima. On arrival, check in hotel.

In the afternoon, visit Hiroshima Peace memorial Park and Atomic Bomb Dome, a moving expanse dedicated to promoting peace around the globe.

Peace Park + Atomic Bomb Museum (enter) - Hiroshima's Peace Memorial Park is one of the most prominent features of the city. Even visitors not looking for it will likely stumble upon the large park of over 120,000 square meters. Its trees, lawns. On August 6, 1945, the city of Hiroshima was the target of the first atomic bomb used against civil population in history
After breakfast, we will take a ferry to Miyajima Island, and explore the impressive monuments of Miyajima Island, famed for its sacred Itsukushima Jinja Shrine, whose red tori gate appears to be protruding from the sea during high tide
Today, we will be transferred back to Osaka for departure flight back to Australia

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 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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