Itinerary Day By Day
DAY 1 AUSTRALIA – FUKOUKA (MONDAY)
Fly from Australia into Fukuoka on an overnight flight.
DAY 2 – FUKUOKA – HIGASHI – HIROSHIMA (B, L, D) (TUESDAY)
Arrive into Fukuoka, then travel on the Shinkansen to Higashi Hiroshima to arrive at approximately 2pm. Met on arrival, and transferred to HICC for your welcome and orientation. Participate in a cultural activity in the afternoon.
Accommodation for the next 3 nights is at the Hiroshima International Co-operation Centre.
DAY 3 HIROSHIMA INTERNATIONAL CO-OPERATION CENTRE (B, D) (WEDNESDAY)
After breakfast, commence the first of your Japanese language lessons (3 hours). In the afternoon, participate in your cultural activity. After dinner, there are plenty of great evening activities to choose from such as karaoke/music night or a movie night.
DAY 4 HIROSHIMA INTERNATIONAL CO-OPERATION CENTRE (B, L, D) (THURSDAY)
After breakfast, depart HICC for a full day excursion to Miyajima Island and Hiroshima. Highlights of the day include the Peace Memorial Park and the A- Bomb Dome. Return to HICC for dinner and evening activities, perhaps a pool and darts tournament tonight!
DAY 5 HOMESTAY - HIROSHIMA (B, L, D) (FRIDAY)
After breakfast, commence today’s language lessons (3 hours). In the afternoon, you will meet your host family and begin your 2 night homestay.
Teachers can enjoy two days of rest and relaxation at HICC, while students are at homestay.
DAY 6 HOMESTAY - HIROSHIMA (B, L, D) (SATURDAY)
Students will enjoy spending a day with their homestay family.
DAY 7 HIROSHIMA - KYOTO (B) (SUNDAY)
The homestay family will return students to HICC before lunchtime. In the afternoon, transfer to the rail station at Higashi Hiroshima then travel by Shinkansen to Kyoto, where you will spend the next 3 nights discovering the former Imperial capital of Japan. Kyoto is a compact city with an easy-to follow- street layout, making it the ideal city for self-guided sightseeing, especially for visiting the many museums and shrines, and participating in any number of cultural activities.
DAY 8 KYOTO (B) (MONDAY)
After breakfast, commence yourself guided walking tour of Kyoto.
Be sure to include a visit to Nishiki markets – 5 blocks of food stalls, restaurants and retail shops. Teachers also highly recommend the Kyoto bicycle tour as a must-do activity for student (small additional cost).
Lunch and dinner is at your own arrangements, available at many of the well-priced restaurants around Kyoto and close to your accommodation.
DAY 9 KYOTO (B) (TUESDAY)
After breakfast, travel by local train to Universal Studios and have the greatest day of your life. Make sure you take plenty of time to visit the amazing Harry Potter World, and try the butterbeer at the Hog’s Head Inn.
Return to your accommodation later in the afternoon.
DAY 10 KYOTO - TOKYO (B) (WEDNESDAY)
After breakfast, board the Shinkansen for travel to Tokyo. Today is a day of leisure in Tokyo, and we can recommend many ideas for sightseeing and places of cultural interest.
DAY 11 TOKYO - AUSTRALIA (B) (THURSDAY)
After breakfast, another day of leisure in Tokyo before catching the train to the station and your flight home to Australia.
DAY 12 AUSTRALIA
Arrive Australia (subject to airline schedules).