Japan ‘Land of Technology’ Teacher Professional Development

                      Japan ‘Land of Technology’ Teacher Professional Development
                      Japan ‘Land of Technology’ Teacher Professional Development
                      Japan ‘Land of Technology’ Teacher Professional Development

The Concept

This is one of our fastest growing STEM programs. It includes visiting a range of prestigious scientific institutions while being immersed in the magnificent Japanese culture. G.E.T is inviting you to experience highlights of our Japan STEM program on our upcoming Teacher PD tour. This is a fully guided tour, and will be accompanied by a G.E.T Educational Tour escort.

Tour date: July 8 - July 12, 2018 (registrations closed)

Special Price: $1,646 (land only)

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Itinerary Day By Day

Sunday July 8th SYDNEY Airport (B, D)

Fly ANA overnight, arriving into Tokyo at 6am on Monday July 9th

Monday July 9th SYDNEY - TOKYO Haneda Airport (B, D)

On arrival meet your guide and travel to your hotel by private coach. Breakfast at hotel on arrival. Check your bags with the hotel concierge before making your way to the nearby station with your guide and travel to Odaiba Island to visit the National Museum of Emerging Science & Innovation (Mirakain). The Museum is a fabulous hands-on and English friendly experience featuring androids (ASIMO demonstration), cutting edge science experiments and Geo Cosmos movement and screening. Return to your hotel by train at approximately 3pm and enjoy some free time before an early dinner.

Tuesday July 10th TOKYO (B)

After breakfast this morning meet your guide at the hotel and travel by private coach to Tsukuba Science Park (approximately 1 hour from Tokyo). Originally the site for the World Expo in 1985, it has developed into an incredible science city. A whole day will be spent here exploring the following STEM experiences:

JAXA Space Research Facility – Visit the exhibition room (self-guided). School tours are also available of the research facility, please inquire about this during your visit

National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS) – This institute conducts research and development on materials such as ceramics, semiconductors, organic materials structural materials and so on. The research assists industry, manufacturing, environment and technology

Lunch can be taken located in the Ramen restaurant at the nearby shopping complex – highly recommended! (own arrangements).

KEK – A world famous institute for research on particle, atomic and matter structure using various accelerators, KEK’s mission is to understand the mystery of the origin of the universe. Home to 3 Nobel Prize winners. Guided tour 90 minutes

Cyberdyne Studio – Learn how future use of robot technology aids industry, in particular medical rehabilitation. Guided tour and demonstration includes a short film followed by the opportunity to wear a robot suit.

Return to your hotel at approximately 5pm. The rest of the evening is at own arrangements.

Wednesday July 11th TOKYO (B, D)

After breakfast this morning meet your guide at the hotel and travel to Yokohama by train (tickets provided). On arrival, visit the Toshiba Science Museum, a wonderful facility where people can have fun learning about science & technology through extensive hands on programs & exhibitions. After lunch (own arrangements) travel to the Mitsubishi Minatomirai Industrial Museum. Here you will see the latest technologies through impressive exhibits and actual machines & large-scale models. The museum is divided into six zones – Aerospace, Ocean, Transportation, Daily Life Discovery, Environment, Energy and Technology. Return to Tokyo by train later this afternoon. Dinner tonight is sponsored at one of our favourite Izakaya bar and restaurants.

Thursday July 12th TOKYO (B)

After breakfast at your hotel, meet your guide and travel by private coach to the Maglev Exhibition Centre in Yamanashi Prefecture (1.5 hours from Tokyo). See the Maglev demonstration and exhibition and learn how the engineers have evolved the high-speed train industry through the use of magnets. Experiencing the Maglev train test run every 20 minutes on the 2.7 KM track where it reaches speeds in excess of 500 KMS per hour is a great thrill. After lunch (own arrangements), proceed to the foot hills of Mt Fuji and a possible visit to the Mt Fuji World Heritage Centre (time permitting) before returning to Haneda airport and check in for your overnight flight home.

Friday July 13th AUSTRALIA

Arrive in Sydney early morning.

  • 3 nights single room accommodation in Tokyo at the Shiba Park Hotel (4 star)
  • Breakfast daily, dinner on nights 1 and 3
  • Private coach, transfers, driver and guide as stated in the itinerary
  • Tsukuba Science City – guided tour of selected venues KEK, NIMS, JAXA and Cyberdyne
  • Additional expert guides at KEK and Cyberdyne Studios or translators as required
  • Individual Suica Cards (for train travel)
  • Entrance fees for Mirkain, KEK, Cyberdyne, NIMS, Toshiba Science Museum, Mitsubishi Minatomirai Industrial Museum, Maglev Exhibition Centre, Mt Fuji Heritage Centre