Japan Study Experience

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                      Japan Study Experience
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                      Japan Study Experience
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                      Japan Study Experience

The Concept

Experience how modern Japan is a direct descendant of a proud and ancient kingdom in this 10-day tour. Students begin in bustling and sophisticated Tokyo, where a guided tour includes the peaceful Meiji Shrine. From here the tour travels on Shinkansen to scenic Hakone with its celebrated views of Mt Fuji, then onto ancient Kyoto, where students have plenty of time to explore ancient temples and shrines and experience Japanese food, culture and hospitality. Day-trips include Tokyo Disneyland, Hiroshima and Nara, site of the famous Kofuku-ji and Todai-ji Temples.

Designed for secondary school Japanese language students who will improve language skills and increase their knowledge and understanding of Japanese culture. Students will also gain confidence and improve team bonding.

Itinerary Day By Day

DAY 1 AUSTRALIA – TOKYO

Fly from Australia for an early evening arrival at Narita. On arrival, you will be met and escorted to your coach. Transfer to your three nights' accommodation in Japan's largest city.

DAY 2 TOKYO (B)

This morning enjoy a guided tour of Tokyo including the Meiji Shrine, drive by the National Diet Building, the Imperial East Garden (on Monday and Friday see the Imperial Palace Plaza in lieu), Asakusa Kannon Temple and Nakamise Shopping Arcade, Ginza. The remainder of the day is for your own exploration.

DAY 3 DISNEYLAND (B)

Travel by train to Disneyland and spend a fun day experiencing the rides and attractions.

DAY 4 TOKYO – HAKONE NATIONAL PARK (B)

Travel by train to Odawara and exchange your free pass voucher for travel into historical Hakone. With Mt. Fuji in the background and placid Lake Ashi, Hakone is surrounded by scenic mountains and boasts abundant hot springs, zoological gardens and museums. Overnight accommodation at the Hakone Sengokuhara Youth Hostel.

DAY 5 HAKONE – KYOTO (B,D)

Depart Hakone and travel to Kyoto. Five nights accommodation in Kyoto.

DAY 6 KYOTO (B,D)

This morning enjoy a guided tour of Kyoto including: Nijo Castle, Golden Pavilion, Kyoto Imperial Palace. The remainder of the day is for your own sightseeing.

DAY 7 KYOTO (B,D)

Time for your own sightseeing.

DAY 8 KYOTO – HIROSHIMA – KYOTO (B,D)

Board the Shinkansen early for travel to Hiroshima. Places of interest to visit are Miyajima Island, the Peace Memorial Park and the A-bomb Dome. Return to Kyoto late afternoon.

DAY 9 KYOTO – NARA – KYOTO (B,D)

Today visit Nara, site of the famous Kofuku-ji and Todai-ji Temples. Return to Kyoto this afternoon.

DAY 10 KYOTO – OSAKA (B)

Board the Haruka for travel to Osaka and change trains to connect to the airport. Evening departure for Australia.

DAY 11 AUSTRALIA

Arrive in Australia.

Inclusions
  • Return economy airfares ex Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Adelaide 
& Cairns
  • Pre-paid taxes, levies & charges
  • 3 nights' accommodation at Tokyo Homeikan Ryokan with breakfast
  • 5 nights' accommodation at Kyoto Utano Youth Hostel with breakfast
  • 1 night accommodation at Hakone Sengokuhara Youth Hostel with breakfast
  • Private coach transfer from Narita to Tokyo
  • Half day city tours in Tokyo and Kyoto (seat on coach)
  • 2 day Hakone Free Pass (ex Odawara)
  • 7 day Ordinary Japan Rail pass
  • Disneyland ‘school special’ Passport
  • Meet and greet on arrival in Japan
  • 8% consumption tax and service charges in Japan