Truly a trip of a lifetime, this unique school trip to Japan will immerse and engage students in Japan’s unique culture. Visiting temples, a Homestay Farm, local restaurants and shrines, in both Tokyo and Kyoto, this trip offers an authentic glimpse into the real customs and traditions of this amazing country.
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In Tokyo: the Sunshine City Prince Hotel or a similar 3 star hotel.
In Kyoto: the Karasuma Kyoto Hotel or a similar 3 star hotel.
Depart for the airport for flight to Japan.
Arrive at Narita or Haneda (Tokyo) airport. Transfer to Nikko World Heritage site for a visit. Dinner at a Japanese banquet room. Enjoy a Japanese hot spring bath “Onsen”, wearing a cotton Kimono, and stay in a traditional Ryokan.
Short visit to the Nikko Toshogu Shrine, a world heritage site. Transfer to farm stays area of Tochigi Pref to experience a Farm Stay. Stay in a local home or in local accommodation.
Half day sightseeing in Tokyo, visiting the Asakusa Temple with its Nakamise arcade. Take part in a Taiko workshop or enjoy a Sumida river cruise. Lunch with Sushi making experience. Check in to your hotel.
Ride the bullet train to Kyoto. Half day sightseeing in Kyoto, visiting the Nijo Castle, Kiyomizdera Temple, Gion district. Early dinner at a local restaurant, Japanese dining experience. Make your way to your hotel.
Full day’s sightseeing in Hiroshima & Miyajima, also visiting Miyama a small village to interact with local people. Farewell dinner at the Local restaurant.
Transfer to Kansai (Osaka) airport to begin your journey home.
Chris House, Teacher of Chemistry, Dubai College, UAE
Dr Maripaz Aguilera, Head of Languages, GEMS World Academy, Switzerland