Japan

Kon'nichiwa!

Japan

Kon'nichiwa!

From the wooden buildings of Old Kyoto to iconic modern Tokyo, Japan has a rich ancient and modern cultural heritage.

Language & Culture
History & Classics

LANGUAGE & CULTURE

There is no better way to boost confidence in your Japanese language students than immersing them in the Japanese way of life. All Japanese language schools we partner with are internationally accredited and classes are run by professional, qualified teachers. Lessons can be tailor-made to ensure they meet your group’s requirements and skill levels. Depending on the experience you are looking for, language schools can be chosen in the central cities of Japan or in the surrounding towns and villages.

HISTORY & CLASSICS

Japan is a country where cutting-edge technology sits alongside temples where Shogun Emperors once ruled. With a plethora of spiritual temples and shrines, the lasting legacy of the delicate Geisha as well as the devastating WWII site of Hiroshima, the history of this beautiful country is just around the corner of every street.

HOME STAY

Homestay is the perfect opportunity for students to develop their Japanese language skills as well as immerse themselves in the inspiring culture and customs of Japan. The practical language immersion that comes from living with a host family will enable students to develop confidence in their communication skills and also give them the invaluable opportunity of experiencing the Japanese way of life.

CULTURAL IMMERSION

Travelbound believes that truly educational travel experiences involve hands-on interaction with the real culture of a country – culture meaning the daily activities, customs and way of life of a community, not just the historic attractions and scenic sites. See what lies beneath the surface through these unique and immersive experiences:

  • Sumo Wrestling Match or Aikido Martial Arts classes
  • Traditional Ryokan Inn Stay
  • Tsujuki Fish Market visit with sushi making classes
  • Anime workshop

Suggested itinerary

Day 1:

 

AUSTRALIA – TRANSIT

·         Depart Australia

·         Arrive transit, depart

Overnight flight

Day 2:

 

TRANSIT – OSAKA

·         Arrive Osaka

·         Meet and greet by Travelbound Education representative

·         Private transport pick up

·         Sightseeing:

– Osaka Castle

– Kaiyuukan aquarium

Day 3:

 

OSAKA

Public transit pass

·         Sightseeing: Universal Studios Japan

·         Dinner at local restaurant at USJ

Day 4:

OSAKA – KYOTO

·         Private transfer from accommodation (coach – full day)

·         Sightseeing:

– Kinkakuji Temple

– Todaji

– Conveni

– Ryoanji Temple

Day 5:

 

KYOTO

·         Kyoto city public transit day pass

·         Sightseeing

– Kiyomizu dera Temple

Sanjusangedo Hall

– Gion area

– Nijo Castle

Day 6:

KYOTO

·         Pickup private transfer

·         Sightseeing:

Iga-Ryu

– Nara

Day 7:

 

KYOTO  HIROSHIMA

·         Public transport to train station – Depart Kyoto on bullet train

·         Arrive Hiroshima

·         Sightseeing:

·         – Peace Park Museum and Children’s Peace Monument

– A-bomb dome

– Hiroshima Castle

Day 8:

 

HIROSHIMA – MIYAJIMA – HIROSHIMA

·         Ferry to Miyajima Island

·         Sightseeing:

Miyajima Island

Itsukushima Shrine

·         Train back to Hiroshima

Day 9:

 

HIROSHIMA – TOKYO

·         Public transport to train station

·         Depart Hiroshima on bullet train

·         Arrive Tokyo

·         Sightseeing:

– Tokyo tower

Day 10:

 

TOKYO

·         Sightseeing:

– Disneyland

Day 11:

 

·         Sightseeing:

·         – Meiji-jingu shrine

– Harajuku

– Omotesando

Shibuya Zebra crossing

– Imperial palace plaza

– Nijubashi bridge

– Asakusa Kannon Temple

– Karaoke in evening

– Skytree/ Sensoji Temple at Asakusa

Day 12:

 

TOKYO – TRANSIT

Excursion: Japanese sword museum
– Cooking class:

– Shinjuku district

– Odaiba

·         Private coach to airport

·         Depart Tokyo

·         Arrive, depart transit

Overnight flight

Day 13:

 

TRANSIT – AUSTRALIA

·         Arrive Australia

 

The Highlights of Japan Trip!

TOKYO

  • Meiji-jingu shrine (largest Shinto shrine in Tokyo): this shrine is dedicated to the divine souls of Emperor Meiji and his consort Empress Shoken.
  • Imperial palace plaza (also known as Edo castle ruins) also has Nijubashi Bridge is where their Majesties the Emperor and Empress reside, is situated in the centre of Tokyo.
  • Asakusa Kannon Temple (also called Sensoji) is the oldest temple in Tokyo. The legend says that in 628 two local fishermen caught a tiny statue in their net while fishing in the nearby Sumida river. The head of their village recognised it as the image of Kannon, Goddess of mercy. So they built a temple to enshrine and worship the Kannon statue.
  • Ninja training: The functions of the ninja included espionage, sabotage, infiltration, and assassination, and open combat in certain situations. Now is your chance to see what it takes to be one!
  • Cooking class Learn how to make sushi, Bento Box, Okonomiyaki (Japanese pan cake) with us! Instructed by English speaking instructor.

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