Japan

Japan

Prepare your students for a mind-blowing travel experience in a country where age-old traditions rub shoulders with cutting-edge technology.  Discover Japan’s ancient culture in the many temples, shrines, tea ceremonies and museums.  In contrast, the cities of Japan are modern wonderlands.  Tokyo, home to over 13 million people, is one of the largest and most populated cities of the world.  Explore one of its many shopping districts such as Shibuya and Harajuku or travel on one of the worlds famous bullet trains.

Language & Culture
History & Classics

LANGUAGE & CULTURE

There is no better way to boost your confidence in the Japanese language than to immerse students in the Japanese way of life.  All Japanese language schools we partner with are internationally accredited and classes are run by professional, qualified teachers.  Your tour can be designed to combine language lessons with ‘out and about’ practical assignments.  The aim is to provide a degree of self-sufficiency in the language, whether it understands the currency, exploring the market or ordering at a restaurant.

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

HISTORY & CLASSICS

Japan is a country where cutting-edge technology sits alongside temples where Shogun Emperors once ruled and Samurais perfected the art of war.  With a plethora of spiritual temples and shrines, the lasting legacy of the delicate Geisha as well as the devastating WWII site of Hiroshima and Modern Tokyo, your students will be guaranteed a mind-blowing history lesson.

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 and also give them the invaluable opportunity of experiencing first-hand, the Japanese way of life.

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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