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3 nights accom. & travel  for 30 students and 3 staff

Equity School travel to Japan

School trips to Japan

The Land of the Rising Sun is an incredible destination for a school trip, as it unlike anywhere else on Earth; from the heights of Tokyo’s futuristic skyscrapers and neon lights to the Shinto shrines and traditional temples below, the capital city alone is a wonderland of attractions. Climb the Tokyo Tower for vistas of this mega-city straight out of a Manga cartoon. Take the bullet train to see Kyoto’s cobbled streets, its gilded buildings and the ancient arts of calligraphy and tea ceremonies.

At Hiroshima’s Peace Park and Atomic Bomb Dome, contemplate the legacy of the 1945 atomic bomb at the city’s wealth of monuments and memorials. Immerse your students in the fascinating aspects of Japanese culture; from Geisha's and golden temples to Sumo wrestlers and sushi, this is a country of contrasts that is both modern and old, innovative and traditional. Tokyo, Hiroshima and Kyoto are connected by some of the fastest rail networks in the world, which makes travelling around Japan an experience in itself. The combination of ancient culture, cutting edge technology and super-efficient transport is why a school trip to Japan is a once in a lifetime experience for your students.

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Cross Curricular Itinerary

The BASIC price is an example of a cost for travel and accommodation only, based on a particular group size travelling on a particular date and excluding any excursions. Call us for a price including excursions and for a bespoke itinerary to fit your requirements.


  • day


    • Depart UK, overnight flight
  • day


    • Arrive in Japan
    • Check into accommodation
  • day


    • Tokyo Skytree
    • Asakusa
    • Sensoji Temple
    • Meiji Jungu Shrine
    • Harajuku
    • Omotesando & Shibuya Crossing Street
  • day

    Mount Fuji & Hakone

    • Mt Fuji 5th Station
    • Boat cruise on Lake Ashi
    • Mt Komagatake Ropeway in Hakone
  • day


    • Check out, airport transfer and return flight


This suggested itinerary is suitable for cultural or cross curricular trips, we also have itineraries for subject specific trips SEE SUBJECT SPECIFIC TRIPS



Below is a sample of excursions Equity can organise for your school trip to Japan - for subject specific excursions have a look at the
recommended educational trips for Japan

Guided tour of Tokyo (day 1)

Spend a full day exploring the wonders of Japan. Visit Tokyo Skytree, the tallest structure in Japan and stop at Asakusa, where you can visit the ancient Buddhist Sensoji Temple. Learn the history of the Meiji Jungu Shrine, see Harajuku, the centre of Japan’s most extreme cultures and fashion styles. Enjoy Omotesando, home to some of the most amazing modern architecture and luxury shops. Visit one of Toyko’s most famous locations, the Shibuya Crossing.

Guided tour of Tokyo (day 2)

Take a full day tour of Tokyo where you can explore Tsukiji Outer Market, one of the world’s largest fish markets, enjoy a Sushi Making Experience and taste some for yourself before heading to the fascinating Miraikan National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation, followed by some free time at Odaiba.

Mount Fuji & Hakone

See the celebrated Mount Fuji during a stop at its famous 5th Station, then take a laid-back boat cruise on beautiful Lake Ashi before touring Mount Komagatake’s ropeway and summit, offering amazing views of nearby Hakone National Park.

Fushimi Inari Shrine

Fushimi Inari Shrine is an important Shinto shrine in southern Kyoto. It is famous for its thousands of vermilion torii gates, which straddle a network of trails behind its main buildings.

Tokyo Skytree

Towering over the rest of Tokyo, the Tokyo Skytree is one of the most iconic landmarks in the city and offers unbeatable panoramic views of the city skyline. With two different observation decks, a souvenir shop and cafe, you can easily spend several hours here taking in the breathtaking views.

Tour of Kyoto

Venture to Nijo Castle, a superficially deceptive structure what harbours a magnificent interior, see the tranquil Kiyomizu Temple amid its verdant surroundings, visit Ryoanji Temple, home of the most famous Zen rock garden, stroll amid the botanical beauty of Kinkaku-ji Temple and explore the Gion area on foot.

Tour of Nara

Explore Japan’s first permanent capital, Nara. A visit to the Todaiji Temple which houses Japan’s largest bronze Buddha is a must along with Nara Deer Park, which is home to hundreds of freely roaming deer.


Visit Hiroshima station, the buzzing transport hub servicing the west of Japan, then on to the Hiroshima Peace Memorial, commonly called the Atomic Bomb Dome, part of the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park which was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1996.

Itsukushima Shrine

This magnificent floating shrine has more than 1400 years of history and is a registered World Heritage Site.

Miyamjima Ropeway

Miyajima Ropeway is the cable car and gondola system linking Miyajima township to Mount Misen.

Quick Tip: If you have an excursion in mind which you don't see listed, please get in touch so we can do our best to arrange it for you!


Sunshine City Prince Hotel

Sunshine City Prince Hotel, Tokyo

  • Station nearby
  • Free Wi-Fi

Location: Only an 8-minute walk from Ikebukuro Station and 1.5 - 2 hours from Narita Airport.

Facilities: The hotel offers a foreign exchange service, and has a 24 hour convenience store, as well as a conference room which can be used subject to reservation (surcharges apply).

Accommodation: En-suite rooms (twins and triples) with TVs, fridges, safety deposit boxes, and free Wi-Fi.

Meals: Buffet breakfast & evening meal.

New Miyako Hotel

New Miyako Hotel, Kyoto

  • Fantastic location
  • Spacious rooms

Location: New Miyako Hotel is a 2-minute walk from Kyoto Station and Aeon Mall. Guests can walk 10 minutes to the iconic Kyoto Tower, and just a little farther to Kyoto Aquarium in Umekoji Park. Higashi Honganji is one of several Buddhist temples within a 15-minute walk and is a 55-min transfer to Osaka Airport.

Facilities: The hotel has ample facilities including gift shops and vending machines.

Accommodation: En-suite rooms (twins and triples) with TVs, fridges, hairdryers, and free Wi-Fi.

Meals: Buffet breakfast & evening meal.

Hotel New Hiroden

Hotel New Hiroden, Hiroshima

  • Conveniently located
  • Air conditioned rooms

Location: Conveniently located 3 minutes to the West of JR Hiroshima Station South Exit, within easy reach from the heart of the city, 15 mins from Hiroshima Castle.

Facilities: This hotel has a currency exchange and 24-hour reception

Accommodation: En-suite rooms (twins and triples) with air conditioning, TVs, fridges, and free Wi-Fi.

Meals: Buffet breakfast & evening meal.

Quick Tip: This is just a small sample of possible accommodations available. Please contact us for more information.

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Recommended Educational Trips to Japan

Equity can recommend Japan for the following subjects- click on the boxes for more information about subject specific itineraries and excursions.