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Japan
Itinerary price from
£2089
5 nights accom. & travel  for 30 students and 3 staff

Geography school trips to Japan

Geography school trips to Japan

Located on the Pacific Ring of Fire, this seismic archipelago offers diverse geographical studies. Your students can explore the mountainous interior to discover how agricultural techniques evolved to cope with the challenging landscapes. Today, Japan is heavily reliant on food imports as well as fuel and industrial resources; its world famous record of modernisation can be observed in its high-tech transport systems and dense urban centres.

Tokyo moves with energy and sparkle, its gleaming skyscrapers and shiny retail malls offer urban study opportunities very different from our own. Students will be able to explore the city on a walking tour or delve into environmental matters at the Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation.

Take your group on the bullet train to Kyoto to explore cobbled streets and ancient temples. Notice how the rich cultural history often relates to geography, for example in Japan’s beautiful Zen gardens rocks symbolise mountains and combed gravels evoke the oceans. With futuristic technology, volcanic landscapes and fascinating cultural heritage, Japan makes a superb visit for geography students.

Suggested Itinerary

7 NIGHTS / 9 DAYS

  • day
    1

    Travel

    • Depart UK, overnight flight
  • day
    2

    Travel

    • Arrive in Japan (Narita airport)
    • Check into accommodation
  • day
    3

    Tokyo

    • Tokyo Sky Tree
    • Asakusa
    • Sensoji Temple
    • Meiji Jungu Shrine
    • Harajuku
    • Omotesando & Shibuya Crossing Street
  • day
    4

    Tokyo

    • Tsukiji Outer Market
    • Sushi Making Experience (lunch provided)
    • Miraikan- The National Museum of Emerging Science & Innovation
  • day
    5

    Hiroshima

    • Bullet train from Tokyo to Hiroshima Station
    • Half day tour of Hiroshima
    • Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park
    • Atomic Bomb Dome
  • day
    6

    Hiroshima

    • Return Miyajima Ferry
    • Itsukushima Shrine
    • Miyamjima Ropeway
  • day
    7

    Kyoto

    • Bullet train from Hiroshima to Kyoto
    • Half Day tour of Kyoto
    • Nijo Castle
    • Ryoanji Temple
    • Kinkakuji Temple (Golden Pavilion)
  • day
    8

    Nara

    • Todaiji Temple
    • Great Buddha
    • Nara Deer Park
  • day
    9

    Travel

    • Check out, airport transfer & return flight

Itinerary price from: £2599

Price details

Priced based on:

  • 7 night tour for 30 students and 3 staff

Price includes:

  • Return flights
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Standard insurance
  • Entrance to excursions based on above itinerary

 

Accommodation

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.


Excursions

Guided tour of Tokyo (day 1)

Spend a full day exploring the wonders of Japan. Visit Tokyo Sky Tree, 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.

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.

Hiroshima

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!

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