10 days
Tokyo, Nagoya, Kyoto, Osaka

Japan has long been a stage for the biggest players in the global economy.

With a model of efficiency that has lead the way through decades of technological innovation, Japan fosters a business environment deserving of admiration. See how this small archipelago can reveal so many natural and cultural wonders—from the feudal castles of Nagoya to the cherry blossoms of Kyoto.
  • Day 1: Fly overnight to Japan

  • Day 2: Tokyo

    Meet your Tour Director at the airport

    Enjoy dinner in Tokyo

  • Day 3: Tokyo

    Take a guided tour of Tokyo

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Imperial Palace Plaza
    • Harajuku shopping district
    • Shibuya district
    • Shinjuku district

    Visit the Meiji Shinto Shrine

    Visit the Asakusa Kannon Temple

    Enjoy dinner in Tokyo

  • Day 4: Tokyo

    Visit the Tokyo Stock Exchange, the world's second-largest stock exchange

    Visit the Sony Building

    Attend a business-themed lecture

  • Day 5: Tokyo • Nagoya

    Visit a Tokyo-area brewery and learn about local business practices

    Travel by bullet train to Nagoya

    Enjoy dinner in Nagoya

  • Day 6: Nagoya

    Tour Nagoya with an expert local guide

    Visit Nagoya Castle

    Visit the Toyota Motor plant and learn about local business practices

    Enjoy dinner in Nagoya

  • Day 7: Nagoya • Kyoto

    Travel to Kyoto

    Tour Kyoto with an expert local guide

    Visit Nijo Castle

    Visit Kiyomizu Temple

    Visit the Gold Pavilion 

    Enjoy dinner in Kyoto

  • Day 8: Kyoto

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Nara

    Nara

    Today, join a half-day excursion to Nara, one of Japan’s ancient capitals. Visit the Todaji Temple and see the Daibutsu, the world’s largest bronze Buddha. Then walk through the wooded Nara Park, also known by the nickname of “Deer Park” because of its many four legged inhabitants. Just outside the park, you will visit Kasuga Shrine, one of the most famous Shinto shrines in the country. Twice a year, some 3,000 lanterns are lit here simultaneously during the Lantern Festival. (Please note: comfortable walking shoes are recommended.)

  • Day 9: Kyoto • Osaka

    Travel to Osaka

    Tour Osaka with an expert local guide and learn what makes Osaka the commercial and industrial center of western Japan

    Visit the Umeda Sky Building

    Visit a local company and learn about business practices of the area

    Enjoy dinner in Osaka

  • Day 10: Depart for home

Want to learn more about this program?
  • Day 1: Fly overnight to Japan

  • Day 2: Tokyo

    Meet your Tour Director at the airport

    Enjoy dinner in Tokyo

  • Day 3: Tokyo

    Take a guided tour of Tokyo

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Imperial Palace Plaza
    • Harajuku shopping district
    • Shibuya district
    • Shinjuku district

    Visit the Meiji Shinto Shrine

    Visit the Asakusa Kannon Temple

    Enjoy dinner in Tokyo

  • Day 4: Tokyo

    Visit the Tokyo Stock Exchange, the world's second-largest stock exchange

    Visit the Sony Building

    Attend a business-themed lecture

  • Day 5: Tokyo • Nagoya

    Visit a Tokyo-area brewery and learn about local business practices

    Travel by bullet train to Nagoya

    Enjoy dinner in Nagoya

  • Day 6: Nagoya

    Tour Nagoya with an expert local guide

    Visit Nagoya Castle

    Visit the Toyota Motor plant and learn about local business practices

    Enjoy dinner in Nagoya

  • Day 7: Nagoya • Kyoto

    Travel to Kyoto

    Tour Kyoto with an expert local guide

    Visit Nijo Castle

    Visit Kiyomizu Temple

    Visit the Gold Pavilion 

    Enjoy dinner in Kyoto

  • Day 8: Kyoto

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Nara

    Nara

    Today, join a half-day excursion to Nara, one of Japan’s ancient capitals. Visit the Todaji Temple and see the Daibutsu, the world’s largest bronze Buddha. Then walk through the wooded Nara Park, also known by the nickname of “Deer Park” because of its many four legged inhabitants. Just outside the park, you will visit Kasuga Shrine, one of the most famous Shinto shrines in the country. Twice a year, some 3,000 lanterns are lit here simultaneously during the Lantern Festival. (Please note: comfortable walking shoes are recommended.)

  • Day 9: Kyoto • Osaka

    Travel to Osaka

    Tour Osaka with an expert local guide and learn what makes Osaka the commercial and industrial center of western Japan

    Visit the Umeda Sky Building

    Visit a local company and learn about business practices of the area

    Enjoy dinner in Osaka

  • Day 10: Depart for home

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Good times!

Enjoyed the exeperience and met some great new friends! ...
SuperDry / Student traveler
Peachtree City, GA / Posted on November 15, 2010

Your experience includes

  • Round-trip airfare

    Your price includes round-trip airfare for your whole group.

  • Accommodations

    8 overnight stays in hotels with private bathrooms

  • On-tour transportation

    Land transportation

  • Regional-style meals

    Light breakfast daily; 6 local dinners

  • End-to-end support

    Your team helps to secure administrative approval and academic credit, provides recruiting tools and helps establish your program's ongoing presence on campus.

  • Curriculum integration

    Your academic vision remains present wherever you travel. Tell us your ideal study abroad experience, and we'll help connect your curriculum to EF's extensive connections abroad.

  • Full-time Tour Director

    Your expert Tour Director is with your group 24/7, providing deep local insight while handling all program logistics.

  • Expert Local Guides

    Your expert local guides are natural historians, adding cultural insight and enhancing teaching moments wherever your curriculum takes you.

  • Guided sightseeing

    Tokyo; Nagoya: Kyoto; Osaka

  • Entrances

    Meiji Shinto Shrine; Asakusa Kannon Temple; Tokyo Stock Exchange; Nagoya Castle; Nijo Castle; Kiyomizu Temple; Golden Pavilion; Umeda Sky Building

  • Worldwide support, safety and security

    EF has over 500 schools and offices in more than 50 countries worldwide. We provide 24-hour emergency support service along with a comprehensive $50 million liability policy that covers you and your institution while abroad.

  • Flexible payment options

    Give more students the opportunity to study abroad by offering them two different payment plan options, along with our TripFunder website to help fundraise for the program.

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