8 or 10 days
Tokyo, Mount Fuji, extension to Kyoto
Tokyo holds the key to open any culture-focused curriculum. You’ll get plenty of time in the capital to experience what makes Japanese culture unique before entering timeless Shinto shrines in the parks of Shibuya. Look up at the towering screens in the Ginza District or peer down from a cable car atop Mt. Komagatake—either way, Japan will give your curriculum a distinctly new perspective.
  • Day 1: Fly overnight to Japan

  • Day 2: Tokyo

    Meet your Tour Director at the airport

    Receive your included Tokyo Museum Grutt Pass 

    Enjoy a tempura dinner

  • Day 3: Tokyo

    See the Imperial Plaza and Metropolitan Government Building

    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 Shrine

    Spend a half day exploring Tokyo on your own

  • Day 4: Tokyo

    Explore Ueno Park on your own 

    Take part in a traditional Japanese tea ceremony  

    Visit the Tokyo National Museum

  • Day 5: Tokyo • Mount Fuji • Lake Ashi

    Take a day trip to Mount Fuji and Lake Ashi

    Visit the Fujisan World Heritage Center  

    Explore Mount Fuji's 5th station on your own 

    Visit Hakone National Park 

    Enjoy a boat cruise on Lake Ashi

    Ride a cable car up Mount Komagatake
  • Day 6: Tokyo

    Spend a full day exploring Tokyo on your own

  • Day 7: Tokyo

    Take a tour of the Tsukiji Fish Market 

    Attend a sushi-making class 

    Enjoy a sushi lunch

    Spend a half day exploring Tokyo on your own

    Enjoy a farewell dinner in Tokyo

  • Day 8: Depart for home

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  • Day 8: Tokyo • Kyoto

    Travel by bullet train to Kyoto 

    Tour Kyoto with an expert local guide

    Visit Nijo Castle

    Visit the Gold Pavilion 

    Enjoy dinner in Kyoto

  • Day 9: 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.) 

    Visit Gion Corner 

    Enjoy a farewell dinner in Kyoto

  • 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

    Receive your included Tokyo Museum Grutt Pass 

    Enjoy a tempura dinner

  • Day 3: Tokyo

    See the Imperial Plaza and Metropolitan Government Building

    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 Shrine

    Spend a half day exploring Tokyo on your own

  • Day 4: Tokyo

    Explore Ueno Park on your own 

    Take part in a traditional Japanese tea ceremony  

    Visit the Tokyo National Museum

  • Day 5: Tokyo • Mount Fuji • Lake Ashi

    Take a day trip to Mount Fuji and Lake Ashi

    Visit the Fujisan World Heritage Center  

    Explore Mount Fuji's 5th station on your own 

    Visit Hakone National Park 

    Enjoy a boat cruise on Lake Ashi

    Ride a cable car up Mount Komagatake
  • Day 6: Tokyo

    Spend a full day exploring Tokyo on your own

  • Day 7: Tokyo

    Take a tour of the Tsukiji Fish Market 

    Attend a sushi-making class 

    Enjoy a sushi lunch

    Spend a half day exploring Tokyo on your own

    Enjoy a farewell dinner in Tokyo

  • Day 8: Depart for home

Add more days

  • Day 8: Tokyo • Kyoto

    Travel by bullet train to Kyoto 

    Tour Kyoto with an expert local guide

    Visit Nijo Castle

    Visit the Gold Pavilion 

    Enjoy dinner in Kyoto

  • Day 9: 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.) 

    Visit Gion Corner 

    Enjoy a farewell dinner in Kyoto

  • Day 10: Depart for home

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Japan was an amazing experience. It may be expensive for some of you, however it is still worth it. ...
focusliner / Student traveler
Corral de tierra, CA / Posted on May 25, 2018

What's Included

  • Round-trip airfare

    Your price includes round-trip airfare for your whole group

  • Accommodations

    6 overnight stays in hotels with private bathrooms; 8 with extension

  • On-tour transportation

    Land transportation

  • Regional-style meals

    Daily breakfasts and select local dinners are included in your program. Generally, we leave lunch up to you so your group has an opportunity to explore its own tastes.

  • 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 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

    Gain insider knowledge and cultural perspective from licensed local guides who join your group for select experiences on tour.

  • Entrances

    Meiji Shinto Shrine, Tokyo National Museum, Mt. Fuji Visitor Center, Hakone National Park, Lake Ashi cruise, Mount Komagatake cable car, Ghibli Museum; with extension: Nijo Castle, Gold Pavilion, Gion Corner cultural performance

  • 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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