8 or 10 days
Tokyo, Mount Fuji, extension to Kyoto
Program designed to: Immerse yourself in the contrasting blend of ancient tradition and futuristic urban life that influences one of world's largest and most fascinating cities—from Shinto shrines and Zen gardens to neon-lit shopping districts and bustling karaoke cafes. Experience life as a Tokyoite as you engage authentically with the people, culture, customs and food that make Japan’s capital so unique.

Highlight: Don’t miss a free-time visit to Tokyo’s bustling Akihabara neighborhood, considered a mecca for electronics, games and anime lovers.
  • Day 1: Fly overnight to Japan

  • Day 2: Tokyo

    Meet your Tour Director at the airport

    Receive your included Tokyo Museum Grutt Pass, which gives you free or discounted admission to museums around Tokyo 

    Enjoy dinner in Tokyo

  • 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:

    • Harajuku shopping district, the trendy district popular among younger locals 
    • Shibuya district, home to the famed Shibuya crosswalk that has upwards of 3,000 people crossing at a time
    • Shinjuku district, a large entertainment and business area

    Visit the Meiji Shrine and its elaborate wooded Inner Garden 

    Spend a half day exploring Tokyo on your own

  • Day 4: Tokyo

    Explore Ueno Park, a space with many museums and shrines, on your own 

    Take part in a traditional Japanese tea ceremony and try matcha tea

    Visit the Tokyo National Museum, Japan's largest art 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, a stop atop Mt. Fuji that offers breathtaking views

    Visit Hakone National Park, known for its hot springs, lakes, historic sites, and close-up views of majestic Mount Fuji 

    Enjoy a boat cruise on Lake Ashi and soak in views of Mt. Fuji

    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, the biggest wholesale fish and seafood market 

    Attend a sushi-making class

    Enjoy a sushi lunch

    Spend a half day exploring Tokyo on your own

    Enjoy 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 and learn about the history and culture of the city

    Visit Nijo Castle, a structure built almost entirely out of Japanese cypress 

    Visit the Gold Pavilion, a Zen temple whose top two floors are covered in gold leaf

    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 to experience a Japanese kyo-mai dance performed by maiko dancers

    Enjoy dinner in Kyoto

  • Day 10: Depart for home

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  • Day 1: Fly overnight to Japan

  • Day 2: Tokyo

    Meet your Tour Director at the airport

    Receive your included Tokyo Museum Grutt Pass, which gives you free or discounted admission to museums around Tokyo 

    Enjoy dinner in Tokyo

  • 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:

    • Harajuku shopping district, the trendy district popular among younger locals 
    • Shibuya district, home to the famed Shibuya crosswalk that has upwards of 3,000 people crossing at a time
    • Shinjuku district, a large entertainment and business area

    Visit the Meiji Shrine and its elaborate wooded Inner Garden 

    Spend a half day exploring Tokyo on your own

  • Day 4: Tokyo

    Explore Ueno Park, a space with many museums and shrines, on your own 

    Take part in a traditional Japanese tea ceremony and try matcha tea

    Visit the Tokyo National Museum, Japan's largest art 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, a stop atop Mt. Fuji that offers breathtaking views

    Visit Hakone National Park, known for its hot springs, lakes, historic sites, and close-up views of majestic Mount Fuji 

    Enjoy a boat cruise on Lake Ashi and soak in views of Mt. Fuji

    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, the biggest wholesale fish and seafood market 

    Attend a sushi-making class

    Enjoy a sushi lunch

    Spend a half day exploring Tokyo on your own

    Enjoy 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 and learn about the history and culture of the city

    Visit Nijo Castle, a structure built almost entirely out of Japanese cypress 

    Visit the Gold Pavilion, a Zen temple whose top two floors are covered in gold leaf

    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 to experience a Japanese kyo-mai dance performed by maiko dancers

    Enjoy dinner in Kyoto

  • Day 10: Depart for home

Want to learn more about this program?

Learning outcomes on this program

Confidence • Curiosity • Global perspective • Empathy • Adaptability • Relatability • Self-Awareness


EF Global Learning Model Post-Study Abroad Learning Resources
Academic resources

With this program, you get access to our Global Learning Resources, which include:

  • Discussion questions
  • Sample assignments
  • Journal prompts
  • Webinars
  • EF's Global Competency Assessment, a pre- and post-program assessment to measure competency development
See the resources you get
EF Global Learning Model Post-Study Abroad Learning Resources
Academic resources


With this program, you get access to our Global Learning Resources, which include:

  • Discussion questions
  • Sample assignments
  • Journal prompts
  • Webinars
  • EF's Global Competency Assessment, a pre- and post-program assessment to measure competency development

See the resources you get



Your experience includes

  • Round-trip airfare

    Your price includes round-trip airfare for your whole group

  • Accommodations

    Safe, comfortable hotels with private bathrooms will be waiting for you at your destination.

  • 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.

  • EF Global Learning Toolkit

    To capitalize on moments for building empathy, awareness, and adaptability in a global environment, we offer a number of different tools designed to help educators facilitate student growth abroad and on campus, including academically enriched travel programs, industry engagement opportunities, global learning resources, and a Global Competencies Assessment tool.

  • 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; 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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