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Inside Tokyo

12 Days. Get to know Tokyo in and out on this in-depth journey to the fascinating capital city. See the ancient shrines and neon-lit skyscrapers, discover the futuristic fashion trends and the phenomenon of anime, and experience complete cultural immersion during a homestay with a Japanese family.
Duration

12 days

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Traveler Details

Leaders for Inside Tokyo

June 30 to July 11, 2018 – Departs from Seattle/Tacoma (SEA)

Details of traveling Teacher Leaders will be confirmed shortly.

Duration in days

12

Program Details

Day to Day

Depart, USA

Depart USA

Day 1

Meet your delegation in Seattle and board your overnight flight to Tokyo, Land of the Rising Sun.

Tokyo, Japan

Welcome to Japan

Day 2

In 1868, the Emperor moved to Edo, which was renamed Tokyo. Today, Tokyo is home to more than 9 million people and mixes the ultramodern and the traditional, from neon-lit skyscrapers to historic temples. Meet your local Delegation Manager upon touching in down in Tokyo.

Tokyo, Japan

Understanding Japanese Politics and Religion

Day 3

Explore the most famous sites of Tokyo, including the Asakusa Sensoji Temple, which is the oldest and most significant in Tokyo. Later, you’ll barter with locals over the perfect fish at the world renowned Tsukiji Market, travel through one of Japan’s oldest shopping streets and visit the breath-taking Asakusa Kannon Temple.Head to the Harajuku district, which is home to the latest Japanese fashions.

Ibaraki, Japan

Japanese Anime

Day 4

Take part in a fascinating behind-the-scenes workshop on Japanese Anime. Discover the role this artistic phenomena plays in Japanese society, and how it has come to portray major themes prevalent across all cultures. Later today, travel outside of Tokyo and begin your 3-day Japanese farm stay.

School Visit (Inside Tokyo)
Ibaraki, Japan

Rural Life Experience

Day 5-6

People to People moments give you the opportunity to see life through the eyes of a local peer. During your homestay experience, get to know Japanese students on a school visit, which highlights both the similarities and differences between you and your Japanese peers

Hakone, Japan

Scenic Hakone

Day 7

Today, you will make your way to Hakone, a mountainous town known for its hot springs and views of the iconic volcano Mount Fuji. Cruise across Lake Ashi for beautiful lakeside views of the wealth of nature on show. Hot natural springs, historical sites and views of Mount Fuji make this a truly rewarding visit. After lunch, take a cable car and soar high above the sights of Mount Echigo-Komagatake. Gaze down on this mysterious land while enjoying the thrills of one of the longest cable car journeys in the world.

Tokyo, Japan

Mt. Fuji

Day 8

Hike up marvelous Mount Fuji and get your camera ready, the views truly are beautiful. Marvel at the spectacular panoramas available from the famous Fifth Station which stretch for as far as the eye can see across land and sea. Look down on the city below from the natural surroundings of the mountain that have been perfectly preserved by conservation workers.

Traditional Dining (Inside Tokyo)
Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo Metropolitan Government

Day 9

Gain a fascinating insight into the inner workings of Japanese government at the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Offices. Discover how politics in the region is connected with the Shinto religion at the Meiji Shrine, which seeks to combine the old and the new, through celebrating the events of the past. For lunch, take part in an interactive sushi making class and later visit Akihabara Electric Town. Tonight, show off your talents during karaoke!

Tokyo, Japan

Modern Science and Electronics

Day 10

In the morning, explore the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation. Commonly referred to as the Miraikan, the exhibits highlight learning advanced science, including earth environment, robots, space and life science, through hands-on exhibitions and interaction with a science communicator. Spend your afternoon at the Tokyo Tower and join a traditional Japanese tea ceremony experience.

Shopping (Inside Tokyo)
Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo Disneyland

Day 11

Today, you will experience a full day of magic at Tokyo Disneyland, the first Disney Park built outside of the USA. Spend your last day exploring the park and attractions with your friends and leaders. Tonight, join your final farewell dinner with your delegation.

Depart, Japan

Sayōnara!

Day 12

It’s time to say farewell to Japan as you head home from your voyage of discovery with a wealth of memories and new friends.