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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.

People to People Moment

People to People Political Discussion
Tokyo, Japan

Understanding Japanese Politics and Religion

Day 3

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. Head to the Harajuku district, which is home to the latest Japanese fashions. Explore one of Japan’s most famous exports, anime, in Kiddy Land and the Oriental Bazaar.

People to People Moment

Interactive Learning Experience - Anime Workshop
Tokyo, 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. 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. During the afternoon get an insider’s look into Japanese electronics at Panasonic, Sony, or Toyota. This evening meet your Japanese Host Family.

Meeting and greeting before homestay (Inside Tokyo)

People to People Moment

Exclusive Japanese Homestay
Countryside, Japan

Authentic Homestay Experience

Day 5-7

Experience complete cultural immersion during a homestay like no other. Your hosts are specially selected based off your own interests and age. Gain an unbelievable insight into daily Japanese life as you try home-cooked foods, practice your Japanese and explore the history behind kimonos and yukata.

School Visit (Inside Tokyo)

People to People Moment

Peer Connections - Japanese School Visit
Tokyo, Japan

School Visit

Day 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.

Tokyo, Japan

Scenic Hakone

Day 8

After bidding farewell to your Japanese family, you will make your way to Hakone, a mountainous town known for its hot springs resorts (onsen) 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 9

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.

People to People Moment

Interactive Learning Experience - Science and Robotics
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 with Japanese university students, who will lead you through a fantastic scavenger hunt through Akihabara.

Tokyo, Japan

Traditional and Digital Wonderlands

Day 11

Immerse yourself in unique cultural activities, specially arranged by People to People International, from Japanese tea ceremonies to sushi making and origami. During your final evening, experience the magic of Disney, on a visit to either Disneyland or Disney Sea.

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.