General Information of Japan School Trip
Duration: 8 Days
Start/End: Tokyo/ Osaka
Tour Route: Tokyo – Harajuku – Sumida River cruise – Shibuya – Denden –Osaka
Tour Customizable: Absolutely! (Contact us your specific requirements in the inquiry form)
Day 1: Welcome to Japan (B)
Day 2: Exploring The giant Observatory & Aerial Views (B/L/D)
Day 3: Stadium Tour (B/L/D)
Day 4: Training and River Cruise (B/L/D)
Day 5: Hit the Field (B/L/D)
Day 6: Visiting Osaka Castle (B/L/D)
Day 7: Final Match (B/L/D)
Day 8: Homeward Bound (B)
Day 1: Welcome to Japan (B)
When teachers and students land to the airport, you will be transferred to your accommodation. Complete checking in the hotel and enjoy dinner time at the hotel.
Day 2: Exploring The giant Observatory & Aerial Views (B, L, D)
First up, have your breakfast servings. Then we gather at the hotel lobby to head to the 45th floor of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building for a view of the city you’re about to explore. This place itself is a 360-degree view of Tokyo. In a particular time of the year, you can see Mount Fuji from it. Try to pick out a few of the places you’ll be visiting and listen up for a trip briefing.
Lunchtime: you have chances to taste the local cuisine. Later in the afternoon, we will explore one of the most popular games in Japan, which is baseball!
After dark, have dinner at a local restaurant near your hotel. You can take your time at night to explore the city.
Day 3: Stadium Tour (B, L, D)
Teachers and students have a full breakfast at the hotel. Today, we fill up the itinerary with Ajinomoto Stadium, where has been considered one of the Rugby World Cup venues. This modern and massive stadium Ajinomoto has been transformed for the Rugby World Cup of 2019. The capacity goes up to 50000 audiences and you can get good views from any angle of it.
We have a buffet for lunch at the hotel. In the afternoon, teachers and students will transfer to Harajuku. Tokyo’s unique contrast between tradition and modernity while exploring the eclectic neighborhood of Harajuku, home to both the Meiji Shrine and a weird and wonderful shopping district.
As the sun goes down, the city lights go up. We come back to the hotel, take a rest and enjoy dinner at the hotel. End the day at the world’s busiest intersection, Shibuya Crossing.
Day 4: Training and River Cruise (B, L, D)
You should get up early to have breakfast and prepare the necessary things for today’s schedule. First students will participate in an intense 2-hour rugby training lesson. This helps you to get acclimated knowledge and basic rules about the sport. And later in the week, we will have a friendly match between school members.
At lunchtime, have a taste of local cuisine and take a short snap. It’s been an active morning, so now relax with a cruise on the Sumida River. The cruise goes through many bridges, which are designed with different styles. It is such a great treatment to watch the city from the cruise. Afterward, learn about Buddhism at Asakusa’s colorful Sensoji Temple. Buddhism is deeply associated with Japanese society also in culture and lifestyle. In fact, whilst only 34% of the Japanese population identify as Buddhist, a huge 75% practice some form of Buddhism!
Day 5: Hit the Field (B, L, D)
Have breakfast at the hotel then gather for a pre-departure briefing. The destination for us today is the Edo Tokyo Museum. The museum is a wealth of Tokyo’s history, pop in to study more about this. It is listed as one of the most massive collections of Asia’s artworks and archaeological items in the world.
For the afternoon, we have a taste of traditional Japanese food in a restaurant. Next, students will take part in the first match against a local school team or club. Feel free because the team you’re playing against will be selected on your level.
We dine out today, then return to the hotel. The followed program is to attend a free talk with experts on Japanese rugby. Make sure you’ve got a few of your burning questions prepared for the Q&A session!
Day 6: Visiting Osaka Castle (B, L, D)
Students and teachers should get up early and pack up for traveling to Osaka. The transportation we use is Shinkansen (or bullet train), and this is a hands-on experience in Japan.
We arrive later in the morning, guides will help you to check-in the hotel. Enjoy a buffet for lunch in the hotel. Visit the imposing Osaka Castle. Walk across the double moat and explore the castle’s nine-level keep. Afterward, we will engage in an exciting bicycle tour through small alleys and around the neighborhood.
Finish the first day in Osaka, we head back to the hotel and. Your dinner meal will be served at the hotel. You have free time at night.
Day 7: Final Match (B, L, D)
Have a full breakfast. It’s time for your second and final rugby match of the week. Play fair, have fun and make lifelong friends with your opponents!
In the afternoon, pick up a few last-minute souvenirs in Denden town, before sampling the delicacies of the Kuromon Ichiba Market, known by the locals as “Osaka’s Kitchen”. To end the day, we go exploring Shinsaibashi and the Dotonbori Riverfront.
Students and teachers will transfer to the hotel. You will have a small farewell party in a local restaurant.
Day 8: Homeward Bound (B)
Your last breakfast on this trip will be served at the hotel. Have free time before you are driven to the airport for your departure. We hope the new rugby skills you learned will be some of the help, the team bonds you strengthened and the culture you were immersed in will follow you and your teammates back home. Have a nice journey!