Japan

JAPAN

Japan

This island nation, situated in the Pacific Ocean along the “Ring of Fire” tectonic hot-zone, offers everything from high-rise cities and imperial palaces to snow-capped mountains and bamboo forests. This destination is perfect for those who want a mix of urban exploration and rural adventure, since you’ll experience plenty of both throughout your time in this diverse country. Soak up every moment of the neon skyscrapers and unique pop culture of Tokyo city, all the while being immersed in authentic Japanese culture and history first hand. Get a taste of Japan’s traditional tea ceremony, make your own local cuisine in a cooking class, and try your hand at short-story animation when you sketch and produce your own short film! Japan offers the experience of a lifetime for anyone with an appreciation for both the natural world and human history.

Overview

Population: 128,057,352

Official Language: Japanese

Fun Fact: The highest point in Japan in Mount Fuji, which stands at 3,776m (12,388ft).

Custom Group Sample Itineraries

Below please find a selection of sample itineraries that have been custom-tailored for high school educators and their students to fit specific learning objectives and goals.

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    Japan 15 Day Cultural Journey

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    Program Highlights
    • Try your hand at creating anime
    • Visit the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Offices
    • Take a bullet train to Hiroshima
    • Explore Akihabara Electric Town
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    Japan 12 Day Cultural Journey

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    Program Highlights
    • Try your hand at creating anime
    • Visit the Tsukiji Market
    • Explore the Harajuku District of Tokyo
    • Ride a bullet train to Hiroshima
  • Japan's Mount Fuji contaminated with human waste...epa04402304 (FILE) A file photo dated 08 May 2007 shows Japanese farmers picking tea leaves under the summit of Mount Fuji, in Shizuoka prefecture, Japan. According to a report on 16 September 2014, Japan's Mount Fuji is soiled with human waste. A large amount of human feces was left along mountain trails of the nation's highest peak after an official two-month climbing season ended at the end of August, broadcaster NHK reported, citing Shizuoka prefectural officials. Every year, about 300,000 people climb the 3,776-meter mountain in July and August.  EPA/EVERETT KENNEDY BROWN
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    Japan 10 Day Cultural Journey

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    Program Highlights
    • Try your hand at creating anime
    • Visit the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Offices
    • Experience some of most iconic parts of Kyoto
  • The Walking Tree Travel "people" are amazing. They are organized, caring, attentive and above all, "grounded". :) Every teen should have the opportunity to learn about these programs. It's not for everyone, but for those who wish to sprout their wings and learn of the world, while being reminded of what really matters in life, and have FUN, then this is IT!

    Jane Zane Program Name: Costa Rica Immersion A • Travel Year: 2012 • School: Mingus Union High • State: Arizona

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