Japan Geography

from £1920pp

Based on 8 days

Suitable for Secondary Schools

Overview

Geography tours to Japan offer an incredible range of exciting and unique visits which make for an unforgettable experience for students (and teachers)!

Discover the city of Tokyo with its rich cultural sites, museums and attractions before you head out to explore more of the country.  Hakone and its views of Mount Fuji makes for a fantastic day trip year-round, and there are plenty of other options available. 

Our geography itineraries are tailor-made to suit the season, as certain visits very much depend upon the weather conditions.  In winter, pay a visit to Nagano to observe the famous Snow Monkeys bathing in the hot springs.  In spring you'll have the opportunity to see the impressive snow wall of Tateyama, or the UNESCO World Heritage village of Shirakawa-go, as well as the stunning cherry blossom trees!  If your trip falls in autumn, then a day trip to the waterfalls and lakes of Nikko makes for the perfect excursion. 

Our Suggested Itinerary

  1. Day 1

    Overnight flight from the UK to Tokyo.

  2. Day 2

    Flight arrival in Tokyo and coach transfer to your accommodation.

    Enjoy some spectacular views over the city from the 45th floor observation deck at the Tokyo Government Building.

    Free time in the bustling Shinjuku, a huge business, commercial and entertainment centre!

  3. Day 3

    Head to the beautiful Yoyogi Park for a visit to one of Tokyo’s most impressive shrines, the Meiji Shrine.

    Discover the complex topography and climate of the natural environment of Japan with a visit to the National Museum of Nature and Science.

    Enjoy some free time in the electric district of Akihabara, the home of anime and manga.

    Experience and learn how to get prepared for Natural Disasters at Tokyo Rinkai Disaster Prevention Park.

    Free time in Odaiba, a popular shopping and entertainment district on a manmade island in Tokyo Bay.

  4. Day 4

    (Itinerary is dependent on season)

    Take the high-speed shinkansen bullet train to Nagano.

    Witness the famous Japanese Macaques, also known as Snow Monkeys, bathing in their dedicated hot spring at the Jigokudani Monkey Park!

    OR

    Get in touch with nature as you head to the town of Nikko - here you'll be treated to picturesque lakes, waterfalls and traditional Japanese culture.

  5. Day 5

    (Itinerary is dependent on season)

    Coach transfer to the Northern Japan Alps for a visit to the Tateyama snow wall.

    Travel through the dynamic scenery of Mt. Tateyama by taking an excursion along the Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route.

    Visit the Kurobe Dam, Japan’s tallest dam at 186 metres!

    Enjoy breathtaking views from the observation deck at Daikanbo.

    OR

    Visit Matsumoto Castle, one of Japan’s most historic and beautiful castles!

    Explore the historic village of Shirakawa-go, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Observe the traditional farmhouses and gain an insight into rural life in Japan.

  6. Day 6

    Visit the Imperial Palace, home to Japan’s Emperor!

    Head to the Ryogoku district for a visit to the Edo-Tokyo Museum, where you will discover more about the history of Tokyo.

    Enjoy some free time in the charming Asakusa district, home to the popular Buddhist temple, Senso-ji.

  7. Day 7

    Coach transfer for your daytrip to Hakone for views of Mount Fuji!

    Enjoy a river cruise on the spectacular Lake Ashi – from the boat you’ll be able to catch a glimpse of Mount Fuji!

    Take the Hakone Ropeway for an impressive view over the Owakudani Valley and its active sulphuric hot springs!

    Depending upon the volcanic activity, visit the Owakudani Valley to see the bubbling sulphuric pools and maybe try one of the famous eggs cooked in the naturally hot water.

  8. Day 8

    Enjoy some free time in Shibuya, home to one of the world’s busiest pedestrian crossings!

    Transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK.

School Trip Accommodation

Accommodation

We only use safe and secure accommodation especially suited to schools; providing a perfect base for you to enjoy your tour.  All the accommodation we use is audited, and our auditing regime is verified by independent experts.

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Tateyama

Japan Geography

from £1920pp

Based on 8 days


Our Japan Geography itineraries are tailor-made to suit the season during which you'll be travelling.  Just Request a Quote and we'll suggest the best visits to include in your trip!  If you prefer, you can also reach us on 0121 271 0121 or [email protected]