Japan Science and Discovery

from £2200pp

Based on 8 days

Suitable for Secondary Schools

Overview

Our Science and Discovery tours combine science, history, culture and adventure - all in one trip!  In Tokyo, students are exposed to the very latest technologies and scientific developments, whilst also having the chance to immerse themselves in the culture of the Japanese capital.

There is yet more culture to be discovered in the wonderful city of Kyoto, home to bamboo groves, geishas, sublime gardens and spectacular temples, including Kinkaku-ji and Kiyomizu-dera!  Nearby Osaka also boasts some fantastic sights and the thrills of Universal Studios Japan make for a great daytrip! 

No trip to Japan would be complete without a visit to one of the most important historical sites in the world - Hiroshima.  What has now become a charming, peaceful city was once the site of the atrocities of WW2 and the atomic bomb.  

Our Suggested Itinerary

  1. Day 1

    Overnight flight from the UK to Japan. 

  2. Day 2

    Early morning arrival in Tokyo, transfer to central Tokyo by chartered coach with local guide.

    Climb up the Tokyo Government Office Building to access its Observatory and take in the amazing view 243 metres above the ground!

    Stroll around the popular district of Shinjuku, where many electronics shopping malls can be found!

  3. Day 3

    Visit to Miraikan, The National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation.  See robots in action and take a virtual trip to view Earth from a space shuttle!

    Explore the link between the newest technology and basic science principles with a visit to Sony ExploraScience.

    Enjoy some free time in Odaiba, a large artificial island in Tokyo Bay.

    Head to the Honda Welcome Plaza to see a live performance from the awe-inspiring Asimo robot!

    See Meiji Shrine, the most iconic Shinto shrine in Tokyo and an incredible contrast to the technology visits.

    Enjoy some free time in the trendy Harajuku neighbourhood!

  4. Day 4

    Head to the Suginami Animation Museum, which offers students the opportunity to immerse themselves in the history of the development of anime.

    Visit the impressive Imperial Palace, home to Japan’s Emperor.

    Enjoy some free time in the buzzing entertainment hub of Akihabara, famous for its electric shops and devotion to anime!

    Visit one of Tokyo’s most colourful temples in Asakusa, Senso-ji.

  5. Day 5

    Travel to Yokohama by coach.

    Learn about the history of Toshiba at the Toshiba Science Museum.

    Experience the incredible Japanese shinkansen as you travel onwards to Kyoto.

    Take a guided tour of Kyoto and take in some of the main sights including the Kinkaku-ji and Kiyomizu-dera temples.  

    Head to your accommodation in the nearby city of Osaka.

  6. Day 6

    Take the shinkansen to Hiroshima for a day of historical exploration.

    Visit the haunting A-Bomb Dome. Now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, The Hiroshima Peace Memorial was the only structure left standing after the atomic bomb detonated over the city in 1945.

    Wander through the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, dedicated to those that lost their lives.

    Visit to the exceptional Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, displaying personal items and other materials related to the atomic bombing of the city in WW2.

  7. Day 7

    Travel by coach to Universal Studios Japan for a day filled with excitement and entertainment!

  8. Day 8

    Transfer from Osaka to airport for 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.


Japan is an incredible country with so many things to see and do, anything is possible!Just Request a Quote and let us know what you'd like to include in your trip.  If you prefer, you can also reach us on 0121 271 0121 or send a quick email to [email protected]  

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Japan Science and Discovery

from £2200pp

Based on 8 days