Duration: 7 Days

Discover Japan

On this tour you will arrive at Kyoto and travel through the beautiful Japanese countryside to Tokyo. Along your 7-day adventure you will visit Nara and Hakone and explore the various temples and monuments.

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All about the Discover Japan.

The Edventure Travel Package

All Edventure Travel trips and tours can be customised to your personal requirements, this sample tour is designed to give you inspiration for your own trip. When you are ready to start planning, get in touch and we can design a bespoke package tour for your group. We will always make clear what is included and excluded in your quotation.

Fully Protected

Your trip will be fully protected through our membership of the ABTOT and ABTA. Furthermore, Edventure Travel has its own ATOL licence ensuring that you have complete protection when taking a flight. Edventure Travel offers travel insurance that can be included in your trip to give you protection in the event of unforeseen circumstances.

Customised for you

All tours are 100% customised to suit your group. We believe that every group should be treated individually, it’s your tour after all. If you want to add something that is not featured on our website just let us know and we will work with you to develop an itinerary to meet your needs.

Out of Hours Contact

In the unlikely event that you encounter problems whilst on tour, there will always be someone at the end of the phone to assist with any situation.

Travel Advice

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The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • Return Flights
  • All travel when at your destination
  • Accommodation based on bed and breakfast with students in multi-bedded rooms
  • Teachers free of charge sharing twin rooms
  • Full Time Tour Director
  • All meals mentioned in the itinerary
  • All activities mentioned in the itinerary unless otherwise stated
  • Travel Insurance
What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • Single Room Supplements
  • Personal Expenditure
  • Overseas departure taxes if applicable
  • Tips for guides and drivers
  • UK Coach Transfers
  • Activities not mentioned
  • Meals not mentioned
  • Luggage in the hold of the aircraft
  1. Day 1 Depart the UK

    Today you will depart the UK and fly to Osaka.

  2. Day 2 Arrival in Japan

    Upon arrival in Osaka you will travel to Kyoto, where you will have some free time at leisure.

    In Kyoto you can visit the Nijo Castle with its stunning gardens and visit the Golden Pavilion Kinkakuji, built as a retirement villa for the Shogun and now one of Kyoto’s most famous temples.

    Later you can go to Arashiyama and visit Tenryuji temple, a World Heritage Site founded in 1339. Travel through the famous bamboo groves used to make various products for the Nonomiya shrine.

  3. Day 3 Kyoto

    Travel to Nara, Japan’s capital during the eight century for 74 years and home to some of the oldest temples in the country.

    Visit the Todaiji temple, home to Japan’s largest Buddha, Kasuga Taisha and Nara Park which is referred to by many as “Deer Park”.

    Later visit the Fushimi Inari Shrine which is known for its thousands of red torii gates leading up and through the sacred forest of Mount Inari, voted number one must see spot in Kyoto.


  4. Day 4 Hakone

    Travel by train to Hakone where your can visit the Hakone shrine, popular among Samurai during the 12th century and is hidden away in a dense forest.

    Tonight you will stay in a traditional Japanese ryokan, sleeping in a Japanese style room with futons laid out on tatami mats, delicious meals and access to onsen; baths that use mineral water from the naturally heated springs.

  5. Day 5 Tokyo

    Journey to Tokyo, during which you may glimpse Mt Fuji if it is a clear day.

    At Hakonemachi you will take a Pirate Boat to Togendai on the shores of Lake Ashi, an enormous volcanic crater created by an eruption 3,000 years ago. Continue via Rope Way heading towards Owakudani.

    At Owakudani you can smell sulphur coming from this active volcano. Walk around Owakudani that leads to steam vents and bubbling pools.

    Later you will continue your journey to Tokyo.

  6. Day 6 Tokyo

    Spend the day in Tokyo and visit the Meiji Shrine, Omotesando shopping street and the Roppongi Hills Observation Deck, a 238-meter-tall Mori Tower. The tower houses the entrance to the excellent Mori Art Museum and the elegant Tokyo City View observation deck.

    Later visit Asakusa, Tokyo’s old town where you can soak up the atmosphere of what Tokyo was like hundreds of years ago. Visit Sensoji, also known as Asakusa Kannon and Tokyo’s oldest temple.

  7. Day 7 Travel Home

    You will have free time in the city until your departure.

    Depart and return to the UK.

  1. Tokyo Japan

    Tokyo is Japan’s capital and the world’s most populous metropolis. Visit the opulent Meiji Shinto Shrine which is known for its towering gate and surrounding woods; or discover the Imperial Palace which sits amid large public gardens; explore the many museums which offer exhibits ranging from classical art (in the Tokyo National Museum) to a reconstructed kabuki theatre (in the Edo-Tokyo Museum); or see the array of colour at night with the overload of electric lights. Today, Tokyo mixes the ultramodern and the traditional, from neon-lit skyscrapers to historic temples. Enjoy the unlimited choice of shopping, entertainment, culture and dining.

  2. Kyoto Japan

    Kyoto, once the capital of Japan, is a city on the island of Honshu. It is considered the cultural capital of Japan and is a major tourist destination. Your group can visit many famous landmarks: the numerous Buddhist temples; as well as gardens; imperial palaces; Shinto shrines and traditional wooden houses; many of which are listed collectively by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. It’s also known for formal traditions such as kaiseki dining, consisting of multiple courses of precise dishes, and geisha, female entertainers often found in the Gion district.

  3. Roppongi Hills Observation Deck Tokyo

    Visit one of the tallest buildings in the city and discover the amazing view of Tokyo from the 238 meters tall Mori Tower observation deck. While most of the building is occupied by office space which is home to leading companies from the IT and financial sectors; the first few floors have restaurants and shops and the top few floors house the observation deck and a modern art museum that your group can visit. Roppongi Hills has become a symbol of the Japanese IT industry and is one of the best examples of a city within the city

  4. Kirifuri Falls Nikko

    Experience the beauty and power of this dramatic waterfall, with Edventure Travel, which is one of Nikko’s most famous waterfalls and over 75 metres tall. Kirifuri Falls is one of the most striking waterfalls in one of the most dramatic nature spots and the unique bend and steepness of the waterfall and its beautiful forest location make it worth a visit. Kirifuri which means ”falling mist,” accurately describes the effect caused by the water spray as it bounces off the rocks and plummets to the bottom. The area is also popular for viewing autumn colours.

  5. Nara Park Nara

    Nara Park is a public park referred to by many as “Deer Park” due to the large population of more than one thousand tame sika deer. It sits at the foot of Mount Wakakusa. It is one of the oldest parks in Japan and is classified as a natural treasure and considered a place of Scenic Beauty. The previously private gardens are now open to public and these gardens make use of the temple buildings as an additional feature of their landscapes. Today, visitors can purchase ”deer-crackers to feed the deer in the park. The park is home to the Nara National Museum and Todai-ji, where the largest wooden building in the world houses a 15-metre tall statue of Buddha.

  6. Nikko Japan

    Nikko is a small city in Japan’s Tochigi Prefecture, in the mountains north of Tokyo. It has been the centre of Shinto and Buddhist worship for many centuries and the general mountain area is now a protected national park. Visit the famed Toshogu Shinto shrine established in 1617, now part of UNESCO’s World Heritage list, which comprises the gilded Yomeimon Gate, the main sanctuary set in a cedar grove and the tomb itself. Nikko also offers beautiful natural sceneries for each seasons and the stunning red leaves during autumn attracts many tourists.

  7. Mt Fuji Japan

    Japan’s Mt. Fuji is an active volcano about 100 kilometres southwest of Tokyo and can be seen from there on a clear day. It’s the highest volcano in Japan, at 3,776 meters, and last erupted in 1707–1708. Mount Fuji’s exceptionally symmetrical cone, which is snow-capped for about 5 months a year, is commonly used as a symbol of Japan and it is classed as a Special Place of Scenic Beauty. It is frequently depicted in art and photographs. As well as being visited by sightseers and climbers, it has been a pilgrimage site for centuries and is considered one of Japan’s three sacred mountains and summit hikes remain a popular activity.

  1. Cultural experience

    Students will experience a different culture and gain an understanding of other nationalities, principles and values.

  2. Social Interactions

    School trips can offer the opportunity for students to develop their relationships and interactions with others.

  3. Enthusiasm

    This trip can help develop a student’s motivation for the subject and inspire them when back in the classroom due to personal experience.

  4. Knowledge and Perspective

    Personal experience and close interactions with these locations can help students understand the subject and put it into perspective.

  5. Pupil Engagement

    A trip can make a students engage with a subject and become more positive about a subject.

  6. Hands-on Learning

    Educating through a school trip can create a better understanding of a subject with hands-on learning. Students are engaged, enthusiastic and observant.

  7. Geography

    Discover the Geological features of this amazing country where students will see the power of earths natural forces.

All our accommodation is provided through tried and tested suppliers that work well with different types of groups, including schools, colleges and social groups. We work with our agents in each country to provide the best accommodation suited to your group. This can depend on the time of year that you travel, your group size and type, the cities that you will travel to, accessibility and price. We will always discuss with you what your preferences are and give examples of the accommodation that we can offer.