School trips to Japan are becoming more and more popular, as the country offers so many incredible learning experiences, especially for geography, business studies and art school trips. It’s also a fantastic choice for a cultural school trip.
Japan boasts a unique and fascinating culture, beautiful colours and ancient architecture, while also being at the forefront of modern science and technology. Most of our groups choose to base themselves in Japan’s bustling capital, Tokyo, with excursions to other places of interest, including the imposing Mt. Fuji and the traditional teahouses of Kyoto.
Why visit Japan?
Explore the Pacific Ring of Fire
For geography students, Japan’s location on the Pacific Ring of Fire provides thrilling opportunities to better understand the Earth’s geology.
This is a country of volcanoes and frequent earthquakes, and on your geography school trip to Japan, your students will have the opportunity to visit an earthquake simulator and find out how the Japanese prepare themselves for a large-scale earthquake to happen in an urban environment.
On your Japan school trip, you’ll also be able to visit Mount Fuji, as well as the Owakudani Valley, which is an area around the crater created by the last eruption of Mount Hakone, over 3,000 years ago. Hot springs provide an insight into the geothermal activity going on beneath the ground.
Discover the incredible artistic heritage
And if you’re looking for an art school trip that takes in a diverse range of styles, you’d be hard-pressed to beat a trip to Japan. Here you can explore more traditional art forms such as ukiyo-e, as well as more modern ones, like manga and anime.
A visit to the Amuse Museum in Tokyo is a must for any art school trip to Japan. Here you’ll learn more about Japanese textile culture and the traditional woodblock painting known as ukiyo-e.
And you can explore Japanese sculpture at the Hakone Open-Air Museum, where your students will get to see works by artists including Yasuo Mizui and Taro Okamoto.
Experience an ancient culture
A school trip to Japan will offer your students the opportunity to discover a culture that is very different to their own and to see the beauty in that diversity.
The rich culture of Japan is one that will be endlessly fascinating to your students. You’ll discover ancient traditions, such as Shinto festivals, tea ceremonies and Buddhist sculptures.
As well as exploring the capital, Tokyo, where you’ll experience both the ancient and modern Japanese culture, you’ll also be able to visit the former imperial capital of Kyoto on your cultural school trip to Japan.
Learn about one of the world’s biggest economies
Tokyo is, of course, an economic powerhouse, which makes it the perfect destination for a business studies school trip.
A world leader in innovation, Japan is the home of such global companies as Panasonic and Honda – and you’ll have the opportunity to visit their visitor centres in Tokyo to learn more about how they market their iconic brands.
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Take a look at our range of Japan school trips below, and then get in touch with one of our tour advisers to discuss your requirements.