School trips to Tokyo offer students the exciting opportunity to explore an ancient culture and a modern city with a futuristic outlook!

Tokyo truly is an assault on all the senses and will feel like nowhere else you’ve ever been – and that’s what makes it so magical! On your school trip to Tokyo, your students will love the opportunity to explore this incredible city that could be lifted out of a sci-fi film.

And, despite appearances, there’s still plenty of history and culture to discover here, as well as some great opportunities for art, geography and business studies. All of this together is what makes Tokyo such an incredible school trip destination!

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Why visit Tokyo?

Explore an ancient culture

Japan is home to an ancient culture, that really developed into something truly unique over two centuries of isolation from the outside world from the beginning of the 17th century.

The opportunity to explore this rich East Asian culture is one that your students will never forget, whether on a general and cultural school trip or even on an art school trip.

Certainly, artists will love the opportunity to explore Japan’s distinctive artistic culture, from calligraphy, painting, lacquerware and ceramics, to Ukiyo-e, the typical woodblock prints that are so typical of Japanese art from the 17th to the 20th centuries.

And, of course, your young artists will also want to spend some time exploring anime and manga, which are hugely popular both within Japan and around the world. At Suginami Animation Museum, you’ll be able to explore the history of anime in the district that has become home to many of Japan’s most famous animation companies.

Discover an economic powerhouse

Japan is the world’s third-largest national economy in terms of nominal GDP, and Tokyo is the largest urban economy in the world by GDP, making this an exciting destination for a business studies school trip.

On your business studies school trip to Tokyo, you’ll be able to visit the Tokyo Stock Exchange, to find out how the TSE operates. You’ll also be able to visit some of Japan’s largest brands, including Honda, Panasonic and Sony.

All three of these iconic Japanese brands have visitor centres in Tokyo, where you can learn more about their latest products, as well as discover more about their innovation, research and product development, as well as their marketing, branding and promotion.

Learn about life on the Pacific Ring of Fire

Japan is an archipelago of 6852 islands on the Pacific Ring of Fire. The islands themselves were created by subducting tectonic plates over hundreds of millions of years and the country regularly experiences earthquakes and volcanic eruptions – in fact, around 10% of the world’s active volcanoes are in Japan. All this, of course, makes Tokyo a once-in-a-lifetime destination for geography school trips.

On your geography school trip to Tokyo, you’ll have a great choice of activities to choose from, to help your students understand the geology of this country and how its citizens live with the constant threat of natural hazards, such as earthquakes, volcanic eruptions and tsunamis.

At the Earthquake Museum, for example, your students will be able to jump in an earthquake simulator, to find out what a 7.0 magnitude earthquake feels like. The museum is part of a centre designed to teach people what to do in the event of an earthquake. As well as the earthquake centre, there is a smoke-filled maze where visitors are taught how to safely evacuate a building filled with smoke, and they’ll even learn how to use a fire extinguisher.

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The Halsbury Difference

School trips designed by teachers for teachers

Originally founded by teachers in 1986 and with several former teachers in our team, we understand the pressures on you as Group Leader and work hard to relieve them.

Trips tailored to your curriculum and learning objectives

We’ll design your trip around your specific learning objectives and curriculum, to ensure it meets your particular requirements.

Rewarding loyalty scheme

Work together with other teachers in your school to save thousands of pounds on future school trips with our multi-trip loyalty scheme!