School Trips to Japan: FAQs

Welcome to our FAQs about bringing your students to Japan

Japan is a fascinating place to visit but, with so many options and logistical/accommodation challenges – especially for school groups – travelling there can be challenging. Fortunately, our team of experts – including ex-teachers – are on hand to answer everything you can think of.

If we didn’t answer all of your questions, feel free to give us a call now on (+44) (0)20 3817 5974 or contact us to chat with us.

ABOUT THE DRAGON TRIP

Who are we?

We made a whole page to answer just this question. Click here to read about us 🙂

What exactly are your ‘Learning Adventures’?

The Dragon Trip tailor fantastic experiences to schools’ and universities’ requirements. If you are a teacher planning a trip to Japan for your students, we can provide a complete package for your students. What’s more, we’ll work with you every step of the journey in order to provide a safe, rewarding and truly unforgettable trip in this fantastic country.

PRICING

How much does a Japan trip cost?

Despite the stereotype, travelling in Japan does not have to be as expensive as you might assume! There is a wide range of budget accommodation options, transportation passes and sightseeing discounts which help to make Japan affordable and we will work with you to suit your budget.

ORGANIZATION & SECURITY

Who has travelled with us before?

Over the last few years we’ve become the world leader in educational tours to China and we’ve recently branched out into Japan, with our first few trips running in 2017. Schools that have trusted us to deliver a great experience include:

  • Whitgift School (UK)
  • The Royal Grammar School High Wycombe (UK)
  • International School of Paris (France)
  • Lorien Novalis School (Australia)
  • Didcot Girls School
  • Bedes School
  • Edgbaston High School
  • Dartford Grammar School
  • North London Collegiate School (all UK)

Visit our reviews to read about their experiences.

WHEN TO VISIT

When’s the best time to visit Japan?

The Dragon Trip operates all year round, though schools usually prefer to come on a trip to Japan in April, May, October, or summer holidays. It is best to make a booking 12 months in advance, but trips can be arranged at shorter notice as well.

ORGANIZATION & SAFETY

Who has travelled with us before?

Over the last few years we’ve become the world leader in educational tours to China and we’ve recently branched out into Japan, with our first few trips running in 2017. Schools that have trusted us to deliver a great experience include:

  • Whitgift School (UK)
  • The Royal Grammar School High Wycombe (UK)
  • International School of Paris (France)
  • Lorien Novalis School (Australia)
  • Didcot Girls School
  • Bedes School
  • Edgbaston High School
  • Dartford Grammar School
  • North London Collegiate School (all UK)

Visit our reviews to read about their experiences.

Is it safe?

Travelling to Japan is safer than most other places. Crime rates in Japan are exceptionally low and many travellers to the country have been amazed by the levels of honesty they have encountered! Having said that, pick pockets operate regardless of nationality so we would always advise caution when travelling.

Moreover, The Dragon Trip treats health and safety with the utmost importance. We suss out the international-standard hospitals and medical facilities in every city we visit. We ensure the hostel accommodation we work with meet our high-standards and we have public liability insurance up to 5 million and full financial protection. You can see some of our policy and risk assessment forms on the website.

PRE-TRIP SUPPORT

Can you help us get a trip approved?

Yes. We’ve worked closely with many schools to ensure their local council or authorising body have all the information they need in order to approve the trips, and that we have fulfilled all of our obligations regarding this. Ask us for more information.

Can we take a pre-trip inspection trip?

Yes. We offer discounted, pre-trip, teacher “recce trips” for your trip to Japan so you can do a preliminary check on all the locations and activities on your itinerary.