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Business & Technology, 7 day Japan School Trip

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A seven-day school stay in Tokyo that explores how Japan became, and remains to be, a global trailblazer in technology. The trip combines visits to some of the country’s iconic tech-companies along with exploring its culture and history; including a trip out the city to see Mount Fuji and lessons on how to make sushi! Students will leave having gained an enriched understanding of Japan's place in the global economy and innovation's role in a successful business.



Day 1: Aerial views

Arrive at Tokyo’s Narita/Haneda airport, meet your Adventure Leader and board a private coach transfer to your accommodation. Call in at the batting cages to experience first-hand one of the most popular sports in Japan – baseball! In the evening, take in an incredible view from atop the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building.


Day 2: Sushi making

An early start to see the morning catch at the bustling Tsukiji fish market before trying your hand at sushi-making and sushi-sampling. After an afternoon of discovering more about the buzzing district of Harajuku; finish the day at Shibuya Crossing, Tokyo’s iconic intersection.


Day 3: Science center

Visit the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation and marvel at the incredible developments in Japanese technology. In the afternoon, unwind on the Sumida River cruiuse before a slice of zen at the Sensoji Temple in Asakusa. Finish the day with a visit to “electric town” and a hub of anime and manga stores in Akihabara.


Day 4: Business visits

Visit Toyota’s Mega Web Car Theme Park to learn about its hybrid technology and the environmental challenges modern car manufacturers face. In the afternoon, visit the Panasonic Centre and Sony ExploraScience where students explore science, mathematics, and entertainment – having fun along the way! Finish the day at the Odaiba Waterfront and relish the awesome views.


Day 5: Mount Fuji

Escape the hum of Tokyo and explore the Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park. Enjoy views of Mt. Fuji (weather dependant), take a series of cable cars and mountain railways through the park, before descending for a cruise on scenic Ashi Lake. Today, you can also sample black eggs – a local delicacy colored by the sulphuric spring waters they’re cooked in.


Day 6: Taiko Drumming

Spend the morning at the Edo Tokyo Museum and use its interactive exhibits to learn about how Tokyo changed from a small fishing village into the largest metropolis in the world. In the afternoon, visit the Tokyo Stock Exchange Market before ending the day with a Taiko drumming class.


Day 7: Homeward bound!

Transfer to Haneda/Narita Airport to end your Japanese adventure and return home!





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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.

Who has travelled with us before?

  • We’re trusted by some of the world’s leading schools and universities including:
  • 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 section to read about their experiences.

When should we visit?

  • 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.

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.

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-departure 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.

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