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Middle School: Explore Japan June 2025

9 Days | Osaka & Tokyo

Experience Japan’s many identities and extensive history.

From majestic temples and shrines to interactive and imaginative museums, journey from the past to the present through Japanese culture. Explore the bright streets of modern Tokyo and escape to the breathtaking natural beauty of Osaka and Kyoto. Japan’s playful technologies, savory staples, and ancient architecture paint a beautiful contrast across centuries.

Day 1: Fly Overnight to Japan

Day 2: Osaka

  • Meet your Tour Director at the airport

Day 3: Osaka

  • Take a guided tour of Osaka

  • Visit Osaka Castle

  • Experience a Japanese arcade and game center

  • Visit the Cupnoodles Museum

  • Try some traditional Japanese street food for dinner 

  • Take an in-depth tour of Osaka's Dotonbori canal street

Day 4: Osaka

  • Take a guided tour of Nara

  • Visit Todaiji Temple

  • Take a Taiko drumming lesson

Day 5: Osaka • Kyoto

  • Travel to Kyoto

  • Take a tour of the Arashiyama Bamboo Forest

  • Visit the Golden Pavilion, a Zen Buddhist temple 

  • Visit the Fushimi Inari-taisha shrine

Day 6: Osaka • Tokyo

  • Travel by bullet train to Tokyo

  • Tour Tokyo with an expert local guide

  • Visit the Harajuku shopping district

  • Visit the Meiji Shinto Shrine

  • Explore Shibuya Ward and pay a visit to the Pokémon Center

  • Take a tour of Akihabara Electric Town

Day 7: Tokyo

  • Visit the Suginami Animation Museum and participate in an anime workshop

  • Venture near the top of the Tokyo Tower, the second tallest structure in the country

Day 8: Tokyo

  • Visit the Hamarikyu Japanese Gardens to stroll among Japanese greenery and seawater ponds

  • Explore the Asakusa Kannon Temple

  • Enjoy free time to explore around Odaiba

  • Karaoke evening 

Day 9: Depart for Home

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