Yokoso Japan!

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Overnight Flight

1 1 Night

Tokyo

3 3 Nights

Atami

1 1 Night

Kyoto

3 3 Nights
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What's Included

Our itineraries reflect 40 years of experience in crafting exceptional educational tours. That means we know exactly how to make the best of your time abroad—incredible destinations, immersive activities, centrally located hotels, and smart, well-traveled tour managers who ensure your educational goals are met. Here are some of the exceptional features of this tour.

ACIS Guarantees

We have high standards, which is why we take care to include these features in every tour.

Round-Trip Flights

Leave the airlines to us.

3- or 4-Star Hotels

After a busy day, comfort is key.

Centrally Located Hotels

Save the commuting time, beat the morning crowds and keep right on exploring after dark when your hotel is in the heart of the city.

Double Occupancy

Daily Breakfast and Dinner (unless otherwise noted)

Delicious, authentic, multi-course dinners at local restaurants with meal times tailored to maximize your experience.

24-Hour Tour Manager

Part guide, part educator, part engineer, part mind-reader, part magician—ACIS Tour Managers are your travel partner.

Start Exploring

Never wait hours at the airport to share a transfer with other later groups.

Service Guarantee

We're so sure you're going to love your tour, we guarantee it!

Global Network

24/7 on the ground support whenever and wherever you need it.

Exceptional Experiences

Our tours are designed to help you and your students be in the moment and experience everything the world has to offer.

Visit with Local Students in Tokyo

Visit with Local Students in Tokyo

Visit with the local students at a Tokyo school. As you participate in a joint activity, sharing laughs and stories, you'll gain an understanding of their daily lives and studies and have the opportunity to contrast what you learn and experience with your own lifestyle and educational system at home.

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Visit with the local students at a Tokyo school. As you participate in a joint activity, sharing laughs and stories, you'll gain an understanding of their daily lives and studies and have the opportunity to contrast what you learn and experience with your own lifestyle and educational system at home.

Shinkansen Rail Experience

Shinkansen Rail Experience

Exploring Japan has never been so fast. Take a ride on Japan’s high speed bullet trains, also known as Shinkansen trains, and give your students an experience like no other with speeds reaching up to 320 km/hr! Look out the window and see Japan’s various cities and local landscapes speed by.

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Exploring Japan has never been so fast. Take a ride on Japan’s high speed bullet trains, also known as Shinkansen trains, and give your students an experience like no other with speeds reaching up to 320 km/hr! Look out the window and see Japan’s various cities and local landscapes speed by.

Kyoto Tour with Guide

Kyoto Tour with Guide

Nara Park

Nara Park

Todaiji Temple

Todaiji Temple

Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine

Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine

Kiyomizu-dera Temple

Kiyomizu-dera Temple

Yuzen Dyeing

Yuzen Dyeing

Heian Shrine

Heian Shrine

Kinkakuji Temple

Kinkakuji Temple

Tokyo Tour with Guide

Tokyo Tour with Guide

Nijo Castle

Nijo Castle

Meiji Shrine

Meiji Shrine

Hakone Komagatake Ropeway

Hakone Komagatake Ropeway

Lake Ashi Boat Ride

Lake Ashi Boat Ride

Mount Fuji Kawaguchiko 5th Station

Mount Fuji Kawaguchiko 5th Station

Tsukiji Fish Market

Tsukiji Fish Market

Pokemon Center Skytree Town

Pokemon Center Skytree Town

Asakusa Kannon Temple

Asakusa Kannon Temple

Imperial Palace Plaza

Imperial Palace Plaza

Iga-ryu Samurai and Ninja Museum

Iga-ryu Samurai and Ninja Museum

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Itinerary

This itinerary is the starting point for your tour, but it’s not set in stone. If there are days you would like to change, or specific places you’d like to go, we can work with you to create a personalized program that fits the needs of you and your students.

Day 1: Overnight Flight

Depart from the USA.

Day 2: Tokyo

Welcome to Japan! Arrive in the bustling, neon city of Tokyo. Meet your ACIS Tour Manager and transfer to your hotel for an arrival briefing and dinner.

Day 3: Tokyo

Japan's capital is a densely packed visual feast, with lots to see and do. We'll start with a guided sightseeing tour with a local expert. See the Meiji Shrine, the Imperial Palace Plaza, Asakusa Kannon Temple, and enjoy shopping on Nakamise Street. You'll also see the Tokyo Skytree Tower and make a stop at the Pokemon Center Skytree Town. In the evening you may choose an optional Karaoke night in Tokyo.

Day 4: Tokyo

This morning, visit the famous Tsukiji Fish Market, explore the colorful and trendy Harajuku neighborhood—a hub for Japanese pop culture—and make a photo stop at the busiest intersection in the world, Shibuya Crossing. Then you will visit a local school and practice your Japanese with the students (if not available, another cultural visit will be substituted). You will also have a chance to learn about the similarities and differences between American and Japanese school days.

Day 5: Atami

Mount Fuji is the highest point in Japan at 12,389 feet and one of the country's three revered “holy mountains.” Journey to the breathtaking Kawaguchiko 5th Station, the base point from which most hikers start their ascent to the summit. After lunch, continue to Hakone for sightseeing, including a cruise on the stunning Lake Ashi. Then enjoy a round-trip ride on the nearby Hakone Komagatake Ropeway, an aerial tram that offers spectacular views as it takes you to the summit of imposing Mount Komagatake. Continue on to the coastal resort city of Atami in time for dinner.

Day 6: Kyoto

Travel at speeds of up to 200 mph as you journey to Kyoto aboard the unique Japan Rail Shinkansen bullet train. Arrive in the former Japanese imperial capital of Kyoto and visit the gorgeous Nijo Castle, built as a residence for the Tokugawa shoguns, before dinner tonight.

Day 7: Kyoto

Wake up in Kyoto, where all of the emperors of Japan lived from 794 until 1868. We'll travel like emperors on a full-day sightseeing tour of Kyoto which includes the shimmering Kinkakuji, also known as the Golden Pavilion, and the Heian Shrine, built to celebrate the 1,100th anniversary of the city's founding. In the afternoon you will have the opportunity to try your hand at Yuzen Dyeing at Marumasu Nishimura-ya before continuing to see the mountainside Kiyomizu-dera Temple and the Fushimi Inari Taisha shrine, a Shinto temple famous for its more than 5,000 vibrant orange toriis, or symbolic gateways. This evening is free for you to discover one of Kyoto's many temples or gardens at your own pace.

Day 8: Kyoto

Enjoy a full-day excursion to nearby Nara, once the imperial capital of Japan and home to some of the country's most culturally significant attractions. Begin your sightseeing tour with a visit to the magnificent Todaiji Temple, considered one of the world's oldest and largest wooden structures. Then explore serene Nara Park, noted for its free-roaming deer as well as some of the country's oldest Buddhist temples, before seeing Kasuga Shrine, famous for its hundreds of lovely bronze lanterns donated by worshippers. Next visit the Iga-ryu Samurai and Ninja Museum where you will get to experience a katana sword demonstration. Return to Kyoto in time for dinner this evening.

Day 9: Departure

Depart for Kansai International Airport in Osaka for your return flight to the USA.

Price This Tour

Price This Tour

Optional Extras

Ultimate-Plus Protection Plan

Most Enhanced health coverage, program interruption, baggage delay/loss and travel delay protection while on tour. Plus, enhanced medical/job loss cancellation refund policy

Rate $180

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Ultimate Protection Plan

Enhanced health coverage, program interruption, baggage delay/loss and travel delay protection while on tour. Plus, enhanced medical/job loss cancellation refund policy

Rate $90

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