History in Japan

The rich country is an enigma, magical and in stark contrast to the UK. Destinations such as Tokyo offer unparalleled opportunities to experience life in a megacity, or a day trip to Hiroshima, the world's first city to be attacked by an atomic bomb in World War II, sees a city that symbolises peace and provides a very moving visit for students.

Alternatively, visit the former capital of Kyoto and visit its famous shrines and temples. The area has 17 historic sites including Kiyomizu-dera Temple and Nijo Castle, both of which are World Heritage listed.

Sample tour

DAY 1

  • Evening flight from London to Tokyo.

DAY 2

  • Morning arrival in Tokyo.

DAY 3

  • Half day cultural tour including Calligraphy & Kimono lessons and the Japanese Tea Ceremony.
  • Afternoon visit to the Meiji Shrine and Harajuku area.

DAY 4

  • Depart Tokyo on a full day excursion to Mount Fuji.
  • Transfer to Shuzenji for an overnight stay in a traditional Ryokan.
  • Enjoy a hot spring spa and a Japanese dinner.

DAY 5

  • Travel to Kyoto. This afternoon visit the Todaiji Temple & Great Budda.

DAY 6

  • Depart on a walking tour of Kyoto visiting the Kiyomizu temple, tour of Kiyomizu and view the Miyako Odori dance (held in April only).

DAY 7

  • Morning visit to the Kinkakuji Temple (Golden Pavilion) before transferring to Hiroshima.
  • On arrival in Hiroshima enjoy a half day sightseeing tour, including visits to the Peace Memorial Museum and the A-Bomb Museum.

DAY 8

  • Morning sightseeing tour of Miyajima by local train.
  • Visit the Itsukushima Shrine and enjoy a walk of Miyajima Island.
  • Travel back to Tokyo on the bullet train.

DAY 9

  • Return to UK

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