From culture to cuisine, our Japan itineraries bridge the ancient and modern. And as each etr Japan program is custom-designed, we can provide you an itinerary which is a perfect fit for your group.
Lindsay and I have lived in Japan for a total of 15 years, and I think that I can say with confidence that the students had the opportunity to see and do many things that we never saw or did! This trip was truly unique, there was a good vibe during the entire trip, and it is a week I believe the students will remember with fondness for years to come.WB, Doha 2014

Need ideas? Well, most groups start in Tokyo, where we’ll jump into the fast-paced Shinjuku and Akihabara districts, checking out the fashion, food, and electronics that have made this city a shopper’s (and diner’s) paradise. We’ll head to venture to Asakusa and its main attraction, Sensoji, the 7th century Buddhist temple and to Odaiba to explore technological innovation at National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation, or simply, Miraikan. There is the chance to visit a Sumo stable to learn of this unique and very traditional sport, ascend to the top of the SkyTree, try our hand at kumi-daiko, or Japanese drumming, and of course, a bit of shopping along Nakamise-dori. There is also the chance to visit the serene landscapes of nearby Hakone – dominated by the grand profile of Mt. Fuji – offer a peaceful respite from the hustle and bustle of the capital city.

After our time in Tokyo, we board the Shinkansen on the Tōkaidō line to Nagoya where we learn about the bullet train’s evolution and enjoy a demonstration of the high speed train of the future, the MAGLEV, with your students at the controls. Then in Kyoto, Japan’s imperial history comes alive as we visit some of the country’s most stunning shrines and temples. We’ll follow the city’s narrow lanes and take in some very cool traditional eateries before going local with an evening of karaoke. There is also Hiroshima, with a visit to Peace Park which provides a sobering glimpse into the 20th century’s darkest chapter, or head to quaint Mashiko to explore Japanese ceramics.

(etr program leader) Kent was also a great asset full of personality and guidance. Mark and I felt so at ease letting him take the helm and leading us thru the trains and streets of Tokyo.EL & MK, Singapore, 2014

The diversity of activities in Japan makes a week long exploration perfect for both middle and high school students. And we customize each and every program to meet your specific requirements and foci. To learn more, just drop us a line.

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We create customized itineraries for just you and your students. To begin your journey to Japan just contact us through following ways.

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For over 24 years etr has enjoyed partnerships with the world’s leading airlines including British Airways, Thai Airways, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Singapore Airlines, LAN Airlines, Royal Jordanian, South African Airlines, Swiss International, Air France, Austrian and Cathay Pacific, amongst others. And as airline agents we can secure for you the lowest available fares, even from remote locations, and even from some of Europe’s budget airlines. What we often suggest to many of our out-of-Europe client schools is for them to get a fare from a local agent and we’ll get one from our airline contacts here…and then use the lowest one. As we do not mark up airfares, you benefit financially. Take advantage of our flight expertise…all at no cost to you.


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