October 31st - November 13th
Autumn in JapanTokyo in autumn - crisp air and soft sun, what more could you want
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The Autumn Course gives you a chance to appreciate some of the well known aspects of popular Japanese culture. Be entertained by Sumo wrestlers and other entertainers at a Sumo themed restaurant. Do you have the guts to challenge a Sumo wrestler? Enjoy an evening singing your heart out at karaoke, think of some hits for everyone to join in with. Speaking of Autumn in Japan, what could be better than spending the weekend in the old capital of Japan, Kyoto. With its rich history and well preserved traditions and architecture, take a walk down one of the small side streets and you’ll fee like you’ve slipped back in time. This course is also a great opportunity to study at one of the central language schools of in Tokyo.
Explore Harajuku and Shibuya
Sing your heart out at Karaoke
Sample some sake
Relax at a Tea Ceremony
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- Sing your heart out at Karaoke We're sure you've heard of karaoke, but have you experienced Japanese style karaoke? In a private booth for your group, two microphones and take it in turns to sing along to your favourite songs. If you are brave enough, why not whip out those Japanese songs you know to impress your new friends!
- Sumo Restaurant Enjoy an evening in Ryogoku - The home town of sumo wrestling. What could be better than feasting on a perfectly sumo-sized meal of Chanko Nabe (sumo stew or hot pot) with some complimentary Japanese dishes on a cold autumn day. In the middle of the restaurant is a sumo ring used by retired sumo wrestlers, musicians and performers who will entertain you during your meal.
- Explore Harajuku and Shibuya First, there's the modern and ever-popular Harajuku, famous for everything cute and colorful. Then we have Omotesando with more up market boutiques, trendy cafes and bars. This tour then continuous to historical and very famous Meiji Shrine - a shrine dedicated to the spirits of Emperor Meiji and his wife. Enjoying a stroll through Yoyogi park before heading down to Shibuya Crossing, where you'll experience the rush of people crossing the street from all directions, such a cool experience!
- Sample some sake Sample the delights of a local sake brewery in a guided tour followed by some sample tasting. Spot the difference and see if you could become a connoisseur.
- Relax at a Tea Ceremony Join us for an immersion into Japanese culture by learning the subtle and peaceful art of serving and drinking Japanese green tea (matcha). The ceremony is held in a traditional setting originating from the 1600s. The buildings have been tastefully restored and are now used for activities such as art and crafts, culinary and culture. It's even used as a film set occasionally. The taste of matcha tea might not be to everyone's taste but don't worry, the slightly bitter taste is paired perfectly with a traditional Japanese sweet (wagashi).
- Explore Kyoto Leaving Tokyo by bullet train in the morning, we'll make it to Kyoto before lunch. After dropping our bags off, we'll start the day by visiting Nishiki Market to try out some special regional food. After a short stop at the beautiful Yasaka Shrine we'll walk through the historical alleys, as well as Ninenzaka and Sannenzaka leading up to Kiyomizudera Temple. A trip to Kyoto would not be complete without a visit to Fushimi Inari Shrine, well known for its thousands of red torii gates winding up the mountain. To finish the day enjoy an evening stroll around Gion, if we're lucky we might catch a rare glimpse of a Maiko/Geisha. Day two will include a trip to the north of the city to visit Kinkakuji, the Golden Pavilion, Ryoanji Temple and of course the bamboo forest. Before taking the bullet train back to Tokyo, it's time for some omiyage (souvenir) shopping.
- Travel/Health Insurance
- Language Classes
- Basic Accommodation
- Activity Transportation
- Welcome Pack
Booking of this trip is not possibile in this moment, please enter our priority list for upcoming trips.
*Application fee is included in the price.
N.B. All plans include school lessons, accommodation, health insurance and transportation fees during the activities.Flights are not included in the price.
What You Need To Know
Study Trip Dates
To November 13th
First Day1st of November
Last Day12th of November
Age Limit For Joining The Course
Move-in Date31st of October between 9:00 am and 3:00 pm
(If you arrive at an earlier date, you will need to find other accommodation by yourself until the move-in date)
Move-out Date13th of November
(If you leave Japan after this day you will need to find other accommodation by yourself)