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March 3rd - March 16th

Cool Japan

Make your own kind of cool

Limited spots - apply in advance

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Organized by: Go! Go! Nihon

Japan is known for being cool and what better place to see it all than in this 2-week immersive adventure. Discover all things Cool Japan in the heart of Tokyo. Whether you like modern pop culture or you prefer to see the tradition of a country, this course has it all. You can have fun with a VR experience and follow it up with learning traditional techniques like Furoshiki and Shibori. What better way to understand your favourite anime than by learning Japanese at one of Tokyo’s language schools, close to Akihabara, the home of tech.

Play

Taiko drumming
We mix a range of activities from old and new Japan that make it super cool. You can dive into the history at a traditional matsuri or experience some VR and see a whole new world.

Study

Tokyo Intercultural
A central Tokyo school, Intercultural Japan is one of the older schools we work with. Meaning they've got plenty of experience to help you learn Japanese.

Live

Share house or dorm accommodation
The standard accommodation for this trip is in shared budget accommodation, giving you the chance to practice your new language skills with your course mates.

Length

At 2 weeks long, it's the ideal length to get away from home and discover something new.

Schedule

With morning classes there's a chance to practice what you learnt in the morning at the afternoon activities.

Level

All levels are accepted for this trip but we do recommend learning some hiragana and katana before you start. For more information on course levels please get in touch to check that course is suitable for you.

Group Discount

Book with a friend and you'll receive a group discount of 15,000 yen each! For groups of 3 or more you could save up to 60,000 yen between you.

Activity Schedule

    Week One

    Japanese izakaya

    Dine out at an Izakaya

    No trip to Japan is complete without a trip to a traditional Izakaya for an after-school drink. Bond with your fellow travellers over a drink and some delicious food.
    Furoshiki Japanese Cloth Wrapping

    Relax and be creative with Furoshiki and a tea ceremony

    Learn how to wrap your gifts with elegance and learn furoshiki, Japanese traditional wrapping with cloth. Follow it up with a relaxing tea ceremony.
    Group of students at Odaiba

    Cruise to Odaiba and Spocha fun

    We take you on a cruise down to Odaiba, Tokyo and let you loose for some fun at the Spocha entertainment complex.

    Week Two

    Making Miso Soup in Japan

    Miso making workshop

    Learn how to make this staple of Japanese Cuisine. Take your new skills home and impress your friends.
    Shibori Japanese fabric dyeing

    Experience Shibori

    Learn how to dye your own cloth amazing patterns with this Shibori workshop. This manual resist dyeing technique is recognisable throughout Japan.
    Totoro in a museum

    Wander and wonder at the Ghibli Museum

    Ghibli brings its characters to life in the studio's own museum. With recreations of scenes and life-size characters, it's a truly wondrous place and a must-see for any anime fan.
    Taiko drumming in Japan

    Be Loud and Learn Taiko

    Traditional Japanese drums commonly known as Taiko are great for making some noise. Watch some professionals at work, then give it a go yourself and see if you have the rhythm.

    Choose your plan

    • Chow down at an Izakaya An izakaya is a traditional Japanese tavern most people go to after work with their colleagues for food and drinks.
    • Try VR in the heart of Tokyo VR Experience - Tokyo Experience VR and lose yourself in your adventures. Follow it up by belting your favourite songs at Karaoke.
    • Miso making workshop Making Miso Soup in Japan Learn how to make this staple of Japanese Cuisine. Take your new skills home and impress your friends.
    • Cruise to Odaiba and Spocha fun Group of students at Odaiba We take you on a cruise down to Odaiba, Tokyo and let you loose for some fun at the Spocha entertainment complex.
    • Relax and be creative with Furoshiki and a tea ceremony Furoshiki Japanese Cloth Wrapping Learn how to wrap your gifts with elegance and learn furoshiki, Japanese traditional wrapping with cloth. Follow it up with a relaxing tea ceremony.
    • Experience Shibori Shibori Japanese fabric dyeing Learn how to dye your own cloth amazing patterns with this Shibori workshop. This manual resist dyeing technique is recognisable throughout Japan.
    • Wander and wonder at the Ghibli Museum Totoro in a museum Ghibli brings its characters to life in the studio's own museum. With recreations of scenes and life-size characters, it's a truly wondrous place and a must-see for any anime fan.
    • Be Loud and Learn Taiko Taiko drumming in Japan Traditional Japanese drums commonly known as Taiko are great for making some noise. Watch some professionals at work, then give it a go yourself and see if you have the rhythm.
    • Activity Transportation
    • Travel/Health Insurance
    • Language Classes
    • Basic Accommodation
    • Welcome Pack
    Total Cost

    Bronze

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    ¥ 273000

    Silver