May 7th - May 27th

Fusion Japan

Mix things up a bit
Organized by: Go! Go! Nihon

Spring is a great time to visit Japan, get out into the countryside and get involved in the festivities. The Fusion Japan study trip brings together all of this in a 3-week course. Fusion is all about blending things and that’s exactly what we offer. Attend a top language school in Tokyo and immerse yourself in Japan with a mix of the old and new. You’ll get a chance to enjoy the spring air with some fruit picking, a trip to Nikko and see how it all translates to anime in a trip to the Studio Ghibli museum. Perhaps you’d like something a bit more traditional, so how about having some fun at a Matsuri and try out some of the festival foods, such as yakisoba or anzuame.

Play

Tea ceremony
Mixing the old and new, we have a range of activities to try. Enjoy classics like karaoke and calligraphy and some things you may not have thought of.

Study

Akamonkai 2 (1)
Akamonkai is one of the biggest language schools in Tokyo, so they know what they're doing. Located in the north of the city with great links and a modern campus.

Live

Dormitory
Dormitory accommodation is included in the price, so you'll get to practice your skills straight away with your room mates.

Length

At 3 weeks you'll have plenty of chances to get lost in this amazing country. With a range of activities and plenty of free time, it's one of our most affordable trips.

Schedule

Akamonkai runs morning classes. This means you can practice your Japanese and enjoy our activities in the afternoons.

Level

Students should have a established knowledge of hiragana and katakana, have an understanding of around 50-100 kanji and basic sentence structure. For more information on course levels please get in touch to check the 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

    Fruit Picking in Japanese Countryside

    Unwind with some fruit picking

    Fruit is considered a delicacy in Japan with land being scarce but that means it's really something special. Join us for a day in the countryside to pick and most importantly eat, some tasty seasonal fruit.
    Orientation Event

    Join our international event

    Join us at one of our regular international events. Mingle with your new study trip friends, meet some locals and make more new friends. It's the perfect place to try out your new language skills over a drink or two.
    Izakaya Tokyo

    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.
    Karaoke singing

    Sing your heart out at Karaoke

    Get together and pick your favourite songs to sing along to. All the hits you can't get out of your head both Japanese and International!

    Week Two

    Yukata - Japan

    Learn how to wear a yukata

    Learn how to properly wear a yukata, a traditional Japanese Kimono, and learn a Nihon Buyo, a traditional Japanese dance. You'll look like you've always lived here.

    Try some Creative Calligraphy

    Japanese calligraphy or 'shodo' truly is an art form. Why not pick your favourite character from your lessons and turn it into your own personal artwork.
    Tea ceremony - Japan

    Relax at a Tea Ceremony

    It's the cornerstone of Japanese society and often known as Sado. Performance and green tea are at the heart of the Japanese tea ceremony. Why not bond with your new friends over this ancient ceremony.

    Week Three

    Trip to Nikko for Momiji

    Travel to Vibrant Nikko

    Take a trip to Nikko and enjoy the beautiful nature that Japan has to offer.
    Ghibli Museum

    Experience the Ghibli Museum and a Cat Cafe

    Join us on a tour of this wonderful museum, displaying all the wonderful works of Studio Ghibli. Followed by a visit to some kawaii cats that could easily be in the Ghibli films themselves.
    Matsuri at new year

    Celebrate at a Matsuri

    Japan sure knows how to do festivals and no trip is complete without attending a matsuri. Parades, crowds and food are all in abundance and most of all, they're great fun.

    Choose your plan

    • Dine out at an Izakaya Izakaya Tokyo 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.
    • Celebrate at a Matsuri Matsuri at new year Japan sure knows how to do festivals and no trip is complete without attending a matsuri. Parades, crowds and food are all in abundance and most of all, they're great fun.
    • Sing your heart out at Karaoke Karaoke singing Get together and pick your favourite songs to sing along to. All the hits you can't get out of your head both Japanese and International!
    • Join our international event Orientation Event Join us at one of our regular international events. Mingle with your new study trip friends, meet some locals and make more new friends. It's the perfect place to try out your new language skills over a drink or two.
    • Unwind with some fruit picking Fruit Picking in Japanese Countryside Fruit is considered a delicacy in Japan with land being scarce but that means it's really something special. Join us for a day in the countryside to pick and most importantly eat, some tasty seasonal fruit.
    • Enjoy a Tea Ceremony
    • Travel to Vibrant Nikko Trip to Nikko for Momiji A breathtaking site in the autumn months, a trip to Nikko is a must. Behold the ornate Edo shrine against the backdrop of the red and yellow leaves.
    • Experience the Ghibli Museum and a Cat Cafe Ghibli Museum Join us on a tour of this wonderful museum, displaying all the wonderful works of Studio Ghibli. Followed by a visit to some kawaii cats that could easily be in the Ghibli films themselves.
    • Try some Creative Calligraphy Japanese calligraphy or 'shodo' truly is an art form. Why not pick your favourite character from your lessons and turn it into your own personal artwork.
    • Learn how to wear a yukata Yukata - Japan Learn how to properly wear a yukata, a traditional Japanese Kimono, and learn a Nihon Buyo, a traditional Japanese dance. You'll look like you've always lived here.
    • Data Sim Card
    • Travel/Health Insurance
    • Language Classes
    • Basic Accommodation
    • Activity Transportation
    • Dedicated App
    Total Cost

    Bronze

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    ¥ 254000

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    ¥ 259500

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    ¥ 280500

    *Application fee included in the price.

    The Fusion Japan course offers 3 plan options for your trip. Firstly, the bronze plan gives you a quick taste of things with a lot of free time to explore the city on your own. Next, the silver plan provides a balance between the activities and free time. Lastly and most importantly, there’s the gold plan. A fun filled 3 weeks with all activities and plenty of chances to get out, make friends and practice your new found language skills.

    N.B. All plans include lessons, accommodation, travel/health insurance and transportation fees for all the activities. Flights are not included in the price.

    What You Need To Know

    Study Trip Dates
    From May 7th
    To May 27th
    Application Deadline
    March 5th
    School Dates
    First Day
    May 8th
    Last Day
    May 25th
    Age Limit For Joining The Course
    Students must be 18 years old by the time the course commences.
    Free Time
    With activities spread across three weeks, there's plenty of free time to explore Tokyo and surrounding areas. If you need help with ideas, just ask our staff.
    Accomodation Dates
    Move-in Date
    May 7th between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm (if you arrive earlier you will need to find other accommodation by yourself until the move-in date)
    Move-out Date
    May 27th (if you leave Japan after this date you will need to find other accommodation by yourself
    Pick-Up Service at the Airport
    For a fee of 21,000 yen, Studytrip.com can organize a Pick Up service for you from either Narita or Haneda airport. If you would like to take advantage of this option please let us know on your application form. Students must arrive between 9am and 4pm. If your flight arrives after 4pm we are unfortunately, unable to offer this service.