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July 7th - July 27th

Traditional Japan

Get lost in the history of Japan

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Organized by: Go! Go! Nihon

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Known as a high-tech nation, people often forget the rich tradition that runs through the veins of Japan. Our 3 week Traditional Japan study trip gives the ideal opportunity to dive in and explore the history of this amazing country all while learning the language. With trips to Kamakura, Kyoto and a Matsuri, you’ll get a real mix of traditional Japan in a modern setting. Learning about the history of this country as well as the language, there’s no better way to truly understand a place.

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Tea ceremony
Combining trips to historical sites as well as trying traditional activities, you'll truly get lost in the history of this great country. You can visit many of the UNESCO heritage sites in Kyoto or find some inner piece at a temple or two.

Study

Akamonkai 2 (1)
Study at Akamonkai, one of the largest language schools in Toyko. Situated along good transport lines and with a newly renovated campus, it's a brilliant place to study.

Live

Dormitory
Dormitory accommodation is included in the price of the course and offers a great way to practice your new language with your new friends.

Length

The 3 week length of the course means you have a real chance to practice your skills and see all the traditional sites of Japan.

Schedule

Akamonkai runs morning lessons so you can fit in activities and practice in in the afternoon.

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

    Yukata in Kyoto

    Uncover Kyoto

    If you're taking in the tradition, then a tour of Kyoto is a must. From Temples and Shrines to Gion's Geisha and take in the history of Japan.
    how to wear a yukata

    Learn how to dress in a Yukata

    Learn how to properly dress in a yukata, a traditional Japanese garment. It's the perfect chance to get dressed up.
    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.

    Week Two

    kamakura buddha in japan

    Discover the Daibutsu of Kamakura

    Take a trip out of Tokyo down to Kamakura to see the iconic Diabutsu and wander around the island of Enoshima. You might even get a glimpse of Fuji in the distance.
    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.
    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.

    Week Three

    Singing karaoke

    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!
    Hanabi - Fireworks in Japan

    Have fun at Hanabi

    Relax with a picnic at a traditional 'hanabi' or fireworks event with your new friends. Not before enjoying the chaos of a matsuri along the streets of Tokyo. These festivals are something to behold.
    Tonbodama Glass Ball making

    Try out Tonbodama

    The art of Tonbodama, or glass ball making, has been used for centuries to make charms and decorations. Try your hand at making your own 'dragonfly eyes'.
    Wagashi Making - Mochi sweets

    Make some tasty wagashi

    Join this alternative session and learn how to make wagashi - traditional Japanese sweets. See if you can craft with mochi and anko and then, best of all, taste your creations.
    New years festival in Japan

    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

    • Sing your heart out at Karaoke Singing 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!
    • Discover the Daibutsu of Kamakura kamakura buddha in japan Take a trip out of Tokyo down to Kamakura to see the iconic Diabutsu and wander around the island of Enoshima. You might even get a glimpse of Fuji in the distance.
    • Have fun at Hanabi Hanabi - Fireworks in Japan Relax with a picnic at a traditional 'hanabi' or fireworks event with your new friends. Not before enjoying the chaos of a matsuri along the streets of Tokyo. These festivals are something to behold.
    • Dine out at an Izakaya