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January 7th - January 19th

Winter in Japan

Warm your soul in Tokyo

Limited spots - apply in advance

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Organized by: Go! Go! Nihon

Winter is a magical time to visit this amazing country and to learn the language. The Winter in Japan study trip gives you a chance to study at the Intercultural Institute of Japan, one of the oldest language schools in Tokyo and to make the most of your new skills. You’ll have a chance to get absorbed in traditional Japanese culture with a tea ceremony and calligraphy lessons and a taste of more modern culture with a karaoke session or two. The crisp winter nights are best spent with a tour of the winter illuminations which light up the city everywhere you go. We also include a trip to the Ghibli Museum to add to the magic and top off this two-week study trip with a break to Mount Fuji and the Kawaguchi Lake area.

 

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Tokyo Dome Illuminations
We mix together traditional activities with chances to explore the delights of Japan in the winter with a trip to Fuji and a tour of the amazing illuminations.

Study

Tokyo Intercultural
Lessons are at the Intercultural Institute of Japan one of the older schools in Tokyo. With a central location and lots of experience, you'll get the best teachers to help you on your way.

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

This two-week trip packs in the fun to ensure you get the full magical feeling of winter in Japan.

Schedule

Intercultural runs morning classes, the perfect complement to our activities and a chance to spend the afternoons practicing your new skills.

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.
    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 calligraphy

    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 in 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.
    winter illuminations tokyo

    Be dazzled by the Winter Illuminations

    Take in a tour of the amazing winter illuminations that light up Tokyo at night. It's a truly magical experience.

    Week Two

    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!
    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.

    Break Out of the Escape Room

    Work together to solve the puzzles and break out of the Tokyo escape room. You'll get to know your fellow travelers really well.
    Mount Fuji and a city

    Take a break to Mount Fuji

    A day trip to Mount Fuji and the Kawaguchi Lake area is a great chance to explore outside of Tokyo and breath in the clean, crisp winter air.

    Choose your plan

    • Dine out at an Izakaya Japanese 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.
    • 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!
    • Be dazzled by the Winter Illuminations winter illuminations tokyo Take in a tour of the amazing winter illuminations that light up Tokyo at night. It's a truly magical experience.
    • Break Out of the Escape Room Work together to solve the puzzles and break out of the Tokyo escape room. You'll get to know your fellow travelers really well.
    • Enjoy a Tea Ceremony tea ceremony in Japan
    • Take a break to Mount Fuji Mount Fuji and a city