• Experiential learning and curriculum enhancement opportunities for students in the context of Japanese society, history and culture
  • Football matches with local schools in Osaka, Kyoto and Tokyo

Japan offers a unique opportunity to enrich students understanding of Japanese history and culture, giving students a unique opportunity to experience first hand some of the key course concepts and content they encounter throughout their studies. The aim will also be to arrange a series of friendly football matches wth local schools.

In addition to curriculum enhancement, this journey is an excellent introduction to travel in Japan. At the end students will be well versed in the vagaries of transport and travel, have a deeper understanding of the unspoken rules and expectations of the society, and be able to move around in a foreign environment with greater assurance and confidence.




After all the preparations, your departure day has arrived! Flight JAL052 Depart Sydney (SYD) at 0815/Arrive Haneda (HND), Tokyo at 1705 connect with: Flight JAL137 Depart Haneda at 1845/Arrive Osaka (ITM) at 1955 On arrival you will be met by your English speaking Guide and transfer to your hotel in Osaka by private coach (approx 30 mins -1 hour). Check-in at 2100. Your Guide will give you a Welcome and Safety brief and advise you on the plan for the following day and then it will be time to rest for the evening. Accommodation:3 star hotel, Osaka

Meals:  Nil

Start a full-day sightseeing tour in Osaka by chartered coach. Osaka Castle, Osaka Museum of History, and Osaka International Peace Centre Accommodation: 3 star hotel, Osaka

Meals:  B,L,D

Half day sightseeing in Osaka - Kuchu Teien Observatory of Umeda Sky Building and strolling Dotonbori Street & Kuromon-ichiba Market. Lunch on own account. Afternoon - Football Game with local School (to be confirmed) Evening - Karaoke Experience Overnight, 3 star hotel, Osaka

Meals:  B,D

Large luggage will be sent from hotel in Osaka DIRECTLY to hotel in Kyoto by courier service, skipping Hiroshima. ** 1 piece per person is available. Please prepare a small daypack/hand luggage bag for 2 nights in Hiroshima. Met by English-speaking guide in the lobby and transfer to Shin-osaka Station by chartered coach. 1020 depart Shin-osaka to Hiroshima by Super Express Shinkansen (2nd-class reserved seat). Arrive Hiroshima Station at 1151. Lunch on own account. Start a half-day sightseeing tour in Hiroshima by chartered coach. Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum and A-Bomb Dome in Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park Check-in at the hotel in Hiroshima. Transfer to a local restuarant on foot. Overnight, 3 star hotel, Hiroshima

Meals:  B,D

Transfer to Miyajimaguchi by chartered coach. 0945 - Leave Miyajimaguchi to Miyajima Island by ferry. 1015 - Arrive at Miyajima Island. Start a full-day sightseeing tour on foot. Visit Itsukushima Shrine and take rope-way partially up Mt. Misen. Trekking to the peak of Mt. Misen through Momiji-dani Valley (approx. 1.5 hours, climbing up to 535m and 30 minutes on the way down) Leave Miyajima Island to Miyajimaguchi by ferry. 1615 - Transfer to the hotel in Hiroshima by chartered coach 1700 - Arrive hotel to freshen up before dinner Transfer to local restaurant on foot for dinner. Overnight 3 star hotel, Hiroshima

Meals:  B,L,D

0900 - Transfer to Hiroshima Station by chartered coach. Leave Hiroshima for Kyoto by Super Express Shinkansen (2nd-class reserved seat), depart 10:03, arrive Kyoto at 11:43. Lunch on own account. Afternoon - School Football Match #2 (to be confirmed) Transfer to a local restaurant near hotel on foot Overnight 3 star hotel, Kyoto

Meals:  B,D

Full day exploration/sightseeing of Kyoto including Kinkakuji Temple (= Golden Pavilion), Sanjusangen-do Hall, and Fushimi Inari Shrine Old Imperial Palace if available 1100 - Japanese cuisine 'hands on' cooking class Lunchtime will be enjoying the fruits of your cooking. Afternoon continue with sightseeing. Transfer to a local restaurant on foot for dinner. Overnight 3 star hotel, Kyoto

Meals:  B,L,D

Large luggage will be sent from the hotel in Kyoto to your hotel in Tokyo by chartered truck **one piece per person Transfer to Kyoto Station by chartered coach 0833, leave Kyoto to Tokyo by Super Express Shinkansen (2nd-class reserved seat) 1112, arrive Tokyo Lunch on own account. Afternoon - half day sightseeing in Tokyo, Imperial Palace Plaza and Yasukuni Shrine Dinner at a local restaurant, transfer on foot Overnight, 3 star or standard hotel, Tokyo

Meals:  B,D

Start a half-day sightseeing tour in Tokyo by public transportation. Morning - watch sumo practice - if available Lunch on own account. Afternoon - National Diet Building and strolling Akihabara District Return to hotel to refresh before dinner Dinner at local restaurant, transfer on foot Overnight, 3 star or standard hotel, Tokyo

Meals:  B,D

Morning transfer to Tokyo Disneyland by public transport (approx one hour). Full day at Tokyo Disneyland Return transfer by public transport to hotel Overnight, 3 star or standard hotel, Tokyo

Meals:  B

Start a half-day sightseeing tour in Tokyo by chartered coach - Fukagawa Edo Museum and Asakusa Kannon Temple with Nakamise Shopping Street. Afternoon - possible football match #3 (to be confirmed) Return to hotel and freshen up before dinner. Dinner at a local restaurant, return transfer on foot. Overnight, 3 star or standard hotel, Tokyo

Meals:  B,L,D

Half day sightseeing - Meiji Shrine, strolling Harajuku Area, Shibuya Sky, and strolling Shibuya Scramble Crossing. Afternoon transfer to airport for onward fligt to Sydney. Flight JAL051 Depart Haneda, Tokyo at 1920

Meals:  B,L

You arrive in Sydney at around 0625 this morning where a warm welcome awaits

Meals:  Nil

Learning outcomes for students

A World Expeditions Schools adventure is a unique learning experience. Our journeys are designed to encourage thriving and positive youth development along with leaving the communities and environments where we travel in a better condition than when we arrived.
The programs are designed to enhance the following life skills that will help you grow as an individual:
• the confidence to lead a group and make decisions
• the value of working together as a cohesive team to achieve a common objective
• the ability to face mental and physical challenges
• the ability to adapt to new environments outside of their 'comfort zone'
• to appreciate and care for the natural environment. TInvariably the students will gain a deeper appreciation and understanding about how their individual actions impact on the environment
• build strong friendships and bonds with their peers and also the local peoples
Importantly our journeys help increase general well-being and build resilience in young citizens to help them deal with adverse situations in life.


  • Return economy group airfares Sydney via Tokyo/Osaka, Tokyo/Sydney
  • 11 breakfasts, 5 lunches (including 1 x cooking session), 9 dinners
  • Local English-speaking guide in each destination - Osaka, Hiroshima, Kyoto and Tokyo
  • Accommodation in twin or triple share hotels - standard or 3 star hotels
  • Sightseeing and entry fees as listed in itinerary
  • Experiential activities - Cooking Session, Karaoke, Observing Sumo Practice (if available)
  • Ticket to Tokyo Disneyland
  • Transfers where outlined by private coach *including driver's tip, toll road fee, and parking fee
  • medical kit
  • Train travel on Super Express Shinkansen (2nd class reserved seat) - Osaka-Hiroshima; Hiroshima-Kyoto; Kyoto-Tokyo
  • Metro, public bus for short transfers, as outlined
  • Trip accompanied by Teachers from Asquith Boys High School

  • Meals not indicated in the program (6 x lunches, 2 x dinner)
  • Items of a personal nature such as laundry etc
  • Travel Insurance - compulsory (organised by Asquith Boys HS)
  • Visas - if required


Why travel with us

Why travel with us

Assisted over
14,000 Students Worldwide

Since the 1980's, we have helped students from around the globe to experience the world's most exciting destinations, allowing them to travel, give, grow.

400+ Service Learning

Together with students, we have completed over 400 Service Learning programs in developing countries. We will always continue to support causes including social justice, animal welfare, the environment and more.

Fully Customised
School Travel Programs

Want to include service learning, your school curriculum and a physical challenge, or any of the above? Contact us and we can design a program fully catered for your students and budget.

Safety and
Support - Our #1 Priority

Every school receives a detailed risk management plan that is guided by government advisories and the local partners we work with. We never compromise on the safety of your students to reduce the price of the program.


Want to find out more?

Our educational travel experts are ready to help you tailor an itinerary or service learning project to suit your school’s needs and budget. Contact us today to receive a free consultation.

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