Economics Study trips to Japan

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Why Japan?

Our Economics Study Trips to Japan gives students the opportunity to experience one of the fastest-growing economies in the world today. Tokyo, Kyoto and Osaka are just some of our operating bases in this fascinating country. In addition to hotels catered to western tourists, there’s also a myriad of traditional accommodation options to choose from.

Riding Tokyo on a Bullet

Nothing will prepare you for the sheer size, sounds, and fluorescents of Tokyo until you exit the Subway at Shibuya. The sheer scale of this country’s booming economy hits you as you zoom in on the Shinkansen. Now an iconic part of Tokyo’s identity, this high-speed bullet train exemplifies the enormity and efficiency of the city’s rapid growth. In fact, the Shinkansen train covers all aspects of the KS3 and KS4 economics curriculum through its contributions to tourism, workforce, and transportation.

What to do on an Economics study trip to Japan?

There is an enormous range of activities for students to explore the wonders of Japan. Here we have just a few excursions we can include in a bespoke itinerary.

There are many things to do in Kyoto including International Manga Museum which is a popular tourist attraction that illustrates how the niche industry of comic books and cartoon work has become a worldwide success. You could also fisit Nijo-jo Castle, which is one of Kyoto’s UNESCO world heritage sites.
The Skytree is a broadcasting, restaurant and observation tower that is now the tallest structure in Japan. The tower is the primary television and radio broadcast site as the Tokyo tower cannot give complete coverage, with it being surrounded by high rise buildings.
See every aspect of the Toyota production line from the design to production, to safety and the company values. Learn about how a worldwide company creates and sells its products, in the home of where it was created.
The Tokyo tower is a communications and observation town and is the second-tallest structure in Japan. The tower acts as a support structure for an antenna and broadcasts signals for Japanese media outlets, as it cannot give complete coverage as it is surrounded by high rise buildings.

In addition, you can also fill your days with the following

      • Disneyland
      • Imperial Palace
      • Temples and shrines
      • Tsutenkaku tower

Example Itineraries

Our educational travel experts have spent considerable time crafting a selection of ready-made itineraries for your economics study trip to Japan, which you will find below. However, we can also create a tailored itinerary to meet the educational needs of your group.

DAY1 Visit Tokyo tower and Tokyo skytree
DAY2 Day at Disneyland
DAY3 Travel to Kyoto to visit International Manga Museum
DAY4 Visit traditional temples and shrines of Japan

Getting there

The best way to get to Japan is to fly. There is a transfer flight from London airports to Tokyo, with a transfer in China. Coach transfers will be provided in Japan.

Where to Stay

The Traveller’s Inn, Kyoto Located in the heart of Old Japan, The Traveller’s Inn is within minutes of numerous temples, shrines, and the impressive Kyoto City Zoo.
With superior twin, standard twin, and standard triple rooms replete with minimalist furniture and futon bedding available, the Traveller’s Inn caters superbly for large groups. Free WIFI is available in the seminar room and there is also a cafe restaurant and public bath open to hotel guests.

When to visit Japan?

Japan visits are appropriate at any time of the year.

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