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Science, Technology & Maths Trips to Tokyo

Plan an educational trip to Tokyo for STEM students! Fill your travel itinerary & tour Tokyo in the best way – with the help of Diversity Study Trips!

Educational trip to Tokyo

Discover local culture, museums, wildlife and more with a STEM study trip to Tokyo! This urban jungle will tantalise all of the senses, whether you’re exploring the interactive science exhibitions or being awed by the flashing lights of the shopping districts. Give your students a once-in-a-lifetime experience with a trip itinerary crammed full of exciting activities – we’re here to help!

Your travel itinerary could look like...

Day 1

AM  – Arrival 

Arrive at Tokyo airport where you will be met by your Adventure Leader who will be waiting to take you to your transfer and hotel accommodation.

PM – Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building

Once you have arrived at the hotel, had your trip briefing from you Adventure Leader, and refuelled with dinner, either at the hotel or in a nearby restaurant, get a view like no other to start your trip from the top of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building.

Day 2

AM – TEPIA Advanced Technology Gallery

Delve into the world of cutting-edge technology and innovation at the TEPIA Advanced Technology Gallery in Tokyo. This interactive museum showcases the latest advancements in science, engineering, and technology through engaging exhibits and hands-on displays.

PM – Meiji Shrine & Shibuya Crossing

In the afternoon visit the beautiful Meiji Shrine, dedicated to the Emperor Meiji and his wife who, in the early 20th century, began Japan’s transformation from a feudal to a modern society. Then, move on to the Harajuku district, Tokyo’s cultural epicentre, to see Pokémon, punks, goths and fashionistas. Anything goes in Harajuku! Once in the Harajuku district grab some food and pay a visit to the famous Shibuya Crossing. When the lights turn red at this busy intersection, pedestrians surge into the junction from all sides like a floodgate opening. It’s arguably one of the most iconic modern sights in Tokyo.

Day 3

AM – KEK Lab

Explore the forwards-thinking KEK Lab to learn more about how modern science is advancing our understanding of the universe. KEK, the High Energy Accelerator Research Organization, is one of the world’s leading accelerator science research laboratories, using high energy particle beams and synchrotron light sources to probe the fundamental properties of matter.

PM – Tsukuba Space Center & Akihabara

Tsukuba Space Center JAXA plays an essential role in supporting the Japanese government’s plans for aerospace development and utilization. Join a tour of the facility and visit the Astronaut Training Facility and the 24-hour Control Centre.

After dinner take a trip to Akihabara, nicknamed Japan’s ‘Electric Town’ thanks to its post-war industry. Today, it’s a cultural centre for anime and manga lovers, and is also home to Japan’s most famous J-pop group, AKB48.

 

Day 4

AM – National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation

Visit Japan’s major science centre at the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (Miraikan), where you can learn about the incredible advancements the country is making in science and technology. Next, step into the realm of robotics at Kawasaki Robospace, a state-of-the-art facility dedicated to showcasing the latest advancements in robotics technology. Explore interactive exhibits that demonstrate the capabilities of humanoid robots, industrial automation, and cutting-edge AI applications.

PM – Team Lab & Odaiba Waterfront

Discover the mesmerizing world of digital art at Team Lab in Japan. Step into interactive installations that combine technology, art, and nature, creating immersive and ethereal experiences. Grab a spot of dinner before checking out the views from Odaiba Waterfront, from the stunning illuminations on Rainbow Bridge to the replica of the Statue of Liberty, which commemorates the French Year in Japan.

 

Day 5

AM – Dawn Avatar Robot Cafe

Pay a visit to the innovative Dawn Avatar Robot Café, which features real humanoid robots that serve customers. The café operates as an accessible business by creating more job opportunities for disabled workers. These robots are operated remotely using the internet, serving as avatars for people who can’t leave the house for long periods of time due to physical disabilities, childcare or for other reasons.

PM – Travel from Tokyo to Kyoto

Take in the sights of the Japanese landscape as you travel on the bullet train. Total journey time is around 2 hours and 15 minutes. Once in Kyoto, visit the Fushimi Inari Shrine, a major Shinto shrine complex on Mount Inari. To get onto the beautiful walking trails at the back of the shrine, pass through corridors of thousands of bright red gates. The seemingly endless path of vibrant gates is an impressive setting and is one of the most famous images of Japan.

Day 6

AM – Meditation class

Start the day by discovering your inner peace with a Zen Buddhist monk, who will take you for a meditation class at the Daisen-In Temple. Afterwards, explore the temple, and enjoy an informal tea ceremony with volunteers from the temple.

PM – Kinkakhuji & Kyoto’s Geisha District

Explore one of Japan’s most enduring images – Kinkakuji, or The Golden Pavilion. This three-story pavilion overlooking Kagayako Pond is a representative example of Muromachi period pavilion architecture, and features opulent gold leaf on the second and third floors. The garden is designated as a Special Historic Site and a Special Place of Scenic Beauty.

As the sun sets on your day in Kyoto take a walk around four of Kyoto’s geisha districts while they’re at their best – at night! While enjoying the beautiful streets and the atmosphere along the Shirakawa River.

Day 7

AM – Chikurin-no-Michi

Experience a landscape never-before-seen with a visit to the lush bamboo forest at Chikurin-no-Michi in Arashiyama. Stroll through this magical space filled with the fresh scent of bamboo and lush greenery, embodying the beauty of Arashiyama.

PM – Tenryu-Ji Temple & Bullet train back to Tokyo

For your final afternoon in Kyoto experience the serenity of Zen Buddhism at Tenryu-Ji Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage site nestled in the picturesque Arashiyama district of Kyoto. Explore the temple’s meticulously maintained gardens, featuring tranquil ponds, lush foliage, and stunning views of the surrounding mountains.

In the evening jump back on the Bullet Train back to Tokyo ready for your return flight to the UK.

Day 8

AM – Return to the UK 

Say goodbye to Japan as you board the transfer back to the airport, taking in any last minute views on the journey back.

Arrive at the airport in plenty of time for your return flight to the UK.

Key details

  • 7-day study trip to Tokyo, Japan
  • From £1700
  • Highlights: Tenryu-Ji Temple, TEPIA Advanced Technology Gallery, KEK Lab, Tsukuba Space Center, National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation.

What’s included?

  • Flights
  • Overseas airport transfers
  • 7 nights’ accommodation
  • Entry as per itinerary
  • 24-hour emergency service

Why not add…

  • Panasonic Centre
  • Cyberdyne Studio
  • Life Safety Learning Centre

Why choose us?

  • Fully accredited and financially protected
  • Knowledgeable and experienced staff
  • Regional Educational Development Execs to support all stages of the trip process
  • Customer portal and app for when you’re on the move
  • 24hr support

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