Study Tours to Japan

Offer your students a once in a lifetime opportunity to experience the real Japan

We can take the burden off school staff by offering professional support to an existing Japanese tour program or we can create and coordinate a tour to Japan for students and staff that can be customised to cater for special interests and budgets. Tours to Japan are suitable for both upper primary and secondary school students.

Educational tours are not just for schools with a Japanese language program

There is so much potential for school travel to Japan.  A trip can focus on a particular area of interest or learning areas can combine to cater for a variety of opportunities and experiences. Language, cuisine, traditional culture and practice, visual arts, music and drama, can be observed and experienced.   The journey can begin in class and continue after.  Cultural tourism provides opportunities for discussions about society, world history, politics, economy, cultural heritage and values.  Japan can also be a model for studies of environmental and planning needs, such as supply and coordination of services in high density living or disaster prevention and recovery.  Children participating in educational travel are inspired by exposure to new people, cultures and experiences that can have positive effects across the curriculum as students mature personally and intellectually.  Developing insight into cultural and racial diversity and similarities helps prepare them for a future in an increasingly global community.

We can create unique itineraries catering for special interests and budgets.  Tours can be targeted for both primary and secondary students.  If you have an existing program, why not consider a change?

How we can assist you

Japan Travel Concierge is part of Shoji Australia which was established in 1985 as a licensed travel agent and has been successfully coordinating educational and cultural programs for Japanese & Australian students since the 1980s. Shoji Australia staff has both native Japanese and English speakers who have backgrounds in business, education and the travel industry with both local and international knowledge and experience ensuring a highly professional service with personalised support.   We can offer advice on every aspect of travel to Japan and coordinate your trip.

Local knowledge can be the key to the most rewarding travel experiences. Shoji Australia has a network of partners throughout Japan who support our programs and give us access to a variety of educational and cultural opportunities. We are constantly updating our knowledge and contacts in Japan to offer alternative destinations and new activities. We can cater for different types of accommodation and home stay, flights, all transport in Japan (transport passes and coach), sightseeing itineraries (with maps, routes, educational notes, etc), day trips, school visits, bilingual guides as required, Japanese cultural activities and studies, meals, entry to events, etc, as well as offer advice on the best time to travel, local events, where to stay, and what to see and do. We can also provide assistance with travel insurance.

Program coordination can also allow for for presenting at a local information session with students and parents, conducting a pre-departure briefing with students and parents, an information booklet for students, and contact and facilitation of support during the trip to Japan.