Asian Humanities



9 days




Program includes

  • 7 Nights of Accommodation
  • Daily Breakfast
  • Welcome & Farewell Dinner
  • On ground transportation

Program highlights

  • University of Tokyo Visit 
  • Edo Tokyo Museum
  • Day Trip to Nara
  • Senso-ji Shrine
  • Bamboo Forest
  • Tea Ceremony
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site – Nijo Castle
  • Golden Pavilion


Day 1 – Kyoto 

  • Meet the Group at Hotel
  • Orientation Walking Tour – The group will become oriented with their neighborhood, the public transportation systems, nearby pharmacies, markets, ATMs, etc.  
  • Kyoto Welcome Dinner – Kyoto is also famed for its tofu and its distinctive locally grown vegetables. The group will be taken for an authentic dinner with a variety of menu options to cater all diets.

Day 2 – Kyoto

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing 
  • Historical & Cultural Tour of Kyoto – Golden Pavilion, Gion District, Traditional Kimono Show and more…
  • Lunch Break
  • Tea Ceremony – Kyoto was where the tea ceremony was born and remains its spiritual heart. This special ceremony provides an unforgettable opportunity to learn the Japanese art of tea!

Day 3 – Kyoto

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing 
  • UNESCO WH Nijo Castle – One of Kyoto’s most popular and impressive sights. It shows the power that the Shoguns wielded over the emperors throughout the Edo Period.
  • Lunch Break
  • Bamboo Forest – The iconic Arashiyama Bamboo Forest in Kyoto is one of the most beautiful and serene places in Japan.

Day 4 – Nara

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Day Trip to Nara
  • Todaiji Temple – a World Heritage temple in Nara Park famous for its Great Buddha. The temple is one of the world’s largest wooden structures.
  • Kasuga Taisha – Kasuga Taisha is Nara’s most celebrated shrine. It was established at the same time as the capital and is dedicated to the deity responsible for the protection of the city.
  • Return to Kyoto

Day 5 – Tokyo 

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing 
  • Bullet Train to Tokyo (approx. 3.5 hours)
  • Drop Bags & Orientation Walking Tour 
  • Historical & Cultural Tour of Tokyo – Imperial Palace, Harajuku, Shinjuku, Metropolitan Government Building, Meiji Shinto Shrine and more…
  • Structured Free Time & Cultural Immersion

Day 6 – Tokyo

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing 
  • Tokyo National Museum – This famous museum houses the largest collection of Japanese artifacts and artworks in the world. With over 100,000 pieces and room to display only 4,000, exhibits are rotated constantly.
  • Ueno Park & Asakusa Walking Tour
  • Senso-ji Shrine – experience the story of the oldest temple in Tokyo, and the people of Japan.

Day 7 – Tokyo 

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • University of Tokyo Visit – Guided tour by local students.
  • Lunch Break at Tokyo University
  • Edo Tokyo Museum – Experience Tokyo through the ages at this fun and interactive museum.

Day 8 – Tokyo 

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Free Day in Tokyo
  • Farewell Dinner & Program Closing

Day 9 – Return 

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • End of Program
  • Depart Tokyo, Japan for Home