9 Days


On-Ground Program Price*

*Flight Cost to be determined


From 11 to 15 travelers


From 16 to 20 travelers


From 21 to 26 travelers

$ 2,265 $ 2,150 $ 2,070

Estimated single occupancy upgrade cost – $600*



May 22 – 30, 2024

Program includes

7 Nights of Accommodation
2-6 people per room for participants, each with their own bed and ensuite bathroom
Single for faculty/program leader with ensuite bathroom
Free wifi and daily continental breakfast
All Ground Transportation
Welcome & Farewell Dinners
Historical & Cultural Walking Tours
Full Time On Site Program Director Available 24/7 in case of Emergencies
24/7 On-Ground Emergency Support
SAA’s Mandatory Health Insurance* (see next page)
SAA’s $5m Liability Insurance (COI available upon request)
Tips & Gratuities


International Airfare
Meals Not Specified
Passport and Visa Fees (if applicable)
Single Room Upgrade Costs for Participants
Classroom/Meeting Space
Optional Activities and Suggestions
Optional Travelers Insurance and/or CFAR/IFAR
Personal Expenses

Program highlights

Osaka Castle
Osaka Sumiyoshi Shrine
Ikuta Shrine
Sake Brewers Museum
Cable Car to Mt Rokko
Nishiki Market
International Manga Museum
UNESCO World Heritage Site – Nijo Castle
Tea Ceremony
Karaoke Night


DAY 1 – DEPARTURE – Wednesday, May 22

Depart Home for Osaka, Japan 


DAY 2 – OSAKA – Thursday, May 23

Arrive in Osaka, Japan 

Airport Train Transfer

On-ground Briefing
Orientation Walking Tour – The group will become oriented with their neighborhood, the public transportation systems, nearby pharmacies, markets, ATMs, etc. Additionally, an in-depth safety briefing will be provided for what to do incase of an emergency. 

Osaka Welcome Dinner – Renowned for its delectable soul food, Osaka is an essential destination for foodies. In fact, the well-known motto of the city’s exuberant inhabitants is kuidaore or ‘eat until you drop,’ so be prepared to do just that.


DAY 3 – OSAKA – Friday, May 24

Breakfast & Day Briefing 

Historical & Cultural Walking Tour of Osaka 

Osaka Castle – Osaka Castle is an important historic monument that represents the great history of Azuchi-Momoyama period during the sixteenth century.

Osaka Sumiyoshi Shrine – This is one of Japan’s oldest shrines and was founded in the 3rd century before the introduction of Buddhism. It displays a unique style of shrine architecture

DAY 4 – OSAKA – Saturday, May 25

Breakfast & Day Briefing 

Make your way to Kobe (just 30 mins from Osaka on the local train)Kobe is an enchanting port city perched gracefully on the edge of Osaka Bay. It possesses a distinctive skyline, instantly recognisable by the view of blazing red Kobe Port Tower standing prominently and proudly on the harbourfront.

Visit Ikuta Shrine – This is an over 1800 year old shrine that venerates the goddess Wakahirume-no-Mikoto.

Sake Brewers Museum – Learn more about the ancient tradition of brewing sake, before taking a sample yourself

Cable Car to Mt Rokko – Enjoy stunning views of the city from above.

DAY 5 – OSAKA/KYOTO – Sunday, May 26

Breakfast & Day Briefing
Local train to Kyoto (40 mins)

Historical & Cultural Tour of Kyoto – Nijo Castle, Golden Pavilion, Gion District, and more…


DAY 6 – KYOTO – Monday , May 27

Breakfast & Day Briefing
Visit of Nishiki Market

Visit Kyoto International Manga Museum

Rest of the day Free at leisure in Kyoto


DAY 7 – KYOTO – Tuesday, May 28

Breakfast & Day Briefing

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!

Rest of the day Free at leisure in Kyoto

DAY 8 – KYOTO – Wednesday, May 29

Breakfast & Day Briefing 

Free Day in Kyoto

Farewell Dinner & Program Closing, including Karaoke Experience – A trip to Japan is simply not complete without a visit to

one of the many karaoke bars or boxes available. It is one of the main social activities of Japanese adults, popular with

people from all walks of life. It is a staple form of entertainment.


DAY 9 – RETURN – Thursday, May 30

Breakfast & Day Briefing 

Airport Transfer

Depart Osaka, Japan for Home

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Payments Schedule

190 days prior to departure $500 is due and payable by December 24, 2023.

90 days prior to departure, the second payment in the amount of 50% of the remaining amount is due and payable by February 22, 2024.

60 days prior to departure, the third and final payment in the amount of the remaining amount is due and payable by March 23, 2024.

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*Note: When you make a payment please leave a note with: School name, Name of the Program, Name and Surname

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