9 or 11 days
Treat your troop to the treasures of Japan past and present, from the bustling streets of Tokyo to the ancient temples of Kyoto. Stroll through sacred shrines, see the Great Buddha in Kamakura, and catch a glimpse of majestic Mount Fuji. Feast on an authentic tempura dinner, and enjoy a special overnight stay at a traditional Japanese ryokan, an amazing cultural and learning experience for every Girl Scout.
  • Day 1: Fly overnight to Japan

  • Day 2: Tokyo

    Meet your Tour Director at the airport

  • Day 3: Tokyo

    Take a guided tour of Tokyo

    With your expert local guide you will see:
    • Ginza District
    • Imperial Palace Plaza
    • Metropolitan Government Building in Shinjuku District
    • Odaiba City

    Visit the Meiji Shinto Shrine

    Take a guided tour of Akihabara

    Visit Asakusa Kannon Temple

  • Day 4: Tokyo

    Take a walking tour of Shibuya

    Participate in a cultural activity:

    Possible activities could include:

    • Meeting Japanese students
    • Origami class
  • Day 5: Kamakura • Hakone

    Travel to Kamakura

    See the Great Buddha

    Visit the Hachimangu Shrine

    Travel to Hakone

    Spend the night in a traditional Japanese ryokan

  • Day 6: Hakone • Kyoto

    Enjoy free time in Owakudani

    Take a tour of Hakone National Park

    Take a cruise on Lake Hakone

    Ride a cable car up Mount Komagatake

    Stop for a photo at Odawara Castle

    Travel by bullet train to Kyoto

  • Day 7: Kyoto

    Take a guided tour of Kyoto

    Visit Nijo Castle

    Visit the Gold Pavilion

    Enjoy a Kimono Show

    Visit Inari Taisha Shrine

  • Day 8: Kyoto

    Take a guided tour of Arashiyama Bamboo Forest

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Nara

    Nara

    Explore one of Japan’s ancient capitals on your half-day guided excursion. Visit the Todaji Temple and see the Daibutsu, the world’s largest bronze Buddha. Walk through the wooded Nara Park, known as “Deer Park” because of its four-legged inhabitants. Just outside the park, visit Kasuga Shrine, one of the country’s most famous Shinto shrines. Comfortable walking shoes recommended.

  • Day 9: Depart for home

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  • Day 9: Kyoto • Hiroshima

    Travel by bullet train to Hiroshima

    Take an excursion to Miyajima Park

    Visit Itsukushima Shrine

    Take a guided tour of Hiroshima

    With your expert local guide you will see:
    • Atomic Bomb Dome

    Visit the Peace Memorial Museum

  • Day 10: Osaka

    Visit Himeji Castle

    Travel to Osaka

  • Day 11: Depart for home

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  • Day 1: Fly overnight to Japan

  • Day 2: Tokyo

    Meet your Tour Director at the airport

  • Day 3: Tokyo

    Take a guided tour of Tokyo

    With your expert local guide you will see:
    • Ginza District
    • Imperial Palace Plaza
    • Metropolitan Government Building in Shinjuku District
    • Odaiba City

    Visit the Meiji Shinto Shrine

    Take a guided tour of Akihabara

    Visit Asakusa Kannon Temple

  • Day 4: Tokyo

    Take a walking tour of Shibuya

    Participate in a cultural activity:

    Possible activities could include:

    • Meeting Japanese students
    • Origami class
  • Day 5: Kamakura • Hakone

    Travel to Kamakura

    See the Great Buddha

    Visit the Hachimangu Shrine

    Travel to Hakone

    Spend the night in a traditional Japanese ryokan

  • Day 6: Hakone • Kyoto

    Enjoy free time in Owakudani

    Take a tour of Hakone National Park

    Take a cruise on Lake Hakone

    Ride a cable car up Mount Komagatake

    Stop for a photo at Odawara Castle

    Travel by bullet train to Kyoto

  • Day 7: Kyoto

    Take a guided tour of Kyoto

    Visit Nijo Castle

    Visit the Gold Pavilion

    Enjoy a Kimono Show

    Visit Inari Taisha Shrine

  • Day 8: Kyoto

    Take a guided tour of Arashiyama Bamboo Forest

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Nara

    Nara

    Explore one of Japan’s ancient capitals on your half-day guided excursion. Visit the Todaji Temple and see the Daibutsu, the world’s largest bronze Buddha. Walk through the wooded Nara Park, known as “Deer Park” because of its four-legged inhabitants. Just outside the park, visit Kasuga Shrine, one of the country’s most famous Shinto shrines. Comfortable walking shoes recommended.

  • Day 9: Depart for home

Add 2 more days

  • Day 9: Kyoto • Hiroshima

    Travel by bullet train to Hiroshima

    Take an excursion to Miyajima Park

    Visit Itsukushima Shrine

    Take a guided tour of Hiroshima

    With your expert local guide you will see:
    • Atomic Bomb Dome

    Visit the Peace Memorial Museum

  • Day 10: Osaka

    Visit Himeji Castle

    Travel to Osaka

  • Day 11: Depart for home

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Your experience includes

  • Airfare & transportation

    Round-trip airfare on major carriers; Comfortable motorcoach; Bullet train

  • Hotels

    7 overnight stays in hotels with private bathrooms (9 with extension)

  • Regional-style meals

    Breakfast and dinner daily

  • Full-time Tour Director

    Your culturally connected Tour Director is with your group 24/7, providing deep local insight while handling all on-tour logistics.

  • Guided Sightseeing

    2 sightseeing tours led by expert, licensed guides

  • Entrances

    Meiji Shinto Shrine; Tokyo National Museum; Hachimangu Shrine; Asakusa Kannon Temple; Lake Hakone cruise; Mount Komagatake Ropeway; Odawara Castle; Nijo Castle; Gold Pavilion; Kiyomizu Temple; Gion Corner Performances of traditinal Japanese Arts; Inari Taisha Shrine

  • Expert Local Guides

    Your expert local guides are natural historians, adding cultural insight and global perspective on your sightseeing tours.

  • weShare—accredited learning

    Our online learning platform engages students in activities before, during and after tour, with the option to create a final project for academic credit.

  • Continuous Support

    Your dedicated EF team helps you every step of the way—from recruiting and enrolling travelers to planning and managing your tour.

  • Worldwide Presence

    EF has over 500 schools and offices in more than 50 countries worldwide so wherever you go, we're there too.

  • 24-hour Emergency Service

    Travelers and their families can count on EF's dedicated emergency service team.

  • Peace of Mind Program

    Feel secure knowing your group can change their destination or travel dates due to unforeseen circumstances. Learn more about your flexible options at eftours.com/peaceofmind.

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