Japan: Land of the Rising Sun itinerary is jam-packed with cultural experiences! Every day was an adventure - new foods, new phrases in Japanese, and a peek at cultural traditions in a different part of the world. This itinerary has a little bit of everything for the travelers. We had plenty of shopping time, visits to Castles and religious shrines, and culinary treats galore. Our highlights included: a lecture with a professional Sumo wrestler, visit to the Great Buddha in Kamakura and Nara, a Kimono fashion show, and most of all a traditional night at a ryokan and a visit to see Mt. Fuji. If you are looking for a destination that is exciting and educational, this is the itinerary for you!
cc1226 / Group leader Cincinnati, Ohio / Posted on June 10, 2018
Japan; my land of the rising sun
The trip was amazing. Even the bus rides were fun! The tour guides were all nice, and very helpful, especially the Hiroshima survivor who led us through Hiroshima. I loved going to the temples and shrines, especially the one in Nara with the deer; that was really fun. All the new foods were great too!
The people and the culture was amazing, and I'll definitely go back some day!
Yuki / Student traveller Whitby, Ontario / Posted on December 02, 2010
my son attended the japan trip and it educated him so much about the culture that he is attending university next fall and enrolling in the culinary program. From there he plans to move to Japan to study Japanese cuisine. Thank you so much for allowing our children these wonderful oppertunities
seriouslyyellow / Parent Kamloops, BC / Posted on December 02, 2010
The tour was a great experience. The attraction sites that we were taken to were very beautiful. It was an amazing time that I shared with my friends. I just wish we would have gone to less shrines and to more local attractions.
Lari7 / Student traveller South Gate, California / Posted on November 26, 2019
This was my first of everything plane, train, bullet train and traveling outside the states. I was a bit nervous but got over it quickly. We were on a tight schedule but it was reasonable enough to check out stores. The location were great and alot of fun. I hope to go again.
Qlyde / Adult traveller Coachella, CA / Posted on August 16, 2019
I loved this tour so much! i genuinely enjoyed going and learning about the traditional Japanese culture, especially the religions. In this tour we went to Buddhist temples and shinto shrines all over Tokyo/Hakone/Kyoto. I also really enjoyed the cuisine, DELICIOUS. Over all i would definitely recommend, Tokyo was my favorite part personally. (It was like New York but way cleaner!)
Adri245 / Student traveller West Palm Beach, FL / Posted on August 02, 2019
He has had a wonder time in Japan, he was so excited, shopping was amazing to him going to Disneyland was wonderful. He was not ready to come home. He love Jane and if he can get a second chance of going again, then I will send him
2019japan / Student traveller Lawndale ca / Posted on July 29, 2019
Great cultural exposure and education
EF did a great job planning sites and sights to see. I do feel that we could have skipped a couple of the shrines/temples to allow us to spend more time walking around the the smaller towns, especially Kamakura.
Our guide was amazing. She was so knowledgeable about her country and culture and so willing to share both.
Educational1 / Adult traveller Lihue, Hawaii / Posted on July 20, 2019
Amazing experience. We saw and did so much in 11 days. Definitely should be on everyone's bucket list.
AJSF / Adult traveller Warsaw, IN / Posted on July 16, 2019
Amazing Japan Trip
We just returned from Japan. It was phenomenal. Couldn't have asked for a better time. We saw and experienced so much. We will definately be using EF again next year, We are already looking forward to the next trip to Australia.
BaseballCoach / Adult traveller Midland, Texas / Posted on July 16, 2019