9 or 12 days
Tokyo, Yokohama, Hiroshima, Osaka, extension to Nagasaki

In the final days of World War II, Japan was the target of the world’s first atomic weapons.

The bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki—along with centuries of militarization and imperialism—has shaped Japan’s future and their shift from military to technological might. Immerse yourself in a country devoted to international peacekeeping and technological innovation, while exploring the imperialistic roots that led to such a drastic change in national identity.

  • Day 1: Fly overnight to Japan

  • Day 2: Tokyo

    Meet your Tour Director at your destination
  • Day 3: Tokyo

    Tour Tokyo with an expert local guide

    Explore the Imperial Palace Plaza 

    Visit the Harajuku shopping district

    Visit the Meiji Shinto Shrine

    Visit the Edo Tokyo Museum

  • Day 4: Tokyo

    Visit the Shitamachi Museum

    Explore Tokyo on your own

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Traditional Japanese Tea Ceremony

    Traditional Japanese Tea Ceremony

    Watch and learn as you participate in a traditional Japanese Tea Ceremony led by an expert. What type of tea is used? Do people still do traditional tea ceremonies? Discover the answers to these questions and more while enjoying a relaxing, centuries-old ritual.

  • Day 5: Tokyo • Yokohama • Hiroshima

    Travel to Yokohama

    Visit the Yokohama Cup Noodle Museum

    Tour Yamashita Park with your Tour Director

    Visit the Hikawa Maru

    Travel to Hiroshima via bullet train

    Enjoy a traditional bento dinner

  • Day 6: Hiroshima

    Tour Hiroshima with an expert local guide

    Visit the Peace Memorial Park and Museum

    Explore Miyajima Park

    Travel by ferry to Miyajima Island

    Visit Itsukushima Shrine
  • Day 7: Hiroshima

    Visit the Mazda Museum

    Enjoy free time in Hiroshima

  • Day 8: Hiroshima • Osaka

    Travel by bullet train to Osaka

    Visit the Osaka Castle

    Take a riverboat ride in Osaka

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Taiko Drum Lesson

    Taiko Drum Lesson

    Try your hand at making a thunderous beat with a taiko drum lesson! Learn the mythological origins while playing the same traditional drum patterns you’d hear in a local festival. Local experts will teach you through the proper techniques you need to play this powerful instrument.

  • Day 9: Depart for home

Add 3 more days

  • Day 9: Nagasaki

    Fly to Nagasaki

    Visit the Nagasaki Peace Park and Museum

    Reflect on your travels and learn how to fold a paper crane

  • Day 10: Nagasaki

    Guided Sightseeing of Nagasaki

    Visit Glover Garden and Peace Park

    Visit Dejima Museum 

    Ride a cable car up Mt. Inasa

  • Day 11: Nagasaki • Tokyo

    Fly to Tokyo

    Participate in a calligraphy activity

    Explore the Shibuya district of Tokyo

  • Day 12: Depart for home

Interested in learning more about this tour?
  • Day 1: Fly overnight to Japan

  • Day 2: Tokyo

    Meet your Tour Director at your destination
  • Day 3: Tokyo

    Tour Tokyo with an expert local guide

    Explore the Imperial Palace Plaza 

    Visit the Harajuku shopping district

    Visit the Meiji Shinto Shrine

    Visit the Edo Tokyo Museum

  • Day 4: Tokyo

    Visit the Shitamachi Museum

    Explore Tokyo on your own

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Traditional Japanese Tea Ceremony

    Traditional Japanese Tea Ceremony

    Watch and learn as you participate in a traditional Japanese Tea Ceremony led by an expert. What type of tea is used? Do people still do traditional tea ceremonies? Discover the answers to these questions and more while enjoying a relaxing, centuries-old ritual.

  • Day 5: Tokyo • Yokohama • Hiroshima

    Travel to Yokohama

    Visit the Yokohama Cup Noodle Museum

    Tour Yamashita Park with your Tour Director

    Visit the Hikawa Maru

    Travel to Hiroshima via bullet train

    Enjoy a traditional bento dinner

  • Day 6: Hiroshima

    Tour Hiroshima with an expert local guide

    Visit the Peace Memorial Park and Museum

    Explore Miyajima Park

    Travel by ferry to Miyajima Island

    Visit Itsukushima Shrine
  • Day 7: Hiroshima

    Visit the Mazda Museum

    Enjoy free time in Hiroshima

  • Day 8: Hiroshima • Osaka

    Travel by bullet train to Osaka

    Visit the Osaka Castle

    Take a riverboat ride in Osaka

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Taiko Drum Lesson

    Taiko Drum Lesson

    Try your hand at making a thunderous beat with a taiko drum lesson! Learn the mythological origins while playing the same traditional drum patterns you’d hear in a local festival. Local experts will teach you through the proper techniques you need to play this powerful instrument.

  • Day 9: Depart for home

Add 3 more days

  • Day 9: Nagasaki

    Fly to Nagasaki

    Visit the Nagasaki Peace Park and Museum

    Reflect on your travels and learn how to fold a paper crane

  • Day 10: Nagasaki

    Guided Sightseeing of Nagasaki

    Visit Glover Garden and Peace Park

    Visit Dejima Museum 

    Ride a cable car up Mt. Inasa

  • Day 11: Nagasaki • Tokyo

    Fly to Tokyo

    Participate in a calligraphy activity

    Explore the Shibuya district of Tokyo

  • Day 12: Depart for home

Interested in learning more about this tour?

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Your experience includes

  • Airfare & transportation

    Round-trip flights on major carriers; comfortable motorcoach; bullet train

  • Hotels

    7 overnight stays in hotels with private bathrooms (11 with extension)

  • Regional-style meals

    Breakfast and dinner daily

  • Guided sightseeing

    2 sightseeing tours led by expert, licensed local guides (3 with extension)

  • Entrances

    Meiji Shrine; Yushukan Military Museum; Shitamachi Cultural Museum; Yokohama Cup Noodle Museum; Hikawa Maru; Hiroshima Peace Park and Museum; Mazda Museum; Osaka Castle; with extension: Glover Garden; Dejima Port

  • Personalized Learning Support

    Our personalized learning experience engages students before, during and after tour, with the option to create a final, reflective project.

  • 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.

  • Expert Local Guides

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

  • 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

    Travellers 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.

Pricing that makes travel possible

Our prices include airfare, hotels, meals, a full-time Tour Director, and more.

Payment options

We believe every student should have the opportunity to travel, which is why we let our travellers choose how they want to manage their payments. Enrol in our Automatic Payment Plan with just $199 to start, make fixed and low monthly payments through Uplift, receive invoices and make your payments in less frequent instalments, or pay up front in full.

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If you're currently enrolled, or enrol by 150 days prior to tour departure date, on a tour with a scheduled departure date between October 1, 2022, and September 30, 2023, you'll have the option to cancel your tour for any reason by 150 days prior to your tour departure date for a full refund of 100% of the money paid to EF, including the $199 non-refundable deposit and the cost of the Global Travel Protection Plan.

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