Teahouses, Geiko & Maiko, beautiful kimono, and courtly traditions in ancient Kyoto. A fascinating city to explore and experience, and excellent place to study.
Helicopter Skiing
Heliskiing in Hakuba. Fly deep into the backcountry of Japan's Alps. The views of the Tsugaike ridge and Sea of Japan are inspiring, the descent suitable for intermediate skiers and snowboarders.
Kamikochi & Japanese Alps
The beautiful valley of Kamikochi, and the nearby Oku-Hida region offers superb hiking & scenery, rustic onsens, wonderful local cuisine and sake, as well as unique temples and festivals.
Learn Japanese
Study the language and learn about Japan's fascinating culture and well preserved traditions. From individually customized programs to university or gradschool preparation, we can provide professional assistance.
Gion Festival, Kyoto
For more than 1000 years, the Gion Festival has been the summer highlight of Kyoto. With expert local guides & knowledge we can help you turn your experience from observer into participant.
Kawagoe & Regional Cities
Partly due to language barriers, many visitors do not get to experience some of the true gems - smaller cities and towns - that escaped the destruction of 1944-45. Kawagoe, a short suburban commute from bustling central Tokyo combines a well preserved streetscape, fine crafted beer, historic sites and excellent souvenir shopping.
Battlefield of Nagashino
Throughout the year, our field trips visit historic sites, battlefields, wartime tunnels and many difficult to access places. Using either minivans or a microbus, we can take you to places rarely visited by foreigners.
Nachi Fire Festival
This ancient fire festival is conducted on July 14th each year at the base of Japan's highest waterfall. Combine with Kyoto's Gion Festival for a 5 day Discovery tour.
Tokoname Ceramics
Learn the art of fine ceramics from a master craftsman in Seto, Tokoname, Bizen or Shigaraki. Improve your skills, or make the perfect souvenir.
Matsumoto Castle
We regularly visit all 4 of Japan's national treasure castles, along with many UNESCO World Heritage sites.

See more, learn more, experience more – pay less. Almost all of these tours are scheduled for weekends, are optional for students, and are also open to the public. All are priced in Japanese yen, though invoices in AUD/Euro/GBP/USD are available. Applicants who have previously joined one of our tours, or who pay early, or who are full-time students, may take advantage of the discount price. Participants are required to read the Refunds Policy prior to applying.

Dates Tour Destinations Notes Tour Fee Discount Price
2013/12/25 White Christmas: Komagane, Kouzenji, Senjojiki cirque, Onsen and Whisky Distillery (Nagano) Day trip 12600 8000
2013/03/29 Great trees of Terano & Kiriyama, Shibata Sake, Kirikoshichou, Natsuyama Hachimangu (Aichi) Day trip 9700 7300