Summer Camp in Japan
Osaka-Kyoto-Nara-Hiroshima-Tokyo

Mid-June 2018: Kansai, Hiroshima & Tokyo with School Visits.

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Sunday June 17th: Arrival in Osaka

Meet local guide at Kansai Airport International Arrivals. Load luggage onto bus.

Relax at airport.

30 minute drive to youth retreat accommodation.

Orientation meeting.

12:00pm Lunch.

Relax in beautiful natural surrounds.

3:00pm Culture Class: Traditional paper craft (Origami and Kirigami) with local artists.

6:00pm Onsen (public bath) and traditional dinner party.

10:30pm Lights out.

Accommodation: Osaka Prefectural Youth Retreat.


Monday June 18th: Nara

8:00am Breakfast.

9:00am Culture Class: How to roll sushi.

12:00pm Leave for sightseeing: Nara's Todaiji and Kasuga Taisha Horyuji.

Sushi roll lunch.

5:30pm Leave Nara.

Dinner at road station.

7:30pm Onsen.

10:30pm Lights out.

Accommodation: Osaka Prefectural Youth Retreat.


Tuesday June 19th: Osaka

8:00am Breakfast.

9:00am Culture Class: Tea Ceremony (Chado).

12:00pm Lunch.

1:00pm Leave for Osaka.

Sightseeing: Tennoji zoo, Osaka castle & Dotonburi.

Dinner.

7:30pm Onsen.

10:30pm Lights out.

Accommodation: Osaka Prefectural Youth Retreat.


Wednesday June 20th: Kyoto

8:00am Breakfast.

9:00am Leave for Kyoto.

11:00am Sightseeing: Kyoto Imperial Palace.

Lunch.

1:30pm Sightseeing: Kinkakuji and/or Arashiyama.

Dinner at road station.

5:00pm Leave for Osaka.

7:30pm Onsen.

10:30pm Lights out.

Accommodation: Osaka Prefectural Youth Retreat.


Thursday June 21st: Himeji, Okayama and Kurashiki

8:00am Breakfast.

9:00am Leave youth retreat.

11:00pm Explore Himeji castle and grounds.

Lunch.

1:30pm Depart Himeji for Okayama.

3:00pm Explore Okayama's Korakuen Garden and Okayama castle.

5:00pm Depart Okayama for the Kurashiki Bikan area.

5:30pm Explore traditional houses and shops (if time permits).

6:00pm Depart Kurashiki.

Dinner at road station.

8:00pm Check in at youth retreat.

9:00pm Onsen.

10:30pm Lights out.

Accommodation: Fukuyama City Fureailand.


Friday June 22nd: School Visit

7:00am Buffet breakfast.

8:00am Leave for school.

Lunch and activities with Japanese high school students.

6:00pm Leave for youth retreat.

Dinner.

Traditional games in gym.

9:00pm Onsen.

10:30pm Lights out.

Accommodation: Fukuyama City Fureailand.


Saturday June 23rd: Onomichi's Shimanami Kaido Islands with Japanese Students

8:00am Buffet breakfast.

9:00am Culture Class: Japanese traditional dress (Kimono and Yukata).

10:00am Visit Kimono museum.

Lunch.

1:00pm Visit historic port city of Onomichi.

5:30pm Leave for Youth Retreat.

Dinner.

Traditional games in gym.

9:00pm Bath time.

10:30pm Lights out.

Accommodation: Fukuyama City Fureailand.


Sunday June 24th: Hiroshima and Miyajima with Japanese Students

8:00am Buffet breakfast.

9:00am Leave for Hiroshima.

11:00am Visit Peace Park and Memorial.

Lunch: Gourmet Pancake (Okonomiyaki).

1:00pm Leave for Miyajima (if time permits).

Sightseeing: Itsukushima Shrine and Daisho-in.

Dinner: Hiroshima Costco.

6:30pm Leave for youth retreat.

9:00pm Bath time.

10:30pm Lights out.

Accommodation: Fukuyama City Fureailand.


Monday June 25th: School Visit

7:00am Buffet breakfast.

8:00am Leave for school.

Lunch and activities with Japanese high school students.

6:00pm Leave for youth retreat.

Dinner.

Traditional games in gym.

9:00pm Onsen.

10:30pm Lights out.

Accommodation: Fukuyama City Fureailand.


Tuesday June 26th: Bullet train to Mount Fuji

6:30am~ Buffet breakfast.

9:00am Depart for train station.

10:00am-1:30pm Bullet train to Hakone. Lunch on train.

Sightseeing: Hakone shrine.

View of Mount Fuji.

5:00pm Depart for accommodation.

Dinner at road station.

8:00pm Check in at accommodation.

9:00pm Bath time.

10:30pm Lights out.

Accommodation: National Olympics Memorial Youth Center.


Wednesday June 27th: Tokyo

8:00am Breakfast.

10:00am Depart for Tokyo Imperial Palace.

Lunch.

Sightseeing: Shibuya and Shinjuku.

6:00pm Return to accommodation.

Dinner.

9:00pm Bath time.

10:30pm Lights out.

Accommodation: National Olympics Memorial Youth Center.


Thursday June 28th: Tokyo

8:00am Breakfast.

10:00am Depart for Odaiba.

12:30pm Lunch at Diver City department store.

Walk over Rainbow Bridge.

6:00pm Return to accommodation.

Dinner.

9:00pm Bath time.

10:30pm Lights out.

Accommodation: National Olympics Memorial Youth Center.


Friday June 29th: Tokyo

8:00am Breakfast.

10:00pm Leave for Tokyo sightseeing: Akihabara and Sensoji.

Lunch.

6:00pm Return to accommodation.

Farewell dinner party.

9:00pm Bath time.

10:30pm Lights out.

Accommodation: National Olympics Memorial Youth Center.


Saturday June 30th: Depart from Narita Airport

8:00am Breakfast.

10:00am Check out of facility.

Bus to airport.

Flight out from Narita International Airport.