9 days
Tokyo
A FRESH APPROACH TO LANGUAGE IMMERSION 
Each day of your Language Immersion Tour is built around a different theme that ties together daily language classes, cultural activities and interactions with locals. Accredited classes at our EF International Language Schools provide students with the cultural context and relevant vocabulary they’ll need to navigate each experiential activity. Through it all, your Language Immersion Program Director will be with you, supporting your students’ language learning and highlighting each breakthrough moment.
Here is our most popular Language Immersion Tour in Japan. We can also work with you to customize an experience that meets your needs.

Day 1: Fly overnight to Japan
 
Day 2: Tokyo
  • Meet your Program Director at the airport
  • Check in to your hotel for the rest of the evening
 
Day 3: Tokyo
  • Take an expertly guided tour of Tokyo: Ginza District; Imperial Palace Plaza; Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building; Shinjuku District
  • Visit the Honda Welcome Center and see the world’s most advanced humanoid robot
  • Enjoy a traditional Japanese tea ceremony
  • Take a walking tour of the Asakusa Area: Tokyo Skytree; Asakusa Kannon Temple
 
Day 4: Tokyo
Daily Theme: Japanese Culture, Past and Present
  • Practice your conversational Japanese in an interactive language lesson that focuses on Japanese cultural traditions
  • Visit the Meiji Shinto Shrine
  • Participate in an Ikebana or origami class
 
Day 5: Tokyo
Daily Theme: Japanese Culinary Traditions
  • Explore the Tsukiji Fish Market, famous as being the world’s largest
  • Practice food-related vocabulary in an interactive language lesson
  • Prepare your dinner at a cooking class led by a local Japanese chef
 
Day 6: Tokyo
Daily Theme: Japanese Art
  • Master art-related terms while practicing your conversational Japanese in an interactive language lesson
  • Visit the Ghibli Museum
  • Try your hand at anime with a local Japanese artist
  • Take a walking tour of the Akihabara District
 
Day 7: Tokyo
Daily Theme: Japanese History and Heritage
  • Visit the Tokyo National Museum
  • Explore Ueno Park
  • Learn history-related terms and practice your conversational Japanese in an interactive language lesson
  • Enjoy a homemade dinner with a local family

Day 8: Tokyo
Daily Theme: Youth Culture in Japan
  • Practice your conversational skills in an interactive language lesson that focuses on youth culture
  • Meet local Japanese students and compare teenage life in each country
  • Sing along with Japanese students at a karaoke night
 
Day 9: Depart for home


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Day 9: Tokyo / Kyoto
Travel via a bullet train to Kyoto, the former imperial capital of Japan.
  • Travel by Shinkansen, Japan’s high-speed train, to Kyoto
  • Explore Kyoto, the former imperial capital of Japan, on a walking tour
  • Enjoy traditional Japanese arts performances at Gion Corner
 
Day 10: Kyoto / Kōya-san
  • Visit the Inari Taisha Shrine, which is known for its thousands of vermillion shrine gates
  • Travel to Kōya-san and visit the monastic complex, headquarters of the Shingon school of Esoteric Buddhism
  • Enjoy a Buddhist vegetarian dinner
 
Day 11: Kōya-san / Depart for home
  • Enjoy free time to explore Oku-no, a temple complex surrounded by a vast Buddhist cemetery, or add an optional Zen meditation session
  • Transfer to Osaka for your return flight home
 
Interested in learning more about this tour?
Here is our most popular Language Immersion Tour in Japan. We can also work with you to customize an experience that meets your needs.

Day 1: Fly overnight to Japan
 
Day 2: Tokyo
  • Meet your Program Director at the airport
  • Check in to your hotel for the rest of the evening
 
Day 3: Tokyo
  • Take an expertly guided tour of Tokyo: Ginza District; Imperial Palace Plaza; Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building; Shinjuku District
  • Visit the Honda Welcome Center and see the world’s most advanced humanoid robot
  • Enjoy a traditional Japanese tea ceremony
  • Take a walking tour of the Asakusa Area: Tokyo Skytree; Asakusa Kannon Temple
 
Day 4: Tokyo
Daily Theme: Japanese Culture, Past and Present
  • Practice your conversational Japanese in an interactive language lesson that focuses on Japanese cultural traditions
  • Visit the Meiji Shinto Shrine
  • Participate in an Ikebana or origami class
 
Day 5: Tokyo
Daily Theme: Japanese Culinary Traditions
  • Explore the Tsukiji Fish Market, famous as being the world’s largest
  • Practice food-related vocabulary in an interactive language lesson
  • Prepare your dinner at a cooking class led by a local Japanese chef
 
Day 6: Tokyo
Daily Theme: Japanese Art
  • Master art-related terms while practicing your conversational Japanese in an interactive language lesson
  • Visit the Ghibli Museum
  • Try your hand at anime with a local Japanese artist
  • Take a walking tour of the Akihabara District
 
Day 7: Tokyo
Daily Theme: Japanese History and Heritage
  • Visit the Tokyo National Museum
  • Explore Ueno Park
  • Learn history-related terms and practice your conversational Japanese in an interactive language lesson
  • Enjoy a homemade dinner with a local family

Day 8: Tokyo
Daily Theme: Youth Culture in Japan
  • Practice your conversational skills in an interactive language lesson that focuses on youth culture
  • Meet local Japanese students and compare teenage life in each country
  • Sing along with Japanese students at a karaoke night
 
Day 9: Depart for home


Add 3-day extension


Day 9: Tokyo / Kyoto
Travel via a bullet train to Kyoto, the former imperial capital of Japan.
  • Travel by Shinkansen, Japan’s high-speed train, to Kyoto
  • Explore Kyoto, the former imperial capital of Japan, on a walking tour
  • Enjoy traditional Japanese arts performances at Gion Corner
 
Day 10: Kyoto / Kōya-san
  • Visit the Inari Taisha Shrine, which is known for its thousands of vermillion shrine gates
  • Travel to Kōya-san and visit the monastic complex, headquarters of the Shingon school of Esoteric Buddhism
  • Enjoy a Buddhist vegetarian dinner
 
Day 11: Kōya-san / Depart for home
  • Enjoy free time to explore Oku-no, a temple complex surrounded by a vast Buddhist cemetery, or add an optional Zen meditation session
  • Transfer to Osaka for your return flight home
 
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Your experience includes

  • Airfare & transportation

    Get round-trip flights on major carriers, and travel on the ground with air-conditioned motorcoaches and internal transportation.

  • Hotels

    Enjoy a 7-night stay in centrally located tourist hotels with private bathrooms. Three night extension in Kyoto is available.

  • Regional-style meals

    Traditional breakfasts and dinners bring local flavors to life as part of your tour experience. Lunches are left up to you to discover favorite dishes of your own.

  • Full-time Language Immersion Program Director

    Your bilingual Program Director is by your side 24/7, building your language confidence through lessons and providing cultural context throughout your trip—all while handling on-tour logistics everywhere you go.

  • Guided sightseeing

    Gain insider knowledge and cultural perspective from your licensed local guides while they lead you on sightseeing tours.

  • Entrances

    Step inside the world’s most cherished treasures, like the Tokyo Skytree, Tokyo National Museum, Honda Welcome Center, and more with your local guide—we’ll take care of lines and tickets.

  • Language lessons

    Each accredited class at your EF International Language School provides cultural context and relevant vocabulary for your immersive activities.

  • Experiential learning

    Immerse yourself in the culture through in-depth guided tours, shared insights from expert guides, daily interactions with locals, a cooking class, a karaoke night and more.

  • 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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Includes airfare, hotels, meals, full-time Tour Director and more.
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