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 the airport

  • Day 3: Tokyo

    Take a tour of Tokyo

    With your Tour Director you will see:

    • Meiji Shrine
    • Imperial Palace Plaza
    • Harajuku shopping district 

    Visit Yasukuni Shrine

    Visit Yushukan Museum, the most famous Japanese military museum 

  • Day 4: Tokyo

    Visit the Shitamachi Museum

    Explore Tokyo on your own

    Explore on your own or
    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 bento dinner on the bullet train

  • Day 6: Hiroshima

    Tour Hiroshima with an expert local guide

    Visit the Peace Memorial Park and Museum

    Visit Miyajima Park

    Travel by ferry to Miyajima Island

    Visit Itsukushima shrine

  • Day 7: Hiroshima

    Visit the Mazda Museum

    Enjoy free time in Hiroshima

    Taste traditional Hiroshima cuisine

  • Day 8: Hiroshima • Osaka

    Travel by bullet train to Osaka

    Visit Osaka Castle

    Enjoy an Osaka river cruise

    Explore on your own or
    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

    Travel to Nagasaki

    Visit the Nagasaki Peace Park and Museum

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

  • Day 10: Nagasaki

    Tour Nagasaki with an expert local guide

    Visit Glover Garden and Peace Park

    Visit Dejima Museum

  • Day 11: Nagasaki • Tokyo

    Fly to Tokyo

    Participate in a calligraphy activity

    Explore the Shibuya district of Tokyo

  • Day 12: Depart for home

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  • Day 1: Fly overnight to Japan

  • Day 2: Tokyo

    Meet your Tour Director at the airport

  • Day 3: Tokyo

    Take a tour of Tokyo

    With your Tour Director you will see:

    • Meiji Shrine
    • Imperial Palace Plaza
    • Harajuku shopping district 

    Visit Yasukuni Shrine

    Visit Yushukan Museum, the most famous Japanese military museum 

  • Day 4: Tokyo

    Visit the Shitamachi Museum

    Explore Tokyo on your own

    Explore on your own or
    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 bento dinner on the bullet train

  • Day 6: Hiroshima

    Tour Hiroshima with an expert local guide

    Visit the Peace Memorial Park and Museum

    Visit Miyajima Park

    Travel by ferry to Miyajima Island

    Visit Itsukushima shrine

  • Day 7: Hiroshima

    Visit the Mazda Museum

    Enjoy free time in Hiroshima

    Taste traditional Hiroshima cuisine

  • Day 8: Hiroshima • Osaka

    Travel by bullet train to Osaka

    Visit Osaka Castle

    Enjoy an Osaka river cruise

    Explore on your own or
    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

    Travel to Nagasaki

    Visit the Nagasaki Peace Park and Museum

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

  • Day 10: Nagasaki

    Tour Nagasaki with an expert local guide

    Visit Glover Garden and Peace Park

    Visit Dejima Museum

  • Day 11: Nagasaki • Tokyo

    Fly to Tokyo

    Participate in a calligraphy activity

    Explore the Shibuya district of Tokyo

  • Day 12: Depart for home

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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

  • 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.

  • weShare—Personalized Learning

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

  • 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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