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LEARN JAPANESE AND TRAVEL: KOBE

9 Days / 7 Nights

The ideal package for travelers who want to combine vacation and cultural exchange with a Japanese language course, while staying with a Japanese family which will open the doors of their home and welcome you as members of their family: the true homestay experience!

The city of Kobe is a wonderful choice for travelers who do not enjoy big metropolis like Tokyo: it is perfectly sized to be explored and easy to navigate. Moreover, thanks to its position you can easily visit other cities like Osaka, Kyoto and Nara.

Our collaboration with an excellent Japanese language school will allow you to learn this unique language while having plenty of fun during some cultural activities that are combined to the regular language classes and discovering the wonders of the Kansai region!

Itinerary

DAY 1 (SATURDAY): YOUR COUNTRY - KOBE

Departure from your airport of choice. Overnight flight.

DAY 2 (SUNDAY): KOBE

Arrive to the airport in Osaka.

Depart independently and go by public transportation to the meeting point in Kobe where your host family will welcome you.

Rest of the day free to get to know your host family.

Dinner at home.

DAY 3 (MONDAY): KOBE

Breakfast at home.

In the morning, you will go independently to the school, where you will meet your classmates and your highly trained native teachers for your first morning classes!

In the afternoon, cultural activities (according to the school calendar) and/or rest of the day free to explore the city.

Dinner at home.

DAY 4 (TUESDAY): KOBE

Breakfast at home.

Second day of the language course in the morning.

In the afternoon, cultural activities (according to the school calendar) and/or rest of the day free to explore the city.

Dinner at home.

DAY 5 (WEDNESDAY): KOBE

Breakfast at home.

Third day of the language course in the morning.

In the afternoon, cultural activities (according to the school calendar) and/or rest of the day free to explore the city.

Dinner at home.

DAY 6 (THURSDAY): KOBE

Breakfast at home.

Fourth day of the language course in the morning.

In the afternoon, cultural activities (according to the school calendar) and/or rest of the day free to explore the city.

DAY 7 (FRIDAY): KOBE

Breakfast at home.

Last day of the language course in the morning.

In the afternoon, cultural activities (according to the school calendar) and/or rest of the day free to explore the city.

DAY 8 (Sabato): KOBE

Breakfast at home.

Last day to explore Kobe and its surroundings.

Take this chance to spend as much time as possible with your family, depending on their schedule.

Dinner at home.

DAY 9 (SUNDAY): KOBE – YOUR COUNTRY OR EXTENSION OF YOUR TRIP

Breakfast at home.

Depart for the airport and arrive to your airport of choice or continue your trip through Japan.

USEFUL INFORMATION

The weekly language course for beginners usually starts at the beginning of each month. For those who have already studied some Japanese, it is possible to request to start the course on any Monday of the desired month.

The lessons are from Monday to Friday (10:00 AM – 13:10 PM): 5 classes, 3 in the morning and 2 in the afternoon. Cultural activities are usually between 5PM and 7PM, free to attend (not mandatory), and include experiences such as Japanese cooking, tea ceremony, etc.

The Japanese families have all been carefully selected and are ordinary families who wish to have cultural exchanges with people from all over the world: they will be delighted to welcome you in their homes!

These are ordinary families, whose members have very normal lives, with work and daily commitments. Therefore, you will explore the various cities independently.

You will have your own private room in the host family house, with bed or futon (Japanese-style bedding), according to the habits of the family. The bathroom will be shared by all family members.

Travelers cannot choose their host families. The families are matched with the guests to ensure good compatibility between them.

The host families usually do not live in the city centers, where apartments tend to be small, but in the peripheral areas where the quality of life is better. Do not worry, as Japanese public transportation is widespread and extremely efficient: you will easily go anywhere. In Kobe, the average maximum distance between host families’ homes and the school is around 40 – 60 minutes.

Upon request, it is possible to organize extra cultural experiences also through the host families, according to their schedules, such as tea ceremony, calligraphy and ikebana.

You can also customize your itinerary by requesting additional days after the end of the language course, to further explore Japan, with more homestay experiences or staying at hotel.

 

Upon request, quotations for:

  • Optional guided visits
  • Pocket Wi-Fi rental
  • Itinerary changes to suit your individual needs
  • Other optional services