Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan crosswalk and cityscape

LEARN JAPANESE AND TRAVEL: TOKYO

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.

Our collaboration with an important Japanese language school located in the heart of Tokyo allows you to take weekly courses (from 1 to 12 weeks) and approach from the inside this mysterious and unique language. There are courses designed for learners at all levels, so do not worry, even absolute beginners are welcome!

The cultural exchange is even stronger thanks to the hospitality of the focal families with whom you can live and share their daily habits and immerse yourself in this beautiful country: the true homestay experience!

In your free time you will discover the city of Tokyo ns its coexisting elements of past and future in the various districts, such as Shibuya, Shinjuku and Asakusa.

Have a nice holiday!

Itinerary

DAY 1 (SATURDAY): YOUR COUNTRY - TOKYO

Departure from your airport of choice. Overnight flight.

DAY 2 (SUNDAY): TOKYO

Arrive to Tokyo Airport (Narita or Haneda).

An English-speaking assistant will take you, by publican transportation, to the meeting point in Tokyo 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): TOKYO

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, you are free to explore the city.

Dinner at home.

DAY 4 (TUESDAY): TOKYO

Breakfast at home.

Second day of the language course in the morning.

Free afternoon: explore the city!

Dinner at home.

DAY 5 (WEDNESDAY): TOKYO

Breakfast at home.

Third day of the language course in the morning.

Free afternoon: explore the city!

Dinner at home.

DAY 6 (THURSDAY): TOKYO

Breakfast at home.

Fourth day of the language course in the morning.

Free afternoon: explore the city!

Dinner at home.

DAY 7 (FRIDAY): TOKYO

Breakfast at home.

Last day of the language course in the morning.

Free afternoon: explore the city!

Dinner at home.

DAY 8 (SATURDAY): TOKYO

Breakfast at home.

Last day to explore Tokyo 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): TOKYO – YOUR COUNTRY OR EXTENSION OF THE 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): 4 classes of 40 minutes each.

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 large urban areas, such as Tokyo, the average maximum distance between host families’ homes and the city center is around 60 minutes.

Upon request, it is possible to organize extra cultural experiences 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