Top 10 Reasons to Plan Your School Trip to Japan

December 29, 2019

Everything Japan has to offer.

Evolve Tours deeply immerses students into each location through educational experiences that promote social responsibility, global competency, leadership, and sustainable practices. Using Japan as an educational setting, students can delve into the medieval shogunate influences of Japan’s history, learn about the impact of World War 2 and the atomic bomb, and explore the tastes, sounds, and technological innovations that make Japan unique. Here are the top ten reasons to plan your school trip to Japan.

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Top 10 reasons to plan your school trip to Japan:

  1. Hiroshima Peace Memorial. This park was built as a testament and as a reminder of the horrors of World War2. It is dedicated to the victims of the first atomic bomb dropping in world history.
  2. Kokugikan Sumo Stadium. This indoor sports stadium is home to one of Japan’s most famous cultural points: sumo wrestling. Sumo is a traditional martial art of Japan that is practiced to this day.
  3. Kamakura. Kamakura was the center of Japanese society during the medieval period. It is now an incredible site full of historical architecture and sculptures. Most notably of these is the Kotoku-in Temple’s Great Buddha.
  4. Mount Fuji. The highest peak in Japan, Mount Fuji is a cultural and religious point of importance in Japanese society. Its importance to Japan has made it an UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  5. Traditional Art. Silk, calligraphy, origami, and woodblock prints are just a few of the traditional artforms that have come from Japan. The Tokyo National Museum holds an incredible collection of traditional Japanese art.
  6. Nijo Castle. During the early 1600s, this was the center of power in the shogunate period of Japan. It was constructed at the request of Tokugawa Ieyasu.
  7. Tokyo. The modern capital of Japan, Tokyo is a technological behemoth on the global stage. It has managed to keep its ancient architecture alive in a modern society.
  8. Himeji Castle. This is the largest castle in Japan. Its construction dates back to 1333. The castle is most notable for its brilliant white exterior.
  9. Kyoto. Kyoto began as the imperial capitals of Japan. Today it is the cultural center of Japan, having seen over 1000 years of change and development.
  10. Samurai. The samurai were the military nobility of medieval Japan. Their influence still reaches into modern society throughout martial arts and contemporary artforms.

So concludes the top 10 reasons to plan your school trip to Japan. Sound like a destination that’s perfect for your educational trip? We’d love to help you start planning! CLICK HERE to get in touch with us and get started.

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