Trip Type : Small Group Tour
Kansai Summer Course

Kansai Summer Course

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Travel Style: You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level: Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level: You'll stay in no-frills, but clean and comfortable, hotels or guesthouses. A 'Basic' trip might also involve a few nights of camping. Basic - 2 star
14 days
From: $ 2,729 $ 195 / day
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Overview

Highlights

  • Language lessons at ISI language school in Kyoto
  • Visit the famous temples and shrines in the area, Kiyomizu-dera ,Kinkakuji, Fushimi Inari Shrine
  • Take part in a traditional tea ceremony and try your hand at  Japanese calligraphy
  • Explore Nara

Short Description

Studytrip.com's only course outside of Tokyo. The former capital of Japan offers a completely different vibe from Tokyo. Ranging from food to architecture and even dialect, there is never a dull moment while in Kansai. With cities filled with spiritualism, the Kansai summer course is a different and condensed take on our most popular course up to date.

Small groups are usually defined as between 10 and 24 travelers, often less. If you're the kind of person who enjoys more intimate experiences and personal service this is a good choice. All else being equal you will pay a premium for this style vs a larger group tour.
Trip Type Small Group Tour
Off the beaten track trips will stretch your comfort zone. They don't always feature tourist highlights, but dive deeper into local life and culture.
Itinerary Focus Off the Beaten Path
You'll stay in no-frills, but clean and comfortable, hotels or guesthouses. A 'Basic' trip might also involve a few nights of camping.
Lodging Level Basic - 2 star
Flights & Transport NA
Start City Kyoto
End City Osaka

Trip Includes

  • Language Lessons
  • Accommodation
  • Travel & Health Insurance
  • Some Meals"

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Itinerary

Weekday Japanese lessons

Classes are held at ISI language school in Kyoto. 5 days a week 3 hours a day.

Accommodation

Dormitories provided by the school are available. In here you will live with your fellow Studytrip students. Please contact us for more information.

Activities:

Day 1-7: Izakaya: Dine at a traditional Japanese bar with an all you can option included!

Zen Meditation: Enjoy a peaceful and quite moment and a Zen garden in one of Kansai many famous temples.

Zen Buddhist temples tour: Get to see the golden pavilion temple shine under the summer sun, followed by a visit to Ryoanji temple with its beautiful stone garden that offers an interesting eye illusion in which no matter where you look; one rock will always be missing.

Fushimi Inari trip: One of Kyoto most famous landmarks. While climbing the mountain all the way up with a jaw dropping view, you will cross the “Senobon tori”, or thousands of tori gates, a beautiful vermilion colored trail of gates surrounded by nature. .

Day 8-14

Tea ceremony: Experience tranquility at one of Japan’s most renowned traditions. You will learn about its history while also experience firsthand the ceremony itself, all while being guided by masters of the art.

Calligraphy: The traditional art of calligraphy activity will have you learn the proper way to write any Kanji you like while also pouring a little bit of your personality in each stroke. Uniqueness and individuality are more than welcome by the teachers who will instruct you.

Yukata and bamboo forest stroll: Students will enjoy a calm and peaceful walk down the Arashiyama.bamboo forest on the west of Kyoto.

Nara daytrip: One of the main cities of Kansai that offers a spiritual experience like no other. While strolling around the park you will be surrounded by docile deers which you can feed. There is also the breath-taking Daibutu statue on the main temple.

Universal Studio: Kansai’s main amusement park. Offering all the traditional rides it is known for, it also incorporates Japans anime and manga culture into it with rides straight out of Attack on Titans.

This itinerary leaves enough time for exploration and activities on your own.

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Summer Study Trip and it was the best time of my life

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I went on the 4 week Summer Study Trip and it was the best time of my life. It was my first time traveling to Japan and this study trip was perfect as I was looking to learn some of the language as well as see and experience Japan. Akamonkai school and it's accommodation were great, staff were amazing, I made lifetime friendships.
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Course is well planned

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The (Korea Summer) course is well planned and totally up to you what you want to do/see/eat. The guides are always on hand to give recommendations and you really feel welcomed and like they truly want you to have the best time possible! I made some great friends and really improved my Korean! Trip of a lifetime, I can't wait to go back!
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An amazing experience!

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I participated to the Otaku Japan Course in September 2017, although I selected the Bronze Plan because I wanted to focus on the study of Japanese. An amazing experience! The dorm was comfortable, located in a quiet area in Higashi Ueno that made me feel I was really living there (not sure this actually makes sense hahaha). Akamonkai school, then, with its teachers and classmates, was amazing and I could really improved my Japanese, especially my speaking which was terrible at the beginning.
Finally, Go! Go! Nihon staff was kind, funny and always available to those who needed help. I really recommend this experience to anyone who wants to try a “slice” of Japan, maybe before applying for a longer study period, or just to try a different kind of holiday! You’ll never regret!
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summer course and I have to say it was simply one of the greatest

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I was part of the 2015 summer course and I have to say it was simply one of the greatest experiences of mine. Made great friends and saw and learned so many great things too. Would definitely go back with these =)
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Such a great experience!

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Such a great experience! Wonderful staff, super fun activities and great new friends! 100% would recommend!!

Summer Course and it was amazing

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I was part of the 2018 Youth Summer Course and it was amazing! A great chance to practice my Japanese with classes of the perfect level and a great immersion experience with chances to see some of the coolest sights of Japan. The Studytrip guides were amazing and respectful and I wasn't worried about being a minor alone in a foreign country. I would give 10 stars if I could!
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Group Size:

Intimate Group - 12 max

Trip ID#:

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Trip Excludes

  • Airfare and Transportation
  • Most Meals

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