Learn more about Japan and what makes it a great study tour destination. As well as Visa requirements, vaccination details and useful info. 

We usually have 2 trips a Year where Japan features as a destination. You can view the  Course Pack and see what happened on previous tours.

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About Japan

Japan, a nation in East Asia, is an archipelago of 6,852 islands in the Pacific Ocean. It is a constitutional monarchy, with Tokyo as its capital. More than 99% of the population speaks Japanese. The economy of Japan is the third largest in the world after the United States and the People’s Republic of China.


The City

With a population of 13.65 million people, Tokyo, the capital of Japan, is a world-leading megalopolis. Its gross metropolitan product is valued at USD 930 billion (FY 2013), an amount rivalling the GDP of the Netherlands. Tokyo has 2,964 major companies with a capital of 1 billion yen or more. 

This figure is about half of the total number of such companies in Japan. An international business centre, Tokyo is also home to 76 percent of the foreign-affiliated companies in Japan, with over 2,300. Tokyo also ranks top class in the world in number of Fortune Global 500 company headquarters. Such a large accumulation of companies serves as a magnet attracting even more companies to Tokyo, driving the city’s economy.

The Hotel Metropolitan Tokyo Ikebukuro is an oasis of luxury and comfort in the heart of the bustling international metropolis of Tokyo. Conveniently located adjacent to the Ikebukuro train/subway station, the hotel provides easy access to commercial and cultural centers for both leisure and business travelers. We await your visit with the finest in hospitality and services.

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The Hotel

The Hotel Metropolitan Tokyo Ikebukuro
1 Chome-6-1 Nishiikebukuro, Toshima City, Tokyo 171-8505, Japan Contact: +81 3-3980-1111




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Tokyo one-day tour

Enjoy a comprehensive Tokyo one-day tour, covering its best gardens, temples, shopping areas and a Tokyo Bay cruise over the course of your 8.5-hour trip. Check out Meiji Temple, the city’s most famous Shinto site before visiting the Imperial Palace and Tokyo’s oldest Buddhist site, Asakusa Kannon Temple (Senso-ji). You’ll also get to do some shopping in Tokyo’s Nakamise and Ginza districts before enjoying a 50-minute cruise on Tokyo Bay. This Tokyo excursion also includes a guide, coach transport, pickup from select hotels, entrance fees and lunch.


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