2019 Summer Study Tour to Japan

  Trip Details


Spend 15 days in Japan on an immersive experience into one of the world’s most renowned and admired cultures. Bring the classroom to life, as you travel through Tokyo, Hiroshima and Kyoto, visiting historically significant sites and exploring both Japan’s rich cultural traditions and modern technology.



Past Trip Highlights:

  • Get a feel for everyday life during a homestay experience and school visits.
  • Visit Hiroshima’s Peace Memorial Museum and hear testimony of a survivor of the 1945 atomic bombing.
  • Explore Tokyo’s fast-paced urban life during a scavenger hunt before relaxing in the peaceful countryside where a hands-on farming experience awaits.
  • Explore castles, shrines, temples and traditional inns with onsens (hot springs)
  • Take part in a tea ceremony and zen lesson.
  • Meet diplomats at the U.S. Embassy, activists and professors to learn about potential careers. We will also tour the Japanese National Diet.
  • Dive into the exciting and vibrant youth culture of Harajuku and the technological advances being made daily at the Miraikan.
  • Catch a baseball game at the local stadium and devour the latest trends in food, fashion, and fun.


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Questions? Contact Erica Nakanishi-Stanis, Study Tour Director, at paac@paachawaii.org, or (808) 944-7784.

Student Testimonials


“This trip has been extremely life-changing. Now I believein myself  and my ability to break barriers. I am more confident that I can accomplish my goals.”


“This trip really pushed me to my limit for I never really had faith in my communication skills, especially in Japanese. Yet the homestay changed that. I can't describe the relief and sense of accomplishment I felt after speaking essentially only Japanese for two days. My host family encouraged my Japanese and were always so patient with me. This is definitely an experience that will be tattooed on my mind. It has also caused me to want to partake in more international trips and study abroad when I am in college.”


“Having completed this trip I am hungry-hungry for more learning and more travel.”