Enjoy authentic, excellent Japanese food and culture as we travel through Tokyo, Nagoya and Ashikaga.
Breakfast and lunch is included during the program, as well as a welcome dinner and celebration dinner!
During the program, we will include opportunities for other cultural and sightseeing experiences that might include:
- Strolling the halls of the oldest school in Japan
- Visiting the “daruma temple” in the town where most daruma dolls are produced in Japan
- Enjoying Japanese hospitality in a ryokan – relax in the onsen, sing karaoke, and wear a yukata (cotton robe)
- Tasting wisteria (“fuji”) flavored ice cream at a world-famous flower park
- Experiencing the high tech service of a “Lean sushi” restaurant
- Interacting with local school children during their lunchtime
- Wine tasting at Coco Winery
- And more!
Choose to enrich your week with other experiences not included in the formal program
Optional group dinners are a great opportunity to enjoy conversations with other passionate Lean practitioners from around the world, or choose to take the evenings off to explore on your own.
You will also have the opportunity to participate in optional experiences during the week that could include (depends on interest and availability):
- Early morning walks to local temples and shrines
- Morning jog along the Sumida river or Tokyo Castle
- Evening out in Toyko
Consider extending your visit to Japan
Arrive by Sunday morning in Nagoya and add-on a visit to the Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology or the Nagoya Castle. Or arrive a few days earlier and visit the famous temples and shrines of Kyoto or other famous locations in Japan.
Extend your stay in Tokyo and witness the Grand Sumo tournament (held in May in Tokyo), visit famous temples and shrines, take part in a Tokyo food tour, or experience Tokyo nightlife. We can provide suggestions for sightseeing and special experiences in Tokyo.
Add-on additional learning opportunities
We have developed the program to provide you with access to experiences that you could not get on your own. We highly recommend a visit to the Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology in Nagoya, but have intentionally not included it on the formal Japan Study Trip program in order to maximize your opportunity to visit Japanese organizations and talk directly with their leaders. Contact Katie Anderson if you are interested in visiting the Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology on Sunday before the program commences.