Japanese School and Sightseeing Private Tour in Aomori

Tour Number

Activity Level

408206


Categories

Local Experience, Museums / Culture, Shore Excursion, Other

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: Yes.

Maximum travelers: 8

Language(s)

explanation

English (fluent), Japanese (fluent)

Visit a Local School and learn about School Life with a Private Guide


Your tour will start with seeing the sights in the morning in the area where the school you are visiting is located. We can do a custom itinerary covering the following:

A. Great Statue of Buddha in Seiryuji Temple & Nebuta Museum Warasse
B. Hirosaki Castle in Hirosaki Park & Five-storied Pagoda
C. Rice Paddy Art & Seibien Landscape Garden
(Please click 'View Gallery')

Then we are heading for the school. Since I got engaged in education for a long time, I'm particularly interested in showing you around a Japanese school and giving you chances to try a school lunch with students in the classroom, observe and even participate in the class, have a get-together with the students, and watch the students clean their classroom even after the school day ends. This way you can get to know more about our school and students and see various aspects of school life.

It's usually difficult for foreign tourists to visit a Japanese school. I'm 100% sure we will have a good time with the students.

Itinerary

= This is just a sample itinerary. Please message me and I can customize it according to your preferences =

・Leave your hotel or the port at 9:00 a. m.

① Visit the sightseeing spots in the neighboring area in the morning
A. Great Statue of Buddha in Seiryuji Temple & Nebuta Museum Warasse
B. Hirosaki Castle in Hirosaki Park & Five-storied Pagoda
C. Rice Paddy Art & Seibien Landscape Garden

② Visit a school and eat school lunch with students in the classroom during lunchtime

③ Observe and even participate in the class

④ Get-together with the students
○The students will welcome you, introducing their school and themselves and/or giving you some performances to entertain you
○You will tell them your impressions of your visit, answer their questions and introduce your country
*I would interpret for you and them, so both of you could understand each other

⑤ Watch the students clean their classroom and even do the cleaning with them after school

・Head back to your hotel or Aomori Port.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Your Hotel or any other mutually agreed upon location in Aomori. I'll hold a signboard with your name on it when I meet you.

End location: Your hotel or any other mutually agreed upon location in Aomori

Duration: 8 hours

Time duration is flexible. We could start earlier and/or finish later. However, the basic guide fee is set for eight hours.

The school year starts in April and ends in March in Japan. Most schools have three semesters in a year.

The following roughly shows when we have summer, winter and spring vacations. There is no school during these periods.

Summer vacation : from July 21 through August 20
Winter vacation : from December 21 through January 14
Spring vacation : from March 27 through April 6

Transportation

You are expected to take a taxi or a van in your tour, depending on the number of people. Japanese taxis are smaller compared to the ones in Western countries. I recommend you take a van which can accommodate up to eight people besides a driver and a guide. For groups larger than 8, please message me for a customized tour.

What’s Included

Professional guiding services and a retired teacher's insight on the Japanese educational system.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

40000 JPY - Transportation costs
• Hired transportation - a van charge
* You are supposed to pay the charge to the driver after the tour is over.
* The tour can also be done in taxi for a smaller fee, 30000 JPY.

What’s Extra

- Transportation
- Lunch with the students (260yen/person)
- Entrance fees
・Great Statue of Buddha (400yen/person)
・Nebuta Museum Warasse (600yen/person)
・Hirosaki Castle (310yen/person)
・Rice Paddy Art (600yen/person)
・Seibien Landscape Garden (430yen/person)

Restrictions

When you need a private car, we are strictly prohibited to drive one taking customers to sightseeing spots under the Japanese law. In that case, I will arrange for a driver and a taxi or a van to accompany you in your tour.

Contact this Guide

Questions about the tour? Not seeing exactly what you’re looking for? Contact this guide with questions, or to create a custom itinerary for you and your travel companions.

Message Hiroyuki Y.

Web address (URL) of this page: http://www.toursbylocals.com/school-visit-private-tour-aomori

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