Discover Japan for yourself with our activity and culture program!
Make the most of seasonal and local events and immerse yourself in Japanese culture as you study the language.


Outdoor Activities

Hokkaido’s nature is very diverse and changes throughout the year – every season brings new possible activities.

mountain climbing, tea picking, cherry-blossom viewing, etc.
fruit picking, canoeing, rafting, etc.
leaf viewing, vegetable harvest experience, etc
skiing, trolley trains, making mochi, etc
Social Activities

Many local Japanese students and professionals join our school social activities, so they are the ideal events to make local friends!

  • Karaoke
  • Local student city tour
  • Games nights
  • Movies
  • Cafe hang-outs
  • Visiting local restaurants
  • International parties
  • And more…
Food Activities

Hokkaido is said to have the best food in all of Japan. Surrounded by sea and beautiful nature inland, you can enjoy some of the best foods in the world!

  • Local Japanese ‘secret’ noodle stores (that you won’t find in the tour books!)
  • Fresh sushi at the Ichiba Fish Market
  • Delicious locally recommended sweets
  • Farm-made ice cream
  • Soup-curry, an amazingly good local food you can only eat in Kyoto
  • The best Miso Ramen – Kyoto’s own recipe
  • And more…
Tour Activities

There are one day trips and also over night trips. If the timing is right, you can enjoy local festivals too.

  • Otaru
  • Noboribetsu Hot Springs
  • Furano
  • Niseko
  • Asahikawa
  • Hokuryucho Sunflower Village
  • And more…


Explore the traditional style of Japanese drumming that is so famous all over the world and try your own hand at keeping rhythm and perfecting your technique.
Enjoy one of the most classically renown Japanese cultural experiences and begin to understand the meanings behind the deep tradition.
Enjoy wearing traditional Japanese clothing and learn how to wear for yourself. Afterwards, enjoy photo opportunities and some local sightseeing in full kimono!
Learn how to make the most famous of all Japanese foods: sushi! It’s a lot harder than it looks, but a lesson from a professional will help you to go a long way.
Fan & Seal
Make traditional Japanese crafts to take home and create a memory that will last far after your trip has finished. In this session we learn the classical art of creating a family seal and printing for yourself.
Enjoy one of the most loved Japanese martial arts and take part in a basic kendo class. Learn the foundational skills you need to keep progressing in the future too.