Join ECA this summer and explore 20th Century Japan.                                  Click here for details.

In the final days of World War II, Japan was the target of the world’s first atomic weapons.  The bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki—along with centuries of militarization and imperialism—has shaped Japan’s future and their shift from military to technological might. Immerse yourself in a country devoted to international peacekeeping and technological innovation, while exploring the imperialistic roots that led to such a drastic change in national identity.


  • Day 1: Fly overnight to Japan

  • Day 2: Tokyo

    Meet your Tour Director at the airport
  • Day 3: Tokyo

    Tour Tokyo with an expert local guide

    Visit the Harajuku shopping district
    Visit the Meiji Shinto Shrine

    Visit Yasukuni Shrine

    Visit Yushukan Museum, the most famous Japanese military museum

  • Day 4: Tokyo

    Visit the Shitamachi Museum

    Explore on your own or

    Add this in-depth excursion

    Traditional Japanese Tea Ceremony

    Traditional Japanese Tea Ceremony

  • Day 5: Tokyo • Yokohama • Hiroshima

    Travel to Yokohama

    Visit the Yokohama Cup Noodle Museum

    Tour Yamashita Park with your Tour Director

    Visit the Hikawa Maru

    Travel by bullet train to Hiroshima

    Enjoy a traditional bento dinner

  • Day 6: Hiroshima

    Tour Hiroshima with an expert local guide

    Visit the Peace Memorial Park and Museum

    Visit Miyajima Park

    Travel by ferry to Miyajima Island

    Visit the Itsukushima shrine

  • Day 7: Hiroshima

    Visit the Mazda Museum

    Enjoy free time in Hiroshima

    Taste traditional Hiroshima cuisine

  • Day 8: Hiroshima • Osaka

    Travel by bullet train to Osaka

    Visit Osaka Castle

    Enjoy an Osaka river cruise

    Explore on your own or

    Add this in-depth excursion

    Taiko Drum Lesson

    Taiko Drum Lesson

  • Day 9: Depart for home