International Studies Abroad ®est. 1987


Available Excursions for Tokyo

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Excursions may not be available for all programs and sessions.


Hakone is often referred to as a Tokyo resort town, situated about an hour south west of Tokyo and boasting some of the country's most renowned hot springs. Hakone is part of Fuji Hakone Izu National Park located in the mountains with the freshest air and most captivating forest views. The... Read More


Kamakura, once a capital city of Japan in the late 12th century, today is a charming town surrounded by the mountains on one side and the sea on the other. Kamakura is also known for its many shrines and temples, but most people go to visit the Big Buddha statue called Daibutsu in Japanese.... Read More


Take a stroll back in time to Edo era Japan. That is the feeling you get in Kawagoe, where many traditional merchant shops can be found throughout the city. There is even a sweets shop alley, where one can observe the process, and sample the many flavors of freshly made sweets. Additional sights... Read More


Optional for some or all sessions
With the rest of Japan having adapted to more modern times and architecture, visiting Kyoto will take you back in time to a city that has preserved the long-standing history and traditions of Japan. Located in the Kansai region of Japan, Kyoto offers a wide range of cultural sites, with over a... Read More

Mt. Takao

Standing at 599 meters (1,965 feet) tall and located in the outskirts of west Tokyo, Mt. Takao, or 'Takako san' as referred to in Japan, is a popular nature and hiking spot. There are a number of hiking trails that take you up the mountain through the picturesque scenery to the summit that... Read More


Optional for some or all sessions
Seoul is not only the country's capital, but is it's cultural and economic center as well. During their stay in Seoul, ISA Busan students will have the opportunity to visit some of South Korea's most important cultural sites, and experience first-hand how the country's capital has influenced its... Read More

Yamanashi Sustainable Farm

During the one-day trip to the Yamanashi Sustainable Farm, ISA students will get the chance to learn about sustainable farming and harvesting vegetables, as well as experience a farm-to-table Japanese cooking lesson. Read More