International Studies Abroad ®est. 1987

Available Excursions for Tokyo

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Excursions may not be available for all programs and sessions.


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

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


Nikko, a small town located in the mountains of Tochigi Prefecture, has long been a place of Shinto and Buddhist worship. Famous for its shrines and temples nestled within nature, Nikko has earned a spot on the UNESCO World Heritage Site list. Most famous is the Toshogu Shrine, which is the... Read More


Optional for some or all sessions
Seoul, the capital of South Korea, is a city that has an official history of 600 years. It is famous for many reasons. It is considered the historical center of the country, according to the Seoul Metropolitan Government. The city was previously called Hanyang and Gyeongseongbu, then renamed... 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