Japan Blyth Academy International Summers Program


Japan: Kagoshima

Osaka Konbanwa! (Good Evening) As our program draws to a close, I would like to share some fantastic memories from our stops in Kagoshima and Osaka. In Kagoshima, the very south of the Japanese mainland, we were treated to daily volcanic ash eruptions from mount...

Japan: Hakone

Hakone Our time in Hakone was great, the day we arrived we took the cable car down the mountain and explored the area around the hotel. After we got back from exploring and eating lunch we were shown to our rooms and got our yukatas (robes). The second day in Hakone...
Japan - students eating Okonomiyaki

Japan: Hello Hiroshima!

Hello Hiroshima! We woke up, loaded our luggage onto the trucks, and settled in for one final delicious breakfast buffet. The hardest decision we had to make this morning was: which of the three buffets do I want to eat at today? The Kyoto hotel was so fabulous and...



About This Program

The land of the rising sun is truly a fusion of the ancient and modern, with feudal castles and tranquil rural landscapes juxtaposed with thriving metropolises on the cutting edge of technology and fashion.

Tokyo offers a seemingly unending choice of shopping, entertainment, culture, and dining. Get up early to see the bustling Tsukiji Fish Market, visit Tokyo National Museum, and study in the many city gardens.

Retreat from the hustle and bustle of city life to the quiet town of Hakone located in Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park. It’s a misty mountainous town known for its hot springs and iconic views of Mount Fuji. The natural surroundings provide great opportunities for hiking and boating.

Kyoto, undoubtedly Japan’s cultural epicentre, gives visitors the chance to explore the impressive Pure Water Temple and Golden Pavilion by day. By night, the Gion district comes to life ablaze with lights, colours, and geisha.

Although infamous as the site of the world’s first atomic bomb attack during the Second World War, Hiroshima is now a modern metropolis, featuring the beautiful Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, a quiet spot to reflect on war and the changing world.

Kagoshima is a seaside town along Kinko Bay with spectacular views of the Sakurajima volcano. A boat ride to the volcanic island brings students to the observatory to get an up-close view of the active smoke spewing from the summit. A day at the UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Sengan-en Park and the Shoko Shuseikan stately home, reveal 350 years of history and a glimpse into the life of powerful ancient Japanese feudal lord, Shimazu Nariakira.

In Osaka, Japan’s second-largest city, students can stroll the buzzing districts of Dōtonbori, where walls of neon signs flash over the canal and take classes in Osaka Castle Park.

SPECIAL PROGRAM NOTE: Tipping in Japan is not customary. In many instances, it can be considered insulting and may be politely refused. A simple bow is a respectable way to say thank you for the service.


July 5th – July 30th, 2019

Tokyo ▸ 6 days
Hakone ▸ 2 days
Kyoto ▸ 5 days
Hiroshima ▸ 3 days
Kagoshima ▸ 4 days
Osaka ▸ 4 days
*All dates are subject to change.


Available Courses

students smelling Incense at a temple


Activities included in your program

temples and shrines
temples and shrines
Mount Fuji
Mount Fuji
Included in your program: Hiking
Included in your program: Temples and Shrines
Included in your program: Geishas
Included in your program: Mount Fuji
Included in your program: Hot Springs

▸ Round-trip group airfare from Toronto
▸ Group airport transfers at location
▸ Transportation between cities
▸ Accommodation
▸ Tuition

▸ Breakfast and dinner daily
▸ Farewell Banquet
▸ Supervision
▸ Pre-departure briefing and materials
▸ Designated outings and activities

▸ City orientation tours
▸ Use of free Internet, where available*
▸ Access to Travel Journal
▸ Access to Vidigami photo sharing
▸ And much more!

* Most hotels have Wi-Fi in common areas. Please note Internet access may not be available in bedrooms.

students dining in Hakone Hotel




Dear Future Student

I can’t wait for you to join the Blyth Academy International Summer program, you won’t regret it! I have learned so much in and out of the classroom. Many of the skills and experiences I have gained in meeting new people from different places and from taking in a new culture, will help me throughout all of my adventures for the rest of my life. Have fun!



Flight Details

Groups are required to meet at the airport 3 hours prior to departure

Please Note: Group flights are full. Students may still join the program and make independent flight arrangements.

Friday, July 5, 2019
Air Canada flight 001
Depart Toronto 1:40 pm
Arrive Tokyo-Haneda 3:40 pm, July 6
Tuesday, July 30, 2019
Air Canada flight 040
Depart Osaka 5:00 pm
Arrive Vancouver 10:00 am
Tuesday, July 30, 2019
Air Canada flight 184
Depart Vancouver 12:30 pm
Arrive Toronto 8:04 pm
Please note: Flights are subject to change by the airline.


Optional Excursions

Registration open until June 7, 2019. Optional excursions are subject to availability. Spaces are limited.

Optional Excursion: Kusama Yayoi Museum Visit
Optional Excursion: Miyajima Island Visit
Optional Excursion: Kimono Tea Ceremony
Optional Excursion: Sakurajima Peninsula Visit
Optional Excursion: Samurai Experience
Optional Excursion: Kusama Yayoi Museum Visit
Optional Excursion: Kimono Tea Ceremony
Optional Excursion: Samurai Experience
Optional Excursion: Miyajima Island Visit
Optional Excursion: Sakurajima Peninsula Visit

Travel Services
(Flights, Accommodation, Meals, etc.)
Taxes & Fees$1,075
Tuition & Supervision$1,485
Did you know you can redeem Aeroplan, TD Travel, or CIBC Aventura points to the cost of the program? Click here for more details.

**Plus $195 registration fee. Includes group airfare arranged by Blyth Academy and $1,075 in airline and departure taxes, local taxes and fees. Please visit www.blythsummers.com/fees for an explanation of our departure taxes, fees, and surcharges, and when these fees will be invoiced. All itineraries, excursions, dates, departure taxes, fees, and surcharges are subject to change.

***Please visit www.blythpoints.com for more details on funding your program through Aeroplan points.