Intro to Japan
The land of the rising sun, a LOT of islands, the Pacific Ocean, sushi, yakitori, calligraphy AND Tokyo Drift! Minus the Tokyo drift... Japan is one of the coolest places on earth to visit. There could be hundreds of reasons why you should add Japan in your travel list, but only one reason to see Japan with Venture Road - to see and experience one of the richest cultures in the world as a local! Join us in one of the most advanced countries in the world and discover part of the ancient world that a tourist will never find.
Japan in March: March 1 - April 4, 2020
Prep Camp: March 1 - March 8
Tour Dates: March 8 - April 8
Departure Day: April 8
High Speed Bullet Trains: Japanese shinkansen have a top speed of 275 mph, and is ranked third place among the world's fastest trains.
Gaming Centers: More than Nintendo, in the gaming centers in Japan there are various types of games - poker, racing cars etc. You will have a blast!
Hiroshima: Japan is the only country who has suffered from the Atomic Bomb. The Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum in Hiroshima are one of the many things that you will experience on the tour. The Museum takes you through the second World War and reminds you that peace is what we need in this world and why the mission of Venture Road is needed.
Geishas: More than memoirs, the geisha world is mysterious. You will get a chance to see inside the life of Geishas first-hand.
Anime and Cosplay: Regardless of if you are into it or not, it will be one of the coolest things you will see in your life. Ever!
Ancient Buddhist Temples and Shinto Shrines: Beautiful ancient Buddhist temples and Shinto shrines in Japan is one of the most enriching things that you will experience on tour. The shrines that are located up mountains will not disappoint when you get to the top and see the beautiful scenery.
Sumo Wrestling: Can’t pass this up!
The Japanese name for Japan is “Nihon” or “Nippon” which means “sun origin”.
As of July 2012, there are over 127 million people living in Japan (127,368,088), which is the tenth largest population in the world.
Japan is made up of 6,852 islands.
The highest point in Japan in Mount Fuji, which stands at 3,776m (12,388ft)
Ancient warriors of Japan were known as Samurai. They were very skilled fighters and swordsmen. Their main weapon was the Katana, a sharp sword with a slight curve to it.