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Let’s Homestay Japan Cultural Experience


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Hitachi & Tokyo

In association with Tauranga City and Hitachi City Sister City activities…

  • Dates: [NEW]Wednesday 25th September  to Sunday 6th October 2019
    Please note new dates as a result of the RWC and Airline availability
  • Program duration: 11 nights 12 days
  • Location: Hitachi City, Ibaraki Prefecture, & Tokyo City, Japan
  • Age: Open to students Year 9 to 13
  • Cost:$4995
    *Special thanks to the support by Hitachi City to make this program possible.

Included in the above fees are:

  • Transport from Tauranga to Auckland International Airportl
  • 6 nights homestay with a Japanese family in Hitachi City
  • Hitachi City sighseeing
  • Japanese public school experience
  • Hitachi Senior Technical High School experience
  • Hitachi factory  museum
  • Hitachi City Cultural day
  • 3 nights in Tokyo City Central Youth Hostel
  • Visit a well known NZ company operating in Tokyo and hear their story
  • Tokyo Sightseeing (incl kaminarimon, Sensouji temple, Sky tree and more)
  • All transport on buses, trains in and around Tokyo
  • Day pass to Tokyo Disneyland
  • All meals except lunch in Disneyland
  • Fully escorted by a Japanese Speaking leader from Let’s Homestay
  • Comprehensive Travel Insurance
  • Return Flight on to Japan.
  • Transport back to Tauranga from Auckland International Airport

Not included in the fees are:

  • lunch in Disneyland
  • Personal Spending Money

Conditions:All costs are subject to change without notice due to tariff rises and currency fluctuations until paid in full.  $500 non refundable deposit per person is required at time of application.   Other cancellation charges will apply as we get closer to the departure date.    Note: refund in full if the program is cancelled due to insufficient numbers.

Important Dates

Application Open
$500 deposit On receipt of application.
Info Pack I Sent to you after applications close
Balance of Program fees due 7th July 2019 (an invoice will be sent to you)
Info pack II Sent to you in July
Host Information August
Departure Wednesday 25th September 2019
Arrive Japan Thursday 26th September 2019
Depart Japan Saturday 5th October 2019
Return home to Auckland Sunday 6th October 2019

Program Key Points

  • Application and Participants
    The program is open to New Zealand student in year 9 to 13. Students must interested in Japan and have a willingness to accept another culture.  Japanese language is not necessary. Applicant numbers are limited and minimum numbers are required for the program to go ahead.
  • Departure
    Participants will meet in Tauranga and transfer to Auckland International Airport
  • Flight
    The group will fly Cathay Pacific Air lines to Tokyo via Hong Kong.
  • Japan Arrival
    The group will arrive to Narita International Airport and transfer by bus to Hitachi City.
  • The Homestay
    Commencing Thursday 26th September, experience a 6 nights homestay with a Hitachi City family.
  • Japanese Culture
    Enjoy the day in Hitachi, visit local museum, science hall and planetarium.   Try traditional tea ceremony and try on a kimono with the ladies from the Kiwi-Hitachi group.
  • Hitachi City Mayor Visit
    The group will meet with the Mayor of Hitachi City,
  • Junior High School experience
    Visit a public Junior High school in Hitachi City.  You will experience first hand what a Japanese school is like and enjoy a Japanese kyushoku (school Lunch).
  • Hitachi Technical High School
    Visit the unique Hitachi Technical High School known as ” Nissenko”.   Exchange with students and make a simple item.  Visit the Company’s history museum.
  • Hitachi Departure and Tokyo
    On Wednesday 3rd October the group will leave their hosts and head for Tokyo by the Super Hitachi train.  That afternoon visit Harajuku shopping streets and the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building viewing floor.  Accommodation will be in the Tokyo Central Youth Hostel
  • Visit a NZ’s own Cookie time in Harujuku
    Visit a NZ company “Cookie Time” operating in Harujuku Tokyo
  • Tokyo Disneyland
    A full day in Tokyo Disneyland, one of the world’s best theme parks. See Tokyo Disneyland website
  • Tokyo Discovery
    Visit places of interest including Tokyo’s newest tower Sky Tree, Asakusa’s Sensoji Temple, Kaminarimon and the Nakamise shopping street.
  • Transfer to Narita Airport
    On Saturday 5th October, travel to Tokyo’s Haneda International Airport for Cathay Pacific flight to NZ via Hong Kong.
  • Arrive in Auckland
    Meet by transport shuttle and return to Tauranga.
  • Group Escort
    A Japanese speaking guide from Lets Homestay will escort the group to and from Japan and be in charge of the group throughout the program. During the time in Hitachi City the group will also be under the care of the Hitachi City Office.
  • Handling and Support
    The program is being handled by Lets Homestay, Tauranga.  All Homestay and Cultural arrangements are provided by the Hitachi City Office.

Lets Homestay Contact Details:
Stuart Cundy
Email: stuart@letshomestay.com
Tel: (07) 543 3220
Mobile: 027 294 3144

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