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Trips to Tokyo for Photography Students

Japan’s unique culture, architecture and landscapes make it a fascinating destination for a college photography trip.

Tokyo is a major influence on global design and home to some of the top fashion locations such as Harajuku, Ginza and Shinjuku, where most of the major fashion brands reside. A fantastic transport system allows you to easily explore the many sights this fascinating country has to offer. A place renowned for innovation, Japan is an ideal destination for students with an interest in animation and media and for those seeking to have a truly unforgettable experience.

Sample itinerary

Our sample itinerary provides you with an idea of the visits you can cover during your trip. We can tailor-make an itinerary to support your specific learning outcomes.

Morning Afternoon Evening
1 Overnight flight from a London airport
2 Transfer to accommodation Guided tour of city for orientation Tokyo Sky Tree
3 Tokyo Anime Centre Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum Bowling
4 Tokugawa Art Museum Ghibli Animation Museum Roppongi Hills Mori Tower
5 Akihabara Electric Town Free time for exploration Explore the city at night
6 Transfer to airport for return flight to UK
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Morning Overnight flight from a London airport
Morning Transfer to accommodation
Afternoon Guided tour of city for orientation
Evening Tokyo Sky Tree
Morning Tokyo Anime Centre
Afternoon Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum
Evening Bowling
Morning Tokugawa Art Museum
Afternoon Ghibli Animation Museum
Evening Roppongi Hills Mori Tower
Morning Akihabara Electric Town
Afternoon Free time for exploration
Evening Explore the city at night
Morning Transfer to airport for return flight to UK

Price Shown includes

  • 4 nights' bed & breakfast accommodation
  • Return flights & overseas airport transfers
  • Extensive group travel insurance
  • 1 in 10 free place ratio

Please contact us for a price.

On-tour support

On-tour support includes...

  • Airport assistance when you arrive back at your UK airport when you book a coach transfer to take you home
  • Services of a StudyLink Representative to provide 24-hour emergency assistance

Additional on-tour support available...

  • Airport assistance during check-in, security and gate checks on your outbound flight from the UK
  • Pre-booked meals at great group prices
  • Pre-booked and pre-paid public transport tickets
  • Services of a Local Guide

Top visits for college groups in Tokyo

Ghibli Animation Museum

Located at the southwest corner of Inokashira Park, the museum celebrates the work of the Ghibli animation studio, responsible for some of Japan's biggest ever movies, including the Oscar-winning Spirited Away. There are a variety of fun exhibits for people of all ages. 

Tokugawa Art Museum

The Tokugawa Art Museum was established under the non-profit Tokugawa Reimeikai Foundation in 1935. The Museum ranks as the third oldest privately-endowed museum in Japan. It owns a large number of objects and works of art dating back to the twelfth century, including most of the existent sections of the twelfth century Illustrated Tale of Genji.

Tokyo Anime Centre

Tokyo Anime Center is located in Akihabara, Tokyo, dedicated to the art of Japanese animation. It is filled with anime information and colourful banners of anime characters hang in the windows. There is a 3D theatre, and anime goods shop.  The centre hosts regular fairs and exhibitions.

Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum

Founded in 1926, the museum has been home to exhibitions of a wide variety of Japanese art organizations for over seventy years. The museum exhibits pieces by contemporary artists whose works include oil paintings, traditional-style Japanese paintings, sculptures, crafts, graphic designs, and calligraphy. 

Evening activites

  • Roppongi Hills Mori Tower
  • Tokyo Sky Tree
  • ​Bowling

Study themes

  • Photo Journalism

  • Contemporary & Historical Photography