Why schools like working with Walk Japan
Creating an educational tour necessarily takes into consideration a wide range of factors including student activities, learning opportunities and student safety. Walk Japan also has the local knowledge, contacts and expertise that guarantees students, teachers and guardians have a fruitful and memorable experience. Please see testimonials from schools that have enjoyed Walk Japan School Trips.
Walk Japan will help you create a School Trip that your school will be confident in offering to its students either on a one-off basis or regularly, year after year.
Experienced Organiser and Leader of School Trips
Walk Japan has been creating and operating its School Trips since 1996 when the company took high school students from Hong Kong International School for their first trip to Japan, which was based on Walk Japan's pioneering Nakasendo Way tour. Since then, Walk Japan has worked with many other schools of varied group sizes and different objectives, including those for graduating seniors, school anniversaries celebrations and, most commonly, as part of a school’s annual experiential learning program.
Dedication to Quality from Start to Finish
Walk Japan has been providing acclaimed, quality tours for over a quarter of a century. The company has a track record of providing its customers, including schools, with the confidence that their tour will be an interesting, pleasurable experience and one of the best available anywhere in the world. As a result, every school Walk Japan works with can rest assured that they will enjoy:
1. Complete confidence that their tour will be effectively and enjoyably run;
2. Thorough handling of all aspects of each tour leaving only a minimum burden on schools, teachers and guardians;
3. A caring, effective and personalised service throughout the creation of, the lead up to and the during the tour by Walk Japan’s staff;
4. The most effective use of the time available for the tour;
5. Flexibility within the physical limits of the tour for individual student’s requirements, and;
6. The knowledge that students have valued and enjoyed their time in Japan.
Knowledgeable & Entertaining Tour Leaders
A Walk Japan Tour Leader is a vital component for the success of any of its tour, including School Trips. At Walk Japan we set the benchmark for the best guides in Japan and spend a great deal of time and resources not just in initial training to reach the company’s high standards but also in ongoing training and support. Consequently, all its Tour Leaders are known not only for their skills in managing tours successfully but also in ably drawing out the vividness of Japan by placing all that participants see, experience and do in understandable, appreciative contexts. Tour Leaders who lead Walk Japan’s School Trips have extensive experience working with middle schools, high schools and universities in creating memorable experiences for students and teachers alike.
Ability to Provide Engaging Education Experiences
Whether your school is planning a tour centred around service, adventure or broadening your students' exposure to Japanese culture, Walk Japan has the flexibility in scheduling and providing a variety of activities to satisfy your requirements. Whether learning the skills of a tea master, folk singer, Zen meditation teacher, or takezaiku bamboo craftsperson; or maintaining local trails and planting trees with locals; or planting and harvesting rice, Walk Japan has the local expertise and organisational capacity to provide activities to students that foster a sense of community and also a richer understanding of themselves and the world around them.
For more information on planning your visit to Japan, please see Planning your School Trip and sample School Trip programmes. Please also contact Walk Japan for further information.