High School Students to Japan



Prices and what's included

Our current pricing figures are below; until we actually purchase all the parts of the trip, prices are subject to change. So these prices are a best estimate.

Tokyo, Kyoto, and Takayama

Price: Total price: $2,800 per person

* Plus, each traveler must join Denver Sister Cities International.

* We anticipate running at least one fund raising event the students are expected to participate in.

Here's what's included:

  • Round trip airfare, Denver to Tokyo and return
  • 12 days and 13 nights in Japan
  • Business hotels in Tokyo and Kyoto
  • Homestay in Takayama
  • Transportation to and from hotels
  • Transportation between cities by bus or rail
  • Three segments on shinkansen (bullet train)
  • Admissions to various venues (museums, temples, etc.)
  • All meals in Takayama plus all breakfasts, four lunches, and four dinners in Tokyo and Kyoto

  • Creation and maintenance of this website as an information source and communication tool
    • Information about the trip (Prices, Itinerary)
    • Information about the travelers (students and chaperones)
    • Information about each destination
    • Discussions of issues that concern trip members
    • Tips and tools (currency conversion, weather, time zones, etc.)
    • Information about other resources, either on the web or locally available (public library, personal libraries of trip members, etc.)


  • Services of two tour escorts: Chris Hindman and Gail Jackson
    • Pre-trip
    • Interface with travel agent to coordinate itinerary requirements and negotiate best prices comensurate with desired quality
    • Run orientation meetings to create detailed tailored itineraries and provide language and cultural background
    • Provide information about local events that may be of interest to members of the trip
    • Provide focal point for completing paperwork and making payments
      During trip
    • Lead group through all connections from original departure through final return
    • Provide support (communication, direction, other assitance) throughout the trip
    • Connect with local contacts for enhanced experiences (guides, drivers, etc.)
      Post trip
    • Provide focal point for coordinating exchange of digital pictures in a common trip album
    • Run a welcome-back potluck party for returning travelers


  • Note: there is no tipping in Japan


Cancellation policy:

  • Once purchased, airline tickets are non-refundable
  • Cancellation before March 18: $200 fee for travel agency withheld; rest of non-airline ticket money is refundable
  • No refund for cancellation after March 19