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Outreach

NCTA Study Tours to China, Japan, and Korea

Past Study Tours

2008 Japan & Korea - Itinerary

The 2008 NCTA study tour was to Japan and Korea. The tour incorporated historical, cultural and educational components in several cities in Japan and Korea. The tour began with an orientation in Bloomington on May 17 and 18, 2008. This gave participants the opportunity to meet one another, develop personal and group goals for the trip. In addition, meetings and briefings were arranged on the trip to help participants develop their curriculum projects.

Kinkakuji, Kyoto

Kyoto Kinkakuji

school visit

School visit, Japan

lunch box

Japanese bento

subway

Subway, Japan

DMZ

DMZ and a look into North Korea

Seoul national folk museum

National Folk Museum, Seoul

June 14 (S) Chicago
June 15 (Su) Depart from Chicago
  • Depart Chicago on JAL flight 9 at 12:15 p.m. for Narita Airport
  • Breakfast
June 16 (M) Arrive Seoul
  • 3:25 p.m. : arrive in Narita
  • 6:10 - 8:40 p.m.: Narita to Incheon via JAL flight 959
  • Bus to Seoul
  • Hamilton Hotel at Itaewon, Seoul
  • Breakfast
June 17 (T) DMZ/JSA Tour
  • 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.: DMZ and JSA (Panmunjeom) visit
  • Late afternoon and evening free
  • Breakfast, lunch
June 18 (W) Seoul
June 19 (Th) Andong
  • 8:00 a.m.: Depart Seoul
  • 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.: Andong Hahoe Village visit, Yongju Pusok Temple visit
  • 4:30 p.m.: Depart to Kyongju
  • 6:00 p.m.: Arrive in Kyongju
  • Breakfast
June 20 (F) Kyongju
June 21 (S) Back to Seoul
June 22 (Su) Seoul Study Day
  • a.m.: tour in small groups with a student guide from Kent International School
  • p.m.: Independent Half-Study Day
  • Breakfast
June 23 (M) Seoul to Japan
  • 12:20 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.: Incheon to Osaka, Kansai Airport via JAL 962
  • 4:16 p.m. - 6:52 p.m.: Osaka to Hiroshima by train
  • Breakfast
June 24 (T) Hiroshima
  • a.m.: Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
    • Museum tour
    • Testimonial from A-bomb survivor
  • p.m.: Sadako Memorial, Atomic-Bomb Dome
  • Depart Hiroshima for Himeji
  • Breakfast
June 25 (W) Himeji to Kyoto
  • a.m.: Himeji Castle
    • Visit castle and Prefectural Museum
  • 2:00 p.m.: Arrive in Kyoto
  • 2:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.: Kinkaku-ji and Ryoan-ji
  • Breakfast
June 26 (Th) Kyoto
  • 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. : Kyoto group city tour
    • Sanju-sangen-do
    • Kiyomizu Temple
  • Breakfast, lunch
June 27 (F) Day trip to Osaka
  • a.m.: train to Oaska, Osaka-jo Castle
  • p.m.: Dotombori and Tsutenkaku Tower
  • Train back to Kyoto
  • Breakfast
June 28 (S) Kyoto
  • Independent Kyoto Study Day
  • Breakfast
June 29 (Su) Day trip to Nara
  • 8:00 a.m.: train to Nara
  • 10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.: walking tour with volunteer English-speaking guides
    • Todai-ji Temple (Daibutsu-den)
    • Nara Park
    • Kasuga Taisha Shrine
    • Kofuku-ji Temple Tokon-do
    • Kofuku-ji National Treasure House
  • Train back to Kyoto
  • Breakfast, dinner
June 30 (M) Day trip to Inuyama and school visit in Nagoya
  • a.m.: visit Inuyama, Inuyama-jo Castle
  • p.m.: Kisogawa Senior High School visit
  • Breakfast, lunch
July 1 (T) Tokyo
July 2 (W) Tokyo
July 3 (Th) Tokyo
  • Independent Tokyo Study Day
  • Group farewell dinner
July 4 (F) Depart for Chicago
  • Train to Narita Airport
  • 12:00 p.m.: depart Narita for Chicago on JAL flight 10
  • Breakfast