On this page you can find al the information about our tour planning and information about the cities we will visit.
The Study tour will start on the 11th of july 2023 when we will travel from Eindhoven to Osaka in Japan, were we will then explore the following cities:
- Osaka from 12 July to 18 July
- Kyoto from 19 July to 22 July
- Fukuoka from 23 July to 25 July
- Nagoya from 26 July to 28 July
- Tokyo from 29 July to 4 August
- Nikko from 5 august to 7 august
We will then travel back to Eindhoven on the 8th of august 2023
Osaka is a city in the Kansai region. It is known as one of the most multicultural and cosmopolitan city of Japan. It houses the headquarters of many multinational electronics cooperation’s, such as Panasonic and Sharp. It is also an international center of research and development, which is represented in seven major universities. Some noticeable landmarks are Osaka castle, Dōtonbori, Sumiyoshi Taisha Grand Shrine, and Shitennō-ji, one of the oldest Buddhist temples in Japan.
Kobe is a large city port situated right next to Osaka. Famous for it’s Kobe beef, Kobe is also know to host over 100 international cooperation’s. famous landmarks are the red steel port tower, a notable tourist promenade, all overlooked by mount Rokkō.
Kyoto, literally translated as capital city, is a city neighbouring Osaka and Kobe. The city is the cultural anchor of a substantially larger metropolitan area. It is also known as one of the oldest municipalities of Japan, and was also home to the imperial seat until 1869. However, Kyoto is still considered as the cultural capital of Japan and host major tourist destination.s Noticeable ones are the numerous Buddhist temples, Shinto shrines, places and gardens. More prominent landmarks are the Kyoto imperial palace, and the Katsura Imperial Villa. Kyoto is also a center of higher learning, with Kyoto University being an institution of international renown.
Fukuoka is the second largest port city after Yokohama. The area where Fukuoka has been seen as the gateway to Japan because of it’s location near the mainland of Asia. Economically, Fukuoka is known as the largest startup city of Japan. , but also have large company headquarters like Iwataya and Kyushu Electric Power. Also a lot of high-tech manufacturing sectors are present in this city. Noticeable landsites are Fukuoka castle, Tōchō-ji (among one of the many temples), and Fukuoka tower. During our stay, one of the oldest and largest festivals of Japan will take place, the Yamakasa
Nagoya is a city on the east coast of Japan, and hosts one of major ports in Japan. Nagoya Is known to be an industrial and transport centre in Japan. Large Automotive multinationals have their origins from Nagoya, and still have large facilities in developing cars and autonomous industries. Nagoya is home of educational institutes such as Nagoya University, the Nagoya Institute of Technology, and Nagoya City University. Famous landmarks in the city include Atsuta Shrine, Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Gardens, Nagoya Castle, and Hisaya Ōdori Park, and Nagoya TV Tower, one of the oldest TV towers in Japan.
Tokyo is the capital of Japan, and is the political and economical centre of Japan. With 37.468 million people living in the prefectures, the greater Tokyo area is the most populous metropolitan area in the world. What originated from a small fishing village, the area expanded when the great imperial seat moved to this location. Whilst being largest urban economy, nature is not far away, with mount Fuji overlooking the skyscrapers of Tokyo. Famous landmarks are the Tokyo tower, numerous parks and gardens, Tokyo skytree, and many more! During our visit, also one of the biggest fireworks festival in the world will take place, the sumidagawa fireworks festival. One of the famous areas is the Odaiba area, where there is a large diversity in attractions and is famous for evening strolls.
Next to the city of Tokyo lies Yokohama. Yokohama developed rapidly as Japan’s prominent port city following the end of Japan’s relative isolation in the mid-19th century and is today one of its major ports. Famous landmarks in Yokohama include Minato Mirai 21, Nippon Maru Memorial Park, Yokohama Chinatown, Motomachi Shopping Street, Yokohama Marine Tower, Yamashita Park, and Ōsanbashi Pier. The city has a strong economic base, especially in the shipping, biotechnology, and semiconductor industries.
As the final destination of our trip, Nikko is a popular destination for Japanese and international tourists. Elevations ranges over 300m to 200m, and in the area famous hot springs are located. Have you aver seen the three monkey emojis which one holds his ears, one his mouth and one his eyes? Of course, who hasn’t! They find their origin in one of the numerous temples in Nikko. As the end of our busy trip, it is a nice location to get some rest and see some more of the numerous culture of Japan. However, There is also a large hydroelectric powerplant, and NTT is also located in this city.