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Experience Japanese culture through anime and manga. Work with professional artists as well as animators in Tokyo. Take classes at a local anime school to practice your character development and manga techniques. Immerse yourself in Japan’s vibrant culture through visits to museums and neighborhoods. Broaden your perspective on the culture during your homestay on Hokkaido, known for its natural beauty. Take a cooking class and create a Japanese family crest. Visit a Buddhist temple and study the art of Japanese calligraphy as you share daily life with your host family.
Return to Tokyo to play games in the arcades in Akihabara, the city’s anime, manga, and tech district. Wander through the busy streets of Ameyoko, ride the escalators at Ginza’s skyscraping department stores, and peer into your future as you consult the oracle at Sensō-ji, the oldest temple in Tokyo. Discover more Japanese history by visiting shrines and hot springs or participating in a traditional tea ceremony.