Konnichiwa Japan

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Discover Japan - a timeless place where food, culture, and ancient traditions are fused with modern life.

14 15 16 17-18 2019 Culture International
About the Trip


Girl Scouts of Middle Tennessee is partnering with the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development, International Division, to offer this exciting adventure through Japan! Start your journey in Tokyo, where you’ll eat fresh sushi, navigate historic temples, and the many neighborhoods and markets of this sprawling city. Your trek will continue as you explore Mt. Fuji and other cities, meet local Girl Scouts, and discover what makes Japan so enchanting.

Highlights of this trip include touring Tokyo, taking a traditional cooking class, experiencing art history, and visiting Mt. Fuji. Girls who travel on this Destination will gain a rich appreciation for another culture, in addition to getting to know girls from across the nation and developing independence on an international adventure.

Where You Go


What to Know

Girls applying to this trip should be interested in food, culture, and history, and not be afraid to try new things! You should be open to new experiences and have been away from home before. You should be willing to travel light and to walk extensively throughout the trip. You also must be flexible and open-minded regarding food and meals.

The Dates

July 26 - August 5, 2019

You must be at least 14 years old at the time of the trip.

What to Bring

A packing list will be provided closer to the trip date and after acceptance, but we recommend participants travel with a large backpack that can be checked. Participants should also bring a small token to share with Girl Scouts of Japan.

The Cost

Program Fee: $4,500

The total cost for this trip is $5,500; however, all accepted participants will receive a $1,000 scholarship from Girl Scouts' Juliette Low World Friendship Fund!

Program Fee includes international airfare only - from our international departure location. Participants will have to purchase airfare to and from the city in the USA where we will depart on the international flight. (This will be confirmed before deposits are due for this Destination.)

A $200 deposit will be due upon acceptance to this event. (It's part of the event fee, not in addition to it.) This deposit is refundable up until Fall 2018.

Contact Information

Lauren Reichstein
(615) 460-0212