LAKE BIWA

Local school visit and cultural activities at Lake Biwa

LAKE BIWA 

Lake Biwa (Biwa-ko) is the largest freshwater lake in Japan, located in Shiga Prefecture (west-central Honshu), northeast of the former capital city of Kyoto Because of its proximity to the ancient capital, references to Lake Biwa appear frequently in Japanese literature, particularly in poetry and in historical accounts of battles.

SCHOOL VISIT

School visit and cultural exchange

Lake Biwa Homestay Program

EXAMPLE ITINERARY:

3 NIGHTS / 4 DAYS: 

Living with a Japanese family is the best way to experience the Japanese way of life and gives plenty of opportunities for students to use the language they have been studying. Students will also have the opportunity to participate in organized school activities at a local school.

 

DAY 1

Arrive at BSC Watersports Center at midday and enjoy lunch.

Visit a local school for cultural and language exchange.

Overnight at BSC hostel.

 

DAY 2

After breakfast enjoy traditional Japanese cultural activities such as trying on yukatas (summer kimonos), paper crafts, cooking dishes like sushi and udon or soba making.

Lunch at BSC then meet host families

Dinner and stay overnight with host family.

 

DAY 3

Activities with host family or cultural experiences at BSC.

Dinner and stay overnight with host family.

 

DAY 4

Depart Lake Biwa in the morning.

Example itinerary is subject to change.

IMMERSION

With local students

From 24,000 yen per teacher and 33,000 yen per student

Including cultural activities and meals

Saizen Tours

P.O. Box 10280,

Southport Business Centre QLD 4215

Phone: 07 5564 0133

Fax:     07 5564 0291

Email:  tours@saizen.com.au

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