Japan 2014


 Summer 2014

Mrs. Matsu is sponsoring a 9 day trip to Japan in June 2014. This trip does not involve any classroom time, tests, or research. It is a fun and educational trip for high school students. The trip is open to all CVHS students (friends with approval) and their families. We will be traveling with a company called EF tours, who has been doing educational tours since 1965. I have traveled with them many times before (Costa Rica, Australia/New Zealand, Japan, Spain, France, and Italy). I have traveled with them before 8 times before including to Japan in 2008.

Dates: Departure scheduled for early June 2014 (trip is 9 days). We have requested June 9 but our window for departure is June 5-13. We will know more in March 2014.

Cost: $4430 (locked in until February) Includes:

  • registration fee ($95)
  • airfare to and from Japan including departure fees (airport tax, fuel surcharges, etc..)
  • hotel accommodations (students room in triples and quads)
  • breakfast and dinner daily
  • full time bilingual local guide (guide is with us 24 hours a day)
  • bus transportation around Japan
  • sightseeing tour of Osaka, Kyoto, Hakone, and Tokyo
  • entrance fees into exhibits, parks, and other planned activities
  • Visits to:  Meiji Shinto Shrine • Asakusa Kannon Temple • Lake Hakone cruise • Mount Komagatake cable car • Nijo Castle • Kimono show • Gold Pavilion • Inari Taisha Shrine • Osaka Castle • With extension: Istukushima Shrine • Peace Memorial Museum • Himeji Castle

Optional Additional Excursions (The group will decide on this later)

  • Full Day to Nikko ( add $120)
  • Half-day excursion Nara (add $100)

The other costs related to this trip would be spending money for souvenirs and money for lunch. There is also a $145 all inclusive insurance (baggage, accident, travel/cancellation, property); not “required” but HIGHLY recommended

Schedule of payment: EF will automatically place all travelers on a monthly payment plan. You may make other arrangements with them by calling them at the number below.

How to sign up: www.EFtours.com/student  or call 1-800-665-5364

Tour # 1369680BD

Adult/Parent Interested?  Adults are welcome to join us.  EF tours adds $335 adult supplement to the cost of the trip. This is because adults are roomed in doubles, instead of triples or quads. Adults are only roomed with other adult chaperones, but can pay extra to have a private room.

CONTACT: mmatsu@houstonisd.org  or  CVHSMatsu@gmail.com

Please download and read the information regarding the trip and then contact Mrs. Matsu with any questions.

Links to important information:

Japan informational flyer

Japan EF tours handout

JPN 2013 Tour Schedule (example daily tour schedule)

EF Tours enrollment booklet (the legal stuff) – large file

also found at: http://www.eftours.com/enrollmentbook

monthly payment plan details & optional insurance details


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