JAPAN BOUND EXPRESS
Get out of the classroom and experience Japan!
This program is for anyone looking for a cross-cultural experience. We created this program to provide opportunities for high school students to have a fun yet meaningful travel experience. Students will learn to problem-solve, communicate, and plan during their trip.
Portions of the itinerary is flexible, so students will have the freedom to plan parts of their day. There will also be planned activities so that students won't miss the essential parts of Japanese culture. Students will meet local students in Tokyo and Kyoto to help them navigate during their excursions and get a glimpse of student life in Japan.
How much will this cost?
The pricing will be determined by the number of students participating in the program.
8-10 Students: $2,555 per person
11-14 Students: $2,355 per person
15-20 Students: $2,214 per person
Included in Price:
All breakfast + other scheduled meals
Activities + Osaka amazing pass
Transportation in Japan, including JR Rail pass*
Airfare, lunch and dinners are not included unless listed otherwise in the itinerary.
* any additional travel expense (going over budget by student choice) during student led excursions will be out of pocket
MEET OUR JAPAN STAFF
Tyler Bartels, Japan Bound Project Leader
Tyler Bartels is creator of our Kagoshima Program. He lived in various prefectures across Japan teaching English and Studying. While in Japan he saw the benefits of cross cultural experiences and has been determined to build as many bridges between Japan and the US possible ever since.
Akiko Nagamatsu, Regional Manager
Akiko Nagamatsu is the true heart and soul of GPI US and empowering the youth of today. She has been with GPI US since its conception and is involved in making every aspect of every program as beneficial for the participants as possible.
Tomiko Ikegami, Seattle Office Assistant Manager
Tomiko Ikegami is the Assistant Manager of our Seattle Office. With her ties to Japan and her local community she strives to create programs that help empower not just the youth of Japan but local youth in Seattle.
Office: (617) 475-1637
Cell: (781) 539-5785
GPI US, Los Angeles Office
3325 Wilshire Blvd #711
Los Angeles, CA 90010 USA
GPI US, Boston Office
50 Milk St. 16th Floor
Boston, MA 02140 USA
GPI US also has offices in these locations:
We'd love to hear from you!
If you have any questions or comments for us, please email Tyler at
We are always looking to connect with members of our community to enhance our Japan programs!