Join us on the second installment of the very successful Global Youth Journey to Japan, a multi-generational Journey that introduces students from around the world (and their chaperones) to students in Japan! There will be meetings at local schools, cultural experiences, and home-hosting aimed to expand the horizons of young adults and introduce them to same-aged individuals from around the world.

Home Hospitality

Home Hospitality provided by the Friendship Force clubs of Musashino Meguro and Hiroshima.

Live With a Local

Sightseeing Highlights

  • Visit Tokyo, depending on host family
  • Visit to Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park: A-bomb Dome, Peace Memorial Museum, and a presentation of A-Bomb victims' memoirs, read by volunteer readers
I am so happy that teens are learning the values of Friendship Force through sharing experiences with people from [other] countries! To observe the teens sharing this experience gives me hope for a brighter future! - 2018 Global Youth Journey to Japan ambassador

Global Youth Journey to Japan - June 2019

11 Days / 10 Nights Program and Itinerary:

June 7, 2019 – June 17, 2019
Coordinator: Will Henderson and Noriko Kanamoto
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All Friendship Force Itineraries are subject to change.

June 7, 2019

Ambassadors arrive in Tokyo

Afternoon and evening with host families

Overnight home-hosting with FF Musashino Meguro

June 8, 2019

Morning visit of high school in Tokyo

Welcome brunch

Visit to Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building with host families

Home-hosting with FF Musashino Meguro

June 9, 2019

All-day free time to spend with your host family

Home-hosting with FF Musashino Meguro

June 10, 2019

Morning transfer to Fukuyama, Hiroshima prefecture

Lunch on the bullet train

Afternoon welcome reception and orientation

Home-hosting with FF Hiroshima

June 11, 2019

Transfer for Hiroshima by the bullet train and for Miyajima by local train and ferry

Visit Itsukushima shrine (UNESCO World Heritage site)

In the evening, transfer to Fukuyama

Home-hosting with FF Hiroshima

June 12, 2019

All day school visit at Fukuyama Sr. High School

June 13, 2019

Morning transfer for Hiroshima by the bullet train

Visit Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, A-Bomb Dome and Peace Memorial Museum

Listen to the A-Bomb victims’ memoirs read by volunteer readers

Lunch in Hiroshima

In the evening, transfer to Fukuyama

Home-hosting with FF Hiroshima

June 14, 2019

Morning free time

Afternoon zen experience

Evening farewell party

Home-hosting with FF Hiroshima

June 15, 2019

Morning transfer to Tokyo by the bullet train

Lunch on the train

Afternoon Tokyo Skybus tour

Home-hosting with FF Musashino Meguro

June 16, 2019

Morning free time

Evening farewell party

Home-hosting with FF Musashino Meguro

June 17, 2019

Ambassadors depart for extended tours or return


$1300 USD

Price Includes: FFI and host fees, all meals, and almost all transportation and entrance fees (except during free time).

Does not include international airfare.


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Know before you go

  • Journey number 15140
  • June is the rainy season in Japan, so you will need an umbrella, raincoat, and appropriate/comfortable footwear.
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Friendship Force International provides opportunities to explore new countries and cultures from the inside by bringing people together at the personal level. Through the signature program of home hospitality, local hosts welcome international visitors into their culture, sharing with them meals, conversation, and the best sights and experiences of their region.
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