• Trip to Japan Summer 2018
    Greetings all and welcome to the information page for all things related to the Japan Trip for the Summer of 2018.  You will find sponsor contact information, ppts over the trip, trip expectations, and the like on this page.  If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact the trip's sponsor, and I'll do my best to provide a quick answer.
    Link to Tour Website for Review and Enrollment:  www.eftours.com/1933319dz

    Faculty Sponsor
    Versailles 2014
     Dr. David Sutton - dsutton@ems-isd.net 
    817-232-7112, ext. 7055
    I started offering trips in  December 2013 for the Spring Break during the 2015 school year because I believe it is important for students to take their learning beyond the classroom and into the real world.  Interacting with other cultures while studying our connected pasts helps bring education to life for students, and it helps them be more successful as they move through life.  While other schools only take AP students, I opened my trips to everyone.  Not only may all students go,  parents are invited to come with their students to share in this experience and to see the world for a greatly reduced price, too.  Moreover, after confirming with EF Tours, all students, including alumni, are welcome to travel with us. 
    As for starting the funding for the trips nearly a year in advance, the reason is simple: I don't want to break the bank for a trip.  I want our students to have the chance to go, and I want the costs to be minimized.  By allowing a year to pay for the trip, the costs are reduced, monthly, and the trip becomes a reality for more students.  If you want to learn more, please stop by room 401.  If you cannot make this meeting, let me know, and I will be happy to meet with you at another time.
    *Note: This trip is not sponsored or endorsed by Eagle Mountain Saginaw ISD or Chisholm Trail High School.  Dr. Sutton offers the trip as a learning opportunity through EF Tours.  

     Trip Details
      • Day 1: Fly overnight to Japan

      • Day 2: Tokyo

        Meet your Tour Director at the airport

      • Day 3: Tokyo

        Take a guided tour of Tokyo

        With your expert local guide you will see:

        • Ginza
        • Imperial Palace Plaza
        • Metropolitan Government Building

        Visit the Asakusa Kannon Temple

        Visit the Harajuku shopping district
        Visit the Meiji Shinto Shrine

        Take a tour of Akihabara

        Participate in a scavenger hunt

      • Day 4: Tokyo

        Learn about sumo wrestling

        Visit a technology showroom

        Participate in a local exchange

      • Day 5: Tokyo • Kamakura • Hakone

        Travel via Kamakura to Hakone

        Visit the Great Buddha of Kamakura

        Visit the Hachimangu shrine 

        Explore Kamakura on your own

        Spend the night in a ryokan-style hotel that echoes the traditions of Japan

      • Day 6: Hakone • Odawara • Kyoto

        Visit  Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park

        Take a cruise on Lake Ashi

        Ride the Mount Komagatake cable car

        Explore Owakudani on your own

        See Odawara Castle

        Travel by bullet train to Kyoto
      • Day 7: Kyoto

        Tour Kyoto with an expert local guide

        Visit the Golden Pavilion

        See a kimono show at the Nishijin Textile Center

        Visit  Nijō Castle

        Visit the Fushimi Inari-taisha shrine

      • Day 8: Kyoto

        Tour the Arashiyama Bamboo Forest

        Explore on your own or
        Add this in-depth excursion:


      • Day 9: Kyoto • Hiroshima

        Travel by bullet train to Hiroshima

        Tour Hiroshima with an expert local guide

        Visit the Peace Memorial Park and Museum

        Travel by ferry to Miyajima Island

        Visit Miyajima Park

        Visit Itsukushima Shrine
      • Day 10: Hiroshima • Osaka

        Travel via Himeji to Osaka

        Visit Himeji Castle
      • Day 11: Depart for home

      Total Cost for The Trip (Excluding souvenirs, lunches, and other individual purchases)

      Total Price

      $4,585- Student Price - Equals $95 initial payment and $375 per month.
      $5,135 - Adult Price - Equals $95 initial payment and $420 per month