Join us on the third 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 Hiroshima and Musashino Meguro.

Live With a Local

  • Homestays with two Friendship Force clubs
  • Visit to a senior high school
  • Itsukushima Shrine (UNESCO World Heritage site)
  • Cultural zen experience
  • Multi-Generational Journey
  • Read more about the first Global Youth Journey to Japan, held in June 2018, here

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

11 Days / 10 Nights Program and Itinerary:

June 5, 2020 – June 15, 2020
Coordinator: Noriko Kanamoto, FFI
[email protected]

All Friendship Force Itineraries are subject to change.

June 5, 2020

Ambassadors arrive Tokyo

Afternoon and evening with host families from FF Musashino

June 6, 2020

Morning visit of high school in Tokyo

Welcome brunch

Afternoon free time (for Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building) with host families

June 7, 2020

All day free time to spend with your host family

June 8, 2020

Morning transfer for Fukuyama, Hiroshima prefecture, meet new hosts from FF Hiroshima

Lunch in the bullet train

Afternoon welcome reception and orientation

June 9, 2020

Morning transfer for Hiroshima by the bullet train and for Miyajima by local train and ferry

Visit Itsukushima shrine (World Heritage site)

In the evening, transfer for Fukuyama

June 10, 2020

All day school visit at sr. high school

June 11, 2020

Morning transfer for Hiroshima by the bullet train

Visit Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, A-Bomb Dome and Peace Memorial Museum, where you will listen to the A-Bomb victims memoirs by volunteer readers

Lunch in Hiroshima

In the evening, transfer for Fukuyama

June 12, 2020

Morning free time

Afternoon zen experience

Evening farewell party

June 13, 2020

Morning transfer for Tokyo by the bullet train

Lunch in the train

June 14, 2020

Farewell lunch

June 15, 2020

Ambassadors depart for individual extended tours or return home


$1370 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.


16Spaces Remaining


Know before you go

  • Journey number 20130.
  • June is the rainy season in Japan, so you will need an umbrella, raincoat, and appropriate/comfortable footwear.
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Our Mission

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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