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An enriching experience for the whole family

Bring the family on a journey that takes us to Kyoto’s many temples and gardens, the Peace Memorial in Hiroshima and Tokyo's colorful Sensoji Temple. Feel like a hero wielding a Japanese sword while dressed in traditional pants at the Tokyo Samurai Kenbu.

Spend two nights at a ryokan—a traditional Japanese inn with tatami mat floors, lattice-frame screens, low wooden tables and an onsen (Japanese hot springs bath). During our journey, kids will learn about manga, the Japanese art form of comics and graphic novels popular with all ages, while adults dive into the religious culture of Japan.


June 19–30, 2025


12 days

Minimum age

6 years

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Meet our Young Explorer leaders

These razor-sharp Stanford grads and former Stanford Sierra Camp counselors love interacting with families and are experts at adapting to the personalities and interests of each Young Explorer. They fuel creativity with thought-provoking discussions and mind-bending games that keep the kids entertained while adults attend lectures. In addition, Young Explorer leaders bring the whole family together for activities such as family Olympics, trivia night and disco bingo.

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