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Sun, Oct 27


Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo, Japan | October 2024

A week-long gathering for traveling families to explore Tokyo, Japan from October 27 - November 2, 2024. We'll experience how this megalopolis of 37 million people lives, works, and plays with a culture unique unto itself. Highlights include local foods, karaoke, temples, markets, museums, and more!

Tokyo, Japan  |  October 2024
Tokyo, Japan  |  October 2024

Time & Location

Oct 27, 2024, 12:00 PM – Nov 02, 2024, 4:00 PM

Tokyo, Japan

About The Event

Come join us in Tokyo, Japan, for a fun-filled and community-centered worldschooling gathering Oct 27 - Nov 2, 2024.

The Worldschool Pop-Up Hub provides super casual, budget-friendly opportunities to gather, connect with other worldschoolers, learn about the local area, instill new friendships, share your insights, and immerse in a friendly, accepting mobile community. Our activities highlight local nature, history, food, and culture... but you'll also have plenty of time to relax, get to know each other, and even stray from the itinerary to add activities that cater to the group's interests.

Pop in for a few days or the full week. Join as many activities as you'd like. It's up to you!

Our itinerary will include activities such as the following:

*Ueno Park with its zoo, paddle boats, and national museums

*Ameyoko, a lively outdoor street market with discount shops and restaurants

*Asakusa, a cultural center with temples, pagodas, and shops showcasing Japanese traditional snacks, clothing, & toys

*Akihabara, the electronics, manga, and anime mecca

*Shinjuku, the skyscraper city within a city along with a vast underground network and 45th floor observation deck atop the Tokyo Metro building

*Odaiba, an expansive area on reclaimed land from Tokyo Bay with entertainment-oriented attractions, science center, shopping centers, and Tokyo's wholesale food market

*Yokohama city with its Chinatown and bay area attractions including the Nippon Maru sailing ship, Cup Noodles Museum where you can design and make your own Cup Noodles, and the monstrous Gundam moving robot

*Eating at an izakaya restaurant, where each restaurant serves up a variety of small, delicious Japanese dishes, generally unique to each establishment

*Eating at kaiten sushi, a rotating conveyor belt sushi restaurant

*Singing your heart out in a private echoing karaoke room, or applauding (or laughing) at the others while enjoying snacks and drinks

*Peace Forest Athletic Park (obstacle & climbing course)


US$100 Early Bird Rate, expires July 1, 2024

US$140 Regular Rates (a $25 discount is available for families in need, use code TOKYO2024 at checkout)


Your hosts are Sara, Michael, Mike (11) and Josephine (7). Our family is on a slow traveling gap year journey to see if we can make worldschooling our new normal. Sara and Michael have always had a passion for experiencing new places and have been to over 40 countries and lived overseas for six years on two different continents. Our family is hosting the Seoul Pop-Up Hub in September 2024 and Tokyo is our next city to experience. We will be in Tokyo for 4 weeks from mid-October to mid-November. We can't wait to meet you all to introduce you to many of the fascinating things in Tokyo.


Most of our activities will be in, or around, central Tokyo. This area is generally defined by the Yamanote loop train line.

Recommended areas include Shinjuku, Ikebukuro, Shinagawa, Taito, Shibuya, Meguro, Ueno, Sumida and Setagaya. Follow this link to a map of Tokyo's "23 Wards."

Although lodging in the central area will be the most efficient, there are are trains crisscrossing the entire region out to the suburbs (which may offer less expensive accommodations).

Google Maps is reliable to determine the cost and travel time to get to the center. There are regular express trains from the suburbs to downtown. A 20km ride may only take 30 minutes. The major stations on the Yamanote train line include Tokyo, Ueno, Ikebukuro, Shinagawa, and Shinjuku. If you are able to stay within Tokyo's "23 Wards," you will be in a good spot. If you are up to 20km into the suburbs, but close to a train station, you will generally be fine. The host family is currently looking for accommodations and we will share their neighborhood once their booking is confirmed.

Note: Staying in the Odaiba area is not recommended because it is serviced by the slower and more expensive monorail line.

Here are some possible accommodations. Most are no-nonsense accommodations, generally classified as business hotels, but Airbnbs (if you can find them) will usually be more economical.


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  • Early Bird $100 / Family

    Sale ends: Jul 01, 11:59 PM

    Purchase by July 1, 2024. This ticket admits one family including children, parents, partners, and grandparents.

  • Regular Rates $140 / Family

    One family, one price. Parents, partners, children, and grandparents are all included under this admission. Families in need may use the code TOKYO2024 for a $25 discount.




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