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Summer Japanese Immersion Camp 2017 by AYFN

Apr 30, 2017   //   by Admin   //   Japan, slider, Summer camp  //  No Comments

Deadline of admission   : 30 May 2017

Location:  Kyoto, Japan

Organizer : ASEAN Youth Friendship Network

Number of slot : 20 people

Date of program : 17 – 22 March 2017




Kyoto, 17 – 22 July 2017


Wanna know about Japanese Culture? Or experience to have Inter-cultural learning in line with making a friend? or just wanna see and travel to Kyoto and Osaka directly? AYFN is delighted to invite you joining our culture camp in Japan. This is a distinguished program that suits your curiosity to have experimental learning!! Youth and cultural program! Our Kyoto summer programs offer students/youth an immersion experience living in Japan with intense cultural explorations.



Why should you join our camp?

You will get bunch of benefits:

  1. Live for 6 days in Kyoto, Japan, the cultural city of Japan.
  2. Learn and understand on Japanese culture directly (experimental learning)
  3. International friendship
  4. Sinkansen experience (High speed train in japan)
  5. Heritage walking tour around Kyoto and Osaka
  6. Experience to be like local people by taking public transportations (Bus, metro, train)
  7. Certificate of participation from AYFN



  1. Cultural tour activities in Kyoto and Osaka, whereby both cities are well known as the center of Japanese culture.
  2. Visit many interesting places both in Kyoto or Osaka, e.g : Osaka castle, Gion District in Kyoto (Geisha), Namba district, Arashiyama, Fushimi Inari – Shrine, and etc.
  3. Taste authentic Japanese cuisine, sushi. You can eat as many as you want.
  4. Walk around heritage area of Kyoto. Be healthy like Japanese people.


How does the Camp will work?

  1. Participants will be met up in Japan (meeting point will be at Kansai International Airport, Osaka). AYFN team will pick you up there.
  2. The camp will combine sense of friendship, adventure and cultural awareness. Activities of the camp will be fun and cheerful.
  3. Participants will live for 6 days in Kyoto, Japan. Needless to say, Kyoto is nice and livable city. The location of accommodation will be in Fukakusa, The Urban Hotel Kyoto. Just 5 minutes’ walk from Fukakusa station.
  4. The camp needs participants who passionate in international friendship and adapt new environment (culture differences) easily. Definitely, this camp will teach you how to be independent person, energetic and responsible.
Visit to Osaka Castle

Visit to Osaka Castle


Location of camp

This camp will take place in Kyoto and Osaka. Both cities are famous as Cultural city in Japan. Participants in the program will have the unique opportunity to live and study in Kyoto—the historic former capital of Japan, replete with its temples, shrines and traditional gardens. It is our hope that the program will inspire youth to pursue adventurous and productive careers and contribute to the advancement of science.


Start and duration of camp

This camp will be started at 17 July 2017 (Arrival in Kyoto) and will be ended at 22 July 2017. Participants will start their program at 7.30 a.m – 5.00 p.m everyday. In the evening, participants will have free time to explore the magnificent of Kyoto and Osaka or go shopping.


Requirements to take part at Japan Culture Camp

  1. The participants of Japan Culture Camp should meet the criteria as follow:
  2. Must be 15 – 27 Years old
  3. Commit to join full program
  4. Able to adapt new environment easily
  5. Able to pay the program fee
  6. Health physically and mentally


How to join our camp

  2. The committee will review your application and contact you to conduct “interview test” by AYFN team (if needed).
  3. Deadline of application : 30 May  2017 before 23.00 (GMT +7)
  4. This program is LIMTED for maximum 20 participants only. First come, first serviced basis.


Camp cost

One of the AYFN’s strength is to provide high quality placement program, but still affordable.



 New  USD 650
 Alumni of previous AYFN Program  USD 600

*Flight ticket is EXCLUDED

Scheme of payment:

Down payment          : USD 200 (10 days after being accepted In order to reserve a slot)

Rest of program fee : USD 450  (due date: 20 June  2017)

What do participants’ fees for? (included)

Program Fee –  Pick up (Kansai International Airport), All activities indicated on schedule (cultural exchange, cultural tour, adventure tour, etc), certificate of participation from AYFN, program supervision, accommodation (6D5N) and meals during placement period as indicated on schedule, In-country 24/7 volunteer support and In-country administration costs.

What additional cost should participants have? (excluded)

Flight expenses to and from Japan from home country, passport and visa process fee, personal insurance, transportation after finishing the program, personal expenses.


It's time to have your own Sushi

It’s time to have your own Sushi


Accommodation and meals during camp

During this camp, participants will be accommodated in guest hotel with high quality standard. Living conditions in the hotel is very good and very clean (3 stars hotel). The hotel comes with free internet connection, toiletries, etc. Males and females are accommodated in separate room.

Japan is renowned for its tasty and healthy food.  Who don’t know Sushi, Ramen, Udon, etc? Meals will be provided based on schedule. Meals consist of traditional Japanese dishes (For Muslim participants, we provide meal which not contains pork), which participants generally find to be very generous and tasty. If you have special eating needs, please let us know ahead of time so that we can make arrangements for you. However, we need to stress the point that you should not expect to eat as you normally do at home. We will do our best to see that you are well taken care of, but also as a participant, there is a need to be flexible. There are numerous amazing restaurants throughout Kyoto and Osaka which you will be directed to by program staff if you wish to eat out occasionally.



 Day 1 Arrival in Kansai International Airport, Osaka, Transfer to accommodation and check in. Free time. Campers can go around Kyoto.
 Day 2 Start the day by having light breakfast to energize body and mind. In the morning, we will pay visit to Kyoto University (one of the oldest and finest universities in Japan). We will stroll around the campus. Then, to fill up our stomach by having lunch at University canteen or local restaurant. In the afternoon, we will visit Fushimi Inari shrine. The beautiful shrine.
 Day 3 After having light breakfast, let’s visit Yasaka Shrine, also known as Gion Shrine, is one of the most famous shrines in Kyoto. Founded over 1350 years ago, the shrine is located between the popular Gion District and Higashiyama District, and is often visited by tourists walking between the two districts. Lunch will be at Halal ramen restaurant. After having a lunch, let’s move to Gion where you can capture the traditional houses of Japan. In the evening, we will visit Shijo area to go shopping.
 Day 4 Wow,,, it’s time to experience Shinkansen Bullet Train. The fastest train. We will take the train from Kyoto Station to Shin Osaka station. To enrich our knowledge about Japan’s History, let’s explore Osaka Castle. The huge castle surrounded by park and located nearby Osaka Business district. Tired to explore Osaka castle? No worry. Sushi is awaiting you at Sinsahbashi area. We will finish our day to go shopping around Namba.
 Day 5 Relax a while in Kyoto by visiting Bamboo forest and Arasiyama.
 Day 6 Fly back home


Experience Shinkansen

Experience Shinkansen


Term and condition: 

Program Cancellation by organizer

  1. ASEAN Youth Friendship Network (AYFN) reserves the right to cancel a program due to low enrollment or other circumstances which would make the program non-viable.
  2. If AYFN cancels a program, registrants will be offered a full refund (program fee).
  3. Should circumstances arise that result in the postponement of a program, AYFN has the right to either issue a full refund or transfer registration to the same program at the new, future date.


Registration Cancellation by Participant

  1. The following penalties shall apply, if otherwise specified.  If you cancel more than 30 days before scheduled program departure in Japan, the cancellation charge will be 20% of the listed program fare. If you cancel 15-29 days before scheduled program departure in Japan, the cancellation charge will be 70% of the listed program fare.  If you cancel 1-14 days before scheduled program departure in Japan, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed program fare.
  2. No show will be considered as a cancellation on program departure date
  3. Cancellations received after the stated deadline will not be eligible for a refund.
  4. Refunds will not be available for registrants who choose not to attend a program.
  5. Cancellations will be accepted in writing only and must be received by the stated cancellation deadline.
  6. All refund requests must be made by the attendee.
  7. Refund requests must include the name of the attendee and/or transaction number.
  8. These above policies apply to all AYFN program unless otherwise noted in the corresponding program materials. Please read all individual program information thoroughly.


For further information please read : Frequently Asked Questions_kyoto_summer

or contact Mr. Setiawan (+62 857 29268734)

Widen our friendship network

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