TWO ROOMS LEFT Dental Study Tour to Japan

13 - 24 May 2024
  • Medical & Professional Tours

About the tour

Japan is a fluid, fascinating study of extremes. Ancient history sits beside neon modernity and Zen serenity mingles with urban energy. This tour takes you to the heart of both historic and modern Japan while exploring Japanese approaches to dentistry. Visit a prestigious dental school and private dental clinics, meet Japanese dentists and hear specialist lectures throughout.

Gain real insight into dentistry in Japan, while experiencing many other facets of this country at a beautiful time of year. For every face of Japan, there is another waiting to be seen, so that each visitor comes away with their own vision of this genuinely extraordinary land.

Partners are very welcome.


There is an optional extension to visit Mt Fuji before the tour.

Your tour leader

Picture of JBT tour leader, Paul Johnson

Paul Johnson

Paul Johnson qualified in dentistry in Leeds in 1979 and medicine in Cambridge in 1984. He was appointed consultant in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the Royal Surrey County Hospital. He lectures widely on maxillofacial and facial plastic surgery. In private practice he specialises in oral surgery, implantology and facial cosmetic surgery. Paul is experienced at leading dental tours for Jon Baines Tours.

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Itinerary at a glance

  • Day 1: Tokyo (Mon, 13 May) Arrive in Tokyo, a vast city encompassing a multitude of distinctive personalities, and transfer to the Royal Park Iconic Shiodome Hotel before dinner with the group.
  • Day 2: Tokyo (Tue, 14 May) Visit the historic Asakusa neighbourhood and Senso-ji Temple. Visit a local dental clinic in Ginza. Visit the Skytree for spectacular Tokyo views and cruise along the Sumida River to Hamraiku Garden. Explore the gardens and take tea in a traditional tea house before a welcome dinner in the evening.
  • Day 3: Tokyo (Wed, 15 May) Visit the Nihon University School of Dentistry, Chiyoda-Ku, Tokyo. Partners to visit the Meiji Shrine and fashionable Harajuku area. Continue to the designer shopping area of Omotesando. In afternoon, regroup and visit the Nezu Museum and its lovely garden. Return to the hotel, walking through the upmarket Ginza district.
  • Day 4: Tokyo/Kanazawa (Thur, 16 May) Take the bullet train across Japan to Kanazawa. Visit the geisha quarter (Higashichaya Old Town) including the Ochaya Bunkakan Sake House, Kaikaro Geisha House, a gold leaf house and museum.
  • Day 5: Kanazawa (Fri, 17 May) Visit Kenrokuen Garden. Visit the Samurai Quarter including the old pharmacy, the samurai house and garden, the Yuzen Silk Centre and the Kubani Kutaraki pottery.
  • Day 6: Kanazawa/Nagoya (Sat, 18 May) Take the Thunderbird train to Nagoya. Visit the Noritake Museum and Craft Centre, known for its exquisite fine bone china and porcelain. Visit the Aichi Dental Museum - Teeth and dental care in Japan's past.
  • Day 7: Nagoya/Hiroshima (Sun, 19 May) Morning tour of the Toyota Commemorative Museum. In the afternoon take the bullet train to Hiroshima and overnight.
  • Day 8: Hiroshima (Mon, 20 May) Visit the Peace Memorial Park and Museum. Cruise on the Inland Sea past Miyajima Island.
  • Day 9: Hiroshima/Kobe (Tue, 21 May) Take the train to Kobe, visiting Himeji castle on route. On arrival in Kobe visit the Carpentry and Craft Museum and transfer to the Oriental Hotel.
  • Day 10: Kobe/Kyoto/Kobe (Wed, 22 May) Take the train to Kyoto. Visit the Golden Pavilion and its garden. Walking tour to food and craft markets (walk down Nishiki and Teramachi-dori) and explore old Kyoto. Visit to Fushimi Inari and take part in part of the Tofukuji walk. Return to Kobe late afternoon and visit a local clinic. Optional Kobe Beef dinnerOptional Kobe Beef dinner in the evening.
  • Day 11: Kobe/Osaka/Kobe (Thur, 23 May) Visit Osaka and take part in culinary walk in Dotonburi. Afternoon at leisure in Osaka and return to Kobe. Farewell dinner.
  • Day 12: Kobe (Fri, 24 May) Depart Kobe for airport.

Tour cost

The cost of the tour is US $5,593. The cost of the tour with a room to yourself is US $6,545.

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