The Sunnyvale to Japan group tour is a 13 day trip to Japan for adults and families that visits Tokyo, Nikko, Kanazawa, Takayama, Nagoya, and Fukuoka/Iizuka with many stops in between. It includes round trip airfare from SFO, tourist-level accommodation, guided English tours, transfer services, and a homestay experience with the local community in Iizuka.

Dates: November 6-18, 2024
Price: $4,780

For more details about the tour, we strongly encourage you to check out our information packet and attend our information session on May 16, 2024.

If you'd like to sign up for our November 2024 tour, please fill out our online application. The application will ask you for some personal details, passport information, and Japan visa status for each traveller in your group. If you are a US citizen you will not need a visa, however if you are a citizen of another country, please research whether a visa is required (you are responsible for obtaining the visa). You can check to see if you need a visa at:

Date: May 16, 2024
Time: 7:00pm
Washington Park Event Room
840 W. Washington Ave., Sunnyvale

Sign up for the trip by: May 20, 2024


Tentative Itinerary  
Day 111/6Flight (SFO-Tokyo)
Day 2 11/7Nikko, Onsen (hot springs)
Day 311/8Nikko
Day 411/9Tokyo
Day 511/10Tokyo, Toyama
Day 611/11Toyama, Takaoka, Kanazawa
Day 711/12Shirakawago (UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site), Takayama
Day 811/13Takayma
Day 911/14Mino, Seki, Nagoya
Day 1011/15Shinkansen (bullet train) to Fukuoka, Iizuka
Day 11-1211/16-17Iizuka Homestay
Day 1311/18Yufuin, Flights (OIT, HND, SFO)
*Interary subject to change


The Adult Exchange Program allows adults from both Iizuka and Sunnyvale to swap short homestays, enrich lives, and strengthen the ties between the Sunnyvale and Iizuka communities. Working with The Iizuka Friendship Network, a local volunteer community organization, SSCA will find exchange partners with similar livelihood interests who are willing to both host and travel in this unique program.

If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity, please read our AEP information packet:

If you'd like to apply, please fill out our online application. Applications are ongoing and will be valid for 9 months.

For more information or questions, please contact us at: