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October 2019

Izu Islands Adventure

October 11, 2019 @ 22:00 - October 14, 2019 @ 19:00 (Register by: September 18)

Max Capacity: 60 (TUJ students only)

Explore with us the charming islands of Shikinejima and Niijima, near the Izu Peninsula. We'll start our adventure at Takeshiba Pier in Tokyo. From there, we'll sail to the islands overnight in a ship that crosses the Tokyo Bay. After disembarking, we will take a bicycle to explore each island and enjoy its beautiful nature; mountains, cliffs, beaches, natural hot springs, etc. We will spend a night on each island and stay in island inns where we will be able to taste the traditional food…

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SWU & TUJ Trampoline Experience

October 26, 2019 @ 10:30 - 13:30 (Register by: October 16)

Max Capacity: 15 (TUJ students only)

Jump! We will go to a facility in Saitama that has large trampolines to spend a day having fun jumping together with our SWU neighbors! This place also has a foam pit for you to dive in and a Ninja Course to show your friends that you mastered the shinobi arts. There will be delicious pizza waiting for us in a party room nearby when our legs get tired!

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November 2019

Nagano Road Trip

November 2, 2019 @ 06:45 - November 3, 2019 @ 19:00 (Register by: October 16)

Max Capacity: 70 (TUJ students only)

Make a seasonal trek to the remote Nagano region, in west Japan! Our first stop will be in the city of Iida, where we will navigate the Tenryu River while enjoying the views of the autumn leaves. We will then go to Tsumago-juku, a former trading post on the old Nakansendo route that still has buildings from the Edo Period. We will end the day with a short walk through Nezame-no-toko, a ravine designated as a ‘Japanese Place of Scenic Beauty’.…

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Mt. Mitake Hiking Day

November 14, 2019 @ 07:00 - 18:00 (Register by: October 30)

Max Capacity: 38 (TUJ students only)

Mt. Mitake is one of the most famous and beautiful mountains in the north of Tokyo. We will use a cable car to get to the top of Mt. Mitake where we will visit the picturesque Mitake village. We will hike through the beautiful nature of this mountain until we reach its famous and magical Rock Garden. Before returning to Tokyo we will stop at an onsen to relax. This event will take place on a UG holiday! Make sure to join us!

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Japanese Arts Workshop

November 30, 2019 @ 10:00 - 12:00 (Register by: November 13)

Max Capacity: 25 (TUJ students only)

In this workshop, we will experience some of the most traditional and beautiful arts of Japanese culture. This includes a tea ceremony and goshuincho making. In addition, we will carry out these activities near the impressive Ikegami Honmonji, one of the largest temples in Tokyo that remains hidden from tourists. If we are lucky, we will also be able to see some autumn leaves.

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December 2019

Tokyo Disneyland Day

December 12, 2019 @ 08:00 - 20:00 (Register by: November 6)

Max Capacity: 45 (TUJ students only)

Finals season is over! What a better way to celebrate than by going with your classmates to Tokyo Disneyland or Tokyo DisneySea. Don't miss the Christmas decorations, the new rides, and the night parade! Enjoy the magic of one of these two parks at a reduced price and including one-way transportation from TUJ. This trip will take place after finals! Make sure to join us!

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January 2020

Sports Night (Open Gym)

January 17 @ 18:00 - 21:00 (Register by: January 15)

Max Capacity: 50 (TUJ students only)

Play sports and make friends! Break in the semester by building comradery with your new friends and classmates by playing games and sports! We will use the West gym, next to the courtyard outside of the TUJ building. You don't need to be good at sports; the main goal of this activity is to have fun! You will need Indoor gym shoes to participate (separate from the ones you wear outside). The leaders of the Volleyball and the Basketball clubs…

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Taiyaki Workshop

January 25 @ 14:00 - 16:00 (Register by: January 15)

Max Capacity: 30 (TUJ students only)

Learn how to make this delicious Japanese snack! What’s a taiyaki, you might be thinking? This fish-shaped waffle cake is a must in the Japanese gastronomy and now you have the opportunity to bake your own! We will go to a café famous for baking some of the most delicious taiyaki in the historic district of Kappabashi. You’ll also get to choose the flavor and filling of your taiyaki- chocolate, cream, & red bean, to name a few. The activity…

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February 2020

Sumo Tournament

February 9 @ 11:00 - 17:30 (Register by: February 5)

Max Capacity: 40 (TUJ students only)

Unique opportunity to see professional Sumo in Tokyo! Welcome to the 44th Great Sumo Tournament! This tournament features top professional sumo wrestlers and is unique in that every sumo wrestler competes against each other. Each win counts and one defeat ends it all! Take advantage of this unique opportunity and witness the power of live sumo wrestling! You will be able to see the Yokozuna, or Sumo Champions. Because of this title, the Yokozuna are expected to always win. No…

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TUJ & SWU Bouldering Experience

February 22 @ 10:00 - 12:00 (Register by: February 19)

Max Capacity: 23 (TUJ students only)

Feel like Tom Cruise in Mission Impossible! Stretch, prepare your hands, warm up your legs and psych yourself up to get to the top! In this activity, TUJ and SWU students will go to a bouldering center to enjoy a morning of sport and exercise! The bouldering center has several courses that go from "Beginner" to "Expert"! Join us even if you don't have any previous experience! Since half of the participants will be students from Showa Women's University, this…

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