The Australian Contingent is planned to depart for Japan on Saturday 18 July 2015.
Troops will enjoy a week long tour of Japan before arriving at the Jamboree site. The tour will include major attractions in Tokyo city including Senso-ji (the oldest temple in Tokyo) and the new Tokyo Skytree as well as traditional cultural activities such as karaoke, sumo wrestling and a tea ceremony.
Participants will enjoy the opportunity for adventurous activities including white water rafting, cycling and hiking, including a day trip to Mt Fuji.
Following a ride on the Shinkansen bullet train, participants will visit the Big Buddha at Nara, explore Osaka Castle and travel to The Golden Pavilion in Kyoto.
Our final day will include a trip to Universal Studios before travelling to the Jamboree site.
After the Jamboree, participants will be hosted by Japanese families for a period of home hospitality.
Our IST will be arriving at the Jamboree site a couple of days ahead of the troops and will likewise depart a day later. Whilst they will not have the opportunity to join in home hospitality, they will catch up on major attractions when the troops are with their families.
The Contingent will return to Australia on Thursday 13 August 2015.
*** All Contingent travel plans subject to availability.