Pack two weeks’ worth of what you will need. You’ll have the opportunity to do laundry and you’ll want to leave room for souvenirs. Neutral colors and accessories make mixing and matching easy. The most important thing to bring is comfortable walking shoes. Additionally “athleisure” is not super common in Japan, so we suggest assembling a capsule wardrobe. We also ask you prepare to be visiting places–such as temples–that require modest clothing (knees and shoulders covered).
Whatever your personal spending habits are, it’s important to anticipate your expenses and budget accordingly so that you can travel care-free with more time to enjoy participating in your program. While many meals and activities are included during your EF Gap program, we want to help you build a realistic budget for additional expenses so that you can fully enjoy trying the local cuisine, participating in activities in your free time, and, of course, shopping for souvenirs to bring back home.