ISTokyo is the UK contingent Pre Jamboree Experience for IST where they will get the opportunity to explore Tokyo as well as take part in a number of exciting activities. ISTokyo lasts for 2 nights where members of the contingent will sleep in central hotel and includes the following activities:
Tokyo Sky Tree
All members of the contingent will get to climb the tallest building in Japan and one of the tallest structures on the planet, from the top you can see all of Tokyo and even as far as Mt Fuji on a good day.
IST will get the opportunity to experience what an Earth quake feels like and to learn more about disaster management and preparation in Japan.
For one of the main meals whilst in Tokyo, large groups of IST will attend Sumo Restaurant where they will try a traditional sumo wrestler dinner as well as dining with the Wrestlers and enjoy live demonstrations.
Instead of traveling straight to the Jamboree site by Bullet Train we have agreed a stop off in Hiroshima for all the IST to explore the memorial peace park at the site where the first atomic bomb was dropped. 2015 is the 70th anniversary of this event and the Jamboree will include a memorial service to remember what happened and also to promote global peace as part of the Jamboree’s theme “Wa” which translates as The Spirit of Unity.
Whilst in Tokyo IST members will get the chance to plan their own experience to explore the city by themselves or in groups. This could be anything from visiting some shrines, to exploring the imperial palace gardens or the electric city and technology centres, or even trying the famous karaoke bars.