out and about in japan

Week 3&4

Preparation: Print out 1xkaruta card pack (in colour) per group and cut these apart. This is one set. (20 cards per set)

Please make enough sets for small groups of 3-5 students.



Warm Up - Watch as a whole group



Japan (country)


Japanese person


Japanese language

Can you find Australia? Can you find Japan? Do you know how long it takes to reach Japan from Australia by airplane?

If you were to fly from Melbourne to Tokyo directly it would take roughly 10 hours by airplane. Usually you would need to stopover in another country on your way as most airlines do not fly directly to Japan.

How many islands make up the country of Japan? What are their names?

There are 4 main islands of Japan. Honshuu, Hokkaido, Shikoku and Kyushu. Honshuu is the largest of these. In total Japan has 6,852 islands. Only 430 of these are inhabited.

Whole Group Game

culture_karuta sheet.pdf

Culture Karuta

Print out 1x karuta card sheet (in colour) per group and cut these into small sets. (20 cards per set)

Please make enough packs for small groups of 3-4 students.If you have 20 students you will need to make 5 sets.