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The Gems in Southern Japan 7 days (Chugoku Area)

Tour Date : March. 29 - April. 04, 2018 Guaranteed departure !

Tour Date : April. 05 - April. 11, 2018 Guaranteed departure !

Price : USD 2,100


If you love travel different from others, we recommend this 7 days tour which gives you a countryside or not common places, something new to one.
Main attraction of this tour is visiting 5 World Heritage sites of UNESCO.
Please enjoy beautiful contrast between cherry and traditional architectures and nature scene. Wi-fi is available in the bus.

Guide of this tour

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DAY 1

Kansai International airport (KIX) / Itami airport (ITM) - Osaka DowntownMar.29/ Apr.05

(Thu)

Welcome to Osaka ! You will be greeted by an English-speaking assistant at the airport. The assistant will get you in the bus to your hotel.

About accomodation Sheraton Miyako Hotel Osaka (Free Wi-Fi)
It is located in central Osaka and there are various kinds of restaurants due to the city is called "City of Food".
Meals Breakfast: ―     Lunch: ―     Dinner: ―※Meals : ✓ = include , ― = NOT include

DAY 2

Osaka - Himeji - MatsueMar.30 /Apr.06

(Fri)

Leaving Osaka, we go to Himeji Castle that was built in early 17th century. It is called as "Egret castle" due to its beautiful white walls and roof. It is designated as World Heritage of UNESCO.
Contrast between the castle and cherry is so beautiful.

Then, we will drive to the prestigious Adachi Museum that is famous for beautiful art works and Japanese garden.

About accomodation Hotel or Ryokan (Japanese Style Inn) around Matsue or Tamatsukuri Onsen (hotspring) Area
Meals Breakfast: ✓     Lunch: ✓     Dinner: ✓※Meals : ✓ = include , ― = NOT include

DAY 3

Matsue - Izumo - Iwami - Hiroshima Mar.31/ Apr.07

(Sat)

Today's excursion starts from Izumo Taisha (shrine) in Izumo. Its origine is unknown, however, it has such a long time history since ancient time. Because it is said that the shrine enshrines god of marriage , so many people visit this shrine to pray for their marriage.
The stories about the god are described in ancient document called "Kojiki (Record of Ancient Matters)" . You may fell atmosphere of ancient myth of Japan.

From Izumo, we will drive to Iwami Ginzan (silver mine) which is designated as World Heritage site of UNESCO. The mine produced almost 1/3 of silver in the world between 16th and the mid 19th century. Not only the mine, but also traditional houses around the mine still show us tasteful townscape.

Then, we will drive to Hiroshima. Japan is the only country which has suffered A-bomb disaster. The first A-bomb was dropped on Hiroshima at 8:15 on August 6, 1945. It would be precious experience to visit Peace Memorial Park and Museum as well as A-bomb Dome that is designated as World Heritage of UNESCO. Although you don’t see the aftermath of the disaster in Hiroshima today, the museum tells you all about what happened.

About accomodation Hiroshima Grand Prince Hotel (Free Wi-Fi)
It is located right next to Nishi Honganji (temple, World Heritage).
It is good idea to take walk to Nishi Honganji to see peace morning atmosphere (no entrance fee).
Also, they have shuttle bus service to Kyoto station. The are so many place to eat and please enjoy having dinner aroud there.
Meals Breakfast: ✓     Lunch: ✓     Dinner: ✓※Meals : ✓ = include , ― = NOT include

DAY 4

Hirhoshima - Kurashiki - TakamatsuApr.01 /Apr.08

 

(Sun)

Near Hiroshima city there is a UNESCO designated World Heritage Site, Itsukushima Shinto shrine. We take a boat off the main island to a small sacred island, on whose beach stands the vermillion color Torii gate. The gate and main hall of the shrine look floating in the water when the tide is high.

Leaving Hiroshima, we stop at Kurashiki for sightseeing and riverside walking at Kurashiki Bikan historical quarter. White wall storages and houses make the townscape tasteful.

We will go on to Shikoku island crossing on a series of huge suspension bridges spanning Shikoku and Honshu islands. The view from the bridges made with latest Japanese technology will be unforgettable. The climate of this area of Japan is similar to that of Mediterranean Sea, which is suitable for growing fruits like grapes and oranges.

About accomodation JR Hotel Clement Takamatsu or similar one
Meals Breakfast: ✓     Lunch: ✓     Dinner: ✓※Meals : ✓ = include , ― = NOT include

DAY 5

Takamatsu - Tokushima - Wakayama - Koyasan

Apr.02 /Apr.09

(Mon)

We will start excursion from Ritsurin Koen (park), one of the best Japanese garden in Takamatsu. It takes your breath away with picturesque scene of ponds, small bridges and tea house.

Leaving Shikoku with a 2 hour boat ride to Honshu island again, the tour continues to the sacred training spot of Buddhist monks at Koyasan mountains. 117 temples are located 1,000m (about 3,000ft) above sea level and Koyasan is designated as World Heirtage site of UNESCO. The legendary monk Kobodaishi is one of the most historical religious figures. The mausoleum of Kobodaishi, Okunoin and lined up tall cedar trees approach to the mausoleum makes the area sacred atmosphere.

About accomodation Shukubo (Guest house managed by temple)
Please enjoy experiencing Shojin Ryori (vegetarian meal made by Buddhist monks).
Meals Breakfast: ✓     Lunch: ✓     Dinner: ✓※Meals : ✓ = include , ― = NOT include

DAY 6

Koyasan-Osaka

Apr.03 /Apr.10

(Tue)

In the morning, Shukubo have devoted thereselves to pray for the repose of ancestor's souls for more than a thousand year. Some of shukubo show this morning ceremony daily.
Before leaving Mt.Koya, we can’t miss Danjo garan. Konpon Daito(Great Pagoda) is planned by Kobo Daishi,as a center of his monastic camplex.Canstruction began in 816,and was nearly completed some seventy years later.The design is a three-dimensional expression of the mandalas of Shingon Buddhism.Images of the eight patriaechs of Shingon Buddhism are also painted in the corners of the structure.
We proceed to Kongobuji. Kongobuji is the administrative head temple of Koyasan Shingon Buddhism.

Then we head out to final destination Osaka. Osaka was the commercial center in the samurai period, developed around invincible Osaka Castle., which is a famous landmark, a popular sightseeing spot, and the symbol of Osaka, contains thirteen structures which have been designated as Important Cultural Assets by the Japanese government.

The top of this 7 story building commands great views of the city of Osaka, the castle being surrounded by the walls of huge stones and moats. We stay in central Osaka for tonight.

About accomodation Sheraton Miyako Hotel Osaka (Free WiFi)
It is located in central Osaka and there are various kinds of restaurants due to the city is called "City of Food".
Meals Breakfast: ✓     Lunch: ✓     Dinner: ―※Meals : ✓ = include , ― = NOT include

DAY 7

Osaka-Kansai International Airport(KIX) / Itami airport (ITM)

Apr. 04 /Apr.11

(Wed)

After breakfast, free time until transfer to Kansai International Airport.

Time to get back home with unforgettable memory and lots of souvenir.

Meals Breakfast: ✓     Lunch: ―    Dinner: ―※Meals : ✓ = include , ― = NOT include
Start Date(Day 1 of the Itinerary) March 29, 2018 or April 05 2018
Nights 7 days 6 nights
Price USD 2,100
Single room supplement USD 400
Price (Age6-11) USD 1,050

PLEASE NOTE

All prices are per person, based on double or triple occupancy.
International flights are not included on our tours - this allows you the flexibility to choose your own departure and get the best value for your money!

TOUR COST INCLUDES

  • 4 nights Western style and 1 nights Japanese style and 1 night at Shukubo (guest house of temple in Koyasan) accommodation
  • Meet and greet upon arrival at Kansai Airport
  • Airport transfers on arrival and departure
  • Private coach transfers between destinations in Japan
  • Comprehensive escorted with our licensed professional English speaking tour guide
  • Meals described as in the itinerary
  • Admission fees and activities
  • Entry fees to sites, gardens, and museums listed in the itinerary

TOUR COST DOES NOT INCLUDE

  • International Airfares
  • Meals that are not included in the itinerary
  • Travel Insurance
  • Alcoholic beverages and soft drinks
  • Personal expenses such as telephone and laundry bills
  • Gratuities

ADDITION INFORMATION

Transport Travel by air conditioned, private coach, baggage handling free
Arrival/Departure Airports This tour starts and ends in Osaka, with arrival and departures at Osaka Kansai Airport (KIX)
Meal Requests Vegetarian or special meals can be arranged
Meet and Greet Please note that the meet and greet and airport transfer to the first hotel is ONLY availableii on the first day of the tour after 10:00.
If you plan to stay extra nights before the start of the tour, please arrange your own hotel transfer

Tour schedule and prices subject to change without notice

OSAKA

  • Osaka Castle

HIMEJI

  • Himeji Castle (World Heritage)

MATSUE AREA/ IZUMO

  • Mt. Daisen*
  • Adachi Museum
  • Izumo Taisha Shinto Shrine

IWAMI

  • Iwami Ginzan (silver mine, World Heritage)

HIROSHIMA

  • Peace Memorial Park & Museum
  • A-bomb Dome (World Heritage)
  • Itsukushima Shinto Shrine (World Heritage)

KURASHIKI

  • Kurashiki Bikan historical quarter

TAKAMATSU

  • TAKAYAMA Ritsurin Park

KOYASAN

  • Konpon Daido (World Heritage)
  • Approach to Okunoin (World Heritage)
  • Buddhist monks