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Highlights of Japan | Hiroshima 9 Days

Highlights of Japan

Start a journey from Tokyo to Hiroshia on our unforgettable Highlights of Japan | Hiroshima vacation! Embark on a magical journey through Japan's unique culture, where modern marvels and traditional temples await. The City of Peace is especially beautiful, a picture perfect stop on our tour. This package is filled with meaningful experience that runs deep in Japanís history, culture, and modern lifestyle.

Tour Details

Information

Price: Adult (age 12+)
USD 3,098
Duration: 8 nights 9 Days
Tour Start: Tokyo
Tour End: Hiroshima
Departure Date:
2019
29 Jul, 23 Aug, 02 Sep, 23 Sep, 07 Oct, 27 Oct
Route:
  • Tokyo
  • Mt. Fuji
  • Hakone
  • Nara
  • Kyoto
  • Hyogo
  • Okayama
  • Hiroshima
Includes:
  • 8 nights Western and 1 night Japanese-style hotel with hot-springs
  • Daily Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, and 2 Dinners
  • All ground transportation and airport transfers
  • Admission Fees, Tax & Gratuities at all included Destinations
  • Bullet train ride, Tea Ceremony, and other Japanese activities
  • Full time service of licensed English speaking tour guide
  • Handbook and Tour Goods Package
  • Free Wi-Fi in Bus & Most hotels
Exclusions :
  • Flights
  • Travel Insurance
  • Optional Excursions

Schedule

Day 1
Arrival Tokyo
Narita Int'l Airport (NRT) or Haneda Int'l Airport (HND) - Itami Airport
Welcome to Japan! We will have transportation services to take you to your hotel. Please refer to your tour handbook for more information. Rest at the hotel and be ready to start your exciting tour tomorrow.
Information
From Narita Airport to downtown hotel in Tokyo - about 90 mins (Bus)
From Haneda Airport to downtown hotel in Tokyo - about 30 mins (Bus)
Hotel : Tokyo
Day 2
(Meals : B)
Leisure-Free Tokyo
All Day :Free at your leisure
Kamakura Buddha Nikko Toshogu Tokyo Skytree FujiQ Highland
We have cleared up the day for you to explore and enjoy Japan as you wish. You can either 1) enjoy the entire day as you wish, 2) visit Tokyo Disney Land, Fuji Q Amusement Park, or Sanrio Puroland, 3) or go on a private-guided tour through Nikko or Kamakura. For those who wish to visit Tokyo Disney Land, Fuji Q Amusement Park, or Sanrio Puroland, your tour guide will be happy to explain directions. (Not all fees included for additional tour options. Please contact us in advanced for this service)
Hotel : Tokyo
Day 3
(Meals : B/L)
Full Day Tokyo
Morning : Fukagawa Edo Museum / Asakusa / Sensoji Temple
Afternoon : Tsukiji Fish Market / Teppan-Yaki / Harajuku / Shibuya Scramble Crossing / Shibuya Hachiko
Evening : Hotel
Fukagawa Edo Museum Sensoji Temple Meiji Shrine  Shibuya Crossing
Today, your vacation will be devoted to exploring the multi-cultural spots of Tokyo. Our tour will first start in Tokyo's Tsukiji Fish Market, the former home of the world-famous tuna auction. Browse through the freshest flavors, mouth-watering dishes, and incredible sushi meals at this market that serves over thousands of businesses and local families daily before we explore the sights in Tokyo! From there, your tour is off to the Fukagawa Edo Museum to get acquainted with the history of Tokyo. This charming museum is designed to replicate what life looked like during Japan's traditional days of Edo. Travel back in time and walk through the old city of Tokyo made to recreate life during Japan's Edo period.

From there, your tour group will delve into the old town district of Asakusa for some traditional Japanese souvenir and gift shopping at the Nakamise area. Your Japan tour will also travel through the majestic Sensoji Temple, one of Tokyo's most popular temples. This is the perfect place to appreciate Japanese culture and take some spectacular shots of the famous shopping district. Enjoy Japanese arts and traditional snacks with your tour group through this can't miss Tokyo temple. For lunch, we will enjoy a delicious, authentic Teppan-Yaki meal before we head to Harajuku to do some shopping and to admire the unique Japanese scenery. Enjoy shopping in the trendy district home to the world-renowned Harajuku Fashion and Japanese street fashion style. Be sure to visit one of Harajuku's local restaurants and sample Harajuku Crepes or other extra kawaii Tokyo treats in the lively Takeshita Dori. The decadent Omotesando is also nearby, home to incredible Japanese cafes and luxury shopping!

Returning to our hotel, the tour bus will be passing by the famous Shibuya Crosswalk to be part of the thousands who cross daily. This crosswalk gathers as much foot traffic as New York City, and crossing is an experience unlike any other. While here, our Tokyo tour will also visit the popular Hachiko Statue close to the station. The statue is based on the internationally-known story of Hachiko, the dog who would come back to the station every day to see his owner. This Tokyo spot is a popular meet-up area for couples and friends when visiting Shibuya Station. Anime fans have probably seen this famous statue and crosswalk in some of their favorite anime & manga works like Persona5 or Tokyo Ghoul. After making our way through the crossing with your tour guide, we will then return to the hotel.

Hotel : Tokyo
Day 4
(Meals : B/L/D)
Mt.Fuji & Hakone
Morning : [Hakone] Hakone Ropeway / Hakone Shrine
Afternoon : Open-Air Museum / Owakudani Valley
Evening : Hotel
Fuji-san World Heritage Centre Owakudani Valley Lake Ashi Cruise Hakone Ropeway
Our morning begins with a visit to the Hakone Open-Air Museum. Enjoy over 120 sculptures and artwork in Japan's first ever open air museum. There are multiple exhibition halls to fascinate children and adults alike, as well as a foot-bath by natural hot-springs for a bit of relaxation before we continue on to Hakone!.

Enjoy a ropeway to Owakudani, an active volcanic crater still steaming from its last eruption some 3,000 years ago. There you will get a taste of the local Japanese food, the black egg, cooked in one of the craters. It's said eating one of these eggs will add years to your life! We will also visit the Hakone Shrine before we make our way to our hotel!

This Japan tour would not be complete without a long relaxing soak in the onsen, hot spring, to rejuvenate you for tomorrowís adventure. Yukata, a Japanese robe, will be provided for you. The onsen is located in our own ryokan, a Japanese style hotel, which includes a traditional Japanese meal known as Kaiseki Ryori!

Hotel : Hakone
Day 5
(Meals : B/L)
Full Day Kyoto
Morning : Bullet Train
Afternoon : Maiko Dining Experience /Fushimi Inari Shrine / Ninenzaka
Evening : Hotel
Bullet Train Fushimi Inari Shrine Gion Ninenzaka
Our day begins with a bullet train ride to Kyoto. The bullet train is the fastest way to travel on land and is considered an essential Japanese experience. Enjoy riding to Kyoto in comfort and speed, and be sure to take some photos of the scenery during your ride. In Kyoto, enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime experience with a Maiko lunch. Maiko are apprentice to Geisha and the lunch is a great chance to take photos and learn about Kyoto's traditional culture.

We will then head to Fushimi Inari Shrine, one of Kyoto's many can't miss destinations that features hundreds of red tori gates. The path is perfect for photos or just to calm your mind. After we take our photos, we head out to the ancient streets of Ninenzaka. This street is filled with shops and souvenir stands as well as a great place for photos and to see what Japan looked like many years ago. We then proceed to the hotel.

Hotel : Kyoto
Day 6
(Meals : B/L)
Nara & Kyoto
Morning : Arashiyama / Rickshaw Ride / Golden Pavilion
Afternoon : Sake Museum / Tea Ceremony [Nara] Todaiji Temple / Deer Park
Evening : [Kyoto] Hotel
Kinkakuji Temple Arashiyama Todaiji Temple Nara Deer Park
Our day begins with a visit to Arashiyama to walk through the Bamboo Groove Forest. The morning's sunlight passing through the bamboo makes for a perfect morning sight. We will also enjoy a spirited rickshaw ride through Arashiyama. Guests can enjoy seeing many of the traditional-style shops and temples during the ride. Following our time in Arashiyama, we will head to the Golden Pavilion, or Kinkakuji Temple, a Japanís must see attraction where the two upper floors are covered in gold leaf. The reflection of the golden temple on the lake adds to the stunning sight.

After our time at the Golden Pavilion, we will stop at a sake museum for some sampling and to learn the history of Japan's national drink. We will also stop for a kaiten sushi lunch. Keeping with the traditional feel, we included a tea-ceremony to help you relax and enjoy Japanese culture. After our tea ceremony, it's off to Nara to Todaiji Temple. Todaiji Temple holds the World Guinness Record as the largest wooden building. Inside the temple, you will behold the largest Buddha statue in Japan. Just outside the temple is the Nara Deer Park, where you will be greeted by numerous deer that roam around freely. The deer here at the park are known to be friendly and may even bow at you for a little treat. We then return to the hotel.

Hotel : Kyoto
Day 7
(Meals : B)
Hyogo & Okayama
Morning : [Hyogo] Himeji Castle
Afternoon : [Okayama] Kurashiki
Evening : [Hiroshima] Hotel
Himeji Castle Himeji Castle Kurashiki Hiroshima Okonomiyaki
Our Japan tour begins the day by heading to the Himeji prefecture to invade the remarkable Himeji-jo, or Himeji Castle. Himeji-jo was registered as a UNESCO distinguished site in 1993, representing Japanese castle architecture at its peak. Nicknamed White Heron Castle due to the Japanese castle's graceful white walls, Himeji Castle maintains almost all of it's original structures from its initial construction in the early 1600ís. Unlike some of the country's other castles, this classic Japanese castle has overcome wars, earthquakes, and natural disasters over the last four centuries. The grounds inside showcase the history of Himeji, and the castle grounds are perfect to enjoy scenic views of Japanese flowers and nature!

After our time in Himeji, our Japan tour will move to the Okayama Prefecture to explore the well-preserved Kurashiki district. Kurashiki is a beautiful streetscape of storehouses and merchant homes and is included as an Important Traditional Structures Conservation Area by the Agency for Cultural Affairs. The name Kurashiki can be roughly translated as town of storehouses and the area historicly served as an important rice distribution center. The city canal area dates back to the days of the Edo Period and offers enjoyable gondola-style boat rides if time permits. Enjoy this scenic area before we make our way to our hotel.

Hotel : Kurrashiki
Day 8
(Meals : B/L)
Hiroshima
Morning : Peace Memorial Park / A-Bomb Dome
Afternoon : [Miyajima] Itsukushima Shrine
Evening : [Fukuoka] Hotel
Peace Memorial Park Sadako Stature Itsukushima Shrine Genbaku Dome
Our vacation begins with a Hiroshima tour through the city's can't miss destinations. One of the main highlights in Hiroshima is the A-Bomb Dome, the only surviving building from the aftermath of World War Two's atomic bombing. Surrounding the magnificent A-Bomb Dome is the Peace Park Memorial where travelers can see and read about the history of the war. The A-Bomb Dome has been preserved as a reminder of the tragedy for future generations and to symbolize its wishes for everlasting peace. Walk along the park with your tour guide to see famous attractions like Sadakoís statue and the Freedom Bell.

In the afternoon our Highlights Japan Tour will head to Miyajima, an island south of Hiroshima known for its Itsukushima Shrine, or floating torii gate. During high tide, the torii gate looks as though it is floating in water, creating a unique sight, considered one of Japanís three most beautiful sights. Miyajima is also known for its mouthwatering momiji manju (maple leaf shaped cake with red beans) and delicious oysters which you can enjoy while your tour group explores scenic island. The rest of the day will be spent touring the city with your Japan tour guide who will show you all the best places Hiroshima has to offer. We then return to the hotel.

Hotel : Hiroshima
Day 9
(Meals : B)
Departure Hiroshima
Hiroshima Airport (HIJ) / Your home town or enjoy your extended stay.
Your pleasant and memorable Japan tour ends today. The tour will disband after breakfast. Fly home with cherished memories or enjoy your extended stay in Japan.
Information
From Hiroshima Station to Hiroshima Airport (HIJ) - about 45 mins (Bus)
Hotel : N/A

Hotel

7 nights Western and 1 night Japanese-style hotel with hot-springs.
New Akao Resort New Akao Resort Room New Akao Resort Bath
※ Example images, actual hotels may vary.
DayCityHotel NameHotel Type
1-3 Tokyo Grand Nikko Tokyo Daiba or similar Hotel (Western-style Room)
4 Hakone Yumoto Fujiya Hotel or similar Hotel (Japanese-style Room)
5-6 Kyoto Kyoto Tokyu Hotel or similar Hotel (Western-style Room)
7 Kurashiki Kurashiki Kokusai Hotel or similar Hotel (Western-style Room)
8 Hiroshima Hotel Granvia Hiroshima or similar Hotel (Western-style Room)

Condition

Tour Operator:
Travel Oriented Inc T/A Japan Deluxe Tour
Participants :
1-30 (The maximum number of participants will not exceed 30 people during your Japan tour.)
Single Supplement:
USD 900
Hotels :
8 nights Western and 1 night Japanese-style hotel with hot-springs. All accommodation have been tested and carefully selected so you will enjoy the comfortable rooms and quality amenities. Accommodation listed above may change to the similar class hotels without prior notice.
Meal:
8 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 2 Dinners
Tour Guide :
A tour guide will accompany the group throughout travelling with you from destination to destination. The tour guide is a professional guide, living and working in Japan, and will be abele to give personal insights about Japanese culture and society.
Admission Fees:
All admission fees are included on itinerary.
Transportation :
All motor coaches come equipped with air-conditioning, plenty of space, comfortable seats, and Wi-Fi. This tour includes a bullet train ride experience.
Luggage:
We request one suitcase, plus one carry-on bag per person. The tote bag we provide can be used to hold any small merchandise/souvenirs purchased during your tour. When you check out, bring your luggage to the lobby and the bus driver will assist in loading it onto the bus. When you arrive at the next hotel, the bus driver will unload your luggage for you to bring to your room. You will be travelling with your luggage except during the bullet train ride.
International Flight:
We offer the option of purchasing air inclusive tour packages, or land only tour packages, giving our customers the freedom to source their own flights. However, we are always more than happy to arrange your flights.
Extra Night:
We suggest an extra night at the start of the tour or after the tour. If you would like to explore Japan further after the tour is over. Please let us know if this would interest you.
Remarks:
  • Package prices are per person, based on double occupancy (2 people sharing 1 room. Surcharge will be added to the basic fare for a single room or triple occupancy discount)
  • Itinerary and hotels are subject to change or cancellation without notice. No refund will be owed for any changes or cancellations if the tour still occurs.
  • Complimentary airport/hotel transfers are for designated airports only, on the designated tour arrival/departure date only.
  • Your group may be joined with other tour groups during the tour. Please make a note that your bus and tour guide may be changed once other groups join the tour.
  • Package price is based on US Dollar. The price will be frequently changed according to daily exchange rate.
  • This tour includes 1.5-2 hours of walking on sightseeing days. Tour Participants are expected to be of moderate fitness, keep up with the pace of the group, and can climb stairs with no difficulty.
  • Please read our terms and conditions carefully before you make a reservation.

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  • Hiroshima Okonomiyaki
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