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Southern Japan Tour 8 Days

Southern Japan Tour

Ditch the ordinary and join us on Southern Japan Tour through Kyushu and Shikoku, the scenic islands of Japan filled with mystery and adventure! Start your vacation in Osaka and travel through the southern islands while seeing the best temples, nature spots, and castles. A perfect trip for someone who wants to see more than just Tokyo and Kyoto, our Southern Japan Tour is geared for a great time.

Tour Details

Information

Price: Adult (age 12+)
USD 2,998
Duration: 7 nights 8 Days
Tour Start: Osaka
Tour End: Osaka
Departure Date:
2019
03 Aug, 28 Sep, 12 Oct
Route:
  • Osaka
  • Hyogo
  • Okayama
  • Hiroshima
  • Nagasaki
  • Kumamoto
  • Takachiho
  • Beppu
  • Matsuyama
  • Tokushima
  • Takamatsu
  • Osaka
Includes:
  • 7 nights Western and 1 night Japanese-style hotel with hot-springs
  • Daily Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, and 3 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 Osaka
Kansai Int'l Airport (KIX) or Osaka Int'l Airport (ITM) - 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 KIX Airport to downtown hotel in Osaka - about 70 mins (Bus)
From ITM Airport to downtown hotel in Osaka - about 30 mins (Bus)
Hotel : Osaka
Day 2
(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 3
(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 : Fukuoka
Day 4
(Meals : B/L/D)
Nagasaki
Morning : [Nagasaki] Glover Garden / Oura Church
Afternoon : [Kumanoto] Johsaien - Castle Town
Evening : Hotel
Peace Memorial Park Oura Church Peace Park Johsaien
Our day begins in Nagasaki where we have much to cover. We will head to Glover Garden which exhibits Western style mansions. After viewing these gorgeous mansions, we will continue with our foreign influences to the Oura Catholic Church. The Oura Catholic Church is Japanís oldest standing Catholic church.

We then make our way over to Kumamoto to visit the Johsaien. Johsaien is a shopping arcade by Kumamoto Caslte filled with over 20 shops and the Wakuwaku-za museum featuring the history and culture of Kumamoto. We then proceed to the hotel.

Hotel : Kumanoto
Day 5
(Meals : B/D)
Kumanoto & Takachiho
Morning : [Kumanoto] Kumamoto Castle / Johsaien - Castle Town
Afternoon : Ama-No-Yasukawara / Takachiho Gorge / Tunnel Station
Evening : [Beppu] Hotel
Kumamoto Castle Takachiho Gorge Sandanbashi Amanoiwato
Our day begins in Kumamoto to see Kumamoto Castle from Johsaien. Johsaien is a shopping arcade by Kumamoto Caslte filled with over 20 shops and the Wakuwaku-za museum. Kumamoto Castle is considered one of the three premier castles in Japan, along with Himeji Castle and Matsumoto Castle. Thirteen structures in the castle complex are designated Important Cultural Property. Several ancillary wooden buildings remain of the original castle. While we won't be going inside the castle due to reconstruction, enjoy the many views and scenery of this famous Japanese castle.

Then we proceed to Takachiho. Legend states, when Susanoo, god of storm, terrorized Amaterasu, his sister and sun goddess, she hid in a cave plunging the world into darkness. The cave is called Ama-no-Iwato, the heavenly rock cave, exists in Takachiho.

Hotel : Beppu
Day 6
(Meals : B/L/D)
Beppu & Matsuyama
Morning : Tour of Hell
Afternoon : [Ehime] Matsuyama Castle / Dogo Onsen
Evening : Hotel
Blood Pond Hel Matsuyama Castle Dogo Onsen Shikake Dokei
Our morning begins in the hot spring town of Beppu, where we are going for an exciting Tour of Hell. From the eight famous spots, we will visit three: the Sea Hell made up of bright cobalt blue hot water, the Blood Pond Hell where hot water containing red melted clay gushes out, and the Tornado Hell, a fiery geyser that erupts every 20 minutes.

After lunch, we will take a boat ride to Matsuyama, a castle city. Following the pattern of hot springs, we will visit one of the oldest hot springs in the world, Dogo Onsen, which is said to have over 3,000 years of history. The onsen is also widely known for welcoming the imperial family as guests and has a room called Yushinden on reserve exclusively for their use. Dogo Onsen's impressive wooden structure served as a model for the famous film Spirited Away.

Hotel : Matsuyama
Day 7
(Meals : B/D)
Tokushima
Morning : [Kagawa] Ritsurin Garden / Udon (Lunch)
Afternoon : [Tokushima] Awaodori Kaikan / Naruto Whirlpools
Evening : [Osaka] Hotel
Ritsurin Garden Ritsurin Garden - Shoko Shoreikan Naruto whirlpools Awa-odori Museum
To change things up, your cherry blossom tour will either travel through Southern Japan's Kagawa Prefecture to explore the famous art island of Naoshima or spend the day in Tokushima's scenic Iya Valley.

While making our way through Tokushima, we will stop at the Awa-odori Museum, a museum dedicated to the prefectural dance of Tokushima. During the annual Awa-Odori festival, thousands of spectators flock to Japan to watch the traditional dance. Enjoy learning some steps and history of Awa-odori at this great museum.

Our last stop before hitting Osaka is Naruto, a small town off the coast. Here in Naruto, many hope to observe the large Naruto whirlpools that can be seen under very ideal conditions. (*The whirlpool can only be seen at certain times of the day and thus we cannot guarantee seeing the whirlpool in action.)

Hotel : Osaka
Day 8

(Meals : Breakfast)

Departure Osaka

Kansai Int'l Airport (KIX) or Osaka Int'l Airport (ITM) - Itami Airport

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 downtown hotel in Osaka to KIX Airport - about 70 mins (Bus)
From downtown hotel in Osaka to ITM Airport - about 30 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 Osaka Hotel Monterey La Soeur or similar Hotel (Western-style Room)
2 Kurashiki Kurashiki Kokusai Hotel or similar Hotel (Western-style Room)
3 Fukuoka Hyatt Regency Fukuoka or similar Hotel (Western-style Room)
4 Kumamoto Crowne Plaza ANA Kumamoto New Sky or similar Hotel (Western-style Room)
5 Beppu Beppuwan Royal Hotel or similar Hotel (Western-style Room)
6 Dogo Onsen Tsubaki-kan or similar Hotel (Japanese-style Room)
7 Osaka Nikko Kansai Airport Hotel 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 700
Hotels :
7 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:
7 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, 3 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.

Gallery

Video courtesy of Japan Deluxe Tour
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  • Miyajima
  • Hiroshima Okonomiyaki
  • Himeji Castle
  • Aritayaki
  • Glover Garden
  • Oura Church
  • Takachiho Gorge
  • Sea Hell
  • Naruto whirlpools
  • Dotonbori

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  • +61 2 9264 7384
  • info@japanpackage.com.au
  • c/o Books Kinokuniya,
    Level 2 The Galeries,
    500 George Street, Sydney,
    New South Wales, Australia, 2000
  • Mon-Fri: 10:00 - 18:00
    Sat: 12:00 - 16:00
    Sun, Public Holiday: close

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