• Highlights of Japan Tour - Tokyo to Hiroshima

  • 7 nights 8 days

Travel back in time during the bombing of Hiroshima in the Peace Memorial Museum

Japan Package - Highlights of Japan Tour Cutting edge technology, economic powerhouse, and high cultural value give Japan a high standing in the world’s power. Tokyo is an imprint in their new advancements from the bullet trains to vending machines and futuristic toilets. However Japan would not be what it is today without its rich history and natural landscape.

This trip explores the modern city of Tokyo but also takes you the cultural and historical essence of Mt. Fuji, Hakone, Nara, Kyoto, Kurashiki, Hiroshima and Miyajima. We will take you to distinguish UNESCO’s location such as Kiyomizu Temple, Deer Park with Todaiji Temple where “Big Buddha” resides, and the floating torii of Miyajima. In addition, you will travel to Hiroshima Peace Park Museum and A-Bomb Dome where you will see history come to life with accounts of the victims of the war.

This trip is filled with rich and meaningful experience that runs deep to Japan’s history, culture, and modern lifestyle.

Price : USD2,498 (Per person twin share)
Tour Start : Tokyo Tour End : Hiroshima
Duration : 7 nights 8 days Departure Date : See below
Hotels : 6 nights Western & 1 night Japanese-style hotel
Meals : 14 meals (7 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 1 dinner)
Route : Tokyo ⇒ Mt. Fuji ⇒ Hakone ⇒ Atami ⇒ Kyoto ⇒ Nara ⇒ Osaka ⇒ Kurashiki ⇒ Hiroshima

Tour Start Date 2017 :

May 07, 23
June 06, 14
July 11, 30
August 23
September 26
October 10, 29
November 21

Accommodation :

CityHotel NameRoom Type / Overview
[Day 1] Narita Radisson Hotel Narita or similar

Narita Excel Hotel Tokyu1 Narita Excel Hotel Tokyu2

Western-style Room /
Boasting upscale accommodations and a convenient location just 25 minutes by car from Tokyo Narita International Airport, the Radisson Hotel Narita is well suited for both business and leisure travelers. This 4-star Radisson Narita hotel offers an impressive variety of on-site amenities, including indoor and outdoor swimming pools, two saunas, steam room, tennis courts, and a fully equipped fitness club. Family-friendly amenities at this hotel include a children's pool, a free children's club, and a playground. Additional highlights include a business center, versatile meeting facilities, free shuttle service to local destinations and NRT Airport, and exquisite on-site dining. There is also a poolside bar and a bar/lounge so guests can sip a refreshing drink by the pool or indoors. Free WiFi is also available throughout the hotel, an added convenience for guests planning their trip.
Near by : Taiheiyo Club Narita Course, Narita Yokan Museum, Naritasan Shinshoji Temple
[Day 2] Tokyo Grand Nikko Tokyo Daiba or similar

Narita Excel Hotel Tokyu1 Narita Excel Hotel Tokyu2

Western-style Room /
Grand Nikko Tokyo Daiba is the perfect place to stay whether your trip is for business or leisure. The five-star hotel is equip with an indoor/outdoor swimming pool, restaurants, bars, a gym, etc. Located at Odaiba, the hotel offers amazing views of Tokyo waterfront and the Rainbow Bridge. Enjoy the serene and eye catching scenery and entertainment in the area. Joypolis Amusement Park, Diver Aqua City Mall, and Fuji TV Tower are all located near the hotel.
Near by : Shopping mall and Amusement facility, AQUA CITY ODAIBA, Gundam Front Tokyo, Oedo Onsen Monogatari
[Day 3] Atami Atami Hotel New Akao Resort or similar

Atami Hotel New Akao1 Atami Hotel New Akao2

Japanese-style Room /
Akao is a beautiful ocean front resort located at the tip of Uomisaki Point in Atami. This hotel includes a Japanese garden, a herb and rose garden, and a private beach.
Near by : Atami castle within Walking Distance
[Day 4] Kyoto Kyoto New Miyako Hotel or similar

Kyoto Tokyu Hotel1 Kyoto Tokyu Hotel2

Western-style Room /
Kyoto New Miyako Hotel is in the heart of the city. Directly across from Kyoto Station, it's easy access to other location in Kyoto and Japan. The hotel has great dining options and unique boutiques. Nearby the hotel is the Nishiki Market and Ryozen Museum of History.
Near by : Nishiki Market in 10 minutes by taxi
[Day 5] Osaka Sheraton Miyako Osaka Hotel or similar

Sheraton Miyako Osaka Hotel1 Sheraton Miyako Osaka Hotel2

Western-style Room /
The only hotel on the Kansai International Airport Island. We are directly connected to the airport and the railway station. In addition, as a resort hotel, we are popular.
Near by : Kami-honmachi YUFURA, Kintetsu department, Shinkabukiza
[Day 6] Hiroshima Grand Prince Hotel Hiroshima or similar

Grand Prince Hotel Hiroshima1 Grand Prince Hotel Hiroshima2

Western-style Room /
Hiroshima has many sight see to offer like the Atomic Dome, Peace Park Memorial Park, and Hiroshima Castle. You can enjoy shopping at Hondori and enjoy the city atmosphere. At night you can escape to the Beach to Grand Prince Hotel Hiroshima where you can find all the comforts of a resort in your fingertips.

Near by : Mazda Museum in 30 mins by car, Peace Park Museum in 30 mins by walk

[Day 7] Hiroshima Sheraton Hiroshima Hotel or similar

Sheraton Hiroshima Hotel1 Sheraton Hiroshima Hotel2

Western-style Room /
Sheraton Hiroshima Hotel is located in next to JR Hiroshima Station, with direct access to the bullet train and bus terminals. All the rooms are remodeled with modern furnishings and feature Sheraton Sweet Sleeper Bed. The facility contains a indoor pool, business service, internet lounge, fitness Centre, and a spa. The hotel's location gives you easy access to the city's trolley system to Hiroshima Peace Park and Atomic Bomb Dome.
Near by : Hiroshima Peace Park in 15 mins by trolley, Hiroshima Castle in 17 mins by trolle

Tour Itinerary :

DayEvent / VisitHighlight
1 Arrival Tokyo / Narita Int'l Airport or Haneda Int'l 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)

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Meals : Breakfast : X / Lunch : X / Dinner : X
Hotel : Tokyo
2 Full Day Tokyo

Morning - Edo Tokyo Museum
Afternoon - Asakusa Sensoji Temple / Meiji Shrine / Harajuku / Shibuya Crossing
Evening - Hotel

Today will be devoted to exploring the multi-cultural spots of Tokyo. Grand Japan Tour will first stop by the Edo Tokyo Museum where you can get acquainted with the history of Tokyo. After lunch, we will delve in the old town district of Asakusa – shop around the Nakamise Shopping area and pray at the Sensoji Temple. The tour will also stop by the famous Meiji Shrine located in Shibuya. Then, the tour will probe the stores at Harajuku, the unofficial fashion capital of Japan that offers the latest pop culture and fashion. Returning to our hotel, the tour bus will be passing by the famous Shibuya Crosswalk.
Tokyo - Senshoji Kaminari Gate Tokyo - Meiji Shrine Tokyo - Tokyo Tower
Meals : Breakfast : O / Lunch : O / Dinner : X
Hotel : Tokyo
3 Tokyo - Mt. Fuji - Hakone - Atami

Morning - [Hakone] Open Air Museum
Afternoon - Owakudani Valley / Hakone Ropeway / Lake Ashi Cruise
Evening - Hotel

Our morning begins with a visit to the Open-Air Museum. Its spectacular grounds are the permanent home for approximately 120 works by well-known modern and contemporary sculptors. It also has five exhibition halls including the Picasso Pavilion, as well as pieces where children can play, a foot-bath fed by natural hot-springs,and a variety of other facilities where our visitors can relax and enjoy the splendor of art in nature. We will continue our tour to Hakone, where we will take a cruise in Lake Ashi. We will then take a ropeway to Owakudani boiling valley, 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. Our tour would not be complete without a long relaxing soak in the onsen, hot spring, to rejuvenate you for tomorrow’s adventure. Yukata, a Japanese robe, will be provided for you. The hot spring is located in our own ryokan, a Japanese style hotel, which includes a traditional Japanese multi-course meal.
Hakone - Hakone Open Air Museum Hakone - Lake Ashi Cruise Hakone - Owakudani
Meals : Breakfast : O / Lunch : O / Dinner : O
Hotel : Atami
4 Atami - Nara - Kyoto

Morning - Bullet Train Ryde
Afternoon - [Nara] Todaiji Temple / Deer Park / Tea Ceremony / Gekkeikan Sake Museum
Evening - Gion Geisha District / Hotel

We will begin our morning on the bullet train to Kyoto. Here, we will visit the Golden Pavillion, a stunning structure covered with gold foil, beautifully reflected in the lake. We continue with magnificent sights at Fushimi Inari Shrine, where hundreds of red torii gates are lined up. Next up we will go see Todaiji Temple in Nara. Todaiji Temple holds the World Guiness 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. After our friendly encounter with the deer, we will head to experience some peaceful green tea ceremony at Kodaiji Temple, built in 1606 in memory of Toyotomi Hideyoshi by his beloved wife, Nene. This beautifully constructed temple is well balance with nature maintaining a Japanese and Zen Garden with a Bamboo Forest. It is this location overlooking the scenery that you will be taking lessons in Japanese Green Tea Ceremony. Afterwards, why not try a little Japanese sake tasting? The tour will be heading to a sake brewery to learn how sake is made and try different types of sake. Our final stop of the day is the Gion Geisha District.
Nara - Todai-ji Temple Nara - the Great Buddha Kyoto - Gekkeikan Okura Sake Museum2 Kyoto - Gion District
Meals : Breakfast : O / Lunch : O / Dinner : X
Hotel : Kyoto
5 Kyoto - Nara - Osaka

Morning - Kiyomizu Temple / Ninenzaka / Sanjusangendo / Fushimi Inari Shrine
Afternoon - Nishijin Kimono Show / Golden Pavilion
Evening - Hotel

Our first stop of the day will be a trip to the Kiyomizu Temple. The most iconic temple of Japan, Kiyomizu Temple is a wooden structure that overlooks the city of Kyoto. On the base, three canals sprout water representing love, wisdom, and longevity. We will then walk to Ninenzaka, an area of town with streets filled with Kyotoesque shops, perhaps an ideal place for souvenir shopping. The tour will then head to Sanjusangen-do, a temple in eastern Kyoto famous for its 1001 statues of Kannon, the goddess of mercy. Our next stop is the Fushimi Inari Shrine, famous for its thousands of red torii gates that lead to the sacred Mt. Inari. After lunch we will head to the Nishijin Textile Center, where you can witness the creation of traditional kimonos. The center offers courses in handweaving, traying on elegant kimonos, and if you’d like you can even purchase it. You will be invited to see dazzling arrays of kimonos in a fashion show. We will end our day with a visit to the Golden Pavilion, or Kinkakuji Temple, a must see attraction where the two upperfloors are covered in gold leaf.
Kyoto - Kiyomizu Temple Kyoto - Fushimi-inari-taisha Shrine1 Kyoto - Sagano Bamboo Grove Kyoto - Kinkakuji Temple
Meals : Breakfast : O / Lunch : O / Dinner : X
Hotel : Osaka
6 Osaka - Himeji - Hiroshima

Morning - [Osaka] Cup Noodles Museum
Afternoon - [Himeji] Himeji Castle
Evening - Hotel

We will begin today by heading to Cup Noodles Museum in Osaka. Cup Noodles Museum is an interactive museum where you can learn about the history of cup noodles and even make your own original cup noodle. Next our tour bus will make a stop at Himeji-jo, or Himeji Castle. Himeji-jo is a UNESCO distinguished site, representing Japanese castle architecture at its highest with almost all of the castle structure still intact from its original construction in the early 1,600's, having survived all wars, earthquakes and natural disasters.
Osaka - Cup Noodles Museum Himeji - Himeji Castle
Meals : Breakfast : O / Lunch : O / Dinner : X
Hotel : Hiroshima
7 Full Day Hiroshima

Morning - Peace Memorial Park / A-Bomb Dome
Afternoon - Miyajima / Itsukushima Shrine / Hiroshima City Sightseeing
Evening - Hotel

We will spend today exploring the city of Hiroshima. First we will visit the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park. Stroll along the park to see famous attractions like that of Sadako's statue and the freedom bell. One of the main highlights here in Hiroshima is the A-Bomb Dome, the only surviving building from the aftermath, and the Peace Park Memorial where you can see and read about the relic of the war. The A-Bomb Dome has been preserved to be a reminder of the tragedy for future generations and to symbolize its wishes for everlasting peace. In the afternoon our Japan Cherry Blossom 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 Japan's three most beautiful sights. Miyajima is also known for its momiji manju (maple leaf shaped cake with red beans) and oysters which you can enjoy during your time on the 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.
Hiroshima - Hiroshima Peace Park Hiroshima - Sadako's statue Hiroshima - A-bomb dome Hiroshima - Itsukushima-jinja Shrine1 Hiroshima - Itsukushima-jinja Shrine2
Meals : Breakfast : O / Lunch : O / Dinner : X
Hotel : Hiroshima
8 Departure Hiroshima

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)

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