8 Days Highlights of Japan | Hiroshima

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Highlights of Japan | Hiroshima

Tour Descriptions

  • Known around the world for a unique mix of old and new, Japan is a country that retains it's old traditions while constantly pushing the at the latest scientific and technological discoveries. Explore this dynamic blend on our fully escorted Highlights of Japan Hiroshima Tour package.
  • Explore the modern city of Tokyo, while visiting the historical and cultural hotbeds of Hakone, Nara, Kyoto, Hiroshima, and Miyajima.
  • Walk through the traditional Kyoto Gion-Geisha District and maybe see a Geisha or two.
  • Visit UNESCO's World Herritage Locations such as Todaiji Temple. In addition, walk through the A-Dome Memorial and Peace Park while visiting Hiroshima.
  • See wonderful temples and shrines like the Itsukushima Shrine, the Golden Pavilion, and Sensoji Temple
  • Take a ride on a Bullet Train and get breathtaking views of Mt. Fuji during your tour.
  • This Highlights of Japan Tour package is filled with rich and meaningful experience that runs deep to Japan’s history, culture, and modern lifestyle. You can also extend your vacation before / after this tour in Tokyo, Osaka, Hiroshima, and Kyoto.

Important Information

  • - Maximum Group Size
    The maximum number of parcticipants will not exceed 30 people during your Japan tour.

  • - Single Supplement
    Single travelers are required to pay a single supplement in order to guarantee single room accommodation.

  • - 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 traveling with your luggage except during the bullet train ride.

  • - Accommodation
    All hotel rooms come with a full bathroom and room amenities free of charge unless stated otherwise.

  • - 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.

  • - International Flights
    This tour starts in Tokyo and ends in Kyoto. Schedule your arrival for either Tokyo Narita Airport or Tokyo Haneda Airport and departure from either Osaka Kansai Airport or Itami Airport.

  • - Fitness & Shoes
    Traveling and visiting sights in Japan includes a good amount of walking. To fully enjoy the tour, please be prepared to keep up with the pace of the group, climb stairs with no difficulty, and wear comfortable shoes for all day use.
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Japan Guided Tour Package | Highlights of Japan Tour & Hiroshima 8 Days
Itinerary

Arrival Tokyo

Grand Nikko Tokyo Daiba ( Western Style )

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Grand Nikko Tokyo Daiba

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.

Nearby.......
-Shopping mall & Amusement facility
・AQUA CITY ODAIBA
・Oedo Onsen Monogatari ( the Theme Park of Hot Springs )

-Airport Limousine Bus (from/to Narita / Haneda Airport)

* Free Shuttle Bus to/from Disneyland and Disneysea is available. (Advance reservation is required)

View Hotel Detail

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)

Full Day Tokyo

Breakfast Lunch

Grand Nikko Tokyo Daiba ( Western Style )

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Grand Nikko Tokyo Daiba

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.

Nearby.......
-Shopping mall & Amusement facility
・AQUA CITY ODAIBA
・Oedo Onsen Monogatari ( the Theme Park of Hot Springs )

-Airport Limousine Bus (from/to Narita / Haneda Airport)

* Free Shuttle Bus to/from Disneyland and Disneysea is available. (Advance reservation is required)

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Evening
Return to the Hotel
*Tsukiji Fish Market is closed on Wednesdays and Sundays. In the Event it is closed, we will skip this stop

Today will be devoted to exploring the multi-cultural spots of Tokyo. Our tour will first stop by the Tsukiji Fish Market, the famous fish market that provides fresh ingredients for thousands of families and businesses alike. Then we proceed to the Fukagawa Edo 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.

Mt. Fuji & Hakone

Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Atami Hotel New Akao Resort ( Japanese Style )

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Atami Hotel New Akao Resort

Atami Hotel New Akao Hotel is a beautiful ocean front resort located at the tip of Uomisaki Point in Atami. This hotel is famous for their Japanese, herb and rose garden. It is on top of a cliff overlooking the sea. The hotel has their own private beach which customer's enjoyment. It is easy access to Atami Castle and Amusement Park.

Near by......
-Castle
Atami castle                        within Walking Distance

-Amusement Park
Yuenchi Apio within Walking Distance

*At Japanese style hotels, we arrange tatami rooms, traditional Japanese straw mat room with futons. However, we can also arrange western style rooms with beds at some hotels at participant’s request.

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Our morning begins with a visit to the Fuji-san World Heritage Center. Learn about the history of Mt. Fuji at this intersting museum, and get some great shots of the iconic mountain from the observation deck!

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.

Nara & Kyoto

Breakfast Lunch
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Kyoto Tokyu Hotel ( Western Style )

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Kyoto Tokyu Hotel

Experience the refinement, elegance and traditional calm of Japan's ancient capital. Kyoto Tokyu Hotel was established in 1982 as a one of the Tokyu Hotels Ltd and earned the Kyoto Scenic Beauty Award. The hotel's atmosphere of quiet composure communicates a sense of calm and relaxation to every guest.

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We will begin our morning on the bullet train for a quick ride to Todaiji Temple in Nara. Todaiji Temple holds the World Guiness Record as the largest wooden building. Inside the temple, you will behold the largest Buddah 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, the tour 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 shrine 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 Tea Ceremony.

Afterwards, why not try a little Japanese sake tasting? The tour bus 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.

Full Day Kyoto

Breakfast Lunch
or similar

Kyoto Tokyu Hotel ( Western Style )

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Kyoto Tokyu Hotel

Experience the refinement, elegance and traditional calm of Japan's ancient capital. Kyoto Tokyu Hotel was established in 1982 as a one of the Tokyu Hotels Ltd and earned the Kyoto Scenic Beauty Award. The hotel's atmosphere of quiet composure communicates a sense of calm and relaxation to every guest.

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Our first stop of the day will be a trip to Nijo Castle. While the main court of the castle was burnt down in 1788, the Second Court maintains its original form from 1603. The castle has many cultural treasures including Chinese Gate and Second Court buildings dating from Momoyama Era (16th Century), and is designated a national treasure for its splendid architecture and interior decoration.

We will then head 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.

Osaka & Himeji

Breakfast Lunch

Sheraton Hiroshima Hotel ( Western Style )

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Sheraton Hiroshima Hotel

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 center, 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.

Nearby.........
-Department store and Station building
Yaleyale in 5 mins by walk.
ASSE (Station building) Next to the Hotel
Hiroshima Peace Park in 15 mins by trolley
Hiroshima Castle in 17 mins by trolley

View Hotel Detail

Evening
[ Hiroshima Prefecture ] Check into Hotel

We will begin our day with a stop at the Cup Noodles Museum where you can make your own custom cup noodles.

After our ramen adventure, we head to Himeji to find ourselves at Himeji-jo, or Himeji Castle. Himeji-jo is a UNESCO distinguished site, having survived all wars, earthquakes and natural disasters.

Full Day Hiroshima

Breakfast Lunch

Sheraton Hiroshima Hotel ( Western Style )

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Sheraton Hiroshima Hotel

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 center, 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.

Nearby.........
-Department store and Station building
Yaleyale in 5 mins by walk.
ASSE (Station building) Next to the Hotel
Hiroshima Peace Park in 15 mins by trolley
Hiroshima Castle in 17 mins by trolley

View Hotel Detail

Afternoon
[ Miyajima ] Itsukushima Shrine Hiroshima Sightseeing
Evening
Return to the Hotel

First we will spend some time at the Hiroshima Peace 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. We will also spend time at the Atomic Bomb Dome, one of the main highlights here in Hiroshima, the A-Bomb Dome, the only surviving building from the aftermath.

After our visit, we will take a small boat to Itsukushima, a small island off the main shore famously known as Miyajima. It is the home of the floating torii, which at high tide seems to float on water. Along the torii, the Itsukushima Shrine complex is also built over water and is ranked one of Japan’s three best sceneries.

The rest of the day will be spend touring the city with your Japan tour guide who will show you all the best places Hiroshima has to offer.

Departure Hiroshima

Breakfast
Departure Transfer *Designated 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 Hiroshima Station to Hiroshima Airport(HIJ) - about 45 mins (Bus)

This tour disbands in Hiroshima.

▪Important Notice▪
*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.
*B : Breakfast   L : Lunch   D : Dinner

Arrival Tokyo

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)

Full Day Tokyo

Breakfast Lunch
Evening
Return to the Hotel
*Tsukiji Fish Market is closed on Wednesdays and Sundays. In the Event it is closed, we will skip this stop

Today will be devoted to exploring the multi-cultural spots of Tokyo. Our tour will first stop by the Tsukiji Fish Market, the famous fish market that provides fresh ingredients for thousands of families and businesses alike. Then we proceed to the Fukagawa Edo 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.

Grand Nikko Tokyo Daiba or similar

Mt. Fuji & Hakone

Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Our morning begins with a visit to the Fuji-san World Heritage Center. Learn about the history of Mt. Fuji at this intersting museum, and get some great shots of the iconic mountain from the observation deck!

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.

Atami Hotel New Akao Resort or similar

Nara & Kyoto

Breakfast Lunch

We will begin our morning on the bullet train for a quick ride to Todaiji Temple in Nara. Todaiji Temple holds the World Guiness Record as the largest wooden building. Inside the temple, you will behold the largest Buddah 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, the tour 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 shrine 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 Tea Ceremony.

Afterwards, why not try a little Japanese sake tasting? The tour bus 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.

Kyoto Tokyu Hotel or similar

Full Day Kyoto

Breakfast Lunch

Our first stop of the day will be a trip to Nijo Castle. While the main court of the castle was burnt down in 1788, the Second Court maintains its original form from 1603. The castle has many cultural treasures including Chinese Gate and Second Court buildings dating from Momoyama Era (16th Century), and is designated a national treasure for its splendid architecture and interior decoration.

We will then head 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 Tokyu Hotel or similar

Osaka & Himeji

Breakfast Lunch
Evening
[ Hiroshima Prefecture ] Check into Hotel

We will begin our day with a stop at the Cup Noodles Museum where you can make your own custom cup noodles.

After our ramen adventure, we head to Himeji to find ourselves at Himeji-jo, or Himeji Castle. Himeji-jo is a UNESCO distinguished site, having survived all wars, earthquakes and natural disasters.

Sheraton Hiroshima Hotel or similar

Full Day Hiroshima

Breakfast Lunch
Afternoon
[ Miyajima ] Itsukushima Shrine Hiroshima Sightseeing
Evening
Return to the Hotel

First we will spend some time at the Hiroshima Peace 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. We will also spend time at the Atomic Bomb Dome, one of the main highlights here in Hiroshima, the A-Bomb Dome, the only surviving building from the aftermath.

After our visit, we will take a small boat to Itsukushima, a small island off the main shore famously known as Miyajima. It is the home of the floating torii, which at high tide seems to float on water. Along the torii, the Itsukushima Shrine complex is also built over water and is ranked one of Japan’s three best sceneries.

The rest of the day will be spend touring the city with your Japan tour guide who will show you all the best places Hiroshima has to offer.

Sheraton Hiroshima Hotel or similar

Departure Hiroshima

Breakfast
Departure Transfer *Designated 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 Hiroshima Station to Hiroshima Airport(HIJ) - about 45 mins (Bus)

This tour disbands in Hiroshima.

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Great Guide during our Japan Tour!

By traveler Nestor C.(United States) on 2016

Best Place Visited: Buddha and Shinto Shrines Best Experience: Tea ceremony-a great example of Japanese hospitality Want to Visit again/next time: Mount Fuji-It was cloudy during the day we visited but we still had a good time and saw the visitor center. Learned about how Mt. Fuji came to be...


Sights on the Japan tour were enhanced by the season.

By traveler Jacinta R.(Philippines) on 2015

Best Place visited: Hakone Itchiku Kubota Art Museum and Lake Ashi Best Experience: First time to experience Autumn in Japan and loved the sites Want to Visit again/next time: Hokkaido or Hike Mt. Fuji


Japan Tour=Favorite life experience

By traveler Amara Z.(United States) on 2015

Best Experience: Rokuon-Ji Temple, Nara, Ninenzaka Want to Visit again/next time:Lake Ashi, Shinjuku Overall this has to be one of my favorite life experiences.


Japan tour exceeded my expectations and was worth it!

By traveler Eugene T.(United States) on 2015

Best Place Visited: Ninenzaka Best Experience: Lake Ashi Want to Visit again/next time: Shinjuku This Japan tour exceeded my expectations and was worth it. I will take all of the memories with me and share it to all my friends and family. One advice, I see this Japan tour as a once in a...


Variety of sights throughout the Japan Tour were good

By traveler Arnold B.(Australia) on 2015

Best Place Visited: Kinkakuji Temple-Golden Pavilion Best Experience-Stay in traditional hotel with hotsprings Want to Visit again/next time: Haven't thought about it Plenty of History and Enjoyable Japan tour. Impressed by how clean everything was. Rubbish bins hard to find


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