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8 Days Southern Japan Tour 8 Days - Year Round From Osaka To Osaka

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Kyushu Movie
Southern Japan Tour 8 Days - Year Round
Miyajima Island
Southern Japan Tour 8 Days - Year Round
Awaodori Kaikan
Southern Japan Tour 8 Days - Year Round
The Naruto whirlpools
Southern Japan Tour 8 Days - Year Round
A-Bomb Dome
Southern Japan Tour 8 Days - Year Round
Takachiho Gorge
Southern Japan Tour 8 Days - Year Round
The Tour of Hell
Southern Japan Tour 8 Days - Year Round
Cup Noodles Museum
Southern Japan Tour 8 Days - Year Round
Himeji Castle

  • For your next vacation, join our Southern Japan Tour through Kyushu and Shikoku, where the natural beauties of Japan remains untouched.
  • Start your vacation in Osaka and travel through the southern islands while seeing the best of Himeji, Hiroshima, Miyajima, Beppu, Matsuyama, Takamatsu, Tokushima and Naruto.
  • Let the natural wonders of Beppu's Tour of Hell and the Naruto Whirlpools awaken the nature lover inside you.
  • Japan's southern region is filled with mystery and wonder, a perfect trip for anyone looking to see the best of Japan's nature.
  • A perfect trip for someone who wants to see more to Japan than Tokyo and Kyoto, our Southern Japan Tour is geared towards anyone looking for a great time. You can also extend your vacation before / after the tour in Tokyo, Osaka, and Kyoto.

Tour Departure and Prices

*Price per person
Start Twin Share Note
Sep 30, 2017
$2,998.00
$2,898.00
Oct 14, 2017
$2,998.00
$2,898.00
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Itinerary ( B: Breakfast L: Lunch D: Dinner )
Day 1

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)

Day 2

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 (BL)

Day 3

Our Japan tour will spend part of this morning at the Peace Park Memorial. Stroll along the park to see famous attractions like that of Sadako’s statue and the freedom bell. Here 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. We close up the day with a visit to the Kintai Bridge, a series of five wooden arches over the Nishiki River.

Hyatt Regency Fukuoka or similar (BL)

Day 4

Our day begins in Arita, where we will see some of the finest porcelain creations. Our day then takes us to 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 Japan’s oldest standing Catholic church. Our last stop of the day is the Nagasaki Peace Park which was built to commemorate the Nagasaki atomic bomb. In the park is a large pillar engraved with the names of the victims.

Hotel Nikko Kumamoto or similar (BLD)

Day 5

Our day begins in Kumamoto to visit Kumamoto Castle. 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. 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 Takachiho or similar (BD)

Day 6

Today we will head North to Beppu. There we will take the pleasure in joining The Tour of Hell. This interesting little town is ranked second in the world to discharge water creating thousands of mineral springs. The Tour of Hell will focus on the eight most popular hot springs in town. You can purchase pudding from local markets that were cooked using the steam from the geysers. We continue with a ferry ride, then visiting temple 51 on the Shikoku 88 temple pilgrimage, Ishiteji Temple. After lunch, we will hitch a ride in a boat to Matsuyama, a castle city. Following the pattern of hot springs, we will soak in one of the oldest in the world, Dogo Onsen. It is said that its 3,000 years old with healing qualities. We can see the Imperial family own rooms and onsens that are reserved for them called Yushinden. We will return to our hotel for a traditional kaiseki style dinner, a luxurious multi-course Japanese meal. Afterwards, you have time to roam the old streets of Matsuyama or take a soak in the hot springs. There is a Taiko Show you can enjoy at the Tsubakikan Hotel in the main building for free. *You can also enjoy an optional Rickshaw ride (fee's not included)

Tsubaki-kan or similar (BLD)

Day 7

Traveling East, we will visit one of the most beautiful gardens in Japan that overlooks Mt. Shiun, Ritsurin Garden. Michelin Green Guide graded the garden three stars. From there, we head over to Tokushima to visit the Awaodori Kaikan, a comprehensive museum in the prefecture's famous traditional dance, Awa odori. Here, you can learn about the history dance and even see it performed. 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. Before ending our day, we will spend some time at Dotonbori, a popular tourist district for dining, shopping, and entertainment. The street is lit by hundreds of neon lights at nighttime, keeping the town lively throughout the night.

Day 8

Sadly your enjoyable Japan tour ends today, you will return home with cherished memories or enjoy your extended stay in Japan. **INFORMATION** From Hotel Nikko Kansai Airport to KIX Airport - about 10 mins (Walk) From downtown hotel in Osaka to KIX Airport - about 70 mins (Bus) From downtown hotel in Osaka to ITM Airport - about 30 mins (Bus)

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