Highlights of Japan Tour 2017

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Highlights of Japan Tours

Our Highlights of Japan tour packages include the top destinations through Tokyo, Kyoto, and Osaka, with time spent exploring Hiroshima, one of Japan's most beautiful cities.

Cherry Blossom
Hiroshima Tour

Anime Japan Tour
Hiroshima

Spring Takayama Festival
Hiroshima Tour

Highlights of Japan

Kyoto Gion Festival Tours
with Hiroshima

Photo of Himeji Castle with Japanese cherry blossom
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Photo of Gundam Front in Daiba, Tokyo
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Photo of Takayama old town - beautifully preserved with many buildings
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Photo of Miyajima Itsukushima Shrine - Floating Torii
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Photo of Gion Festival Night Parade with lit up lanterns in Kyoto
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Duration8 nights 9 days10 nights 11 days9 nights 10 days8 or 9 days9 nights 10 days
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Tokyo to HiroshimaTokyo to HiroshimaTokyo to HiroshimaTokyo to HiroshimaTokyo to Hiroshima
AvailableMarch, AprilMarchAprilYear RoundJuly
Meals15 Meals19 Meals18 Meals14 Meals17 Meals
Pricefrom
$2,998
$2,698
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$3,698
$3,328
per person
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$3,798
$3,418
per person
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$2,898
$2,754
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USD 3198
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Single SupplementUSD 800USD 1000USD 1000USD 700USD 900
Places VisitedAsakusa, Mt.Fuji, Fushimi Inari Shrine, Golden Pavilion, Great Buddha, Miyajima, Hiroshima Peace ParkAnimeJapan, Ghibli Museum, Pokemon Center, J-World, Akihabara, Robot Restaurant, Mt.Fuji, Fushimi Inari Shrine, Golden Pavilion, Great Buddha, MiyajimaTakayama Festival, Shirakawago, Matsumoto Castle, Kenroku Garden, Mt.Fuji, Fushimi Inari Shrine, Miyajima, Hiroshima Peace ParkMiyajima, Hiroshima Peace Park, Kiyomizu Temple, Golden Pavilion, Kiyomizu Temple, Fushimi Inari Shrine, Giant Buddha, Mt.Fuji, Hakone, AsakusaKyoto Gion Festival, Fushimi Inari Shrine, Giant Buddha, Mt.Fuji, Asakusa, Miyajima, Hiroshima Peace Park
Hokkaido
Tokyo
Hakone
Nagano
Kyoto
Nara
Osaka
Hiroshima
Fukuoka
Kumamoto
Miyazaki
Shikoku
Okinawa

Destinations

Popular Japan tours including Hiroshima

Highlights of Japan Tour Series

An enthusiastic spirit and an adventurous mind are two key components for any great vacation. To keep both satisfied, join us as we explore Hiroshima after visiting the destinations on some of our most popular Japan tour packages. Our Highlights of Japan Tour series features the immensely popular destinations enjoyed on best Japan tours, leading up to our time exploring the breath-taking sights of Hiroshima. The first city to be devastated by an atomic bomb during World War II, Hiroshima is now internationally recognized as the City of Peace. Apart from the delicious okonomiyaki, a Hiroshima-must is visiting the Peace Memorial Park. Here stands the famous Hiroshima Atomic Bomb Dome, the only building that survived the bombing. Formerly the Prefectural Industrial Promotion Hall, this building is now recognized as an UNESCO World Heritage Site to symbolize the city's wish for everlasting peace. There's also the iconic Itsukushima Shrines of Miyajima that cannot be missed. During high tide, the waters rise and the gates appear to be floating, an iconic sight worth viewing. A marvel to visit any time of the year, our Japan Tour with Hiroshima packages make for the perfect vacation.

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1. Cherry Blossom Tour with Hiroshima

Departure: 2018 03/19 , 03/24 , 03/31 , 03/20 , 03/25 , 04/01 , 04/13 , 04/18 , 04/12 , 04/17

6 Nights 7 Days  From :  $2,998   $2,698 pp

7 Nights 8 Days  From :  $3,198   $2,878 pp

8 Nights 9 Days  From :  $3,398   $3,058 pp

This tour is offered as
1 Day in Hiroshima 7 Day Package or 8 Day Package (with Hanami)
and
2 Days in Hiroshima 8 Day Package or 9 Day Package (with Hanami)

Many argue that Japan is beautiful no matter when you go, there are some who will say it's still the best to go during the spring, when the pink and white sakura petals begin to blossom! During the spring, all of the familiar parks and temples become a gathering spot for many who wish to see the beautiful flowers. To celebrate this wonderful time of year, why not join us for one of our Cherry Blossom Japan tour with Hiroshima packages as we explore the fan-favorite spots in Japan during the colorful Spring season!

During our fully-escorted Cherry Blossom Japan tour with Hiroshima package, we will introduce you to all of the charms and wonders Japan has to offer through the historic cities of Kyoto, Nara, Tokyo, and of course, the City of Peace, Hiroshima! The only thing that makes our time-tested itinerary better will be the cascading pink and white petals of the cherry blossoms in the skies. Take photos that you'll cherish for years to come as you visit cultural gems like Todaiji Temple, the Fushimi Inari Shrine, Itsukushima Shrine, and much more during this legendary journey!

We also include a night at a Japanese style hotel so you can indulge in a hot-spring, a bullet train ride, tea ceremony, rickshaw ride, museum visits, Japanese gardens, and everything else to create the ultimate Spring vacation package! Enjoy authentic Japanese specialties and even get a photo of yourself with Mt. Fuji gracing the background! You can also extend your vacation before / after this Cherry Blossom Tour in Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto, and Hiroshima.

Tokyo - Hakone - Mt. Fuji - Nara - Kyoto - Osaka - Hiroshima

The featured destinations and experiences are for our Cherry Blossom with Hiroshima Hanami 9 Day package.

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2. Anime Japan Tour | Hiroshima

Departure: 2018 03/22

10 Nights 11 Days  From :  $3,698   $3,328 pp

Our AnimeJapan tour | Hiroshima package is the perfect option for those who want all the fun and thrills of our AnimeJapan Tour 9 Days, with an additional two days to explore Hiroshima, Miyajima, and Himeji! Enjoy all of the top-rated destinations and attractions in Tokyo, Kyoto, Nara, and Osaka, along with the wildest anime spots before heading west to the City of Peace during Japan's most beautiful season!

Picking up where our AnimeJapan | Golden Route tour ends, we head to the lively city of Osaka to split our time between anime shopping and eating. Osaka is home to some of the tastiest Japanese cooking around, so be sure to stuff your face with takoyaki, yakisoba, and okonomiyaka! We also take a slight detour on our way to Hiroshima at Okayama, where Himeji Castle is waiting for us. Considered one of Japan's most beautiful castle's, the spring time's cherry blossoms make this castle look like it's from an anime!

In Hiroshima we will visit Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park and A-Bomb Dome. A visit to these landmarks is necessary in understanding Japanese's complex history. The Peace Memorial Park was created in dedication to the victims of the Hiroshima atomic bombing and for the hope of world peace. The A-Bomb Dome was formerly the Hiroshima Prefectural Industrial Promotion Hall which was located just around 500 feet from the hypocenter of the atomic bomb. Due to the vaporization of the atomic bomb, the building did not completely collapse, leaving the skeletal remains to be preserved by Hiroshima as a reminder.

This Anime Japan Tour | Hiroshima will also venture out to the island of Miyajima famous for its Itsukushima Shrine, or floating torii gates. The shrine received its “floating” nickname for its unique appearance it gains during high tide when the torii appears to be floating. On Miyajima you will have time to walk around the island where you will encounter deer, and perhaps try some of its famous momiji manju, maple leaf shaped cakes, or some local oysters. The tour will end in Hiroshima after some sightseeing back in Hiroshima. You can also extend your vacation before/ after this Anime Japan Tour in Hiroshima, Tokyo, Osaka, and Kyoto.

All the must see spots of Japan in one tour - Immerse into J-Pop culture by hitting the hottest spots in Tokyo.

Tokyo - AnimeJapan - Hakone - Mt. Fuji - Nara - Kyoto - Osaka - Hiroshima

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3. Spring Takayama Festival Tours | Hiroshima

Departure: 2018 04/11

9 Nights 10 Days  From :  $3,798   $3,418 pp

This Spring Takayama Festival Hiroshima Tour includes all of our destinations and attractions use for our regular Takayama Festival tour, with additional days in the historically significant city of Hiroshima. The Takayama Festival is one of Japan's three most beautiful festivals, especially during the spring season when cherry blossom petals can be found wherever you go. After our fun exploring the cities of Tokyo, Kyoto, Nara, and joining in the fun of Takayama, we head to Hiroshima for some quality sight seeing! Hiroshima was deeply affected by the atrocities of war, being the first city in the world to suffer the attack of the atomic bomb. In Hiroshima we will visit the Peace Memorial Park and the A-Bomb Dome to learn about how the war affected the lives of the Japanese people and how the city has developed since, wishing for world peace. Today, the A-Bomb Dome is the remains of the Hiroshima Prefectural Promotion Hall building, the closest building to the hypocenter of the bomb. The skeletal remains of the building remain today due to the vaporization of the atomic bomb which kept the entire building from completely collapsing. The A-Bomb Dome now serves as a symbol for everlasting world peace.

This Spring Takayama Festival | Hiroshima Tour will also stop to visit Miyajima. Miyajima is a small island northwest of Hiroshima, famous for its Itsukushima Shrine, or the floating torii gate. During high tide, the gate appears to be floating in the water, earning its unique nickname. You can also extend your vacation before/after the tour in Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka, or Hiroshima.

Journey to all of the major cities of the Takayama festival tour in Spring, including the City of Peace, Hiroshima.

Tokyo - Hakone - Mt. Fuji - Nagano - Shirakawago - Takayama - Kanazawa - Kyoto - Osaka - Hiroshima

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4. Highlights of Japan Tours

Departure: 2017 09/26 , 10/10 , 10/31 , 09/25 , 10/30 , 10/09

7 Nights 8 Days  From :  $2,898   $2,754 pp

8 Nights 9 Days  From :  $3,098   $2,944 pp

Highlights of Japan Tours takes you to all of the destinations of our Golden Route of Japan Tours with additional days in the historically significant city of Hiroshima.

Starting in Tokyo, we will explore the Tokyo metropolis with visits to entertainment district Shibuya and youth fashion center Harajuku. We will also take a look at Tokyo’s historical aspects such as the Edo Tokyo Museum to learn about the history and development of Edo to Tokyo. Heading to Hakone, the Japan tour packages will approach Mt. Fuji and Lake Kawaguchi, from which you will also have a breathtaking view of the iconic mountain.

This Japan tour packages also include a stay at a Japanese inn and a ride on the famous bullet train, taking you from Atami and Nara in the blink of an eye. After visiting all the landmarks of Kyoto, we will head to Osaka then Himeji for the gorgeous Himeji Castle. The tour will then head to Hiroshima, a city full of history. We will learn about the horrific atomic bombing and the tragedies it caused at the Hiroshima A-Bomb Dome and Peace Memorial Park, places symbolizing hope for world peace.

From Hiroshima we will take a short boat ride to the small island of Miyajima famous for its unique floating gate, or Itsukushima Shrine. You will have an additional day in Hiroshima to explore as you wish. You can also extend your vacation before / after this Highlights of Japan Tour in Tokyo, Osaka, Hiroshima, and Kyoto.

Sail through Japan’s waters to the small island of Miyajima to see the famous floating torii gates.

Tokyo - Hakone - Mt. Fuji - Nara - Kyoto - Osaka - Hiroshima

The featured destinations and experiences are for our Highlights of Japan Tour 8 Day package.

5. Kyoto Gion Festival Tour with Hiroshima

5. Kyoto Gion Festival Tour with Hiroshima

8 Nights 9 Days From : $3,198 pp

During this Kyoto Gion Festival Tour packages, you will experience the excitement of the famous Kyoto Gion Festival but your trip won’t end there. Before heading to Hiroshima, our Japan tour will make a stop at Himeji Castle, also known as White Heron Castle. The white plaster walls of the castle and great castle architecture make Himeji Castle one of Japan’s most gorgeous castles.

In Hiroshima, we will learn about the history of the city at its Peace Memorial Park and A-Bomb Dome which now serve as reminders of the horrific past and symbols of hope for world peace. The A-Bomb Dome is the skeletal remains of a building which was located closest to the hypocenter at the time of the bombing. A short boat ride away from Hiroshima is the island of Miyajima, famous for its Itsukushima Shrine. Itsukushima Shrine’s gate appears to be floating during high tide, which gave it its nickname “floating” torii gate. The shrine is also popular at low tide, at during which you can approach the gate.

Takes you to all the destinations and experiences of Gion Festival Tour with additional stops in Hiroshima, Miyajima, and Himeji.

Tokyo - Hakone - Mt. Fuji - Nara - Kyoto - Hiroshima

6. Kyoto Gion Festival with Anime & Hiroshima

6. Kyoto Gion Festival with Anime & Hiroshima

10 Nights 11 Days From : $3,398 pp

Join us for an incredible 11 day journey on our Kyoto Gion Festival Tour with Anime & Hiroshima package. Experience all the thrills and excitement of the Kyoto Gion Festival, with the added fun of seeing the most popular anime spots in Tokyo and also exploring the City of Peace, Hiroshima.

This Japan Tour package is the perfect balance of modern pop-culture, tradition, and history all rolled into one. Let your inner nerd shine while touring Akihabara, the otaku paradise. Of course, theres also time at the Ghibli Museum, Pokemon Center, J-World, Nakano Broadway, and more!

Then we move over to Hakone, where Mt. Fuji's stunning silhouette awaits. After our time in Nara playing with deer and a relaxing tea ceremony, we move on to see the best sites in Kyoto, before celebrating in the fun at the Gion Festival. Heading to Hiroshima, we make a brief pit-stop at Himeji to enjoy the beauty of Himeji Castle.

Then in Hiroshima, we spend time at the Peace Memorial Park and A-Bomb Dome which now stand to remind everyone of the horrors of war. A short boat ride away from Hiroshima is the island of Miyajima, famous for its Itsukushima Shrine. Itsukushima Shrine’s gate appears to be floating during high tide, which gave it its nickname “floating” torii gate. The shrine is also popular at low tide, at during which you can approach the gate. You can also extend your vacation before / after this Festival Tour package in Tokyo, Osaka, Hiroshima, and Kyoto.

Takes you to all the destinations and experiences of Gion Festival Tour with additional fun of the best Anime spots in Tokyo before exploring Hiroshima, Miyajima, and Himeji.

Tokyo - Hakone - Mt. Fuji - Nara - Kyoto - Hiroshima

Standard on All Tours

  • Excellent mix of fine Western style hotels and Japanese style Ryokan
  • Most Meals (Western & Japanese Cuisine)
  • All ground transportation in Japan
  • Admission Fees, Tax & Gratuities
  • Round-trip airport transfers (on designated tour dates; see details)
  • Full time service of licensed English speaking tour guide
  • Free Wifi in Bus & Most hotels
  • No local payment

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