South Japan Express
per person based on double share - tax included
Product Category Land Package
Destinations Osaka, Okayama City, Kurashiki, Hiroshima, Matsuyama, Kobe
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Terms and Conditions
- Includes arrival transfer
- Ticket admission: Castle, Engyo-ji Temple in Himeji, Korakuen Gardens in Okayama in Okayama, Itsukushima Temple, Peace Museum in Hiroshima, Dogo Onsen, Ishiteji Temple in Matsuyama in Matsuyama, Shinto shrine in Kotohira, Ritsurin Garden in Takamatsu in Takamatsu, Naruto Brigde, Earthquake Memorial Museum in Kobe.
- Ferry: Hiroshima – Miyajima, Shikoku Island (Hiroshima- Matsuyama).
- Funicular: Mount Shosa in Himeji, Matsuyama castle in Matsuyama.
- Travel insurance and all other personal expenses
- Gratuity for guides, drivers and hotel porters. Suggested at USD10 per passenger per day (pay locally)
Arrival. Transfer to the hotel. Reception. Transfer to hotel and free time. You will receive information about the start of the circuit during the afternoon, or you can check the informative panels in the hotel reception area.
Osaka - Himeji - Engyo-ji - Okayama
We leave for HIMEJI, and will include entry to its immense castle which shows us the architecture of the Japanese castles. After this we include a cable car trip up Mount SHOSA, where there is the ENGYO-JI temple complex with over a thousand years of history, where the film “the last Samurai” was shot. Lunch included in a local restaurant. We go on to OKAYAMA, where we will visit Korakuen, one of the most beautiful gardens in Japan, with its lakes, waterfalls and traditional teahouses.
Okayama - Kurashiki - Hiroshima- Itsukushima - Hiroshima
We leave for KURASHIKI, a city with a very well preserved historical centre. Time for a stroll in this charming place with its atmosphere from the past. We continue on our way to HIROSHIMA, a city sadly known for the atomic bomb that fell on it in 1945 and which levelled the city. We will stroll around the Peace Memorial, the Dome of the bomb and we will visit the impressive Museum of Peace. After the war we will seek peace by embarking on a ferry to the island “where men and gods live together”, with the sanctuary of ITSUKUSHIMA dedicated to the guardian of the seas, built partially over the sea. Time to visit the temple, to stroll around its pretty centre and have lunch. Return to our hotel in Hiroshima. Dinner included.
Hiroshima - Matsuyama
Today we will take a ferry to Shikoku Island, on a pleasant crossing that lasts two hours and a half and see the many islands that makeup Japan. In MATSUYAMA we will take the cable car up to its impressive castle. Afterwards, we will visit ISHITEJI, a beautiful Buddhist temple and a place of pilgrimage. Lunch included. In the late afternoon, we will visit DOGO ONSEN (admission included), a traditional Japanese bath facility built in the 19th century.
Matsuyama - Kotohira - Takamatsu - Naruto - Kobe
We depart for KOTOHIRA, a Shinto shrine dedicated to the God of sailors and a place of pilgrimage. The shrine stands on Mount Zosu and is reached by climbing 785 steps. Afterwards in TAKAMATSU we will visit RITSURIN, one of the prettiest gardens in Japan. Lunch included. Then, in NARUTO, we cross an impressive bridge over the sea, stopping on the way to admire the construction and walk on its glass floor with the sea 45 metres below us. Our road is surrounded by beautiful scenery and then crosses long bridges between islands over the sea. Arrival in KOBE, accommodation.
Kobe - Osaka
In Kobe we visited the Earthquake Memorial Museum, a place to remind the tragic seism that devastated the city in 1995 and its perfect reconstruction. We go on to OSAKA with time for a stroll and lunch.End of our services.
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