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The gems in southern Japan with Sakura

Chugoku area with Charming Cherry Blossom 7 days

Visiting 5 World Heritage of UNESCO
Himeji Castle, Iwami Ginzan (silver mine), A-Bomb Dome, Itsukushima Shrine, Koyasan

Tour Date : March. 29 - April. 04, 2018
Price: USD 2,100
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Destination
Osaka / Himeji / Izumo / Iwami / Kurashiki / Hiroshima / Mt.Koya / Osaka

Japan Sakura Tour 11 days

It is a tour to surround only the southern Japan in seven days. Discover Japan's calm countryside. We visit headquarters of the Shingon school of Esoteric Buddhism and go back to times of Japanese myth, and various origin in Japan elsewhere. You may understand Japanese culture and tradition deeply when the tour is over.

Please enjoy beautiful contrast between cherry and traditional architectures and nature scene.
Wifi is available in the bus. wifi

Itinerary & Price Details

MAP

※View from a coach

Attraction of this tour

  • Experience to stay in Shukubo accommodation.
  • Visiting 4 World Heritage sites of UNESCO.
  •     Himeji, Iwami Silver Mine, Hiroshima, Istukushima Shinto Shrine, Koyasan
  • 5 nights Western style and 1 night at Shukubo accommodation.
  • Tour through the major cities of Osaka, Himeji and Hiroshima.
  • Tour Date(Day 1 of the Itinerary to the end ):
        ① March.29 - April.04, 2018
        ② April.05 - April.11, 2018
    Nights: 7 days 6 nights
    Price: USD 2,100
    Single room supplement:USD 400
    Price (age 4-11): USD1,050

    Extend Plan

    You can also extend your vacation before / after the tour in Tokyo, Osaka. We can provide extension stay in the same hotel which as a tour uses for 15,000 yen per night, per person. Please contact us!


    Child Rate※

    Please note that children age 4-11 participant are half price when sharing a bed with their parents or guardians. Children age 3 and under participant are free of charge.

    PLEASE NOTE

    All prices are per person, based on double or triple occupancy.
    International flights are not included on our tours - this allows you the flexibility to choose your own departure and get the best value for your money!

    TOUR COST INCLUDES

    5 nights Western style and 1 night at Shukubo (guest house of temple in Koyasan) accommodation
    Meet and greet upon arrival at Kansai Airport
    Airport transfers on arrival and departure
    Private coach transfers between destinations in Japan
    Comprehensive escorted with our licensed professional English speaking tour guide
    Meals described as in the itinerary
    Admission fees and activities
    Entry fees to sites, gardens, and museums listed in the itinerary

    TOUR COST DOES NOT INCLUDE

    International Airfares
    Meals that are not included in the itinerary
    Travel Insurance
    Alcoholic beverages and soft drinks
    Personal expenses such as telephone and laundry bills
    Gratuities

    ADDITION INFORMATION

    Transport : Travel by air conditioned, private coach, baggage handling free
    Arrival/Departure Airports : This tour starts and ends in Osaka, with arrival and departures at Osaka Kansai Airport (KIX)
    Meal Requests : Vegetarian, halal or special meals can be arranged
    Meet and Greet : Please note that the meet and greet and airport transfer to the first hotel is ONLY availableii on the first day of the tour after 10:00. If you plan to stay extra nights before the start of the tour, please arrange your own hotel transfer
    Tour schedule and prices subject to change without notice

    CANCELLATION POLICY

  • 46 days or more prior to arrival date in Japan: no penalty
  • 45-31 days prior to arrival date in Japan: 10% of the tour fee
  • 30-15 days prior to arrival date in Japan: 20% of the tour fee
  • 14- 8 days prior to arrival date in Japan: 30% of the tour fee
  • 7 - 3 days prior to arrival date in Japan: 50% of the tour fee
  • Less than 3 days prior to arrival date in Japan: 100% of the tour fee
  • ※The cancellation fee is based on the date (Japan Standard Time).

    OSAKA

    Osaka Castle
    Osaka Castle


    HIMEJI

    Himeji castle
    Himeji Castle (World Heritage)

    MATSUE AREA/ IZUMO

    Mt Daisen Adachi Museum Izumo Taisha
    Mt. Daisen※
    Adachi Museum
    Izumo Taisha Shinto Shrine


    IWAMI

    Iwami Ginzan Iwami Ginzan Iwami Ginzan
    Iwami Ginzan (silver mine, World Heritage)


    HIROSHIMA

    Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park A-Bomb Dome Itsukushima Jinja
    Peace Memorial Park & Museum
    A-bomb Dome (World Heritage)
    Itsukushima Shinto Shrine (World Heritage)


    TAKAMATSU

    Ritsurin Park
    Ritsurin Park

    KOYASAN

    koyasan koyasan koyasan
    Konpon Daido (World Heritage)
    Approach to Okunoin (World Heritage)
    Buddhist monks

    DAY1
    Osaka Castle

    KANSAI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT - OSAKA     29.Mar,2018 (Thu)
    Welcome to OSAKA! You will be greeted by an English-speaking assistant at the airport. The assistant will get you in the bus to your hotel.

    You can also extend your vacation before / after the tour in Tokyo, Osaka. Please contact us!

    【About accomodation】
    Sheraton Miyako Hotel Osaka (WiFi=○) or similar
    It is located in central Osaka and there are various kinds of restaurants due to the city is called "City of Food".
    【Meals】×=Not include, ○=Include
    B(breakfast)=×, L(lunch)=×, D(dinner)=×

    Day2
    Himeji castle

    OSAKA-HIMEJI-MATSUE    30.Mar,2018 (Fri)
    Leaving Osaka, we go to Himeji Castle that was built in early 17th century. It is called as "Egret castle" due to its beautiful white walls and roof. It is designated as World Heritage of UNESCO.
    Contrast between the castle and cherry is so beautiful.

    Then, we will drive to the prestigious Adachi Museum that is famous for beautiful art works and Japanese garden.



    Tamatsukuri Onsen Hotel

    【About accomodation】
    Matsue Tokyu Hotel or similar

    【Meals】   ×=Not include, ○=Include
    B(breakfast)=○, L(lunch)=○, D(dinner)=○

    Day3
    Izumotaisha

    MATSUE-IZUMO-IWAMI-HIROSHIMA    31.Mar,2018 (Sat)
    Today's excursion starts from Izumo Taisha (shrine) in Izumo. Its origine is unknown, however, it has such a long time history since ancient time. Because it is said that the shrine enshrines god of marriage , so many people visit this shrine to pray for their marriage.
    The stories about the god are described in ancient document called "Kojiki (Record of Ancient Matters)" . You may fell atmosphere of ancient myth of Japan.

    From Izumo, we will drive to Iwami Ginzan (silver mine) which is designated as World Heritage site of UNESCO. The mine produced almost 1/3 of silver in the world between 16th and the mid 19th century. We visit Iwami Ginzan World Heritage Center, where exhibit the history of Iwami Ginzan and its mining technology, exerted significant worldwide influence.
    Then, we will drive to Hiroshima.

    Iwami Ginzan

    【About accomodation】
    Hiroshima Grand Prince Hotel (WiFi=○) or similar
    This hotel is located in the Ujina island where is the south of the Hiroshima station.
    Also, they have shuttle bus service to Hiroshima station.
    【Meals】   ×=Not include, ○=Include
    B(breakfast)=○, L(lunch)=○, D(dinner)=○

    Day4
    Itsukushima Jinja

    HIROSHIMA-TAKAMATSU    01.Apr,2018 (Sun)
    Japan is the only country which has suffered A-bomb disaster. The first A-bomb was dropped on Hiroshima at 8:15 on August 6, 1945. It would be precious experience to visit Peace Memorial Park and Museum as well as A-bomb Dome that is designated as World Heritage of UNESCO. Although you don’t see the aftermath of the disaster in Hiroshima today, the museum tells you all about what happened.

    Near Hiroshima city there is a UNESCO designated World Heritage Site, Itsukushima Shinto shrine. We take a boat off the main island to a small sacred island, on whose beach stands the vermillion color Torii gate. The gate and main hall of the shrine look floating in the water when the tide is high.

    We will go on to Shikoku island crossing on a series of huge suspension bridges spanning Shikoku and Honshu islands. The view from the bridges made with latest Japanese technology will be unforgettable. The climate of this area of Japan is similar to that of Mediterranean Sea, which is suitable for growing fruits like grapes and oranges.


    Peace Memorial Park

    【About accomodation】
    JR Hotel Clement Takamatsu or similar one

    【Meals】   ×=Not include, ○=Include
    B(breakfast)=○, L(lunch)=○, D(dinner)=○

    Day5
    Ritsurin Park

    TAKAMATSU-TOKUSHIMA-KOYASAN    02.Apr,2018 (Mon)
    We will start excursion from Ritsurin Koen (park), one of the best Japanese garden in Takamatsu. It takes your breath away with picturesque scene of ponds, small bridges and tea house.








    KoyasanLeaving Shikoku with a 2 hour boat ride to Honshu island again, the tour continues to the sacred training spot of Buddhist monks at Koyasan mountains. 117 temples are located 1,000m (about 3,000ft) above sea level and Koyasan is designated as World Heirtage site of UNESCO.
    The legendary monk Kobodaishi is one of the most historical religious figures. The mausoleum of Kobodaishi, Okunoin and lined up tall cedar trees approach to the mausoleum makes the area sacred atmosphere.





    Shojinryori

    【About accomodation】
    Shukubo Ekoin (Guest house managed by temple) or similar
    Please enjoy experiencing Shojin Ryori (vegetarian meal made by Buddhist monks).

    【Meals】   ×=Not include, ○=Include
    B(breakfast)=○, L(lunch)=○, D(dinner)=○

    Day6
    Morning Mass

    KOYASAN-OSAKA    03.Apr,2018 (Tue)
    Before leaving Mt.Koya, we can’t miss Danjo garan. Konpon Daito(Great Pagoda) is planned by Kobo Daishi,as a center of his monastic camplex.Canstruction began in 816,and was nearly completed some seventy years later.The design is a three-dimensional expression of the mandalas of Shingon Buddhism.Images of the eight patriaechs of Shingon Buddhism are also painted in the corners of the structure.
    We proceed to Kongobuji. Kongobuji is the administrative head temple of Koyasan Shingon Buddhism.

    Then we head out to Osaka. Osaka was the commercial center in the samurai period, developed around invincible Osaka Castle.
    The top of this 7 story building commands great views of the city of Osaka, the castle being surrounded by the walls of huge stones and moats.





    Shraton Osaka

    【About accomodation】
    Sheraton Miyako Hotel Osaka (WiFi=○) or similar
    It is located in central Osaka and there are various kinds of restaurants due to the city is called "City of Food".

    【Meals】   ×=Not include, ○=Include
    B(breakfast)=○, L(lunch)=○, D(dinner)=×

    Day07
    Kansai airport

    OSAKA-KANSAI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT    04.Apr,2018 (Wed)
    Time to get back home with unforgettable memory and lots of souvenir.Leaveing for Kansai International Airport by Hotel shattle.Return by air.

    【Meals】   ×=Not include, ○=Include
    B(breakfast)=○, L(lunch)=×, D(dinner)=×

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