Best of Japan with Osaka & Hiroshima 2020 - 11 Day Package from Tokyo to Hiroshima
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Best of Japan with Osaka & Hiroshima 2020

11 Day Package from Tokyo to Hiroshima

Starting at $4,939


Destinations & Sightseeing
Itinerary and Meals
Accomodations

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Destination & Sightseeing

Transportation:
High-speed train from Tokyo to Kyoto and from Osaka to Hiroshima; transfer from Kyoto to Osaka; transfers to/from train stations

MEALS

American breakfast daily; 3 lunches

ITINERARY

Day 1 ARRIVE IN TOKYO, JAPAN.
Welcome to Japan! Your hotel room is available for mid-afternoon check-in

Day 2 TOKYO.
Today, hop on Tokyo’s subway system for a PRIVATE GUIDED SIGHTSEEING TOUR of the city. First, stop at MEIJI SHRINE, a magnificent 20th-century Shinto monument set in a man-made forest. Next, stop at the SAMURAI MUSEUM to learn about their history and see authentic period-specific swords, armor, and helmets (kabuto). You will even have the chance to have your picture taken wearing a helmet and armor! You’ll also stop at SHINJUKU GYOEN GARDEN which dates back to the early 1600s. Lastly, visit bustling NAKAMISE SHOPPING ARCADE and ASAKUSA KANNON TEMPLE, the oldest of their kind in Tokyo. The remainder of the day is at your leisure. (B,L) NOTE: Shinjuku Gyoen Garden is closed on Mondays and some holidays. In these instances, Koishikawa Gardens will be visited
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Day 3 TOKYO.
Today, enjoy a full day at your leisure. Your Local Host will have suggestions
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Day 4 TOKYO–KYOTO.
Today, transfer to the train station and board your BULLET TRAIN to historic Kyoto, former capital of Japan. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel. The rest of the day is at your leisure
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Day 5 KYOTO.
This morning, your PRIVATE GUIDED SIGHTSEEING starts at stunning Kinkakuji, TEMPLE OF THE GOLD PAVILION, covered with shimmering gold leaf. Next, take a WALKING TOUR through Gion, Kyoto’s most famous geisha district, which is also known for its high concentration of machiya-style merchant houses. Continue on to SANJUSANGENDO TEMPLE, famous for 1,001 statues of Kannon, the Buddhist goddess of mercy. Flanking the main statue are 1,000 life-sized statues, covered in gold leaf, with 40 arms said to have the power to save 25 worlds. Finish with a visit to FUSHIMI INARI SHRINE, renowned for the thousands of brightly colored Torii Gates
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Day 6 KYOTO.
A full day at leisure to explore more of Kyoto’s historic temples and shrines
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Day 7 KYOTO–OSAKA.
Today, transfer by road to Osaka. The remainder of the day is at your leisure
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Day 8 OSAKA.
Your sightseeing tour starts at the OPEN-AIR MUSEUM OF OLD JAPANESE FARM HOUSES, where traditional thatched-roof farmhouses dating from the Edo Period have been restored. See the old architecture and be transported back in time. Next, visit OSAKA CASTLE and take a WALKING TOUR in Dotonbori, the city’s most famous entertainment district. The remainder of the day is at your leisure. Perhaps return to Dotonbori this evening to sample some local cuisine and see the sparkling neon lights
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Day 9 OSAKA–HIROSHIMA.
Today, board one of Japan’s famous BULLET TRAINS bound for Hiroshima. Upon arrival, visit SHUKKEI-EN GARDEN, where natural landscapes are represented in miniature form. The remainder of the day is at your leisure
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Day 10 HIROSHIMA.
Start your PRIVATE GUIDED SIGHTSEEING at PEACE MEMORIAL PARK, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, to see the MEMORIAL MUSEUM and MEMORIAL HALL, which commemorate the lives lost in the WWII atomic bombing. Later, travel to MIYAJIMA ISLAND to visit ITSUKUSHIMA SHRINE, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, known for its floating Torii Gate
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Day 11 HIROSHIMA.
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

Accommodations

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Shiba Park Hotel
First-Class



1-5-10 Shiba-Koen, Minato-ku Tokyo Japan

Feel relaxed as if at home at the Shiba Park Hotel. Located near the Tokyo Tower, this hotel offers modern comfort with access to the city's main sites.
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