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Photo11 Days / 10 Nights

Day 1 Wed: Kansai or Itami apt. - Osaka
Upon arrival at Kansai or Itami airport, meet your English speaking staff at the arrival lobby and he/she will take you to the limited express train (from Kansai) or limousine bus (from Itami) to Osaka station (train or limousine bus ticket will be given from the assistant). After arrived at Osaka station, check in Hotel Granvia Osaka on your own. The hotel is connected to the station. Free at leisure for the rest of the day.[Meals: No meals included]

Day 2 Thu: Osaka – Kyoto - Osaka
Enjoy your breakfast at the hotel. You will meet your fellow travellers and the English speaking guide, and start the tour of Osaka and Kyoto. The tour will visit Umeda Floating Garden Observatory with the height of 173m. After enjoying the view of whole Osaka city the tour will proceed to Dotombori, Osaka’s gourmet and entertainment district. Osaka is famous
for its local food such as “Okonomiyaki” (Japanese style pancake) or “Takoyaki” (dumplings with octopus). Those local foods are reasonable and please enjoy for lunch while having free time there.

The tour will continue to Kyoto to show you the historical capital of Japan. Visit Kinkaku-ji temple, being famous for the golden pavilion, and Ryoanji temple.

Kinkakuji is the Buddhist temple originally constructed in 1397 by Ashikaga shogun(commander in chief of Samurai administration), and new building was built in 1955 after original has been burnt down by arson. Then visit Ryoanji temple which is famous for beautifully shaped stone garden.The guide will escort you back to Osaka. For the dinner, gather as the group for welcome dinner.
[Meals: BB, DD]

Day 3 Fri: Osaka – Takamatsu
This morning leave Osaka by the “Shinkansen” (super express train) and Olive local train for Takamatsu, one of the gate cities to Shikoku Island. On the way there, the train passes the Seto-Ohashi Bridge. This bridge, being finished the construction in 1988, for the first time connected the main land of Japan and Shikoku Island by the land route. Your will have chance to make your own lunch udon noodles, which is local specialty of Kagawa prefecture. Please enjoy a walking tour inside Ritsurin Park, highly noted for its beautiful landscape. Check in to your hotel and free at leisure for the rest of the day.
[Meals: BB, LL]

Day 4 Sat: Takamatsu – Shodoshima Island - Takamatsu
This day will be your first day to visit one of the islands of the Inland sea of Japan. Take a ferry from Takamatsu port to Shodoshima Island, which is famous for olives and soy sauce. After strolling around the Olive Garden which has 100 years history to learn the historical connection between Japan and olives, continue to view the island from a top of Kankakei valley. Afterwards learn how soy sauces are made at a soy sauce factory museum, so that you can deeply learn the Japanese cuisine.Take the ferry back to Takamatsu port to return to your hotel and enjoy the rest of the day free at leisure.
[Meals: BB, LL]

Day 5 Sun: Takamatsu - Matsuyama
In the morning, take a local express train to Matsuyama, another city on Shikoku island. This city has Dogo district, where is famous for having one of the oldest hot springs in Japan. This area appears in a novel written by Soseki Natsume, a famous writer in late 19th century, and now has sightsee spot connected to the novel called “Botchan”. The hotel you will stay is located right in the center of Matsuyama city, so you can enjoy strolling out for dinner tonight.
[Meals: BB, LL]

Day 6 Mon: Matsuyama – Hiroshima
The tour starts to move to Hiroshima, located on the Honshu main island. Take a superjet ferry to Hiroshima port, to visit Peace Memorial Park and Museum in Hiroshima city center.
Hiroshima was severely damaged by the world’s first atomic bomb at the end of WWⅡ,
But the residents made a great effort to recover the town and now became the biggest city in this region. This park and museum were constructed to keep and pass the history and the preciousness of peace. After enjoying “Okonomiyaki” pancake lunch, transfer to the hotel to stay free at leisure.
[Meals: BB, LL, DD]

Day 7 Tue: Hiroshima – Kurashiki - Okayama
Today start the tour by visiting a makeup-brush making factory on the way to Kurashiki. Visit Kurashiki by local train to stroll around Bikan Historical Quarter which used to be the center of goods transportation. There you can enjoy lots of classical warehouses constructed with white and black walls, most of which are well preserved along the river. Followed by Ohara Art Museum which has been built in 1930, head to Okayama city to visit Okayama castle and stay at hotel in Okayama
[Meals: BB, LL]

Day 8 Wed: Okayama – Naoshima - Okayama
Enjoy a day trip to Naoshima on Japan’s Inland Sea on this day. Naoshima is well known as the island featuring modern art. After enjoying your lunch at the restaurant in Benesse House visit Chichu Art Museum and “Ie” (Japanese traditional houses) project exhibitions,. After the visit return to the hotel and enjoy for the rest of the day.
[Meals: BB, LL]

Day 9 Thu: Okayama – Himeji - Kyoto
Take a Shinkansen to Himeji station. In Himeji there is a white beautiful castle registered as the UNESCO World Heritage site. Constructed in 1346 it still remains the original building and hence regarded as the National Treasure of Japan. Please enjoy the walking tour of the castle from the station. After lunch at the local restaurant transfer to Kyoto to spend the afternoon free at leisure.
[Meals: BB]

Day 10 Fri: Kyoto
Spend the day free at leisure. You may join sunrise tours. Please be ready to join our farewell dinner all together with those who went on the Matsue option.
[Meals: BB, DD]

Day 11 Sat: Kyoto – Kansai or Itami apt.
Transfer to Kansai or Itami airport by shuttle taxi with your luggage.
Your room is available until regular check our time.
[Meals: No meals included]

Note: *Your luggage will be transported from Osaka to Takamatsu on Day 3, Takamatsu to Hiroshima on Day 5, and Okayama to Kyoto on Day 9 separately. Please prepare overnight bags for the stay on Day 4, 6, 10.

*If the number of participant is 10 people or less the tour may be organized by public transportation except for on Day 4, 6, 10.
Untitled Spreadsheet
2020        
       
Low Season      
Arrival Departure Dbl Trpl Sgl      
Apr 15, 2020 Apr 25, 2020 $5,335 $5,270 $7,150      
May 27, 2020 Jun 06, 2020 $5,335 $5,270 $7,150      
Jun 24, 2020 Jul 04, 2020 $5,335 $5,270 $7,150      
Jul 22, 2020 Aug 01, 2020 $5,335 $5,270 $7,150      
Aug 26, 2020 Sep 05, 2020 $5,335 $5,270 $7,150      
         
       
Shoulder Season      
Arrival Departure Dbl Trpl Sgl      
Sep 09, 2020 Sep 19, 2020 $5,490 $5,420 $7,245      
Oct 07, 2020 Oct 17, 2020 $5,490 $5,420 $7,245      
Oct 21, 2020 Oct 31, 2020 $5,490 $5,420 $7,245      
         
         
High Season      
Arrival Departure Dbl Trpl Sgl      
Mar 18, 2020 Mar 28, 2020 $5,775 $5,705 $7,330      
Apr 01, 2020 Apr 11, 2020 $5,775 $5,705 $7,330      
Apr 29, 2020 May 09, 2020 $5,775 $5,705 $7,330      
May 13, 2020 May 23, 2020 $5,775 $5,705 $7,330      
Nov 11, 2020 Nov 21, 2020 $5,775 $5,705 $7,330      
         
* Cost are based on minimum of 4 pax traveling        
     
Place Nights Hotels          
Osaka 2 Hotel Granvia Osaka    
Takamatsu 2 JR Hotel Clement Takamatsu or Similar    
Matsuyama 1 ANA Crowne Plaza Matsuyama or Similar    
Hiroshima 1 Hotel Granvia Hiroshima or Similar    
Okayama 2 ANA Crowne Plaza Okayama or Similar    
Kyoto 2 Miyako Hotel Kyoto Hachijo or Similar    
       
 
 
Inclusions & highlights:
  • 10 Nights accommodation at hotels mentioned.
  • Meals - 10 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches, 3 Dinner
  • Transfer & Sightseeing
  • For Group 15 pax or above: Chartered motor coach, otherwise as mentioned in the itinerary
  • For Group less than 15 pax: Charted motorcoach is arranged on Day 4, 6, 10 (between Matsue and Yonago) 
  • Public Transportation is used on Day 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10 (for long transportation)
  • English speaking guide throughout the tour from Day 2 to Day 10 (Could be several guides)
  • English Speaking guide will be added if the group separates for options
  • English speaking assistant arranged for Day 1
  • Tourist Class train tickets reserved seats
  • Entrance fees included
  • Separate Baggage transfer on Day3 (Osaka-Takamatsu), Day5 (Takamatsu-Hiroshima), Day 9 (Okayama-Kyoto)
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