Travel to ENGYO-JI complex of temples dating back more than 1,000 years, which was the place where the film “The last Samurai” was made. Tour of 6 days visiting Osaka, Engyo-ji, Himeji, Okayama, Kurashiki, Hiroshima, Itsukushima, Hiroshima, Matsuyama, Kotohira, Takamatsu, Naruto, Kobe, Osaka.
DAY 01 THU. Osaka.-
Arrival. Welcome to Japan! Transfer to the hotel and free time. You will receive information about the start of the circuit during the afternoon.
DAY 02 FRI. Osaka – Engyo-ji – Himeji- Okayama.-
We leave for Mount SHOSA, and its ENGYO-JI complex of temples dating back more than 1,000 years, which was the place where the film “The last Samurai” was made. Cable car ride. After this we will see HIMEJI, where we will include entry to its immense complex that shows us the architecture of Japanese castles. 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.
DAY 03 SAT. 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. Note: The order of the visits in Hiroshima may vary without affecting their content.
DAY 04 SUN. 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 make up 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.
DAY 05 MON. 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.
DAY 06 TUE. 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, arrival at noon. Note: On some dates, the Earthquake Museum may be changed for the Sake Museum or a climb up Kobe Tower. End of our services. Check the time of your flight in case you need an additional night.
PRICES PER PERSON
SEASON DBL SINGL
High S. $1.690 $2.037
Mid S. $1.690 $2.037
Low S. $1.690 $2.037