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Osaka, Koya-San, Kyoto, Hiroshima, Miyajima, Hakone, Mt Fuji, Tokyo
Sip on sake in Osaka, and have a true religious experience in Koyasan, Japan's home of Buddhism. Step into the rebuilt city of Hiroshima and watch the Toyo Carp baseball team belt it out in the local stadium. Experience Mt Fuji close up and personal, and scratch the surface of shiny Tokyo on the Japan Express.
Max 15, Avg 10 Group Leader:
Tour Leader, local guides. Accommodation:
Hotels (6 nts), mountain monastery (1 nt), guesthouse (1 nt). Transport:
Taxi, bullet train, subway, ferry. Meals Included:
No meals are included. Meal Budget:
Allow USD270 for meals not included. For additional expenses, see dossier.
Himeji Castle entry
Kinkaku Ji Temple
Nijo Castle entry
Ryoan Ji Temple entry
Excursion to Miyajima Island
Mt Fuji views
Day 1 Arrive Osaka: Known as “Japan’s kitchen”, what Osaka lacks in beauty it makes up for in food, fun, and friendly locals.
Day 2 Koyasan: Live, eat, sleep, and pray like a monk at this amazing religious centre based on the top of the 800m Mt Koya.
Day 3-4 Kyoto: Spend time in the traditional heart of Japan, Kyoto. Experience some of the many great walks through temples and teahouses, shrines and shops, and maybe even spot a real life geisha!
Day 5-6 Hiroshima: The world knew Hiroshima on August 6, 1945, as the site of the world’s first atomic bomb. However, since then, Hiroshima has rebuilt itself into a truly cosmopolitan city, with many great museums, parks, and possibly Japan’s worst baseball team! A visit to the beautiful Miyajima island offers one of Japan's most beautiful views.
Day 7 Hakone and Mt Fuji: View the imposing Mt Fuji, cruise across Lake Ashino-ko, or enjoy picturesque views of the region on a cable car ride over the surrounding mountains. Don't miss the chance to soak in an outdoor ‘onsen’, while food-lovers might want to try a sulphur-boiled egg.
Day 8 Tokyo: Tokyo, the capital of Japan, is one of the most modern cities in the world. However, if you look under the glossy surface, Tokyo is still very traditional.
Day 9 Depart Tokyo
B - breakfast L - lunch D - dinner
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