15 Day Complete Japan With Hiroshima

$3,499
Per Person

Typically $4,999
This comprehensive tour of Japan has more inclusions than you can shake a stick at! Lets try: Hiroshima, Mount Fuji’s 5th Station, Arashiyama Bamboo Grove, Osaka Castle, Nara Park, Lake Ashi Cruise, Bullet Trains, Golden Pavillion, Nijo Castle… The list goes on!

the tour

15 Day complete Japan tours 2021 and 2022 are here! Explore some of Japan’s largest, busiest cities while also getting a taste for a more traditional side of the country. Visit bustling Osaka with its brightly lit streets and fantastic food culture. Take a trip to ancient Nara, famous for its many temples and hundreds of free-roaming deer. Visit Takayama, a wonderfully preserved old merchant town of the Edo period and see the famous 200-year-old farmhouses of Shirakawago. Step inside one of Japan’s last remaining original castles in Matsumoto. Head to dizzy heights of Mount Fuji’s  5th station, 2300m above sea level.  Here you will be treated to breath-taking views of the surrounding landscape.

Walk the streets of Kyoto and take a step back in time as you explore its old temples and shrines.  This tour includes a visit to the iconic Bamboo Grove and Togetsu Bridge in Arashiyama, a district on the outskirts of Kyoto. Visit the Golden Pavillion, a beautiful Zen temple completely covered in gold leaf.  The main attraction for this 15 day itinerary is a trip to Hiroshima. Visit Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park and the Atomic Bomb Dome. Take a cruise to the famous Itsukushima Shrine on Miyajima Island, best known for its floating torii gate. And see Himeji Castle, one of Japan’s last surviving feudal age castles. Our Japan Discovery tour has it all!

INCLUSIONS

Our new Japan tours 2021 and 2022 have many dates to choose from. Including Cherry Blossom and Maple Season departures at a surcharge. All momument entrance fees and sightseeing are included per the itinerary. As well as 14 nights accomodation, daily breakfast and dedicated transport. We have interest free payment plans available. You can buy now and choose your travel date later. Plus, a money back guarantee! Have a question about our 2021 Japan tours? Please contact us and speak to a friendly travel consultant today.

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Itinerary

DAY 1: Arrive Osaka, Japan

Upon arrival at Kansai Airport (0800-2000), you will be warmly greeted a tour representative and transferred to your hotel. After check-in the remainder of the day is at your own leisure.

MEALS: None

OVERNIGHT: Izumisano Centre Hotel, Kansai

DAY 2: Osaka ~ Himeji ~ Hiroshima

After breakfast, we depart Osaka for Hiroshima. On route, we will stop at Himeji Castle, one of Japan’s last surviving original castles. Himeji Castle is also called ‘the White Heron Castle’, because of its sweeping, elegant architecture. It was registered in 1993 as one of the first UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the country.

MEALS: Breakfast

OVERNIGHT: Hotel Kuretakeso, Hiroshima Otemachi

DAY 3: Hiroshima ~ Osaka

Today, we begin our day with a trip to Itsukushima Shrine on Miyajima Island. The shrine and its torii gate are unique for being built over water, appearing to float on the sea during high tide. We then head back to Hiroshima city to visit the sprawling grounds of the Peace Memorial Park and the Atomic Bomb Dome, both of which commemorate the victims of the atomic bomb used in World War II. Afterwards we make our way back to Osaka.

MEALS: Breakfast

OVERNIGHT: Hotel Plaza, Osaka

DAY 4: Osaka ~ Nara ~ Osaka

Today we head to Nara, famous for its many temples and its free-roaming deer. First, we visit Todaiji (Great Easten Temple), one of Japan’s most famous temples. This massive building houses one of Japan’s largest bronze statues of Buddha (Daibutsu). On your way back, wander through Nara Park, home to hundreds of deer. We will then head back to Osaka and stop at Osaka Castle. We then finish our day with a tour of Osaka’s central food and entertainment area, Dotonbori, where we will also enjoy a welcome dinner together.

MEALS: Breakfast, Dinner

OVERNIGHT: Hotel Plaza, Osaka

DAY 5: Osaka Free Day

Today you will enjoy a free day at your own leisure in Osaka. Optional programs are available or you can explore this amazing city at your own pace.

MEALS: Breakfast

OVERNIGHT: Hotel Plaza, Osaka

DAY 6: Osaka ~ Kyoto

Today we will take the super-fast shinkansen bullet train from Osaka to Kyoto. Upon reaching Kyoto, we will first visit Nijo Castle, the former residence of Tokugawa Ieyasu, the first shogun of the Edo period,and a designated UNESCO world heritage site. Then, we visit Nishjin Textile Centre. This is a large textile center selling kimonos, bags, ties & artwork. We will enjoy a traditional Kimono show.

MEALS: Breakfast

OVERNIGHT: Yamashina Hotel Sanraku, Kyoto

DAY 7: Kyoto Bamboo Grove ~ Kanazawa

This morning we visit the iconic Bamboo Grove and Togetsu Bridge in Arashiyama, a district on the outskirts of Kyoto. It also refers to the mountain across the Ōi River, which forms a backdrop to the district. Arashiyama is a nationally designated Historic Site and Place of Scenic Beauty. Next, we visit Kinkakuji (Golden Pavilion). This is a beautiful Zen temple whose top two floors are completely covered in gold leaf. We continue on to Kanazawa where we will spend the night.

MEALS: Breakfast

OVERNIGHT: The Square Hotel, Kanazawa

DAY 8: Kanazawa City Tour

Today we will explore the castle town of Kanazawa. First up, we will visit Buke Yashiki, a preserved samurai district, and learn about how the high-ranked samurais lived during the Edo period. Later we will make our way through the streets of Higashi Chaya, an old teahouse district lined with preserved buildings. Next, we will visit Kenrokuen Garden, one of Japan’s “three best landscape gardens” and widely believed to be the most beautiful of them all. Finally, we will visit Omicho Market, Kanazawa’s largest fresh food market.

MEALS: Breakfast

OVERNIGHT: The Square Hotel, Kanazawa

DAY 9: Kanazawa ~ Shirakawago ~ Takayama

Today we travel out to Shirakawago for a half-day guided sightseeing tour, which will give you a chance to explore one of the rural villages in Shirakawago. Accompanied by a knowledgeable guide, you can see the traditional gassho-style houses of the area, some of which are over 200 years old. Afterwards we will head to Takayama, a thriving merchant town during the Edo period in mountainous Gifu prefecture.

MEALS: Breakfast

OVERNIGHT: The Best Western Hotel, Takayama

DAY 10: Takayama ~ Nagano

Today we will spend the day exploring Takayama. First we will stop by the preserved Old Town, where preserved Edo period shops and houses line the streets. Then we will visit the open air museum of Hida Folk Village, followed by Takayama Jinya, the former local government office which was in use from 1692 right up until 1969. Next, we visit Matsuri no Mori (Festival Museum), an impressive museum about the famouse Takayama Matsuri (festival) that is held twice a year in the town. Lastly, we visit Yatai Kaikan (Festival Float Exhibition Hall) where some of the centuries old festival floats are on display to the public. Upon finishing your tour in Takayama we travel to Nagano, home to nature walks, natural hot springs, never-ending mountains and ninjas!

MEALS: Breakfast

OVERNIGHT: Chisun Grand, Nagano

DAY 11: Nagano ~ Matsumoto

After breakfast, we will head to the Hokusai Museum to discover the great artworks of Katsuhika Hokusai (1760-1849), one of Japan’s leading Edo period ukiyo-e painters. Then, we will depart for Zenkoji Temple, which was founded over 1,400 years ago. Continue on to Matsumoto, where you will have the opportunity to see one of Japan’s last remaining original castles, Matsumoto Castle.

MEALS: Breakfast

OVERNIGHT: RAKO Hananoi Hotel, Matsumoto

DAY 12: Matsumoto ~ Mt Fuji

Today we will visit Oshino Hakkai, a village in the Mount Fuji area known for its eight, crystal clear ponds. Fed by melting snow filtered down from the slopes of Mount Fuji through porous layers of lava, the ponds are a beautiful, natural attraction. Afterwards, we will head to Mount Fuji’s breathtaking 5th Station, which is 2300m above sea level. Stay the night in the Mount Fuji area and enjoy a special dinner with your fellow travellers.

MEALS: Breakfast, Dinner

OVERNIGHT: Dadu Fuji Resort Hotel, Mount Fuji

DAY 13: Mt Fuji ~ Tokyo

Today we will visit Gotemba Peace Park to capture another breathtaking view of Mount Fuji. Then, we will take a relaxing cruise across Lake Ashi. This afternoon, we make our way Tokyo, Japan’s largest city and the nation’s capital.

MEALS: Breakfast

OVERNIGHT: Tokyo Bat Ariake Washington Hotel

DAY 14: Tokyo Free Day

Today you will get to explore this fascinating city at your own leisure. You can take one of our optional programs such as a full day city tour with lunch. Alternatively, take it easy and choose one area of the city to get to know in depth – there are so many to choose from! Your guide can assist you with what to do and where to go.

MEALS: Breakfast

OVERNIGHT: Tokyo Bat Ariake Washington Hotel

DAY 15: End of Tour ~ Departure

At the appropriate time (0800-2000), you will be transferred to the airport for your homeward flight. We hope you have enjoyed your Holiday2Japan with us!

MEALS: Breakfast

Description

15 Day complete Japan tours 2021 and 2022 are here! Explore some of Japan’s largest, busiest cities while also getting a taste for a more traditional side of the country. Visit bustling Osaka with its brightly lit streets and fantastic food culture. Take a trip to ancient Nara, famous for its many temples and hundreds of free-roaming deer. Visit Takayama, a wonderfully preserved old merchant town of the Edo period and see the famous 200-year-old farmhouses of Shirakawago. Step inside one of Japan’s last remaining original castles in Matsumoto. Head to dizzy heights of Mount Fuji’s  5th station, 2300m above sea level.  Here you will be treated to breath-taking views of the surrounding landscape.

Walk the streets of Kyoto and take a step back in time as you explore its old temples and shrines.  This tour includes a visit to the iconic Bamboo Grove and Togetsu Bridge in Arashiyama, a district on the outskirts of Kyoto. Visit the Golden Pavillion, a beautiful Zen temple completely covered in gold leaf.  The main attraction for this 15 day itinerary is a trip to Hiroshima. Visit Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park and the Atomic Bomb Dome. Take a cruise to the famous Itsukushima Shrine on Miyajima Island, best known for its floating torii gate. And see Himeji Castle, one of Japan’s last surviving feudal age castles. Our Japan Discovery tour has it all!

INCLUSIONS

Our new Japan tours 2021 and 2022 have many dates to choose from. Including Cherry Blossom and Maple Season departures at a surcharge. All momument entrance fees and sightseeing are included per the itinerary. As well as 14 nights accomodation, daily breakfast and dedicated transport. We have interest free payment plans available. You can buy now and choose your travel date later. Plus, a money back guarantee! Have a question about our 2021 Japan tours? Please contact us and speak to a friendly travel consultant today.

DEPARTURE DATES

 

DEPARTURE DATES 2021:

March: **30

September: 14

October: 19

November: 9, *23

 

DEPARTURE DATES 2022:

March: **22, **29

April: **5, *26

May: 31

July: 26

 

Dates marked with * or ** incur the following surcharges:

*$350 per person

**$500 per person

INCLUSIONS

 

15 Day guided tour of Japan

14 nights hotel accommodation

Daily breakfast

Welcome dinner & farewell dinner

Day trip to Hiroshima

Visit Itsukushima Shrine on Miyajima Island

Entrance to Atomic Bomb Museum

Visit Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park

Head up to Mount Fuji’s 5th Station

Cruise on Lake Ashi

Explore Himeji & Osaka Castles

See the roaming deer in Nara Park

Watch a traditional Kimono show

Bullet train tickets from Osaka to Kyoto

Visit Nijo Castle (UNESCO)

Explore Arashiyama Bamboo Grove

Visit Kanazawa & the Golden Pavillion

City Tour of Kanazawa “Castle Town”

Half day tour of Shirakawago

Visit Nagano; home to hot springs, mountains & ninjas!

See one of Japan’s oldest castles in Matsumoto

Visit Gotemba Peace Park

Free time in Tokyo & Osaka

Professional English speaking guide

Dedicated coach transport

All monument entrance fees as per the itinerary

Cherry Blossom & Maple Season date available

EXCLUSIONS

 

International Airfares

Airport transfers

Meals not mentioned in itinerary

Optional tours & extensions

Personal expenses

Travel insurance

HOTELS

 

3 STAR HOTELS:

Kansai: Izumisano Centre Hotel

Osaka: Hotel Plaza Osaka

Hiroshima: Hotel Kuretakeso Hiroshima Otemachi

Kyoto: Yamashina Hotel Sanraku

Kanazawa: The Square Hotel

Takayama: Best Western Hotel

Nagano: Chisun Grand Hotel

Matsumoto: RAKO Hananoi Hotel

Mt Fuji: Dadu Fuji Resort Hotel

Tokyo: Tokyo Bay Ariake Washington Hotel

 

In the unlikely event that the listed hotels are fully booked, alternative hotels of the same standard will be used

UPGRADES & OPTIONS

 

UPGRADES:

No hotel upgrades are available with this package

 

OPTIONAL TOURS:

DAY 14: Tokyo Day Tour – $190 per person

 

EXTRA NIGHTS:

Extend your time in Japan with extra nights pre or post tour

 

PRE-TOUR

3 Star Hotel Osaka – $320

POST TOUR

3 Star Hotel Tokyo – $320

 

Prices are based per room per night and include breakfast

TOUR INFORMATION

 

VALIDITY:

Voucher valid until 26 July 2022

Voucher valid for 1 person, based on twin/double share

Bookings must be made at least 60 days prior to travel and are subject to availability

 

RATES:

15  Day Japan Discovery with Hiroshima –  $3499 per person

 

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT:

A single traveller surcharge applies for solo travellers

 – $2000 per person

 

GROUP SIZE:

Minimum of 10 people

Maximum 45 people

 

CHILDREN POLICY:

Contact us for child policy and possible rate reduction

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

Travel insurance is recommended. MyHoliday2 takes no responsibility for any travel issues that may arise

Groups depart with a minimum of 10 people. If the tour does not reach minimum numbers and therefore cancelled, customers will be informed 60 days prior to departure

It is the customers responsibility to obtain the correct visa for their destination and cover all fees associated

It is the customers responsibility to ensure they have a valid passport for travel and must be valid for at least 6 months beyond the period of intended stay.

We offer a 21 Day Money Back Guarantee. See Refund policy for details

After 21 days from purchase, travel vouchers/tour packages are non refundable

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