Splendors of Japan with Hiroshima Trafalgar Tours

Splendors of Japan with Hiroshima

Delve into the alluring Far East on a 13- Day, Splendors of Japan with Hiroshima escorted tour. This stunning trip will take you from Tokyo's neon lights to Kyoto's Torii Gates, memorials in Hiroshima, step gardens and shrines. Ascend Mt. Fuji, dine on Japanese Hida-gyu, make your own washi paper, visit multiple UNESCO World Heritage Sites and stay in a traditional Japanese ryokan in Kotohira.


13 Daysfr. $6,825

  • CITY TOUR of Tokyo. Kyoto. Hiroshima
  • MARVEL at Mt. Fuji
  • SEE traditional Gassho-zukuri houses in Gokayama
  • VIEW beautiful gardens of Kenrokuen in Kanazawa
  • STAY in a traditional ryokan
  • RELAX in mountain hot springs village of Kotohira
  • LEARN to make Sushi in Tokyo
  • TRY Gold Leaf painting in Kanazawa
  • ENJOY kaiseki lunch at a traditional Japanese ryokan home near Kyoto
  • SAMPLE Japanese sake during tour in the Edo-style streets of Takayama Old Town
  • VISIT UNESCO village Gokayama
  • LEARN how local artisans make Japanese washi paper
  • TASTE famous Hiroshima style okonomiyaki
  • DEMONSTRATION at washi paper workshop, then make your own
  • VISIT the Sensoji Temple, the Skytree Observation Tower, the Edo Tokyo Museum in Tokyo
  • TOUR Mt. Fuji 5th Station, the Kinkakuji Temple, Fushimi Inari Shrine and Sanjusangen-do Hall in Kyoto
  • EXPLORE the Water Temple on Awaji Island
  • VISIT Zentsuji Temple, the Itsukushima Shrine on Miyajima Island
  • STROLL through the Peace Memorial Park and Museum in Hiroshima
  • SEE Osaka Castle
  • Handcrafted Highlights
  • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries
  • All porterage and local charges included
  • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • VIP entry to many sights
  • Airport transfers on the first and last day of your guided holiday
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • Gratuities are included for services during the land stay of your vacation unless otherwise noted. This includes wait staff at included meals, and porterage at hotels for one suitcase per person. Gratuities for your tour director, local hosts, guides, and drivers are not included in the vacation price (unless otherwise noted in pricing details) and are discretionary.
  • All items of a personal nature (room service, beverages, telephone charges, laundry, special food requests, etc.) and meals not specified on the tour itinerary are not included and must be paid by the client.
  • All rates exclude airfare unless expressly noted.
12 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, 7 Dinners
  • New Otani Garden Tower in Tokyo, Japan (2 nights)
  • Fuji Marriott Yamanakako in Yamanashi, Japan (1 night)
  • Associa Takayama Resort in Takayama, Japan (1 night)
  • Kanazawa Tokyu in Kanazawa, Japan (2 nights)
  • Nikko Princess Kyoto in Kyoto, Japan (2 nights)
  • Kotohira Grand Sakuranosho (ryokan) in Kotohira, Japan (1 night)
  • Rihga Royal in Hiroshima, Japan (2 nights)
  • Sheraton Miyako Osaka in Osaka, Japan (1 night)
  • The hotels listed are intended to be used on all departures however Trafalgar Tours reserves the right to substitute other hotels than those listed. If a change becomes necessary for any reason, the hotel substituted will be of equivalent quality to those listed. No refunds are provided for hotel changes and full cancellation penalties apply.

ARRIVE TOKYO Location Information Description

Tokyo, Japan

Your in-depth exploration of Japan begins in Tokyo. On arrival at Narita or Haneda Airport, take a shuttle bus transfer to your centrally located hotel, where you'll join your Travel Director and fellow guests for a Welcome Reception drink and local appetizers.

Dinner

New Otani Garden Tower

TOKYO SIGHTSEEING Location Information Description

Tokyo, Japan

Launch your City Tour in the old-time entertainment center of Asakusa, where we'll encounter the Sensoji Buddhist Temple. One of Tokyo's most colorful and popular temples, Sensoji has been rebuilt countless times since it was founded in 628, making it Tokyo's oldest temple site.

Strolling down Nakamise next, you'll immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of shitamachi (downtown Tokyo), admiring the wooden dolls, colorful chiyogami (origami paper) and traditional Japanese sweets.

You'll ascend Tokyo Skytree, the world's highest free-standing broadcasting tower for panoramic views of the city, then enjoy the rest of the day at leisure or on an Optional Experience where a professional stylist will dress you in a traditional Japanese kimono.

Breakfast

New Otani Garden Tower

TOKYO - LAKE YAMANAKAKO Location Information Description

Tokyo, Japan

Your first stop today is the Imperial Palace Plaza from where the two bridges that form the entrance to the inner grounds of the Imperial Palace can be viewed. You'll have the opportunity to explore the leafy Imperial Palace East Gardens before continuing your City Tour.

At the Edo-Tokyo Museum, delve into the history and culture of Tokyo's Edo era, then continue to the Ginza district where you'll learn how to make sushi with a 'Local Specialist'.

Location Information Description

Lake Yamanakako, Japan

You'll venture to the Five Lakes District next, keeping a keen eye out for the UNESCO listed Mt. Fuji which dominates the landscape.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Fuji Marriott Yamanakako

LAKE YAMANAKAKO - MT. FUJI - TAKAYAMA Location Information Description

Mt. Fuji, Japan

Visit Oshino Hakkai, a small rural village in the Fuji Five Lakes district, renowned for eight natural spring water ponds that are fed by melted snow from Mt. Fuji. Admire the reflections of the sky and landscapes in its clear waters, then ascend Mt. Fuji by road to 2,300 metres at the 5th station.

Location Information Description

Takayama, Japan

Ride up Mt. Tenjo on the Kachikachiyama Ropeway next, for jaw-dropping views (weather permitting) of Mt. Fuji and Lake Kawaguchiko. Then, journey through the Japanese Alps to the beautiful hillside town of Takayama, before enjoying dinner at the hotel.

Breakfast, Dinner

Associa Takayama Resort

TAKAYAMA - GOKAYAMA - KANAZAWA Location Information Description

Takayama, Japan

Immerse yourself in tradition as you walk through the Edo-style streets of Takayama's Old Town. Indulge a lunch of Japanese Hida-gyu - beef from a black-haired Japanese cattle breed, renowned as one of the finest quality varieties of beef.

Location Information Description

Gokayama, Japan

Journey back in time this afternoon during a visit to the peaceful UNESCO-listed Gokayama, a mountain village set amidst five valleys. Admire the unique construction of the local Gassho-zukuri wooden houses that have been built without the use of nails with steeply sloped thatched roofs to prevent snow from building up on them.

Location Information Description

Kanazawa, Japan

Next, meet a local family in one of these houses, then 'Dive Into Culture' observing local artisans making washi paper and trying your hand at making your own. 'Make A Difference' to the sustainability of this small business during your visit. Stay overnight in Kanazawa.

Breakfast, Lunch

Kanazawa Tokyu

KANAZAWA SIGHTSEEING Location Information Description

Kanazawa, Japan

Join a 'Local Specialist' this morning to learn the secrets of painting gold leaf, a delicate craft the Japanese have been perfecting since the 16th century. Continue to the tranquil gardens of Kenrokuen, which took shape over a hundred years to emerge as one of Japan's most beautiful gardens. Connecting with your exquisite natural surroundings, you'll stroll through ornate landscapes and past ponds and temples.

Take a short walk through the Omicho market next to see the local fish catch and enjoy an insider's view of everyday life in a busy coastal town. Then, visit the Nagamachi District with its beautifully preserved samurai houses that line the traditional stone streets. Here you will gain first-hand insights into samurai life during a visit to the Nomura house, an elegant samurai mansion.

Breakfast

Kanazawa Tokyu

KANAZAWA - KYOTO Location Information Description

Kyoto, Japan

You'll board an Express train this morning to Kyoto, where you'll 'Connect With Locals' at a traditional ryokan, built in 1932 to serve as the second residence of Emperor Akihito's uncle. You'll enjoy a 'Be My Guest' lunch and learn about local Japanese customs as your hosts welcome you into their beautiful home.

After lunch, we visit the UNESCO-listed Kinkakuji Temple with its famous Kinkaku (Golden Pavilion), the proud symbol of Kyoto and a Zen temple, which has its origins as a 14th century villa.

Breakfast, Lunch

Nikko Princess Kyoto

KYOTO SIGHTSEEING Location Information Description

Kyoto, Japan

The blazing orange torii gates of Fushimi Inari Shrine guide your path through the forest, up into the mountains and to a sacred site that has heard prayers for prosperity and happiness since the 8th century.

Continue to Sanjusangen-do Hall and admire the minute detail of each of its 1,001 "thousand-handed" goddesses of mercy statues, then enjoy a walking tour of the Gion area. This evening, indulge in a Farewell Dinner with your Travel Director and fellow guests.

Breakfast, Dinner

Nikko Princess Kyoto

KYOTO - KOTOHIRA Location Information Description

Kotohira, Japan

This morning you'll leave Japan's main island Honshu behind, crossing the world's largest suspension bridge over the Seto Inland Sea to Awaji Island.

Enjoy free time for lunch, then take a walk around Yumebutai, a complex of buildings built on the side of the mountain. One of the most striking features is the '100 Stepped Garden' - a group of 100 flowerbeds in small square gardens on an incline and arranged in grids spread over several levels. Visit the Water Temple and admire the reflection of the surrounding mountains, rice paddies and bamboo groves as you descend the steps to the Buddhist temple beneath its still waters.

Journey to the small mountain hot springs village of Kotohira where your accommodation tonight is one of Trafalgar's 'Stays With Stories' - a traditional Japanese ryokan. You'll have some time this evening to climb the steps adjacent to the hotel to visit Kotohira-gu Shrine and be rewarded with breathtaking views of the surrounding countryside. Later perhaps take a relaxing soak in the onsen (hot spring) bath at our hotel.

Breakfast, Dinner

Kotohira Grand Sakuranosho (ryokan)

KOTOHIRA - HIROSHIMA Location Information Description

Kotohira, Japan

This morning visit the Zentsuji Temple, birthplace of one of the most revered figures of Japanese Buddhism, the high priest Kobo Daishi. It is the 75th temple on the 88 temple Shikoku Pilgrimage, which covers approximately 1,200 kilometres and was traditionally done on foot taking up to 60 days to complete. It is still done by many people today although modern pilgrims use cars, taxis, buses, bicycles or motorcycles.

Location Information Description

Hiroshima, Japan

Continue to Omishima Island and make a stop at a local restaurant for lunch. Drive to Hiroshima via the Setouchi Shimanami Kaido Expressway, a 60-kilometre highway that links the islands of the Seto Inland Sea with nine individual bridges. Check into your hotel for a relaxing evening.

Breakfast, Lunch

Rihga Royal

HIROSHIMA SIGHTSEEING Location Information Description

Hiroshima, Japan

Travel by ferry to the sacred Miyajima Island, where you'll see the famous UNESCO-listed Itsukushima Shrine and elaborate torii gate that stands majestically in the sea.

After some free time for lunch and to explore the island's spiritual sanctuaries, you'll return to Hiroshima for a visit to the Peace Memorial Park and Museum. Imagine the devastation and horror that followed the world's first atomic explosion in 1945 as you see the UNESCO-listed Peace Memorial, the only structure left standing in the area and an expression of hope for world peace.

This evening, you'll indulge in Hiroshima-style okonomiyaki, a savory pancake made with egg, cabbage, soba noodles, and meat, seafood or cheese, grilled in layers on a hot plate.

Breakfast, Dinner

Rihga Royal

HIROSHIMA - OSAKA Location Information Description

Osaka, Japan

Board the high-speed bullet train to Osaka this morning and enjoy some free time for lunch and shopping in the Dotonbori Street area. Visit Osaka Castle, which played a major role in the unification of Japan during the sixteenth century. This evening, join your Travel Director and fellow guests for a Farewell Dinner at a local restaurant.

Breakfast, Dinner

Sheraton Miyako Osaka

DEPART OSAKA Location Information Description

Osaka, Japan

Your encounter with Japan's centuries-old traditions and modern cityscapes at its end, take a transfer by airport shuttle service to Kansai International Airport, or Osaka Itami Airport for your onward flight.

Breakfast

Departure Date
Price
Sun, Oct 31, 2021
$7,150.00
Sun, Nov 07, 2021
$7,150.00
Sun, Nov 21, 2021
$7,150.00
Sun, Dec 05, 2021
$6,825.00
Wed, Dec 22, 2021
$7,195.00
Wed, Jan 05, 2022
$6,825.00
Sun, Feb 06, 2022
$6,825.00
Sun, Mar 06, 2022
$7,125.00
Sun, Mar 13, 2022
$7,150.00
Sun, Mar 20, 2022
$7,150.00
Wed, Mar 23, 2022
$7,150.00
Wed, Mar 30, 2022
$7,525.00
Sat, Apr 02, 2022
$7,550.00
Wed, Apr 06, 2022
$7,550.00
Wed, Apr 13, 2022
$7,525.00
Sun, Apr 17, 2022
$7,525.00
Wed, Apr 20, 2022
$7,595.00
Sun, Apr 24, 2022
$7,595.00
Sun, May 08, 2022
$7,625.00
Sun, May 29, 2022
$7,625.00
Sun, Jun 05, 2022
$7,325.00
Sun, Jun 12, 2022
$7,325.00
Sun, Jun 26, 2022
$7,325.00
Sun, Jul 03, 2022
$7,325.00
Sun, Jul 17, 2022
$7,650.00
Sun, Aug 14, 2022
$7,650.00
Sun, Sep 04, 2022
$7,625.00
Sun, Sep 18, 2022
$7,625.00
Sun, Oct 02, 2022
$7,650.00
Sun, Oct 16, 2022
$7,650.00
Sun, Oct 30, 2022
$7,650.00
Sun, Nov 06, 2022
$7,650.00
Sun, Nov 20, 2022
$7,650.00
Sun, Dec 04, 2022
$7,325.00
Wed, Dec 21, 2022
$7,595.00
Sun, Jan 08, 2023
$7,325.00
Sun, Feb 05, 2023
$7,325.00
Sun, Mar 05, 2023
$7,825.00
Sun, Mar 12, 2023
$7,850.00
Sun, Mar 19, 2023
$7,850.00
Wed, Mar 22, 2023
$7,850.00
Sun, Mar 26, 2023
$7,850.00
Wed, Mar 29, 2023
$7,850.00
Sun, Apr 02, 2023
$7,995.00
Wed, Apr 05, 2023
$7,995.00
Sun, Apr 09, 2023
$7,995.00
Sun, Apr 16, 2023
$7,995.00

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