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Splendours of Japan with Hiroshima

5 Days 1 Country 4 Cities

Embrace the timeless tradition and modern spirit of Japan’s iconic sites, from the neon skyline of Tokyo to the foodie hotspot of Osaka and contemplate world peace at the final remnants of Hiroshima’s atomic blast.

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    • The Edo Tokyo Museum will be closed for renovation until 31 March 2018. During this time the National Museum will be visited instead.
    • The Imperial Palace East Gardens are closed on Fridays so trips starting in Tokyo on Wednesdays will visit the Hamarikyu Japanese Garden instead
    • Gion Festival: Takes place annually in Kyoto and is one of the most famous festivals in Japan. Events and parades are held for the entire month of July.
    • Takayama Festival is considered one of Japans best festivals to see the traditional floats in the streets of Takayama.
    • Cherry Blossom season varies between different regions of Japan and is dependent on weather conditions so can also vary slightly each year. Late March to mid April are the most likely times to experience it on this trip but this is not guaranteed.
    • Extend your stay in Japan and visit Hokkaido; the second largest, northernmost and least developed of Japan's four main islands. With its unspoiled nature, Hokkaido attracts many lovers of the outdoors. Stay in Sapporo, the largest city on Hokkaido Island and in Furano, with its beautiful lavender and flower fields. The trip can be booked to follow on seamlessly from our Splendours of Japan with Hiroshima and Splendours of Japan trips on many departure dates.
    • Visas are generally not required for Japan. Please contact the consulate/embassy for further information.
    • Trip prices are per person, land only, based on double occupancy and reflect applicable discount. Discounts are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice.
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    • Twin-share option not available for trips to South America, Costa Rica, Mexico, Alaska, Hawaii or for any holiday & cruise combination, or in Asia and Eastern Mediterranean except Highlights of Turkey (without cruise) & Best of Turkey. It's also not available on Small Group trips.  Guided Vacations included in this restriction are Newfoundland and Labrador (DNLA) as well as Panama, the Canal & Beyond (LPAN).  
    • For trips that are part of our Guaranteed Room Share, please note that there is a no smoking policy in all shared rooms. Solo travel is not accepted on guided Family Experiences holidays unless travelling as part of a family group. 

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      • The Edo Tokyo Museum will be closed for renovation until 31 March 2018. During this time the National Museum will be visited instead.
      • The Imperial Palace East Gardens are closed on Fridays so trips starting in Tokyo on Wednesdays will visit the Hamarikyu Japanese Garden instead
      • Gion Festival: Takes place annually in Kyoto and is one of the most famous festivals in Japan. Events and parades are held for the entire month of July.
      • Takayama Festival is considered one of Japans best festivals to see the traditional floats in the streets of Takayama.
      • Cherry Blossom season varies between different regions of Japan and is dependent on weather conditions so can also vary slightly each year. Late March to mid April are the most likely times to experience it on this trip but this is not guaranteed.
      • Extend your stay in Japan and visit Hokkaido; the second largest, northernmost and least developed of Japan's four main islands. With its unspoiled nature, Hokkaido attracts many lovers of the outdoors. Stay in Sapporo, the largest city on Hokkaido Island and in Furano, with its beautiful lavender and flower fields. The trip can be booked to follow on seamlessly from our Splendours of Japan with Hiroshima and Splendours of Japan trips on many departure dates.
      • Visas are generally not required for Japan. Please contact the consulate/embassy for further information.
      • Trip prices are per person, land only, based on double occupancy and reflect applicable discount. Discounts are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice.
      • Trip prices are correct at the time of the products going live, however are subject to confirmation at the time of booking. All trip information is correct at time of trips going live, however are subject to change - please confirm all details at time of booking.
      • For full terms and conditions, please refer to our Website Terms of Use page.
      • Twin-share option not available for trips to South America, Costa Rica, Mexico, Alaska, Hawaii or for any holiday & cruise combination, or in Asia and Eastern Mediterranean except Highlights of Turkey (without cruise) & Best of Turkey. It's also not available on Small Group trips.  Guided Vacations included in this restriction are Newfoundland and Labrador (DNLA) as well as Panama, the Canal & Beyond (LPAN).  
      • For trips that are part of our Guaranteed Room Share, please note that there is a no smoking policy in all shared rooms. Solo travel is not accepted on guided Family Experiences holidays unless travelling as part of a family group. 

      About this trip

      Embrace the timeless tradition and modern spirit of Japan’s iconic sites, from the neon skyline of Tokyo to the foodie hotspot of Osaka and contemplate world peace at the final remnants of Hiroshima’s atomic blast.


      Trip type: Country Explorer i

      Trip code: JPHO

      4 Nights

      accommodation

      23 Meals
      • 12 buffet breakfasts

      • 4 lunches (including Be My Guest)

      • 7 dinners

      On-trip Transport

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      Highlights

      What's Included

      Sightseeing Highlights

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        • City Tour of Tokyo, Kyoto and Hiroshima

        • See the traditional Gassho-zukuri houses in Gokayama and the beautiful gardens of Kenrokuen in Kanazawa

        • View Mt. Fuji

        • Visit the Edo Tokyo Museum and Sensoji Temple in Tokyo, Mt. Fuji 5th Station, the Kinkakuji Temple, Sanjusangen-do Hall and Fushimi Inari Shrine in Kyoto, the Water Temple on Awaji Island, the Peace Memorial Park and Museum in Hiroshima and the Itsukushima Shrine on Miyajima Islan


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 12 buffet breakfasts

        • 4 lunches
          (including Be My Guest)

        • 7 dinners


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      Travel Highlights

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        • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing

        • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals

        • Luxury air-conditioned coach or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)

        • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

        • Hand-picked Insider Experiences

        • Optional Experiences and free time

        • Porterage and local charges included

        • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

        • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver

        • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes

        • Airport transfers on the first and last day of your guided holiday


        Airport Transfers

      • Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page


       

      Splendours of Japan with Hiroshima

      Your Itinerary

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      Day 1

      Kyoto - Kotohira

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      Day 2

      Kotohira - Hiroshima (2 Nights)

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      Day 3

      Hiroshima Sightseeing

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      Day 4

      Hiroshima - Osaka

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      Day 5

      Depart Osaka

      Day 1

      Kyoto - Kotohira Day 1 - Kyoto - Kotohira

      This morning leave Japan's main island Honshu behind as you cross the Akashi Kaikyo Bridge, the world's longest suspension bridge, over the Seto Inland Sea to Awaji Island. Later have some free time for lunch and take a walk around Yumebutai, a complex of buildings built on the side of the mountain. One of the most striking features in the complex 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, designed by the Japanese architect Tadao Ando to be a sensory experience. The mountains, sky, rice paddies and bamboo groves are reflected in the stillness of the water, which has a meditative effect as you descend the steps to the Buddhist Temple below the water. Continue to the small mountain hot springs village of Kotohira for your overnight stay in your Authentic Accommodation, a Japanese ryokan. Before dinner, if you wish, climb the steps adjacent to the hotel to visit Kotohira-gu Shrine and be rewarded with breathtaking views of the surrounding countryside. This evening perhaps have a relaxing soak in the hot spring (onsen) bath at the hotel.

      Hotel

      Kotohira Grand Sakuranosho (ryokan) Authentic Accommodation

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner

      Hotel

      Kotohira Grand Sakuranosho (ryokan) Authentic Accommodation

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner

      Day 1

      Day 2

      Kotohira - Hiroshima (2 Nights) Day 2 - Kotohira - Hiroshima (2 Nights)

      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. 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.

      Hotel

      Rihga Royal

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Lunch

      Hotel

      Rihga Royal

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Lunch

      Day 2

      Day 3

      Hiroshima Sightseeing Day 3 - Hiroshima Sightseeing

      This morning catch a ferry over to Miyajima Island, otherwise known as Itsukushima, or Divine Island. On arrival visit the Itsukushima Shrine and admire the elaborate torii gate rising majestically out of the sea. Have some free time for lunch, strolling around and browsing in the small shops of this peaceful island. This afternoon return to Hiroshima and visit the Peace Memorial Park and Museum. See the UNESCO listed Peace Memorial, the only structure left standing in the area when the first atomic bomb exploded in 1945. Through the efforts of many people, including those of the city of Hiroshima, this ruin has been preserved in the same state as immediately after the bombing as an expression of hope for world peace. This evening experience the famous Hiroshima style okonomiyaki, a Cultural Insight. Okonamiyaki is similar to a savoury pancake and is made with egg, cabbage, soba noodles, and meat, seafood or cheese and grilled in layers on a hot plate in front of you.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Regional Meal

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Regional Meal

      Day 3

      Day 4

      Hiroshima - Osaka Day 4 - Hiroshima - Osaka

      Take the high speed bullet train to Osaka and on arrival have some free time for lunch and shopping in the Dotonbori Street area. Then stop for a visit to Osaka Castle; one of Japan's most famous landmarks which played a major role in the unification of Japan during the sixteenth century. Later check-in at your hotel and this evening enjoy a Farewell Dinner at a local restaurant with your Travel Director and fellow guests.

      Hotel

      Sheraton Miyako Osaka

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Farewell Dinner

      Hotel

      Sheraton Miyako Osaka

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Farewell Dinner

      Day 4

      Day 5

      Depart Osaka Day 5 - Depart Osaka

      Transfer by airport shuttle service to Kansai International Airport, or Osaka Itami Airport for your onward flight.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Day 5

      Available Departures

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      The Trafalgar Difference

      • Authentic Accommodation
        Kotohira Grand Sakuranosho (ryokan). Enjoy genuine Japanese hospitality while staying in Authentic Accommodation in a traditional ryokan (Japanese inn). Get the best of both worlds with the Japanese style rooms which have the added comfort of western style beds (rooms with tatami mats instead of beds can be requested at the time of booking if preferred). The ryokan features communal hot spring (onsen) baths and guests are provided with a yukata (cotton kimono) to wear.

      • Be My Guest
        A kaiseki lunch at a traditional Japanese ryokan home near Kyoto where you will learn about local customs

      • Cultural Insights
        Sample Japanese Sake during a walking tour in the Edo-style streets of Takayama Old Town. Learn how local artisans make Japanese washi paper in the UNESCO village of Gokayama. Sample the famous Hiroshima style okonomiyaki

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        • City Tour of Tokyo, Kyoto and Hiroshima

        • See the traditional Gassho-zukuri houses in Gokayama and the beautiful gardens of Kenrokuen in Kanazawa

        • View Mt. Fuji

        • Visit the Edo Tokyo Museum and Sensoji Temple in Tokyo, Mt. Fuji 5th Station, the Kinkakuji Temple, Sanjusangen-do Hall and Fushimi Inari Shrine in Kyoto, the Water Temple on Awaji Island, the Peace Memorial Park and Museum in Hiroshima and the Itsukushima Shrine on Miyajima Islan


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 12 buffet breakfasts

        • 4 lunches
          (including Be My Guest)

        • 7 dinners


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      What's Included

      Travel Highlights

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        • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing

        • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals

        • Luxury air-conditioned coach or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)

        • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

        • Hand-picked Insider Experiences

        • Optional Experiences and free time

        • Porterage and local charges included

        • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

        • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver

        • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes

        • Airport transfers on the first and last day of your guided holiday


        Airport Transfers

      • Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page


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