JAPAN SETO INLAND SEA DISCOVERY
OSAKA - HIMEJI-AWAJISHIMA ISLAND - TAKAMATSU - NAOSHIMA - DOGO ONSEN - HIROSHIMA - ONOMICHI
Departure Date : ALL YEAR 2023
9 days, 6 nights including flights, accommodations, some meals, drink and airfare from SFO - NYC (All U.S gateways available).
10 days - 7 nights starting at:
in DBL occupancy
Main program includes:
Round trip airfare from San Francisco or NYC, (SFO - NYC) airport. Airline taxes and fuel surcharges are included. (Valid at present time)
First class hotel accommodations for 7 nights at a centrally located hotels
2 nights in Osaka;
1 night in Awajishima
2 nights in Takamatsu
1 night Dogo Onsen
1 night in Hiroshima
or similar hotels including hotel tax and service charges.
Services of an English-speaking tour manager throughout the program.
Deluxe air-conditioned motor coach transportation for all transfers, tours and guided excursions.
Guided tours, admissions and entrance fees as per program in itinerary.
Daily Breakfast, 6 lunches, 2 dinners (mineral water and a glass of wine/beer are included)
All VAT city and local Tax, baggage handling at hotels. (Based on one bag per person).
Headsets on guided tour
NOTES: All taxes and fuel surcharges are included and valid at the time of printing but are subject to change. The price does not include tips, travel insurance, airline luggage overage fees, passports fees, visas, optional tours that might be offered in addition to our daily included program, as well as items of a personal nature.
Day 1: Departure from the USA on your overnight flight to Japan.
Day 2: OSAKA:
Welcome to Japan. Upon arrival in Kansai Airport, proceed through customs and collect your luggage. A Jet Vacations professional guide will personally greet you. Departure and transfer by deluxe coach to your hotel centrally located in Osaka for an overnight.
Day 3: HIMEJI-AWAJISHIMA ISLAND:
In this day, you will be transferred to Awajishima Island by private coach. En-route to the island, swing by at Himeji Castle. Himeji is also well-known as Sake brewing and you will visit local Sake Brewery in Nada district. After visiting the brewery, you will stop at Honpukuji Suigodo Temple in Awajishima Island which is designed by Tadao Ando. Honpukuji is known as the "Water Temple" for reasons that become obvious when you see it. Overnight: Awajishima (B, L, D)
Meal inclusion: Breakfast, lunch, dinner
Day 3: HIMEJI-AWAJISHIMA ISLAND - TAKAMATSU:
After breakfast at hotel, you will be transferred to Takamatsu by private coach. The first visit of the day is Ritusrin Park. It is a muse-see spot in Takamatsu. Then, guide will take you to Noguchi Isamu Garden Museum. The Isamu Noguchi Garden Museum Japan is the fulfillment of Noguchi's wish that his former studio in Mure be an extension of his museum in New York, that it be a place to inspire artists and scholars. Overnight: Takamatsu (B, L)
Day 4: TAKAMATSU - NAOSHIMA:
In this day, you will dive into face of art in Setouchi inland sea. Guide will take you to Naoshima and Teshima island by ferry. Benesse Art Site Naoshima is a collective name for the art activities conducted by Benesse Holdings and the Fukutake Foundation on Naoshima, Teshima, and Inujima.You will visit, Chichu Art Museum, Lee Ufan Museum, Benesse House Museum and Teshima Art Museum in the islands. Overnight: Takamatsu (B, L)
Day 5: TAKAMATSU - DOGO ONSEN:
After breakfast at hotel, you will be transferred to Matsumaya by express train from Takamatsu station. Main attraction in the day is Dogo Onsen. Dogo Onsen is one of Japan's oldest and most famous hot springs, located to the east of central Matsuyama. The area is popular with tourists for its beautiful bath house and many ryokan. You will stay in traditional Japanese ryokan. Overnight: Dogo Onsen (Ryokan). Overnight: Dogo Onsen (B, L, D)
Day 6: DOGO ONSEN - HIROSHIMA - ONOMICHI:
In this day, you will be transferred to Hiroshima by private coach. En-route to Hiroshima, you will swing by Onomichi and drive by famous cycling route Shimanami Kaido. In Onomichi, you will visit Senkoji Temple. It is famous as scenic view from the open stage. You can see many islands beauty in Setouchi inland sea.
Overnight: Hiroshima city (B, L)
Day 7: HIROSHIMA - OSAKA:
After breakfast, embark on full day Hiroshima highlight tour by private coach. First visit of the day is, Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park. And also, guide will take you to Miyajima Island via ferry. Upon completion of the sightseeing, you will be transferred to Osaka via bullet train. Overnight: Osaka (B, L)
Day 8: OSAKA:
An English speaking assistant will pick you up at hotel by vehicle for your departure flight. You will be transferred to Kansai International Airport. (B)
NOTE: This tour includes moderate physical activity. The itinerary blends some longer days with shorter days and more leisure time. Walking tours, as well as walking slightly longer distances, up stairs or on uneven walking surfaces should be expected.