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Sample : Osaka – Kobe – Okayama – Hiroshima – Fukuoka

Route

Sample route

Day 1

Depart hotel in Osaka

Kobe sightseeing by train

  • Rokko

  • China Town

  • Kobe Port Tower

  • Sannomiya

Hotel in Kobe

 

Kobe Habourland – Photo : JNTO

View from Rokko Mountain – Photo : JNTO

Day 2

Depart Hotel

 

Sannomiya station

Himeji Station

Himeji Castle (on foot)

Okayama Station

Okayama sightseeing (on foot)

  • Okayama Castle

  • Koraku-en, Japanese garden

Hotel in Okayama

Himeji Castle – Photo : JNTO

Okayama Castle – Photo : JNTO

Day 3

Depart Hotel

Okayama Station

Kurashiki Station

On foot to Kurashiki Old Town

Hiroshima Station

Hotel in Hiroshima

Kurashiki – Photo : JNTO

Atomic Bomb Dome

Day 4

Departing Hotel

Hiroshima Sightseeing

  • Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park

  • Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum

 Miyajimaguchi

Itsukushima Shrine
in Miyajima island.

Miyajimaguchi

Back to Hiroshima

Hotel in Hirosyima

Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park – Photo : © Tomo.Yun

Itsukushima Shrine

Day 5

 

Depart Hotel

Hiroshima Station

Hakata Station

Arrive at Fukuoka, the largest city in Kyushu.

Hakata Station – Photo : JNTO

 

 

 

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Sample : Okinawa Naha – Onna – Manza – Naha

Route

Sample route

Day 1

Depart Hotel

Fullday Naha sightseeing

Shuri Castle

Shurijo Castle, included as one of the UNESCO World Heritage,  was the kings’ castle after the unification of the Ryukyu Kingdom.

Shikina-en Garden

Shikinaen  was constructed in the end of the 18th century as the second residence of the Ryukyu kings.

Okinawa Prefectural Museum

The Museum includes both a historical museum and art museum

Market Hall

Kokusai Dori

Hotel in Naha

Shuri Castle
Kokusai Street in Naha

 

Day 2

Depart Hotel

Katsuren Castel Ruins

It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The wall was built utilizing a natural landscape
and heaped-stone wall at the edge of a steep cliff.

Hamahiga Island

Featuring the beautiful beach

Zampa Cape

Cape Zanpa is one of the most beautiful locations
to witness the sun setting into the East China Sea.

Hotel in Onna

Katsuren Castle Ruins

 

Hamahiga Shima Island

 

Zampa Cape

 

Day 3

Depart Hotel

Sesoko Island

It is well known for an 800-meter-long natural sand beach
with shallow, crystal-clear water

Churami Aquarium

One of the largest aquariums in the world.
Under the concept of encountering the waters of Okinawa,
the aquarium is home to around 740 species and 21000 marine life.

Kouri Island

Kouri Island is famous for the most beautiful seas in Okinawa.

Mission Beach

Hotel in Onna

Sesoko Island

 

Churami Aquerium

 

Kouri Bridge

 

 

Mission Beach

Day 4

Departing Hotel

Sefa-Utaki

Sefa Utaki, included as one of Okinawa’s World Heritage sites,
was the highest- ranking sacred place in the Ryukyu Kingdom.

Tour terminates in Naha

Sefa-Utaki

 

 

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Sample : Fukuoka – Nagasaki – Kagoshima – Miyazaki – Kurokawa – Oita

Route

Sample route

Day 1

Depart hotel in Fukuoka

Transfer to Nagasaki

Nagasaki became a centre of colonial Portuguese
and Dutch influence in the 16th through 19th centuries.
Nagasaki is also famous as the having been
the second target of the atomic bomb in World War 2.

Nagasaki Sightseeing

Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum

Peace Park

Former Dutch Trading Post

Glover Garden

Oura Church

Hotel in Nagasaki

Oura Church in Nagasaki

Peace Park in Nagasaki

Day 2

Depart Hotel

Transfer to ferry terminal

Gunkanjima Cruise

The island served as a coal mine, but it was abandoned in 1974 and left to the elements.

Transfer to Kumamoto

Kumamoto sightseeing

Kumamoto Castle

Hotel in Kumamoto

Gunkanjima, Battleship Island
Kumamoto Castle in Spring

 

 

Day 3

Depart Hotel

Transfer to Kagoshima

Kagoshima Sightseeing

Kagoshima City is a castle town and is known for neighboring active volcano, Sakurajima

Chiran Sightseeing

Chiran is often referred to as the “Little Kyoto of Satsuma” , and was a base for kamikaze pilots at the end of the Pacific War.

Transfer to Ibusuki

Hotel in Ibusuki

Sakurajima from Kagoshima City
Old Samurai Residence in Chiran

Sand bath in Ibusuki

Day 4

Departing Hotel

Transfer to Miyazaki

Miyazaki Sightseeing

Enjoy the scenic coastal road south of Miyazaki.
The main building of Udo Jingu Shrine is set inside a cave in the cliff face, overlooking the sea.

Horikiri Pass

Aoshima Island

Udo Jingu Shrine

Hotel in Miyazaki

Udo Jingu Shrine
Horikiri Pass, Miyazaki

 

 

Aoshima Island, Miyazaki

Day 5

Depart Hotel

Transfer to Takachiho

Takachiho Gorge

Enjoy one of Japan’s most impressive
natural landscapes.

Transfer to Kurokawa

Kurokawa Onsen is one of the most popular hot spring resorts,
surrounded by the beautiful mountains

Hotel in Kurokawa Onsen

 

 

Takachiho Gorge
Takachiho Gorge in Autumn

 

Day 6

Depart Hotel

Transfer to Beppu

Beppu sightseeing

Beppu is famous for its unique and numerous hot springs,
which are one of Japan’s Three Great Hot Springs.

Transfer to Yufuin

Yufuin-Onsen is located in a small valley
surrounded by mountains,
and one of the most beautiful town in Kyushu.

Hotel in Yufuin Onsen

 

 

Umi Jigoku, Beppu

 

Kannawa, Beppu

 

Kinrin Lake, Yufuin

 

Yufuin Hot Springs

 

 

Day 7

Depart Hotel

Transfer to Fukuoka

Tour ends at Fukuoka airport

 

Hakata Station – Photo : JNTO

 

 

 

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Sample : Fukuoka – Tsuwano – Hiroshima – Matsuyama – Kurashiki – Osaka

Route

Sample route

Day 1

Depart hotel in Fukuoka

Motonosumi Inari Shrine

This shrine is famous for its 123 red gates that lead up a cliff overlooking the Japan Sea.

Akiyoshido Cave

The largest and longest limestone Cave in Japan

Tsuwano

Tsuwano is known as the “Little Kyoto of the San-in Region” locates in the western edge of Shimane.

Hotel in Tsuwano

Motonosumi Inari Shrine – Photo : JNTO

 

Akiyoshido Cave

Day 2

Depart Hotel

Tsuwano sightseeing

Taikodani Inari Shrine
Tsuwano Castle Ruins
Old Street

Kintaikyo Bridge

Kintai Bridge, built in 1673, is the wood arch which is place of scenic beauty of national designation and represents Japan.

Iwakuni sightseeing

Iwakuni Castle
Ropeway
Kikko Park

Hotel in Iwakuni

 

Tsuwano Old Town

 

Kintaikyo Bridge
Iwakuni Castle

Day 3

Depart Hotel

Hiroshima sightseeing

Atomic Bomb Dome
Peace Memorial Museum
Peace Memorial Park

Miyajimaguchi

 

Itsukushima Shrine

Miyajimaguchi

Hotel in Hiroshima

Atomic Bomb Dome
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park – Photo : © Tomo.Yun

Itsukushima Shrine

Day 4

Depart Hotel

Hiroshima Ferry Terminal

 

 

Matsuyama Ferry Terminal

Matsuyama sightseeing

Hotel in Dogo Onsen

Dogo Onsen is one of Japan’s oldest and most famous hot springs.

Matsuyama Castle – Photo : JNTO

Dogo Onsen – Photo : JNTO

Day 5

Depart Hotel

Kompira Temple

This shrine is renowned for its challenging 1,368 step climb, and it is said to bless travellers and ensure their safe journeys.

Transfer to Kurashiki
via Seto Ohashi Bridge

Kurashiki sightseeing

 

Hotel in Kurashiki

Enjoy its beautiful canal and historical quarter.

 

 

Seto Ohashi – Photo : JNTO
Kurashiki – Photo : Kurashiki-tabi

Kurashiki – Photo : Kurashiki-tabi

Day 6

Depart Hotel

Himeji Station

On foot to Himeji Castle

Himeji Castle is registered as a world heritage from the first time in Japan in 1993.

It is the largest castle in Japan, most spectacular and most beautiful castle.

Arrive at Osaka

Himeji Castle – Photo : JNTO