Historic Japan Adventure

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Historic Japan Adventure

from £1,791
Duration: 9 days
Countries: Japan
An opportunity to explore Japan’s most mystical and intriguing locations. Begin at the ancient capital of Kyoto, leading to Hiroshima, Nagasaki, then to the historical forests of Yakushima.
Summary

Historic Japan Adventure

Day 1:    Leave London Heathrow Airport

Day 2:    Arrive at Kansai International Airport.
                Activate your JR Pass and get the limited express train to Kyoto
                Stay two nights in Kyoto (twin room/breakfast included)
                Explore Kyoto at your leisure.

Day 3:    Explore Japan’s two ancient capital cities, Kyoto and Nara, on a guided tour
               including lunch.


Day 4:    Travel to Hiroshima using your JR pass.
                Stay two nights in Hiroshima (twin room/breakfast included)
                <Recommended> Visit the ruins of Takeda castle on the way to Hiroshima.
                Referred to as the ‘Macchu Picchu’ of Japan,
                on cloudy autumn days the ruins resemble a castle floating in the sky
                and are easily reachable using the JR Pass.

Day 5:    Explore Hiroshima at your leisure.
                <Recommended> Visit the A-bomb dome and accompanying Peace
                Memorial Museum.
                Or use your JR pass to reach Miyajima Island, home of the floating shrine.

Day 6:    Travel to Nagasaki using your JR Pass.
                Stay two nights in Nagasaki (twin room/breakfast included)
                Visit Fukuoka on your way to Nagasaki.

Day 7:    Free day in Nagasaki.
                <Recommended> Visit ‘Gunkanjima’. An island the shape of a battle ship
               and filled with the ruins of a former coal mining community.

Day 8:    Travel to Yakushima.
                Use your JR Pass to reach Kagoshima. Spend some time in the city before
                riding the high speed boat to Yakushima, an island with an ancient forest.
                Stay two nights in Japanese style rooms Anbo (Yakushima)
               (twin room/breakfast and dinner included)


Day 9:    Hike through the ancient forest of Yakushima.
                This mystical place is the inspiration for the magical forest in Studio Ghibli’s
               ‘Princess Mononoke'.
                You’re free to choose which hiking route you pick. Please be aware that
                hiking through Yakushima is not difficult but proper preparation is required.
              
Day 10:  After enjoying a traditional Japanese breakfast, make your way back to
                Kagoshima in time to catch your flight back to London.
 


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Kyoto -Fushimi Inari Shrine
Kyoto -Kinkakuji
Miyajima Island
Hiroshima -Takeda Castle
Hiroshima -A bomb Dome
Traditional Japanese food
Nagasaki -Battle Ship Island
Yakushima
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