General

ITINERARY

Day 1 OSAKA (ARRIVAL)

Arrive at Kansai airport. You will be met by an English speaking assistant and helped to board an airport bus.
After check in at your hotel you will have free time.

Accommodation: Stay at SHERATON MIYAKO HOTEL OSAKA or similar – OSAKA

Day 2 OSAKA – KURASHIKI – OKAYAMA

Your main suitcase will be transferred directly from Osaka to Takamatsu.
Please leave your main suitcase with the porter / bell desk by 7:30 AM.
Travel with just an overnight bag for your night in Okayama.
Meet your guide in your hotel and transfer to Kurashiki by bullet train and local train.
Arrive at Kurashiki and start sightseeing by public transportation and on foot.
Visit: Bikan area and house of Ohashi family.
After sightseeing transfer to Okayama by local train.

Accommodation: Stay at HOTEL GRANVIA OKAYAMA or similar – OKAYAMA

Day 3 OKAYAMA – NAOSHIMA – TAKAMATSU

Meet your guide in your hotel and transfer to Uno port by taxi.
Transfer from Uno to Naoshima island by ferry.
Visit: Art House Project (Renovated houses by contemporary artists) and Chichu Art Museum.
After sightseeing transfer toTakamatsu by ferry.

Accommodation: Stay at JR HOTEL CLEMENT TAKAMATSU or similar – TAKAMATSU

Day 4 TAKAMATSU – MATSUYAMA – DOGO ONSEN

Your main suitcase will be transferred directly from Takamatsu to Osaka.
Please leave your main suitcase with the porter / bell desk by 7:30 AM.
Travel with just an overnight bag for your night in Dogo Onsen and Hiroshima.
Meet your guide in your hotel and visit Ritsurin Park by public transportation.
After sightseeing transfer to Matsuyama station by express train.
Arrive at Matsuyama and start sightseeing to visit Matsuyama castle.
After sightseeing transfer to your ryokan in Dogo Onsen.

Accommodation: Stay at RYOKAN TSUBAKIKAN or similar – DOGO ONSEN
Dinner

Day 5 HIROSHIMA DOGO ONSEN – MIYAJIMA – HIROSHIMA

Meet your guide in your hotel and transfer to Matsuyama port by limousine bus.
Transfer to Hiroshima by ferry.
Arrive at Miyajima and start sightseeing of Miyajima and Hiroshima by public transportation.
Visit: Itsukushima Shrine, Atomic Bomb Dome, Peace Memorial Park and the museum
After sightseeing transfer to your hotel in Hiroshima.

Accommodation: Stay at HOTEL GRANVIA HIROSHIMA or similar – HIROSHIMA
Breakfast

Day 6 HIROSHIMA – OSAKA

Meet your guide in your hotel and transfer to Shin-Osaka station by bullet train.
Arrive at Shin-Osaka and start sightseeing of Osaka city by public transportation.
Visit: Umeda Sky Building, Kuromon Market, Dotombori area

Accommodation: After sightseeing transfer to your hotel in Osaka. Stay at SHERATON MIYAKO HOTEL OSAKA or similar – OSAKA

Day 7 OSAKA – KANSAI (DEPARTURE)

Transfer to Kansai airport by airport limousine bus and depart from Kansai by your flight.

Itinerary

Discover Chugoku & Shikoku

INCLUDED

  • Hotel : Osaka (2 nights), Okayama (1 night), Takamatsu (1 night) and Hiroshima (1 night)
  • Ryokan : Dogo Onsen (1 night)
  • Meal : Dinner & breakfast at Dogo Onsen
  • Guide & assistant : Private guide (Except day 1 & 7) and English speaking assistant (Day 1)
  • Train : Ordinary class reserved seat (Day 2, 4 and 6)
  • Ferry : From Takamatsu to Hiroshima and Hiroshima to Miyajima (Day 5)
  • Luggage : Osaka-Takayama-Osaka(one item per person)
  • Others : Local transfer and admission fees (when with guide)

BREAKFAST SUPPLEMENT

9,500 Yen per person / package

Photo sources

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Osaka (Osaka Prefecture)

Osaka (Osaka Prefecture)  Welcome to Osaka Osaka is a vibrant city in the Kansai region of Japan, the second largest metropolitan area in Japan after Tokyo. It is a major financial center and Japan’s economic hub. Famous landmarks in Osaka include Osaka Castle and Shitenno-ji – the oldest Buddhist temple in Japan. Osaka is known for its Read more

Takamatsu (Kagawa Prefecture)

Takamatsu (Kagawa Prefecture)  Welcome to Takamatsu Takamatsu is a city located in central Kagawa Prefecture on the island of Shikoku in Japan. It is a port city located on the Seto Inland Sea, and is the closest port to Honshu from Shikoku island. Ritsurin Garden is one of the most famous historical gardens in Japan. The garden Read more

Okayama (Okayama Prefecture)

Okayama (Okayama Prefecture)Welcome to Okayama Okayama is the capital of the prefecture of the same name, located in Chugoku on the island of Honshu. It has about 700,000 inhabitants. The city is home to one of Japan’s three most famous gardens: the Korakuen. Built at the beginning of the 18th century, it uses at the highest level a Read more

Kurashiki (Okayama Prefecture)

Kurashiki (Okayama Prefecture)Welcome to Kurashiki Kurashiki is a very beautiful little town located in Okayama prefecture. The town do have a preserved canal area since the Edo period which was between 1603-1867. Long time ago it was a town with many store for kept the rice, and now of age those stores become a museum, boutiques and Read more

Naoshima island (Kagawa Prefecture)

Naoshima island (Kagawa Prefecture)  Welcome to Naoshima Island Naoshima is a island in Kagawa Prefecture and is about 1 hour and 30 minutes from Okayama, is an island of art blessed with nature, and attracts worldwide attention. Benesse Art Site Naoshima features a fine contemporary art museum, and its architecture blends in with the island’s serene natural environment. Read more

Dogo Onsen (Ehime Prefecture)

Dogo Onsen (Ehime Prefecture)  Welcome to Dogo Onsen Dogo Onsen is located in Ehime Prefecture and is one of the oldest hot spring area in Japan and was favored by Prince Shotoku (574-622). The onsen was mentioned in the Nihon shoki chronicle which dates back over 1300 years. The current bath house was constructed in 1894 and is Read more

Miyajima (Hiroshima Prefecture)

Miyajima (Hiroshima Prefecture)  Welcome Miyajima Miyajima Island, is one of the most scenic spots in Japan, has long been regarded as an Island of Gods on the beautiful Seto Inland Sea. It is a historical island where Itsukushima Shrine, a World Heritage site, is located less the on hour from Hiroshima and have numerous preserved shrines, temples Read more

Hiroshima (Hiroshima Prefecture)

Hiroshima (Hiroshima Prefecture)  Welcome to Hiroshima Hiroshima is a thoroughly modern city of wide boulevards, numerous rivers, a thriving downtown, and a population of more than 1 million. But its main tourist draw Peace Memorial Park is the legacy that sets the city apart: it was the world’s first city destroyed by an atomic bomb (the second was Read more

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