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Highlights of Japan
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Embark on an extraordinary journey through Japan with Exodus, exploring vibrant cities, rich cultural heritage, and iconic landmarks. From the futuristic capital of Tokyo to the tranquility of Nikko, the historical charm of Kyoto, and the resilience of Hiroshima, this tour offers a seamless and enriching experience. Immerse yourself in vibrant nightlife, visit famous temples and shrines, and indulge in the local flavors. With knowledgeable tour leaders and comfortable accommodations, Exodus ensures an unforgettable adventure through the heart of Japan.
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Fly from the UK to Tokyo
Tokyo Arrival and Shinjuku Exploration
Begin your holiday in the futuristic capital of Tokyo. After your arrival, meet your tour leader for a welcome meeting and optional group dinner. Take a casual tour around Shinjuku, Tokyo's famous nightlife district, immersing yourself in its vibrant atmosphere and bustling streets.
3* Dormy Inn Kodenmacho
Tokyo City Tour and Senso-ji Temple
Experience the wonders of Tokyo on a full-day city tour using the efficient metro system. Start your day with a visit to the tranquil Meiji Shrine, nestled in a lush park with a variety of tree species. Explore the trendy Harajuku district, known for its eccentric fashion boutiques and Takeshita Street. Marvel at the architectural marvels of Omotesando, shop in the upscale Ginza district, and conclude the day at Senso-ji Temple in Asakusa, Tokyo's oldest Buddhist temple.
3* Dormy Inn Kodenmacho
Journey to Nikko and UNESCO Sites
Say farewell to Tokyo and embark on a train journey to Nikko, a town renowned for its natural beauty and UNESCO World Heritage sites. Visit the iconic Shinkyo Bridge, a picturesque vermilion bridge surrounded by stunning scenery. Explore the lavishly adorned Toshogu Shrine, a complex of Shinto and Buddhist buildings set in a serene forest. Immerse yourself in the traditional atmosphere of Nikko by spending the night in a traditional-style guesthouse.
Turtle Inn Nikko or Annex Turtle Hotorian
Train to Kyoto and Nishiki Market Exploration
Travel west to Kyoto, the historical former capital of Japan, by train. Enjoy a bento lunch on the train as you journey to Kyoto. Upon arrival, immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of Nishiki Market, a mile-long covered food market filled with intriguing shops and local Japanese produce. Indulge your senses and capture unique photos of the market's offerings. In the late afternoon, explore the traditional Gion district, famous for its Geisha culture and historic teahouses.
3* Resol Kyoto Shijo Muromachi
Discover Kyoto's Highlights by Foot and Public Transport
Embark on a guided exploration of Kyoto's highlights, utilizing the comprehensive bus and metro systems. Begin your day with an early visit to the mesmerizing Fushimi Inari Shrine, renowned for its vibrant torii gates. Experience the natural beauty of Arashiyama, including the bamboo forest path and Nonomiya Shrine. After a lunch break, visit the serene Ryoan-ji Temple with its captivating rock garden and admire the iconic golden pavilion of Kinkaku-ji Temple.
3* Resol Kyoto Shijo Muromachi
Journey to Hiroshima and Peace Park Visit
Take a shinkansen (bullet train) to Hiroshima, with a stop en route to visit the stunning Himeji Castle, known for its white exterior and distinctive roof design. In Hiroshima, reflect on history as you visit the Peace Memorial Museum and explore the peaceful surroundings of the Peace Park. Experience the resilience and vibrant atmosphere of Hiroshima, a city that has rebuilt itself after the tragic events of the past.
3* Daiwa Roynet Hotel Hiroshima Ekimae or Dormy Inn Annex
Miyajima Island Excursion and Osaka Arrival
Embark on a ferry ride to Miyajima Island, known for its enchanting Itsukushima Shrine and the iconic Floating Torii Gate. Despite renovation works on the torii, the island's beauty is still captivating. Observe freely roaming deer and enjoy leisure time on this picturesque island before taking a shinkansen to Osaka, the final destination of your tour. Immerse yourself in Osaka's vibrant character, known for its shopping, dining, and nightlife scenes.
4* Karaksa Hotel Osaka Namba
Conclude your tour in Osaka after breakfast. If you have a late flight or plan to stay longer, your tour leader can provide suggestions for additional sightseeing and activities. Depart with lasting memories.
Depart Osaka and return to the UK.
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