Japan Tour of Honshu and Shikoku

Highlights:

Excellent Japan highlight tours to Honshu and Shikoku, that you can't miss.

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This tour is ready to be booked or tailored to fit your personal requirements,please contact us for quotation and custom details.
Travel Seasons:

Most countries in Asia can be visited throughout the year. Taking all factors into account, such as weather, traffic, cost..., there are always good places worthy visiting whenever you travel Asia. According to your personal schedule, we will arrange the proper and suitable itinerary of your targeted countries.

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Route:

Tokyo - Nikko - Hakone - Kyoto - Nara - Itsukushima/Miyajima -  Himeji - Kanazawa - Hiroshima - Shirakawago - Takayama

Itinerary

Day1:

Tokyo

This morning you will fly to Tokyo , the capital city in Japan.Meet your tour guide holding Bravo Asia Tours greeting board at the Airport and transferred to your hotel. The afternoon is free for you to either just relax or do some shopping on your own.

Day2:

Tokyo

Discover the highlights of Tokyo on a full-day guided tour, the perfect introduction to the city. Visit Meiji Shrine, Japan's most famous Shinto shrine, stroll the gardens of the Imperial Palace, and spend time at Asakusa Kannon Temple (Senso-ji), Tokyo’s oldest Buddhist temple. See shopping areas like Nakamise Shopping Street and the Ginza district, then enjoy a boat cruise on Tokyo Bay.

Day3:

Tokyo - Nikko - Tokyo

In a side trip from Tokyo, visit Nikko, home toToshogu, Japan's most lavishly decorated shrine and the mausoleum of Tokugawa Ieyasu, the founder of the Tokugawa shogunate.

Day4:

Tokyo - Hakone

Travel to Hakone and spend the night there. The area is known for its hot springs, museums and the view of nearby Mt. Fuji.

Day5:

Hakone - Kyoto

Travel from Hakone to Kyoto. Enjoy the sights of Kyoto on a sightseeing tour to Nijo Castle, Kinkaku-ji Temple (Golden Pavilion), Kyoto Imperial Palace and the Kyoto Handicraft Center.Then get a hands-on experience of traditional Japanese crafts during a workshop with a professional craftsman at Kyoto Handicraft Center.

Day6:

Kyoto

Learn about the etiquette of samurai classes in feudal Japan and practice some basic Kembu, including how to use the Japanese sword. You can choose a 1-hour session for an introduction to the basics, or upgrade for a 2-hour session to learn choreographed movements with a sword and folding fan. Top off your experience of this traditional Japanese art with a photo session in costume, and take home a certificate of achievement.

Day7:

Kyoto

Explore the Nishiki Food Market and learn how to make a home-cooked Japanese meal on this Kyoto culinary walking tour. With a knowledgeable guide, learn about typical Japanese ingredients at the food market, and go off the beaten path with a walk through the city's back streets, filled with interesting shops. Visit an old sake brewery for a tasting, and then prepare your own sushi, soup and salad at a 1.5-hour cooking class. This tour is limited to seven people, ensuring you enjoy a small-group experience.

Day8:

Kyoto - Nara - Kyoto

On a side trip from Kyoto, visit Nara, home of Japan's first permanent capital. Visit some of the oldest and largest temples in Japan and feed the deer that roam freely in the city.

Day9:

Kyoto - Itsukushima/Miyajima -  Himeji - Itsukushima/Miyajima

Take the shinkansen from Kyoto to Miyajimaand visit Himeji Castle along the way.

Day10:

Itsukushima/Miyajima - Kanazawa - Hiroshima - Kanazawa

Take the ferry back to Hiroshima and see the city's sights. Continue on to Kanazawa and spend two nights there.

Day11:

Kanazawa

Spend a full day in Kanazawa and visit Kenrokuen, one of Japan's best landscape gardens and the city's other attractions.

Day12:

Kanazawa - Shirakawago

Travel to Shirakawago, see the nice village and stay overnight at a gassho-zukuri farmhouse.

Day13:

Shirakawago - Takayama

Head to the beautifully preserved old town of Takayama in Gifu Prefecture.

Day14:

Takayama - Tokyo

See more of Takayama before returning to Tokyo. It is time to say goodbye. We hope to see you again in your next trip to Asia. Your beautiful memory of this trip and our best wishes will company you back home safely.

Ends

Dear Clients

This tour is ready to be booked or tailored to fit your personal requirements,please contact us for quotation and custom details.
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