After fully exploring Tokyo head to Nagano and Matsumoto before arriving in famous Kyoto. Carrying on take a journey to Hiroshima and end in Osaka. Meet local people, experience efficient public transport and see the wonders that Japan has to offer!
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Tokyo - Nagano - Matsumoto - Tsumago - Kyoto - Kinosakionsen Station - Hiroshima - Itsukushima/Miyajima - Osaka
Welcome to Tokyo， the largest city（capital） in Japan.Meet your tour guide holding Bravo Asia Tours greeting board at Tokyo Narita Airport and transferred to your hotel. The afternoon is free for you to either just relax or do some shopping on your own.
Rather than a fixed itinerary, you can enjoy the flexibility of seeing and doing exactly what you want. You can start the day by visiting Asakusa. From Asakusa you can take a river cruise on the Sumida River to the Hamarikyu Gardens. A short train journeyto Harajuku. Nearby you can also find Meiji Jingu. Then why not end the day at Shinjuku. Spend the rest of the evening discovering the city on your own.
Cooking class. Today try your hand at preparing Japanese cuisine with the help of a local person. Together with your host you'll head ot the local market to shop for fresh ingredients before arriving to the kitchen, set up in the local cultural centre of the Yanaka district of Tokyo known for its artisans and craftspeople. Here, you’ll be shown how to prepare a traditional Japanese meal including classic dishes such as sushi, tempura or teriyaki chicken which of course you can then enjoy for lunch.
Tokyo - Nagano
Today you will leave Tokyo behind and journey by rail to Nagano in the Japan Alps. Nagano makes a great base for day trips to Matsumoto Castle, as well as visiting the famous snow monkeys in Yudanaka Onsen.
Nagano - Matsumoto
Today journey southwest of Nagano to the alpine city of Matsumoto, This is one of the only original castles in Japan and really gives you a sense of ancient Japan and how the samurai used to live and fight. The famous violin teacher, Suzuki (of the Suzuki method) originated from Matsumoto and you will find a commemorative statue on the street opposite the station.
Matsumoto - Tsumago
Today make your way to Tsumago. A stay in Tsumago is to step back in time and experience old Japan; a world away from the robots, gadgets and gizmos that many associate with modern Japanese cities. The walk along the old samurai trail from the neighbouring village of Magome through Tsumago and on to Nagiso is highly recommended.
Tsumago - Kyoto
This morning you will travel by train to Kyoto.This ancient city showcases the heart and soul of traditional Japan. Spend the rest of the day at your own leisure exploring the city.
A full day of sightseeing in Kyoto.You may want to start your day at Kinkakuji.Then visit Kiyomizu Dera Temple. The afternoon could be spent at Fushimi Inari Shrine in the south of the city. You may want your guide to finish the day of sightseeing by taking you to the Gion Geisha District where if you are lucky you will be able to see a Geisha shuffling through the streets between appointments.
Today enjoy a full day at leisure. You may like to do some additional sightseeing, shopping, or simply relax. Meet local people, experience efficient public transport and see the wonders that Kyoto has to offer!
Kyoto - Kinosakionsen Station - Kyoto
This morning take the train to Kinosaki Onsen, renowned for its hot springs. For the Japanese, onsen bathing has always been a spiritual experience, as cleanliness and purity are linked to Shintoism. There is certainly something magical about Kinosaki Onsen and the town has inspired Japanese poets and artists for centuries.
Kyoto - Hiroshima
Today you will take the train to Hiroshima.Then visit The Peace Park and Museum. Other attractions in Hiroshima include Hiroshima Castle and the baseball stadium. Shukkei‐en Garden is well worth an afternoon stroll with a number of tea houses dotted about the grounds, and the Hiroshima Prefectural Museum of Art contains some wonderful paintings by both Japanese and Western artists.
Hiroshima - Itsukushima/Miyajima
Enjoy a day trip to Miyajima Island from Hiroshima. A cable car takes you to fantastic views across the Inland Sea from Mount Misen, the highest point of the island. There are many pleasant walks on Miyajima among the temples and along the bustling shopping street in the island's small village. You may also see some of the island's native fauna.
Hiroshima - Osaka
This morning you will leave Hiroshima behind and travel on to Osaka. The city aquarium is world class. Osaka Castle is well worth a visit despite being a reconstruction and you will find a variety of very interesting museums scattered throughout the city. Spend the rest of the evening discovering the city on your own.
After breakfaster, 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.