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Discover Japan with Hiroshima 2021

12 days with Globus   Rating: First Class

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Itinerary
Click for Dates and Prices Day 1 ARRIVE IN TOKYO, JAPAN. 
TOKYO Welcome to Tokyo! Hotel check-in available mid-afternoon. (B)

Day 2 TOKYO. 
TOKYO Guided sightseeing includes the Meiji Shrine and a drive past the Imperial Palace. Calligraphy class at an artist’s studio, with kimono fitting and [LF] traditional tea ceremony. Guided visit to Asakusa Kannon Temple and Nakamise Shopping Arcade. Free time this afternoon. (B,D)

Day 3 TOKYO. EXCURSION TO MOUNT FUJI. 
MOUNT FUJI AREA Cable-car ride with views of Mount Fuji and Lake Kawaguchi. Guided visit to Churieto Pagoda.
TOKYO Free time late this afternoon and evening. (B,L)

ENHANCE YOUR FREE TIME in Tokyo with suggestions from your Tour Director. Get local maps and tips for free time on your GlobusGO mobile app.

Day 4 TOKYO–MATSUMOTO–TAKAYAMA. 
MATSUMOTO Guided visit to Matsumoto Castle and Matsumoto City Museum. Scenic drive through the Japanese Alps en route to Takayama.
TAKAYAMA Traditional Japanese-style dinner this evening. (B,L,D)

Day 5 TAKAYAMA. 
TAKAYAMA Guided sightseeing includes a visit to the morning market and Takayama Jinya historic site. Free time to browse in San-Machi Suji historic district before a [LF] sake tasting at a local brewery. Free time this evening. (B)

Day 6 TAKAYAMA–SHIRAKAWA–KANAZAWA. 
TAKAYAMA Scenic drive through Shokawa Valley en route to Shirakawa.
SHIRAKAWA Visit to Gassho-Zukuri thatched-roof houses.
KANAZAWA Guided sightseeing includes Kenroku-en garden, followed by a gold-leaf design class to make your own keepsake bento box. (B)

Day 7 KANAZAWA–KYOTO.
KANAZAWA Thunderbird Express train trip to Kyoto.
KYOTO Guided sightseeing includes visits to Sanjusagendo Temple, Fushimi Inari Shrine, Kiyomizu Temple, and a guided walk through Kyoto. Choose to stay in a traditional Japanese ryokan (additional expense). (B,L)

Day 8 KYOTO. 
KYOTO Guided sightseeing includes visits to the Temple of the Gold Pavilion, and Yuzen Handmade Corner to learn about the ancient kimono fabric-dyeing techniques. [LF] Japanese cooking class before free time this afternoon and evening. (B,L)

Day 9 KYOTO. EXCURSION TO NARA. 
KYOTO Excursion to Nara includes guided sightseeing at Todaiji Temple and Kasuga Shrine (UNESCO World Heritage Sites). Free time this afternoon before a farewell dinner. (B,D)

Day 10 KYOTO–HIROSHIMA. 
KYOTO Bullet train service from Kyoto to Hiroshima.
HIROSHIMA Excursion to Miyajima Island with visit to Itsukushima Shrine (a UNESCO World Heritage Site). (B)

Day 11 HIROSHIMA. 
HIROSHIMA Morning visit to Shukkei-en Garden. Visit to Peace Memorial Park to see the Peace Memorial, Memorial Museum and Memorial Hall. Free time this afternoon. (B)

Day 12 HIROSHIMA. 
Your tour ends with breakfast this morning. (B)
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All This Included
Forget everything your mother taught you about table manners. In Japan, it’s considered rude not to slurp. Get ready to joyously drink in traditional hot sake, matcha green tea, big brothy noodle bowls and the delicious views from neon-lit Tokyo to time-honored Kyoto. Peaks, palaces, pavilions, and pagodas provide picture-perfect backdrops for your photos, but don’t expect to stand still for very long on this enthralling tour of Japan. A hands-on calligraphy class, a special kimono fitting, an interactive cooking demonstration, and a gold-leaf design class—where you’ll make your own keepsake bento box—are all part of the fun. You’ll also browse the produce at a Takayama farmer’s market, stroll through Kanazawa’s famous Kenroku-en gardens, and experience the thrill of a ride on the famous bullet train. Prepare to be floored in more ways than one!

Hop on the bullet train from Kyoto to Hiroshima to be further moved by dramatic gardens, sacred shrines, and the many touching memorials honoring the lives lost in the World War II atomic bombing. A 2-night Monograms vacation to the now serene city of Hiroshima is a peaceful ending to your tour of Japan.
  • American breakfast daily, 4 lunches, 3 dinners
  • We’ve prepared everything you need for the perfect vacation—from transfers to and from your hotel and included intra-vacation flights to expert Local Guides and included VIP sightseeing access to the world’s iconic sites. Your Globus Tour Director is always there to help you make the most out of your free time!Accommodation Spotlight Immerse yourself in authentic Japanese culture and hospitality few travelers experience with a traditional ryokan (Japanese inn) stay. During your visit to Kyoto, choose optional accommodations at Gion Hatanaka—a ryokan. Enjoy traditional touches, including tatami mat floors, a thin sleeping mattress on the floor, private bathroom, and the chance to experience a Japanese-style bath. Your 1-night ryokan experience includes transfers to/from your inn and Kyoto hotel, and traditional Japanese dinner and breakfast. Note: Reserve your ryokan at the time of booking, as space is limited.
  • Inside visits as shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable
  • Professional tour director, local hosts, and local guides
  • Twin-bedded rooms with private bath or shower, hotel taxes, service charges, and tips for baggage handling
  • Private deluxe motorcoach with air-conditioning, extra leg room, and emergency washroom while touring
Highlights
  • TOKYO 
    Visit the Meiji Shrine, Asakusa Kannon Temple, and Nakamise shopping arcade; calligraphy class; kimono fitting;
  • [LF]
  • traditional tea ceremony; welcome dinner
  • MOUNT FUJI AREA
    Cable-car ride to view Mount Fuji; visit Chureito Pagoda
  • MATSUMOTO 
    Visit Matsumoto Castle and Matsumoto City Museum
  • TAKAYAMA 
    City sightseeing; visit a local market, Takayama Jinya, and a
  • [LF]
  • sake brewery for a tasting
  • SHIRAKAWA 
    Visit Gassho-Zukuri houses
  • KANAZAWA
    Visit Kenroku-en Garden; gold leaf class
  • KANAZAWA–KYOTO 
    Travel by Thunderbird express train
  • KYOTO 
    Visit Sanjusangendo Temple, Fushimi Inari Shrine, Kiyomizu Temple, and the Temple of the Gold Pavilion; Yuzen Handmade Corner;
  • [LF]
  • Japanese cooking class; excursion to Nara; farewell dinner
  • HIROSHIMA
    Bullet train from Kyoto to Hiroshima; visit Miyajima Island, Itsukushima Shrine, Shukkei-en Landscape Garden, Peace Memorial Park, Peace Memorial, Memorial Museum, Memorial Hall
Accommodations
Tokyo: Park Hotel Tokyo
Takayama: Hotel Associa Takayama Resort 
Kanazawa: Hotel Nikko Kanazawa 
Kyoto: ANA Crowne Plaza Hotel Kyoto
Hiroshima: Rihga Royal Hiroshima 
Pre and Post Add-ons
Extra Nights per person in Hiroshima:
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n single room $294; in twin room $183; in triple room $167
Notes
  • [LF] refers to Local Favorites where Globus takes you behind the scenes to spotlight what makes this exciting destination unique – and to introduce you to its local flavors.
  • Gratuities for Tour Director, driver, and Local guides are available for pre-purchase on the base vacation. For vacations that include an extension to the base, pre-paid gratuities only include the base portion. Any additional gratuities would need to be paid on trip.
    Ryokan upgrade: $370 per person in twin room, $460 single room supplement
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
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