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Hiroshima & Miyajima (Group Tour Add-On)

4 Nights: from US$728 per person (twin share) Trip Code: AOHME

Add a few more days to your Japan trip with two nights in Hiroshima and and a night on the island of Miyajima, followed by a final night in the bustle of Tokyo. Read more >

Your Small Group Tour Tokaido Trail has finished but there's still so much to see, so why not extend your journey in Japan with a Self-Guided trip west to Hiroshima and Miyajima?

You will be familiar with getting around Japan by the end of your Small Group Tour, so in this extension you will travel independently from Tokyo to Hiroshima for three nights. Hiroshima is of course known for the events of 1945 and a stay in the city is not complete without a sobering visit to the Peace Memorial Park and Museum with its powerful message for peace, and the fitting memorial of the A-Bomb Dome. Hiroshima is now a vibrant, modern city with a warm atmosphere and some truly delicious food - a visit to Okonomimura to try okonomiyaki savoury pancakes is a must!

After two nights in the city take the short journey across Hiroshima Bay, past the floating torii gate of Itsukushima Shrine, to Miyajima Island to spend a night in a traditional Japanese inn. Miyajima is a sacred island home to traditional temples, little shops, and some very friendly deer. If the weather is on your side, a hike or cable car ride to the top of Mount Misen will give you spectacular views across the bay.

Your journey back to Tokyo will be on the bullet train, and we've arranged a final night for you in the lively Shinjuku area. Shinjuku is home to Golden Gai, a maze of tiny bars and eateries with a fun atmosphere where you can rub elbows with the friendly locals as you have your last dinner in Japan.

The following day you will take the Narita Express train from Shinjuku Station out to Narita Airport in plenty of time for your flight home. If you would prefer to fly from Haneda Airport instead, don't hesitate to let us know and we can sort out arrangements to suit your plans.

Notes
This extension package is designed to be bolted on to one of our Small Group Tours. It works best when combined with Tokaido Trail. Please note that the extension is Self-Guided. This means you will not be travelling in a group or with a tour leader, but full instructions including details of your journeys and directions to your accommodation will be included in your complimentary InsideJapan Tours' Info-Pack.

At a glance

What's Included

What's included

  • Four nights' accommodation
  • Breakfast every day and one evening meal
  • All transport between destinations
  • Airport transfer to Narita Airport at the end of your trip
  • Your personalised InsideJapan Info-Pack

What's NOT included:

  • International flights
  • Local transport (buses, subways, taxis) at any destinations
  • Any entrance fees including those for shrines, temples and museums
  • Baggage handling - you will be expected to carry your own bags for the duration of the trip

Trip Highlights

  • Speed west on the bullet train between Tokyo and Hiroshima
  • Travel to the island of Miyajima and watch the sun set behind its iconic floating shrine
  • Try out Hiroshima's well-loved savoury okonomiyaki pancakes
  • Spend a day learning more about Hiroshima's tragic past and its bright future
  • Meet the curious deer on Miyajima and hike to the top of Mount Misen
  • Enjoy your last night in Japan surrounded by the buzz of Shinjuku

For more information email us: [email protected] or call: 303 952 0379

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