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Hiroshima & Miyajima (Group Tour Add-On)

4 Nights: from US$1917 per person (twin share) Trip Code: AOHMS

Head west for a poignant visit to Hiroshima's Peace Memorial Park and find out more about Hiroshima's much-loved food scene, then have a relaxing stay on sacred Miyajima Island amid verdant forests and traditional shrines. Read more >

After your Japan Enchantment Small Group Tour has finished there will still be so much to see, so how about extending your adventure in Japan with a Self-Guided trip west to Hiroshima and the island of Miyajima?

You will be quite adept at using trains to get around by the end of your Small Group Tour, so in this extension you will travel independently from Tokyo west to Hiroshima for one night, then to Miyajima for two. Hiroshima needs no introduction; just a mention of its name brings to mind images of the atomic bomb which was dropped there on August 6th 1945, and a trip to the city is not complete without a poignant visit to the Peace Memorial Park and Museum with its powerful message for peace, and the fitting memorial of the A-Bomb Dome. However, Hiroshima has rebuilt itself as a thriving modern city with a warm atmosphere and some truly delicious food - don't miss a visit to Okonomi Mura to try okonomiyaki savoury pancakes.

After a comfortable night in the city you will take the short ferry ride across Hiroshima Bay, past the floating torii gate of Itsukushima Shrine, to spend two nights in a ryokan-style hotel on Miyajima Island. Miyajima is a spiritual island home to traditional temples and shrines, beautiful scenery, and some very curious deer. If you're feeling active then a hike or cable car ride to the top of Mount Misen will give you spectacular views across the bay.

After your three night stay in western Honshu you will return to Tokyo on the bullet train, and we've arranged a final night for you in the chic southern terrace area near Shinjuku Station. Take the opportunity to try out one of the fabulous restaurants in the Shinjuku area for your last unforgettable dinner in Japan.

The following day you will have a private car to take you directly from your hotel out to Narita Airport in plenty of time for your flight home.

Notes
This extension package is designed to be bolted on to one of our Small Group Tours. It works best when combined with Japan Enchantment. 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 two evening meals
  • All transport between destinations using your Japan Rail Pass
  • 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

  • Visit Hiroshima's poignant A-Bomb Dome and Peace Memorial Park and Museum
  • Tuck into Hiroshima-style okonomiyaki savoury pancakes
  • Soak in an outdoor hot spring bath with superb sea views
  • Journey to tranquil Miyajima and marvel at the vermillion floating torii gate
  • Stay in a gorgeous ryokan-style hotel on Miyajima

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

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