Chugoku + Shikoku, 11 Days
Intro: Starting from Kobe, this package program will be visiting historic coast of the inland sea. Despite being right next to the coast, Chugoku and Shikoku is one of the oldest regions to preserve its nourish nature and historic sites. These locations are not often visited, however it is increasing its awareness through its rich history.
Day1 Osaka→Kobe Arrive at Kansai International Airport (KIX), please transfer to hotel in Kobe on your own
Day2 Kobe→Tokushima→Takamatsu Private guide tour to Tokushima, passing through Awajishima Island and Onaruto Bridge. Also, visit Uzu-no-Michi and Awaodori Kaikan Museum
Day3 Takamatsu→Kotohira→Matsuyama Private guide tour to Takamatsu Kotohira and Matsuyama. You will visit Ritsurin Park, Kompirasan and Dogo onsen.
Day4 Matsuyama→Shimanami→Hiroshima Private guided tour to Matsuyama and Shimanami. You will visit Matsuyama Castle and Shimanami-Kaido. Towards the end of the day, you will enjoy a short cycling tour in Shimanami-Kaido.
Day5 Hiroshima＆Miyajima Private guided tour in the city of Hiroshima. You will visit Peace Memorial Park & Museum, Atomic Bomb Dome and Itsukushima Shrine.
Day6 Hiroshima→Iwakuni→Yamaguchi Private guided tour to Iwakuni and Yamaguchi. You will visit Kintaikyo Bridge, Akiyoshidai and Akiyoshido Cave.
Day7 Yamaguchi→Tsuwano→Hagi Private guided tour to Tsuwano and Hagi. You will visit Tonomachi Street, Pottery of Hagi-yaki and Shoin Shrine.
Day8 Hagi→Iwami Ginzan→Izumo→Matsue Private guided tour to Iwami Ginzan and Izumo. You will visit Iwami-Ginzan, a World Heritage site in 2007. Then you will proceed to Izumo Grand Shrine
Day9 Matsue→Yasugi→Kurashiki→Okayama Private guided tour to Matsue Castle, former samurai district (visiting one of the samurai residences). Then to Adachi Museum of Art and Kurashiki Bikan-Chiku
Day10 Okayama→Himeji→Osaka Transfer to Himeji by a Bullet Train and visit Himeji Castle. Then proceed to Osaka by bullet train again and visit Umeda Sky Building with its floating Garden Observation Deck. Then finish the day at Namba District
Day11 Osaka Kansai Departure Transfer to Kansai Airport on your own.
Hotel: Kobe (1 Night), Takamatsu (1 Night), Matsuyama (1 Night), Hiroshima (2 Nights), Yamaguchi (1 Night), Hagi (1 Night/ Ryokan), Matsue (1 Night), Okayama (1 Night), Osaka (1 Night)
Train: Bullet Train on Day 10
Meals: 10 breakfasts, 1 Lunch and 1 Dinner at Hotel or Ryokan
Luggage Delivery: Matsue to Osaka (1 piece per person), takes 24 hours to deliver.
International Flights, Domestic Flights
Porter service at airports and hotels