- 7 Day Japan Rail Pass
- JPY 1,500 Pasmo Card for use on the non JR trains
- Tokyo Guided Morning Tour
- Kyoto Guided Morning Tour
- 2 nights at the Shingawa Prince Hotel - Tokyo
- 2 nights at the Hotel Granvia Hiroshima - Hiroshima
- 2 nights at the Miyako Hotel Kyoto Hachijo - Kyoto
A package for nimble travellers who have limited time but can "hit the ground running". Stay two nights in Tokyo, Hiroshima and Kyoto as you speedily make your way from east to west using a 7 Day Rail Pass and Japan's super fast bullet trains.
Check out of the Shinagawa Prince Hotel and from Shinagawa Station board the Hikari bullet train departing at 10:10 and get off at Shin Kobe Station. (184 min) Within the station, change trains and board a Sakura bullet train for Hiroshima. (70 min)
Your accommodation at the Hotel Granvia Hiroshima is a two minute walk from JR Hiroshima Station.
Hiroshima was a city left in ashes after the Atomic bomb was dropped. Hiroshima has made a remarkable recovery and has been rebuilt as a modern thriving city. The area which felt the full force of the bomb has been transformed into a Peace Memorial Park with gardens of great beauty and nearly forty memorials to the victims of the atomic explosion. Hiroshima is now known as the "International City of Peace" dedicated to a total ban on the use of Atomic weapons. A visit to the Peace Memorial Park should be included in every Hiroshima itinerary.
To visit the Park, board a tram in front of Hiroshima Station and get off at Genbaku Domu-Mae (Atomic Bomb Dome) stop (cost 180 yen - 15 min.)
Using your tour map, visit a number of exhibits including the Atomic Bomb Dome: Positioned below the epicentre, this skeleton of melted steel and concrete has been left as it was after the bomb was dropped. It stands as a stark reminder of the city's August 6, 1945 bombing
The highlight of the Park is the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum. This state of the art museum focuses on Hiroshima both before and after the explosion. It also tells the story of Hiroshima's rapid rebuild into the beautiful city it is today.
On the way back to station, make sure you visit Hiroshima Castle. This castle was first built in 1589 until its destruction in 1945. Having been rebuilt in all its glory, it is now used to exhibit historic artefacts from Japan's feudal past.
Stay: Hotel Granvia Hiroshima- 1/2
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