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14 Day Japanese Gardens Tour

Single package:
$4,130
Twin package:
$3,050
Triple package:
$2,820
  • 14 Day Japan Rail Pass
  • JPY 1,500 Pasmo Card for use on the non JR trains
  • Tokyo Guided Morning Tour
  • Kyoto Guided Morning Tour
  • 4 nights at the Shinagawa Prince Hotel - Tokyo
  • 2 nights at the Hotel Mystays Premier Kanazawa - Kanazawa
  • 2 nights at the Hotel Granvia Okayama - Okayama
  • 2 nights at the Hotel Granvia Hiroshima - Hiroshima
  • 3 nights at the Miyako Hotel Kyoto Hachijo - Kyoto

Japanese gardens is an amazing art form which has been refined for more than 1000 years. Many of these breathtaking gardens are located throughout Japan and can been witnessed on our 14 Day Japanese Gardens Tour. On this tour we combine Japan's spectacular gardens with fascinating sightseeing.

 

Day 09: Okayama - Hiroshima
Hiroshima Atomic Bomb Dome

Hiroshima Atomic Bomb Dome

A Bomb Dome

A Bomb Dome

Hiroshima Castle

Hiroshima Castle

Check out of your accommodation and return to JR Okayama Station to board a Hikari or Kodama bullet train to Hiroshima Station. (40 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 Dome-mae (Atomic Bomb Dome) stop. (15 mins)

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 bombing on August 6, 1945.

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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Contact us now for a no-obligation quotation.

 

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