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14 Day Autumn Japanese Gardens Tour

Single package:
$4,550
Twin package:
$3,350
Triple package:
$3,100
  • 14 Day Japan Rail Pass
  • JPY1,500 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
  • 3 nights at the Miyako Hotel Kyoto Hachijo - Kyoto
  • 2 nights at the Hotel Granvia Okayama - Okayama
  • 2 nights at the Hotel Granvia Hiroshima - Hiroshima

Colourful autumn leaves, known as koyo in Japanese, inspire millions of visitors to travel to Japan during the months of October and November. Japanese gardens is the ideal location to appreciate the beauty of koyo season. Most of these breathtaking gardens located throughout Japan are included in our 14 Day Autumn Japanese Gardens Tour. On this tour we combine the beauty of Japan's spectacular autumn gardens with fascinating sightseeing.


 

Day 08: Okayama - Himeji - Okayama
Himeji Castle

Himeji Castle

Kokoen Gardens in autumn

Kokoen Gardens in autumn

Today take a daytrip to the famous Himeji Castle, which is only a 20 min train ride away from Okayama Station. From JR Okayama Station board the Shinkansen Hikari bullet train to JR Himeji Station. (20 min)

Himeji Castle is the star attraction as one of Japan's most magnificent castles. History has been kind as it is one of the few castles that has never been destroyed by wars, fire or earthquake. Himeji Castle, known as the "White Heron" due to its white plaster fireproof walls, is a national treasure and a World Heritage site.

A free tour of Himeji Castle is available for English speaking visitors. Please note that reservations are not accepted for this service. Inquire when you purchase your admission tickets. Allow about 1 hour and a half for the tour.

From the station, the castle is either a 15 minute walk or a 5 minute local bus ride. It is open daily from 9am til 4pm and an entrance fee of JPY 600 applies.

In the evening, from JR Himeji Station board the Shinkansen Hikari bullet train back to JR Okayama Station.

Stay: Hotel Granvia Okayama - 2/2

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Contact us now for a no-obligation quotation.

 

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