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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 09: Okayama - Hiroshima
Atomic Bomb Dome

Atomic Bomb Dome

Peace Park Memorial

Peace Park Memorial

Hiroshima Castle

Hiroshima Castle

Check out of your accommodation and return to JR Okayama Station to board the Shinkansen Hikari or Kodama bullet train to JR 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 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 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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