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21 Day Japan including 2 Days Nakasendo (Walk) and 4 Days Kumano Kodo (Walk)

Single package:
$8,650
Twin package:
$6,850
Triple package:
$6,150
  • 21 Day Japan Rail Pass
  • JPY 1,500 Pasmo Card for use on the non JR trains
  • Bus transfer from Matsumoto to Takayama
  • Full Day Tokyo Guided Tour
  • Ainokura & Shirakawago Tour
  • Kyoto Guided Morning Tour
  • 3 nights at the Shinagawa Prince Hotel - Tokyo
  • 2 nights at the Komanoyu Ryokan - Kiso Valley
  • 2 nights at the Hotel Buena Vista - Matsumoto
  • 2 nights at the Hida Hotel Plaza inc b/fast - Takayama
  • 3 nights at the Miyako Hotel Kyoto Hachijo - Kyoto
  • 4 nights along the Kumano Kodo inc. dinner, breakfast, lunchboxes and luggage
    transfers
  • 2 nights at the Hotel Granvia - Hiroshima
  • 2 nights at the Hakone Hotel - Hakone

Most popular! Enjoy three weeks exploring Japan, including two gorgeous, low-impact walking trails - the Nakasendo Way and the Kumano Kodo.

*inclusions shown in the bullet points - package does not include airfares

 

Day 17: Kumano Kodo - Hiroshima
A-Bomb Dome

A-Bomb Dome

Hiroshima Castle

Hiroshima Castle

Check-out of your accommodation and return to Kii-Katsuura Station. From here, board the Limited Express Kuroshio train to Shin-Osaka. (237 mins) Make your way to the bullet train lines and board a Sakura bullet train to Hiroshima Station. (96 mins)

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. (180yen/15 mins) Alternatively, use your Japan Rail Pass to board the city sightseeing loop bus, the Hiroshima Meipuru-pu, which stops in front of the Hotel Granvia Hiroshima.

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.

If time permits, visit the Shukkeien Garden (09:00 - 17:00/JPY260). Constructed in 1620 for a feudal lord of Hiroshima, the name translates as 'shrunken scenery garden' which describes the miniature landscapes that represent forests, valleys and mountains.

Stay: Hotel Granvia Hiroshima - 1/2

Japan Package Tours will be happy to prepare you a personalised itinerary to suit your budget and preferences.
Contact us now for a no-obligation quotation.

 

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