Japan: Castles & Cuisine

18-to-Thirtysomethings, Kyoto to Osaka

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Tour description provided by G Adventures

Transport yourself to somewhere truly otherworldly. This quick six-day tour takes you through some of Japan's most dynamic and diverse cities, without sacrificing your wallet. Immerse yourself in the serenely traditional culture of Kyoto before learning about Hiroshima’s fascinating, and fraught, history. Wrap up your adventure in Osaka, where both delicious cuisine and stellar nightlife are bountiful. Your time in Japan might be short, but none of it will go to waste. It’s all waiting for you.

What’s included

  • Your First Night Out Moment: Connect With New Friends Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group
  • Miyajima Island visit
  • Free time in Hiroshima and Osaka
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

Highlights

  • Explore the historic city of hiroshima
  • See the tori gate on miyajima island
  • Eat your way around the culinary capital of osaka

Itinerary

Kyoto Arrive at any time. For your first night out, immerse yourself in the evening serenity of Kyoto with your fellow travellers and CEO. Head to Kiyamachi - a kilometer stretch of popular nightlife running alongside the Kamo River - to marvel at street musicians and experience the cabarets. Find a spot to get to know your new friends and cheers to new adventures!
Kyoto/Hiroshima Travel to Hiroshima and opt to visit the Peace Park and Museum to learn more about the tragic history of this city.
Hiroshima Take a ferry to the sacred island of Miyajima to see the famous floating torii gate and meet the friendly local deer. Opt to go for an easy hike around Mt Misen, and be sure to sample some oysters – a regional specialty.
Hiroshima/Osaka Board a train to Osaka, one of Japan's culinary capitals. Enjoy free time in this diverse city. Don't miss the chance to try takoyaki, one of the city's best-loved street foods.
Osaka Get out and explore the city. Opt to tour a ramen museum, visit the Osaka castle, or browse Umeda's many shops. Be sure to experience Osaka's buzzing nightlife on a final night out with the group.
Osaka Depart at any time. We highly recommend booking post-accommodation to fully experience this vibrant city.
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