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Explore Southern Japan

Explore Southern Japan


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Itinerary

Countries Visited

Japan

Cities Visited

Kyoto, Nagasaki, Okayama, Osaka, Yakushima

Tour Itinerary

Soak in contemporary art at Naoshima Island's museums, Hike through an ancient moss forest, Learn about the historic events of Nagasaki, Explore the cultural hub of Kyoto.

See a side of Japan that few experience with this 11-day tour that takes you off the main trails into landscapes and artistic hubs that inspire this country's unique culture. Spend time among the contemporary art galleries and public installations on Naoshima Island (including a Yayoi Kusama pumpkin), wander through an ancient moss forest reminiscent of a fairytale, and learn more about the important history of Nagasaki. The tour begins in Osaka and ends in Kyoto, allowing you time to explore these energetic cities and round off your experience in Japan.

Day 1: Osaka
Arrive at any time.
Activity: Your opportunity to meet your CEO and fellow travellers, and learn more about your tour. Opt to join the group for a local meal afterwards. Don't forget to see the notice in the lobby (or ask reception) for the official time and place to meet up with the group.
Accommodation: Ibis Styles Osaka (or similar)

Day 2: Osaka to Okayama
Enjoy a free morning to explore energetic Osaka, one of the nation's culinary centres. In the afternoon, travel to Okayama.
Free Time: Check out lively Namba and be sure to stop for a photo on the Dotombori Bridge.
Transport: Get to your next destination faster than the speed of flight (ok maybe not that fast) aboard a high-speed train.
Free Time: Discover the city known as "The Land Of Sunshine", and be sure to sample some local dishes.
Accommodation: Mitsui Garden Hotel Okayama (or similar)
Meal(s): Breakfast

Day 3: Naoshima
Spend the day exploring Naoshima, a picturesque island dotted with impressive contemporary art museums and installations. After a brief orientation walk, enjoy free time to discover this unique island at leisure. In the evening, return back to Okayama.
Transport: Climb aboard, take a seat, and enjoy the ride.
Transport: Get to the next spot on your route aboard a convenient and efficient ferry boat.
Activity: With your CEO, get a feel for the island that has transformed into a cradle of modern and contemporary art. Snap a photo of Yayoi Kusama's iconic red pumpkin before heading off to explore the modern art and beautiful architecture of the Benesse House Museum.
Activity: Designed by architect Ando Tadao, this famous museum displays artwork inspired by the natural surroundings of Naoshima. Be sure not to miss the many art pieces found along the shore and cliffs below the museum.
Free Time: Don't waste a minute— start exploring.
Transport: Get to the next spot on your route aboard a convenient and efficient ferry boat.
Transport: Climb aboard, take a seat, and enjoy the ride.
Accommodation: Mitsui Garden Hotel Okayama (or similar)

Day 4: Okayama to Nagasaki
Travel southwest to the island of Kyushu. After arriving in the city of Nagasaki, explore with some free time. Don't miss out on the delicious local seafood!
Transport: Get to your next destination faster than the speed of flight (ok maybe not that fast) aboard a high-speed train.
Transport: Climb aboard, take a seat, and enjoy the ride.
Free Time: Get out and explore this historic city.
Accommodation: Hotel New Nagasaki (or similar)

Day 5: Nagasaki
Visit Nagasaki's Peace Park with your CEO and learn more about the historic events of 1945. Explore more of this port city with some free time.
Activity: Standing as an international symbol of peace, the Nagasaki Peace Park and Atomic Bomb Museum, commemorates the bombing of the city on August 9, 1945. Many of the statues and monuments, donated from countries all over the world, are in support of the city's prayer for peace, and the vow that such atrocities will never occur again.
Accommodation: Hotel New Nagasaki (or similar)

Day 6: Nagasaki to Yakushima
Today is a long travel day - via train and ferry - to the southernmost tip of Kyushu island and beyond! After arriving on Yakushima, settle in and get some rest for tomorrow's excursion.
Transport: Get to your next destination faster than the speed of flight (ok maybe not that fast) aboard a high-speed train.
Transport: Get to your next destination faster than the speed of flight (ok maybe not that fast) aboard a high-speed train.
Transport: Get to the next spot on your route aboard a convenient and efficient high-speed ferry boat.
Accommodation: Jomon no Yado Manten (or similar)

Day 7: Yakushima
Experience the magic of Yakushima with a hike through the island's mossy ancient forest. This lush subtropical island is home to impressive cedar trees, several of which are thousands of years old.
Activity: Put on your hiking shoes and set off on a journey through a real-life enchanted forest, home to some of the oldest cedar trees on the planet. With these awe-inspiring views, it's no wonder this mystical place was the inspiration behind Hayao Miyazaki's famous animated film "Princess Mononoke".
Accommodation: Jomon no Yado Manten (or similar)

Day 8: Yakushima
Enjoy free day on beautiful Yakushima. Go for a hike, check out the beach, or relax at an oceanside onsen.
Free Time: Use free time to enjoy the area. Opt to hike, relax or spend some time on the beach.
Accommodation: Jomon no Yado Manten (or similar)

Day 9: Yakushima/Osaka
Today is a busy travel day. Start with a boat ride to Kagoshima before boarding an overnight ferry bound for Osaka. The ferry features a restaurant, onsen spa, and shop. Settle in and enjoy this unique journey across Japan's Inland Sea.
Transport: Get to the next spot on your route aboard a convenient and efficient high-speed ferry boat.
Transport: Grab a seat and enjoy the ride.
Transport: Boarding an overnight ferry for your journey across Japan's Inland Sea.
Accommodation: Ferry Sunflower (or similar)

Day 10: Osaka/Kyoto
Arrive at the port in the morning and continue to historic Kyoto. Enjoy a free day to explore this cultural hub. Opt for a final meal with the group.
Free Time: Explore this culturally-rich city with a free day. Opt to visit some of Kyoto's beautiful temples, participate in a tea ceremony, or take a calligraphy class.
Transport: Climb aboard, take a seat, and enjoy the ride.
Accommodation: The b Kyoto Sanjo (or similar)
Meal(s): Breakfast

Day 11: Kyoto
Depart at any time.

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Inclusions

Meals Included
2 breakfasts

Transport
Train, ferry, speedboat, public bus, hiking, walking.

Inclusions
Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group Your Discover Moment: Kyoto. Full day trip to Naoshima Art Island. CEO-led orientation walk of Naoshima port. Benesse House Museum visit (Naoshima). CEO-led Peace Park visit with museum entrance (Nagasaki). Shiratani Unsuikyo hiking excursion (Yakushima). Japan Rail (JR) Pass (7 days). All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.

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Accommodations

Hotel/guesthouses (9 nts), overnight ferry (1nt, multi-share).

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Questions & Answers

Question: How many suitcases can I take with me on my trip?

Each person is allowed one "check-in," and one "carry-on." Remember to take all valuables with you as "carry-on", because electronic equipment, cameras, laptops, jewelry, business documents and money are not covered by the airlines' liability, so always carry them aboard with you.

Question: Is Airfare Included in the Price?

Airfare from your point of origin to and from the trip is not included in the land price.

G Adventures Tours Customer Reviews

Overall Rating
4
Accommodations
3.6
Itinerary
4.1
Professional Staff
4.3
Repeat with Operator
4
Value for Money
3.9

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