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Globus Discover Japan with Hiroshima(OJE)

12 Day Tour from Tokyo to Hiroshima 
Forget everything your mother taught you about table manners. In Japan, it’s considered rude not to slurp. Get ready to joyously drink in traditional hot sake, matcha green tea, big brothy noodle bowls and the delicious views from neon-lit Tokyo to time-honored Kyoto. Peaks, palaces, pavilions, and pagodas provide picture-perfect backdrops for your photos, but don’t expect to stand still for very long on this enthralling tour of Japan. A hands-on calligraphy class, a special kimono fitting, an interactive cooking demonstration, and a gold-leaf design class—where you’ll make your own keepsake bento box—are all part of the fun. You’ll also browse the produce at a Takayama farmer’s market, stroll through Kanazawa’s famous Kenroku-en gardens, and experience the thrill of a ride on the famous bullet train. Prepare to be floored in more ways than one! A 2-night Monograms vacation to the now serene city of Hiroshima is a peaceful ending to your tour of Japan. Hop on the bullet train from Kyoto to Hiroshima to be further moved by dramatic gardens, sacred shrines, and the many touching memorials honoring the lives lost in the World War II atomic bombing.

Itinerary (2023)

Day 1ARRIVE IN TOKYO, JAPAN
 TOKYO Welcome to Tokyo! Hotel check-in available mid-afternoon.
Day 2TOKYO
 TOKYO Guided visit to the Meiji Shrine. Orientation drive past the Imperial Palace. Visit a local artist’s studio and participate in a calligraphy class, kimono fitting and [LF] traditional tea ceremony. Guided visit to Asakusa Kannon Temple and Nakamise Shopping Arcade. Free time this afternoon. (B,D)
Day 3TOKYO. EXCURSION TO MOUNT FUJI
 MOUNT FUJI AREA Cable-car ride with views of Mount Fuji and Lake Kawaguchi. Guided visit to Churieto Pagoda.
TOKYO Free time late this afternoon and evening. (B,L)

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Day 4TOKYO–MATSUMOTO–TAKAYAMA
 MATSUMOTO Guided visits to Matsumoto Castle and Matsumoto City Museum. Scenic drive through the Japanese Alps en route to Takayama.
TAKAYAMA Traditional Japanese-style dinner this evening. (B,L,D)
Day 5TAKAYAMA
 TAKAYAMA Guided sightseeing includes visits to the morning market and Takayama Jinya historic site. Free time to browse in San-Machi Suji historic district before a [LF] sake tasting at a local brewery. Free time this evening. (B)
Day 6TAKAYAMA–SHIRAKAWA–KANAZAWA
 TAKAYAMA Scenic drive through Shokawa Valley en route to Shirakawa.
SHIRAKAWA Visit the Gassho-Zukuri thatched-roof houses (UNESCO World Heritage Site).
KANAZAWA Guided visit of Kenroku-en garden, followed by a gold-leaf design class to make your own keepsake bento box. (B)
Day 7KANAZAWA–KYOTO
 KANAZAWA Thunderbird Express train trip to Kyoto.
KYOTO Guided sightseeing includes visits to Sanjusagendo Temple, Fushimi Inari Shrine, Kiyomizu Temple, and a guided walk through Kyoto. Choose to stay in a traditional Japanese ryokan (additional expense). (B,L)
Day 8KYOTO
 KYOTO Guided visit to the Temple of the Gold Pavilion. Learn the ancient kimono fabric-dyeing techniques and create your own souvenir at Yuzen Handmade Corner. [LF] Prepare miso soup, teriyaki chicken, sushi and more with a local chef during your Japanese cooking class. Free time this afternoon and evening. (B,L)
Day 9KYOTO. EXCURSION TO NARA
 KYOTO Excursion to Nara includes guided sightseeing at Todaiji Temple and Kasuga Shrine (UNESCO World Heritage Sites). Free time this afternoon before a farewell dinner. (B,D)
Day 10KYOTO–HIROSHIMA
 KYOTO Bullet train service from Kyoto to Hiroshima.
HIROSHIMA Excursion to Miyajima Island with visit to Itsukushima Shrine (a UNESCO World Heritage Site). (B)
Day 11HIROSHIMA
 HIROSHIMA Morning visit to Shukkei-en Garden. Visit to Peace Memorial Park to see the Peace Memorial, Memorial Museum and Memorial Hall. Free time this afternoon. (B)
Day 12HIROSHIMA
 Your tour ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

Included Globus Meals

American breakfast daily, 4 lunches, 3 dinners

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Globus Notes

Cable-car ride at Mt. Fuji weather permitting.

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04/25/2023 $6,609.00
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09/12/2023 $6,609.00
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