Japan on a Shoestring – Kyoto to Osaka (6 days)

Itinerary

DAY LOCATION(S) HOTEL MEALS DESCRIPTION
Day 1
Kyoto, Japan
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Day 1 Kyoto: We highly recommend booking pre-accommodation to fully experience this metropolis. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
Day 2
Kyoto, Japan
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Day 2 Kyoto/Hiroshima: Travel to Hiroshima and opt to visit the Peace Park and Museum to learn more about the tragic history of this city. Transport: Bullet train (2.75 hour(s))
Day 3
Hiroshima, Japan
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Day 3 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. Included Activities: Miyajima Island Visit Transport: Ferry Ferry
Day 4
Hiroshima, Japan
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Day 4 Hiroshima/Osaka: Osaka has heaps to offer including Osaka Castle Park, Shinsaibashi shopping street, and the Dotombori Bridge. Osaka is a unique culinary destination – be sure to try "takoyaki" the city's famous squid snack or opt for a group meal of "kushikatsu." Transport: Bullet train (3.00 hour(s))
Day 5
Osaka, Japan
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Day 5 Osaka: Get out and explore the city. Opt to tour a ramen museum, visit the Osaka castle, relax in one of Nakazakicho's artsy cafés, or browse Umeda's many shops. Be sure to experience Osaka's buzzing nightlife on a final night out with the group.
Day 6
Osaka, Japan
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Day 6 Osaka: Depart at any time. We highly recommend booking post-accommodation to fully experience this vibrant city.

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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 yo...

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