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Osaka and Hiroshima Highlights

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Product Code : AGORA821

Experience the best of Osaka and Hiroshima on this private tour. Discover the vibrant city of Osaka, from its iconic Osaka Castle to the bustling streets of Dotonbori. Explore Hiroshima's poignant Peace Memorial Park and Museum, and visit the picturesque Itsukushima Shrine on Miyajima Island. Immerse yourself in the rich history, culture, and culinary delights of these captivating destinations. Enjoy personalized attention and the convenience of a private tour throughout your journey.

Day 1: Arrival in Osaka and City Exploration

Upon your arrival at the airport in Osaka, you will be greeted by your guide who will assist you with the transfer to your hotel. After checking in and freshening up, begin your exploration of the vibrant city of Osaka. Visit the iconic Osaka Castle, a magnificent structure surrounded by beautiful gardens and offering panoramic views of the city from its observation deck. Continue to the lively Dotonbori district, known for its neon lights, bustling streets, and mouthwatering street food. Immerse yourself in the energetic atmosphere as you stroll along the canal and sample local delicacies such as takoyaki and okonomiyaki. Return to your hotel for a comfortable overnight stay. Breakfast will be provided at the hotel from Day 2 onward.


Day 2: Day Trip to Nara - Todai-ji Temple and Nara Park

After enjoying breakfast at your hotel, embark on a fascinating day trip to the nearby city of Nara. Explore the ancient wonders of this historic city, starting with a visit to Todai-ji Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage site and home to the iconic Great Buddha. Marvel at the grandeur of this massive bronze statue and admire the intricate details of the temple architecture. Take a leisurely stroll through Nara Park, a vast parkland where friendly deer roam freely, and enjoy the tranquil ambiance of nature. Continue your exploration by visiting Kasuga Taisha Shrine, known for its vibrant vermilion-colored buildings and hundreds of stone lanterns lining the pathways. Delve into Nara's rich cultural heritage and embrace the serenity of this captivating city. Return to Osaka in the evening and spend the night at your hotel.


Day 3: Travel to Hiroshima - Peace Memorial Park and Itsukushima Shrine

After breakfast, check out from your Osaka hotel and embark on a journey to Hiroshima. Upon arrival, visit the Peace Memorial Park, a poignant site commemorating the victims of the atomic bomb and promoting peace. Explore the museum and monuments within the park, gaining insight into the devastating impact of the atomic bombing and the subsequent efforts for peace and reconciliation. Later, take a short ferry ride to Miyajima Island and marvel at the iconic Itsukushima Shrine, famous for its floating torii gate that appears to be suspended in water during high tide. Explore the island's scenic beauty, visit the serene temples and shrines, and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere. Afterward, return to Hiroshima and check in to your hotel for an overnight stay.


Day 4: Return to Osaka - Shinsekai, Umeda, and Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan

In the morning, depart Hiroshima and return to Osaka. Upon arrival, embark on an exploration of the vibrant neighborhoods of Shinsekai and Umeda. Experience the retro charm of Shinsekai, known for its old-fashioned atmosphere, lively streets, and delicious local cuisine. Enjoy a stroll along the Tsutenkaku Tower and savor the flavors of kushikatsu, a popular local dish. In Umeda, immerse yourself in the bustling shopping districts and discover the modern side of Osaka. Later, visit the Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, one of the largest aquariums in the world, housing a wide variety of marine life from different regions. Witness captivating underwater exhibits and marvel at the vibrant displays of aquatic creatures. Spend the night at your Osaka hotel.


Day 5: Universal Studios Japan or Osaka Museum of History

On your last day in Osaka, you have the option to choose between visiting Universal Studios Japan, a thrilling theme park offering a variety of attractions and entertainment, or exploring the Osaka Museum of History, where you can delve into the city's rich heritage and learn about its historical development. At Universal Studios Japan, immerse yourself in the world of movies and enjoy thrilling rides, live shows, and interactive experiences based on popular films. From magical wizardry at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter to adrenaline-pumping adventures at Jurassic Park, there's something for everyone to enjoy. Alternatively, if you opt for the Osaka Museum of History, you'll have the opportunity to explore the exhibits showcasing Osaka's past, including scale models, artifacts, and interactive displays that bring the city's history to life. Gain a deeper understanding of Osaka's cultural significance and its role in shaping Japan's history. After a day of excitement or discovery, transfer to the airport for your departure, carrying unforgettable memories of your Osaka and Hiroshima highlights tour.

- Airport transfers upon arrival and departure

- Accommodation in well-appointed hotels

- Daily breakfast at the hotel from day 2 onward

- Private transportation throughout the tour

- Professional English-speaking guide

- Admission fees to attractions and monuments mentioned in the itinerary

- Day trip to Nara, including visits to Todai-ji Temple, Nara Park, and Kasuga Taisha Shrine

- Visit to the Peace Memorial Park and Museum in Hiroshima

- Visit to Itsukushima Shrine on Miyajima Island

- International airfare to and from Japan

- Meals and beverages (unless specified)

- Personal expenses and gratuities

- Optional activities or excursions not mentioned in the itinerary

- Travel insurance (strongly recommended)

- Visa fees, if applicable