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Osaka and Hiroshima Highlights

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Product Code : AGORA821

Experience the vibrant pulse of Japan's urban life and the serene beauty of its historic sites on the Osaka and Hiroshima Highlights tour. Begin in Osaka, where you'll explore iconic landmarks like Osaka Castle and the lively Dotonbori district. Then, journey to Nara to marvel at Todai-ji Temple and roam among friendly deer in Nara Park. Next, discover the poignant history of Hiroshima's Peace Memorial Park before immersing yourself in the tranquil ambiance of Miyajima Island's Itsukushima Shrine. Conclude your adventure with thrilling attractions at Universal Studios Japan or a cultural journey at the Osaka Museum of History, leaving you with cherished memories of Japan's diverse landscapes and rich heritage.

Day 1: Arrival in Osaka and City Exploration

Upon landing at Osaka's Kansai International Airport, you'll be warmly greeted by your guide. A scenic drive brings you to your hotel in the heart of the city. After check-in and a brief rest, your exploration begins at the majestic Osaka Castle. Marvel at its grand architecture, stroll through its lush gardens, and ascend to the observation deck for breathtaking city views. As dusk settles, head to the bustling Dotonbori district. Wander along the canal, surrounded by neon signs and tantalizing aromas of street food like takoyaki (octopus balls) and okonomiyaki (savory pancakes). Return to your hotel for a relaxing overnight stay.


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

After a hearty breakfast buffet at your hotel, embark on a scenic drive to Nara, Japan's ancient capital. Begin at Todai-ji Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage site housing the colossal Great Buddha. The intricacies of the temple's wooden architecture and the serenity of the surrounding park provide a tranquil setting. A leisurely stroll through Nara Park offers encounters with deer, considered messengers of the gods in Shinto belief. Your next stop is Kasuga Taisha Shrine. Admire its vermilion structures and the atmospheric stone lanterns lining the pathways, each telling tales of centuries past. Return to Osaka for an overnight stay.


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

Post breakfast, board a Shinkansen bullet train for a swift journey to Hiroshima. Upon arrival, visit the Peace Memorial Park. This solemn space commemorates the atomic bomb's victims with poignant monuments and a museum detailing Hiroshima's history and the global call for peace. After paying respects, a short ferry ride transports you to Miyajima Island. Here, the iconic Itsukushima Shrine awaits, renowned for its red torii gate seemingly floating on water. Explore the island's temples, tranquil gardens, and perhaps enjoy local delicacies like grilled oysters. Check into your Hiroshima hotel for a restful night.


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

Wake up in Hiroshima and head back to Osaka by train. Once in Osaka, immerse yourself in the contrasting worlds of Shinsekai and Umeda. Start in Shinsekai, where the nostalgic vibes blend with modern eateries serving kushikatsu (skewered meats). A visit to the iconic Tsutenkaku Tower offers panoramic views. In Umeda, the city's bustling commercial hub, shop to your heart's content before visiting the renowned Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan. Dive into a mesmerizing underwater world, encountering marine creatures from the Pacific Rim and beyond. Conclude your day with an overnight stay in Osaka.


Day 5: Universal Studios Japan or Osaka Museum of History

Your final day offers two distinct experiences. Opt for a cinematic adventure at Universal Studios Japan. Dive into movie magic with attractions like the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, thrilling rides like Jurassic Park, and live shows featuring beloved characters. Alternatively, delve into Osaka's rich heritage at the Osaka Museum of History. Here, multimedia exhibits, scale models, and interactive displays trace Osaka's evolution from ancient times to the bustling metropolis of today. After a day of exploration, transfer to Kansai International Airport, wrapping up your unforgettable journey through Osaka and Hiroshima's highlights.

- 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