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Historical Hiroshima + Stunning Shikoku Tour 2023

Head up the coast to find YOUR hidden Japan

From Kyushu to Yamaguchi, Hiroshima to Shikoku, delve into Western Japan like never before!

UNESCO World Heritage site Itsukushima Shrine

Taking you from the northern tip of Japan’s southernmost island of Kyushu to the thriving energy of central Osaka, this fun-filled tour covers NINE different prefectures and everything from the remote, vibrant nature of Iya Valley to Dotonbori’s famous street food. Packed with activities and incredible local restaurants, you’ll delight all of your senses each and every day. See world-famous temples like Itsukushima (UNESCO World Site) and Konpirasan, two different castles, multiple boat cruises, breathtaking Japanese gardens and beaches, and so much more! Stroll through one of the country’s most renowned onsen districts, make your own specialty udon, and definitely find some very unique omiyage at a Michi No Eki.

Whether you live for the city or prefer Japan’s peaceful countryside, this tour has something for you. Our fully-guided itinerary will take you across much of Western Japan, beginning in Fukuoka and ending in Osaka. A special highlight is a visit to Hiroshima’s Hawaii Emigration Museum, dedicated to the special connection between this region and Hawaii. You’ll pick fresh blueberries on Awaji Island, watch the “wild” deer wandering about Miyajima, and marvel at the subterranean illumination of Ryugado “Dragon River” Cave. As you travel to all of these fantastic destinations you’ll work up an appetite, so each day features carefully selected regional cuisine, focusing on restaurants that specialize in showcasing locally-sourced ingredients and tantalizing dishes.

You’ll stay at exceptional hotels each evening, many including luxurious onsen baths, so you’ll have plenty of time to soak away any stresses at one of these soothing hot springs. Uncover the multitude of memories waiting for you in Western Japan with our Historical Hiroshima + Stunning Shikoku Tour!

Destination Highlights

Fukuoka – Yamaguchi – Miyajima – Iwakuni – Miyajima – Kure – Matsuyama – Iya Valley – Kagawa – Awaji Island – Kobe – Osaka – and more!

Tour Includes

9 nights comfortable accommodations – 23 tasty meals – Onsen (Hot Springs) – WiFi router – HNL Airport Lounge – Unique activities & experiences – and much more!


Full Package $4,390 (Adult) / Land Package $3,390 (Adult)

Tour Details


For an in-depth look at the many activities and destinations you’ll visit, read a full overview of the tour on our blog: COMING SOON!

Or see the short summary below!

Itinerary Summary

Matsuyama Castle in Ehima Prefecture, one of Japan’s 12 original castles
Specialty Sanuki Udon hands-on experience
Hiroshima Peace Park Memorial & Atomic Bomb dome
Oboke Koboke canyon river boat cruise
106-JUNHNL Airport departure on Hawaiian Airlines (nonstop flight)
207-JUNArrive in Fukuoka, rest at hotel
308-JUNHistorical Moji Port, Karato Ichiba Fish Market,
Akiyoshidai Observatory, Gold fish lantern hands-on activity, hot springs!
409-JUNItsukushima Shrine (UNESCO World Heritage site), Shamoji hands-on experience,
Iwakuni Castle, Kintaikyo Bridge,
Hawaii Emigration Museum, Hiroshima Peace Park & Atomic Bomb Dome
510-JUNJapanese Self-Defense Force Naval Museum,
Ferry from Kure to Matsuyama City (Shikoku), Matsuyama Castle,
Free time in Dodo Onsen, hot springs!
611-JUNSightseeing around Niyodo River, Katsurahama Beach sightseeing,
Ryugado Cave & illumination, Iya Valley, hot springs!
712-JUNKazurabashi Bridge,
Oboke Koboke river gorge and boat cruise,
Udon making hands-on experience,
Free time at Kompirasan Shrine, Ritsurin Japanese garden & park
813-JUNShiudeyama Observatory & Hydrangea Road,
Chichibugahama Beach,
Uzushio Ship Cruise (Naruto Strait whirlpools),
Shopping at Uzushio Michi no Eki
914-JUNAwaji Yumebutai + Hompukuji Temple (architecture of Tadao Ando), Hanasajiki Flower Garden, Blueberry picking at local farm, sake brewery and tasting, Shinsaibashi + Dotonbori
1015-JUNFree day to explore Osaka!
1116-JUNFree morning & early afternoon, depart for HNL in the evening on Hawaiian Airlines (nonstop flight)

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