Yuda Onsen – Hiroshima – Kyoto – Osaka

Yuda Onsen – Hiroshima – Kyoto – Osaka for 4 nights and 5 days

4 nights 5 days

From Yuda Onsen over to Kyoto and Osaka
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Check RyokanCheck western hotelCheck-in hot springShinkansenPleasant shopping

Highlights

  • Stay in Yuda Onsen, the Hot Springs in the “Kyoto of the west” (Yamaguchi’s ancient name) of the Sanyo region.
  • Visit Japan’s largest limestone cave, Akiyoshido and Japan’s largest karst platform, Akiyoshidai.
  • Hiroshima, home to two World Cultural Heritages, the Atomic Bomb Dome and the architectural beauty of the Itsukushima Shrine.
  • Sightseeing in Japan’s ancient capital Kyoto, containing the elegant historical landmarks and monuments.
  • Universal StudiosTM movie theme park
  • Sightseeing and shopping in the joyful and lively metropolis Osaka

Akiyoshido limestone cave

Akiyoshido

About 100 meters under Akiyoshidai the largest limestone cave system of Japan exists. Between 350 million and 220 million years ago the calcification in the ground has slowly melted into the cave for a long time and gave birth to this coral reef which demonstrates the beautiful shape nature can have.


Kintaikyo

Kintai-kyo

A beautiful wooden arch bridge with five wide arches and a total lenght of 193,3 meters. Over three hundred years the bridge stood without the use of metal nails and even for modern standards, the Kintai Bridge is an example of brilliant engineering. It is one of the most famous bridges in Japan.


Yuda Onsen

Yuda Onsen

The legend says, that the hot spring and its healing properties were discovered by an injured white fox. When a priest of a nearby temple saw the behaviour of the fox, Yuda Onsen was founded. The alkaline and the soft springwater is said to have benefits for diseases such as neuralgia and muscle pain, fatigue recovery and more. The streets are filled with many kinds of free footbaths with easy access.


Miyajima Itsukushima Shrine

Miyajima Itsukushima Shrine

Built inside the sea and registered as a World Cultural Heritage, the ancient shrine shows its proud and majestic architectural beauty. It is said that the shrine was founded in 593, but has been re-established in 1168 by Taira no Kiyomori in the shinden zukuri style, an aristocratic mansions style of the Heian period.


Atomic bomb base

Atomic Bomb Dome

About half of this building was destroyed by the atomic bomb. The outer wall collapsed and exposed the miserable state of the framework. It was left standing to convey the brutality of war. After the impact, the now known as the Genbaku Dome was the only structure left standing and is designated as a World Heritage, as a symbol of world peace.


Silver Pagoda

Ginkakuji (The Silver Pagoda)

The 8th Shogun Ashikaga Yoshimasa established the Silver Pagoda in 1482, imitating the construction of the Kinkakuji, his grandfather’s retirement villa. Compared to the gorgeousness of the Kitayama Culture which is associated with the Golden Pavillion, the Higashiyama Culture of the Silver Pagoda was more like a silent world.


Osaka Castle

Osaka Castle

The Castle was built by Hideyoshi in 1583. Today there is a historical museum inside, displaying various sorts of dioramas and videos about the city of Osaka. Even the constellation of the giant stones of the majestic stone walls and the main entrance are a must-see attraction.


Tsutenkaku

Tsutenkaku

The Tsutenkaku is one of the symbols of Osaka. It was reerected in 1956 by the Tsutenkaku Kanko Co. Ltd. after the original tower has suffered severe damage from a fire. The area now is filled with tourist entertainment districts in the style of ancient Osaka. On the observation desk, a statue of the Billiken, the God of Happiness, has been placed.


Schedule

Location Transport Specific Content Meals
Day 1 China

Fukuoka Airport

Yuda Onsen
Aircraft
Special train
After arrival at Fukuoka Airport in the morning

Visit Yuda Onsen

(Accommodation: Yuda Onsen)
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Dinner
Day 2 Yuda Onsen

Iwakuni

Miyajima, Hiroshima
Special train Sightseeing in Akiyoshido, Akiyoshidai in the morning (Japan’s largest limestone cave)

Visiting Kintaikyo (the five-hole wooden arch bridge)

In the afternoon, trip to Miyajima Itsukushima Shrine (A World Heritage and one of Japan’s Three Views)

(Accommodation: Hiroshima)
Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Day 3 Hiroshima

Kyoto
Special train
Shinkansen
Hiroshima city sightseeing in the morning (area of the Atomic Bomb Peace Park, Atomic Bomb Museum)

Go to Kyoto by Shinkansen

Kyoto city tour (Golden Pagoda, Silver Pagoda)

(Accommodation: Kyoto)
Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Day 4 Kyoto

Osaka
Special train Enjoy a whole day of free time in Osakas Universal Studios™ Breakfast
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Day 5 Osaka

Kansai Airport
Special train
Aircraft
Sightseeing and Shopping in Osaka (Osaka City Tsutenkaku) in the morning

Returning by plane in the afternoon
Breakfast
Lunch
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※ The sightseeing itinerary above can, before and after reservation become subject to change according to circumstances.


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