Itsukushima Shrine, the floating tori gate of Miyajima, Japan

Shikoku and Honshu Cultural Explorer Tour

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Customizable Itinerary

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Countries Visited

Japan

Places Visited

Osaka, Okayama, Kurashiki, Takamatsu...

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Suggested Duration

15 Days

Japanese culture is rich and full of fascinating traditions, many that you will slowly uncover with each passing day on this enchanting 15-day culture explorers tour from Shikoku to Honshu. Discovering destinations such as Osaka and Iya Valley along the way, you will appreciate the breathtaking environmental highlights and phenomenal gastronomic experiences awaiting eager travelers in Japan, among so much more.

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Trip Highlights

  • Unwind on the soft emerald lawns of the Koraku-en Garden in Okayama, leisurely appreciating the spectacularly well-kept environment teeming with plants and wildlife as well as tasting authentic Japanese teas
  • Discover the absorbing allure of rural Japan as you leisurely cycle along the flowered fields of the Kibi Plain to the unassuming spiritual sites stationed on the sprawling expanse of greenery
  • Capture the majesty of the blossoming wilderness veiling the Edo Period Ritsurin Garden, a delightful escape into the historic and immaculately pristine Japanese ecosystems
  • Venture to the island of Naoshima to uncover the catalog of art and culture housed within the celebrated museums and evocative galleries speckling its seaside town
  • Explore the breathtaking greenery that veils Iya Valley on a slow cruise through the mountainous landscape to appreciate many environmental wonders
  • Partake in an insightful cooking class whereby you will prepare traditional Udon noodles and relish the tantalizing taste of the dishes you curate in Kotohira
  • Dip your toes in the warm waters of one of Japan’s oldest hot springs, the Dogo Onsen, and the source of inspiration for the iconic bathhouse captured in Oscar-winning film Spirited Away
  • Ascend to the summit of Mount Misen on Miyajima island for panoramic views of the Seto Inland Sea, a sparkling display of our precious oceans that spans as far as the eye can see
  • Delve into the delectable flavors of Japanese cuisine as you revel in a walking food tour of Osaka to cherished eateries in its buzzing districts

Starting Price

$8,290 per person (excluding international flights)

Your Zicasso trip is fully customizable, and this sample itinerary is a starting place for your travel plans. Actual costs are dynamic, and your selection of accommodations and activities, your season of travel, and other such variables will bring this budget guideline up or down. Throughout your planning experience with your Zicasso specialist, your itinerary is designed around your budget. You can book your trip when you are satisfied with every detail. Planning your trip with a Zicasso travel specialist is a free service.

What's Included

  • Accommodations
  • In-country transportation
  • Some or all activities and tours
  • Expert trip planning
  • 24x7 support during your trip

Your final trip cost will vary based on your selected accommodations, activities, meals, and other trip elements that you opt to include.

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