15 days 14 nights
Arabic, Chinese, English, Francais, Indonesia, Japanese
Start in Osaka and end in Tokyo! With the Train & Rail tour Lost in Japan (featuring Shikoku Island), you have a 15 days tour package taking you through Osaka, Japan and 9 other destinations in Japan. Lost in Japan (featuring Shikoku Island) includes accommodation, an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
Lost in Japan takes you on a journey through the spiritual temples of Koyasan, hidden valleys and remote villages of Shikoku, and the must-see cities of Kyoto and Tokyo. Shikoku Island, the smallest of the four main islands, enjoys less populated towns and villages and is an excellent place to experience unique cultural traditions while meeting friendly locals and traveling along stunning scenic routes. Awa Odori Festival in Tokushima is not to be missed if you plan on traveling in August. One of Japan’s largest street festivals, it attracts more than one million visitors every year.
Arrive in Kansai Airporton your scheduled flight
You will be met upon arrival by our airport transfer staff and taken to your hotel
Full Day Private Guide Service In Kyoto
Met in the lobby of your hotel after breakfast by our Kyoto guide, you will travel around Kyoto using the public transportation and/or taxis as appropriate.
Let us know what you’re most keen to see or simply let us make the arrangements.
Recommended Kyoto sights include:
• Nijo Castle
• Kinkakuji Temple, the Golden Pavillion
• Lunch at local restaurant
• Kiyomizu Temple & Shopping street
• Yasaka Shrine
Authentic Tea Ceremony Experience
Finish with a stroll through the historic geisha district of Gion, where your guide will be happy to make restaurant suggestions for your dinner.
(Pay entrance fees and meals locally.)
Today you can spend exploring more of Kyoto, or take an optional trip to Nara
Trains from Kyoto to Koyasan via Shin-Imamiya
Our local guide will pick you up from Koyasan Station and help you show around the places you would like to visit. Entrance fees should be paid on the spot as well as for the assistant as a gesture.
Private guided tour of Koyasan Itinerary typically includes:
• Walk along the Okunoin
• Garan Temple Complex
In the evening, you will be shown to your temple lodge where you can enjoy vegan friendly Shojin Ryori for dinner
Morning chanting by the monks can be observed (optional)
Breakfast at your temple lodge
Transfer to Wakayama port where will take the ferry to Tokushima.
Experience the evening festivities in the Awa Odori Tokushima Dance Festival if travelling in August
Transfer to Iya Valley
Explore the Iya Valley
• Kazurabashi (vine bridge)
• Iya Gorge
• River Cruise
Highlight: Enjoy onsen (hot spring) & kaiseki dinner at your ryokan (Japanese style hotel)
Travel by train from Iya Valley to Takamatsu (via Kotohira)
Afternoon at leisure in Takamatsu. We suggest visiting Ritsurin Koen, one of Japan’s most beautiful gardens. Feel free to ask us for more suggestions.
The next day will be a day at Leisure in Takamatsu
Option: Day trip in Naoshima where you can visit these highlights:
• Benesse house Museum
• Lee Ufan Museum
• Chichu Art Museum
• Art House Project
Express train to Matsuyama
Visit Matsuyama castle
Optional: Visit Dogo Onsen, famous hot spring resort.
Matsuyama to Hiroshima Ferry
Hiroshima & Miyajima Full Day Guide Service
Today meet your local guide on arrival at Hiroshima station. Together you'll visit such unforgettable destinations as the Hiroshima Peace Pack and Museum and the Unesco World Heritage Site Miyajima Island
A short ferry ride away from the city, Miyajima is home to (a whole lot of holy deer and also) Itsukushima Shrine, deservedly one of the most photographed places in the whole of Japan. You will be staying on the island in a seaside ryokan
Highlight: Enjoy onsen & kaiseki dinner at your ryokan
Ferry to Hiroshima
Transfer to Tokyo by train
Jump onto the big city’s superb public transport with your very own local guide to catch some of Tokyo’s most famous and most impressive sights. Be sure to let us know what you're most keen to see and do!
(pay lunch and fees locally)
Suggested Itinerary: Tsukiji Outdoor Market, Meiji Jingu Shrine, a stop for lunch at a local restaurant, and a Tokyo Bay boat ride to Asakusa Temple
The next day will be a free day to explore more of this amazing city
Suggestions included in your Travel Pack
You will be transferred to the airport for your scheduled flight