9 days 8 nights
Arabic, Chinese, English, Francais, Indonesia
Start in Fukuoka and end in Osaka! With the In-depth Cultural tour West Japan + Naoshima 9 Days, you have a 9 days tour package taking you through Fukuoka, Japan and 9 other destinations in Japan. West Japan + Naoshima 9 Days includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, insurance, meals, transport and more.
“Yokoso!” or “Welcome” to Japan! Upon arrival, be greeted by a Supera Tours representative. Take time to explore Fukuoka or rest for tomorrow’s sightseeing.
If your arrival is after 8:00 PM, we will refund the cost of dinner.
Mekari Park: Enjoy a breathtaking panoramic view and see the Straits of Shimonoseki, dividing Kyushu from the rest of Japan.
Hagi: Stroll through an old castle town known for its Hagi-yaki pottery and the birthplace of modern Japan’s forefathers.
Akiyoshido: Witness the ever-changing beauty of the largest limestone cave in Japan.
Rurikoji Pagoda: Discover one of the oldest and most beautiful five-storied pagodas in Japan.
Yuda Onsen: Rest your tired feet in the famous foot baths of Yuda Onsen.
Saikotei Museum & Zen Gardens: Experience Kimono-wearing and stroll through the Japanese style Zen garden. The Saikotei Museum embodies a wealth of Japanese history and culture not to be missed by any visitor.
Iwakuni Kintaikyo Bridge: Travel across one of the tremendous engineering feats of its time. The wooden bridge stretched over 570 feet and was built without a single nail.
Floating Torii Gate and Itsukushima Shrine: Take a ferry across the Seto Inland Sea to Miyajima for an up-close view of the iconic floating Torii Gate and the sacred Itsukushima Shrine
Miyajima Ropeway: To enjoy magnificent views of the Seto Inland Sea from Mt. Misen, a holy mountain on Miyajima, hop aboard the cable car here for stunning view of the vast sea and sky before you.
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park: “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”—George Santayana. Encounter history at a profound memorial including the Hypocenter, A-Bomb Dome, and the Museum, dedicated to the preservation of peace.
Free Time: Hiroshima's small-town feel makes it an ideal place to experience local cuisine independently (with the help of our suggestions of course!).
Shimanami Kaido Expressway: Travel across the Seto Inland Sea on a seaside bike tour or visit the Kosanji Temple, a Buddhist temple built to resemble many of Japan's most famous temples.
Kotohira-gu Shrine: Ascend 1,368 stone steps for an excellent bird’s eye view of the Sanuki Plain at your feet. A visit here is considered a must-do for many Japanese people.
Great Seto Bridge Memorial Park: Get a close-up view of the world's longest two-tiered bridge. Spanning over eight miles, this monumental engineering feat is comprised of six consecutive bridges connecting five islands in the Seto Inland Sea.
Mt. Washu Observatory: Cross the Great Seto Bridge to Mt. Washuzan Lookout Point for spectacular views of the Seto Inland Sea and the Great Seto Bridge.
Free time: Experience the historic town of Kurashiki Bikan area in Kurashiki within walking distance. The city offers a blend of the traditional Edo-period and modern Western influence against the backdrop of beautiful canals. Take some time and browse through local boutiques and cafes in the historical quarter or travel down the canal on a boat.
Art House Project: Visit a fascinating art installation in Naoshima's Honmura district - a collection of seven reclaimed homes repurposed into surprising works of art.
Chichu Art Museum: Designed by acclaimed Japanese architect, Mr. Tadao Ando, this unique art museum is constructed mostly underground to avoid disrupting beautiful natural scenery of the surrounding Seto Inland Sea.
Lee Ufan Museum: One of the more recent additions to Naoshima, this small, contemplative gallery features works by the Korean contemporary artist Lee Ufan.
Himeji Castle: Explore the grounds of one of the best-preserved castles and a national treasure of Japan. (In the case of closure, we will visit Okayama Korakuen Garden, one of the Three Great Gardens of Japan.)
Arima Onsen: Arima is one of Japan’s top three hot springs towns and one of the oldest. Enjoy a quintessential Japanese experience here with luxurious tatami-floored rooms, breathtaking scenery, and indulge in relaxing hot springs.
In the morning, we leave Arima Onsen together and disband in Kansai Airport (KIX).
“Sayonara” or "Goodbye"! Our West Japan tour has come to an end.