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Explore Southern Japan

Southern Japan

Explore Southern Japan

Hiking
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Start: Osaka
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End: Kyoto

This 11-day tour takes you off the main trails into landscapes and artistic hubs.

Activity
Hiking
LocationSouthern Japan
Duration11 days
Start / EndOsaka / Kyoto
Tour operatorG Adventures

Southern Japan

Explore Southern Japan

Hiking·
11 days·G Adventures
Start: Osaka
·
End: Kyoto

Description

See a side of Japan that few experience with this 11-day tour that takes you off the main trails into landscapes and artistic hubs that inspire this country's unique culture. Spend time among the contemporary art galleries and public installations on Naoshima Island (including a Yayoi Kusama pumpkin), wander through an ancient moss forest reminiscent of a fairytale, and learn more about the imp...

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Itinerary

Day 1Osaka

Arrive at any time. We highly recommend booking pre-accommodation to fully experience this lively city.

Day 2Osaka to Okayama

Osaka has heaps to offer including Osaka Castle Park, Shinsaibashi shopping street and Dotombori Bridge. Be sure to try "takoyaki" the city's famous octopus snack. Osaka is a unique culinary destination – opt for a meal of "kushikatsu". In the afternoon, travel to Okayama, known around Japan as the "The Land Of Sunshine". Spend free time wandering through gardens, exploring castles, and tasting the outstanding food of this charming city.

Day 3Naoshima

Spend the day exploring Naoshima, a picturesque island dotted with impressive contemporary art museums and installations. After a brief orientation walk, enjoy free time to discover this unique island at leisure. In the evening, return back to Okayama.

Day 4Okayama to Nagasaki

Travel southwest to the island of Kyushu. After arriving in the city of Nagasaki, explore with some free time. Don't miss out on the delicious local seafood!

Day 5Nagasaki-shi

Visit Nagasaki's Peace Park with your CEO and learn more about the historic events of 1945. Explore more of this port city with some free time.

Day 6Nagasaki to Yakushima

Today is a long travel day – via train and ferry – to the southernmost tip of Kyushu island and beyond! After arriving on Yakushima, settle in and get some rest for tomorrow's excursion.

Day 7Yakushima

Experience the magic of Yakushima with a hike through the island's mossy ancient forest. This lush subtropical island is home to impressive cedar trees, several of which are thousands of years old.

Day 8Yakushima

Enjoy free day on beautiful Yakushima. Go for a hike, check out the beach, or relax at an oceanside onsen.

Day 9Yakushima/Shibushi

Today is a busy travel day. Start with a boat ride to Kagoshima before boarding an overnight ferry bound for Osaka. The ferry features a restaurant, onsen spa, and shop. Settle in and enjoy this unique journey across Japan's Inland Sea.

Day 10Osaka/Kyoto

Arrive at the port in the morning and continue to historic Kyoto. Enjoy a free day to explore this cultural hub. Opt for a final meal with the group.

Day 11Kyoto

Depart at any time. We highly recommend booking post-accommodation to fully experience this historic city.

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Accommodation

Hotel/guesthouses (9 nts), overnight ferry (1nt, multi-share).

What's Included

Your Discover Moment: Kyoto. Full day trip to Naoshima Art Island. CEO-led orientation walk of Naoshima port. Benesse House Museum visit (Naoshima). CEO-led Peace Park visit with museum entrance (Nagasaki). Shiratani Unsuikyo hiking excursion (Yakushima). Japan Rail (JR) Pass (7 days). All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.

Meals Included

1 breakfast, 1 dinner

What to Take

We suggest that you pack as lightly as possible as you are expected to carry your own luggage. Our trips in Japan use public transport and most transport has limited luggage storage space. You will also be walking with your luggage in busy public train stations to catch connecting trains, so it is highly recommended that you travel light and have easy to handle luggage and are capable of walking u... Read more
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