Available from:
Jul 22, 2019 to Dec 21, 2020

Trip Details
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 important history of Nagasaki. The tour begins in Osaka and ends in Kyoto, allowing you time to explore these energetic cities and round off your experience in Japan.

SUMMARY
11 Day(s)

Day 1 Osaka
Arrive at any time.

Day 2 Osaka to Okayama
Enjoy a free morning to explore energetic Osaka, one of the nation's culinary centres. In the afternoon, travel to Okayama.

Day 3 Naoshima
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 4 Okayama 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 5 Nagasaki-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 6 Nagasaki 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 7 Yakushima
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 8 Yakushima
Enjoy free day on beautiful Yakushima. Go for a hike, check out the beach, or relax at an oceanside onsen.

Day 9 Yakushima/Shibushi (1D)
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 10 Osaka/Kyoto (1B)
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 11 Kyoto
Depart at any time.

DETAILED
11 Day(s)

Day 1 Osaka
We highly recommend booking pre-accommodation to fully experience this lively city.

Included Activities:
Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting

Day 2 Osaka 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.

Transport:
Bullet train (1.00-2.00 hours, 185km)

Day 3 Naoshima
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.

Included Activities:
Naoshima Orientation Walk
Benesse House Museum

Transport:
Train (1.00-1.50 hours)
Ferry (0.50 hour(s))
Ferry (0.50 hour(s))
Train (1.00-1.50 hours)

Day 4 Okayama 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!

Transport:
Bullet train (2.00 hour(s))
Train (1.50-2.00 hours)

Day 5 Nagasaki-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.

Included Activities:
Nagasaki Peace Park & Atomic Bomb Museum Visit

Day 6 Nagasaki 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.

Transport:
Bullet train (1.50-2.00 hours)
Bullet train (1.50-2.00 hours)
Ferry (2.00 hour(s))

Day 7 Yakushima
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.

Included Activities:
Shiratani Unsuikyo Hike

Day 8 Yakushima
Enjoy free day on beautiful Yakushima. Go for a hike, check out the beach, or relax at an oceanside onsen.

Day 9 Yakushima/Shibushi (1D)
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.

Additional Notes:
Please note the overnight ferry is multi-share accommodation.

Transport:
Ferry (2.00-2.50 hours)
Shuttle (2.00-2.50 hours)
Ferry (14.00-15.00 hours)

Day 10 Osaka/Kyoto (1B)
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.

Transport:
Train (1.50-2.00 hours)

Day 11 Kyoto
We highly recommend booking post-accommodation to fully experience this historic city.
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