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7D The Hidden Part Of Japan—Shikoku (JP7SS)

OSAKA / AWAJI / TOKUSHIMA / TAKAMATSU / IYA VALLEY / EHIME / HIROSHIMA / OKAYAMA

ATTRACTIVE HIGHLIGHTS :

  • HIGHTLIGHTS:

  • Osaka: Osaka Castle, Kuromon Ichiba Market, Kobe Chinatown, Shinsaibashi, Dotonbori

  • Awaji Island: Akashi Kaikyo Bridge, Akashi Kaikyo National Park, Izanagi Shrine

  • Tokushima: Naruto Whirlpool, Whirlpool Sightseeing Cruise

  • Takamatsu: Ritsurin Koen

  • Iya: Iya Valley, Oboke Gorge Sightseeing Cruise, Iya Kazurabashi Bridge

  • Ehime: Dogo Shopping Arcade, Botchan Train & Botchan Gizmo Clock Tower,Dogo Onsen Hot Spring,

  • Hiroshima: Atomic Bomb Dome, Hiroshima Peace Museum, Itsukushima Shrine

  • Okayama: Mitsui Outlet Park Kurashiki

  • SPECIAL MEALS:

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  • DIY Takoyaki, Okonomiyaki, Oyster, Five Colors Somen, Sushi, Tempura Platter, Eel

DAY 1: SINGAPORE – KANSAI (OSAKA)

Our vacation begins with a pleasant flight from Singapore to the Land of the Rising Sun – Japan.

Meals plan: Meal on board 

DAY 2: OSAKA - AWAJI

Upon arrival, first visit one of Japan’s most famous landmark – Osaka Castle (does not include admission). Thereafter, proceed to Kuromon Ichiba Market with more than 190 years of history and tradition. Next, experience DIY Takoyaki, Takoyaki is another well-known Osaka street treats. “Tako” means octopus and “yaki” means fried or grilled. We shall continue to drive through Akashi Kaikyo Suspension Bridge – is with a length of almost four kilometers which is one of the longest suspension bridge which connect Honshu with Shikoku.

Meals plan: Lunch, Dinner

DAY 3: AWAJI – TOKUSHIMA – TAKAMATSU

After breakfast, first stop we shall visit Akashi Kaikyo National Park. Especially during spring, flowers like tulips and grape hyacinths make one of the most beautiful gardens you’ll ever see. Next, continue to Izanagi Shrine is a Shinto shrine. It is dedicated to the kami Izanagi and Izanami. It was formerly an Imperial shrine of the first rank under the Modern system of ranked Shinto Shrines. Thereafter, experience Sightseeing Cruise to view of natural phenomena in Naruto Whirlpool. The phenomenon is made by ebb and flow of the tide.

Note: Naruto Whirlpool cruise is subject to weather condition.

Meals plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 4: TAKAMATSU – IYA VALLEY - EHIME

This morning, let’s have a stroll walk in the Ritsurin Koen in Takamatsu City. It was built by the local feudal lords during the early Edo Period. Considered one of the best garden in Japan. Drive to Iya Valley. It is located deep in the heart of Shikoku Island, the secluded valley is characterized by steep mountain slopes and deep rocky gorges which were traditionally crossed by Iya Kawzurabashi. This suspension bridge, which is about 45 meters long and 2 meters wide, is made with woven vines that stretch across the valley 14 meters above the river below. Thereafter, proceed to Oboke Gorge. It’s a beautiful rocky gorge over the course of 200 million years. Take an Oboke Sightseeing Boat to enjoy scenic vistas of the grandeur of nature’s handiwork as they glide through the ravine. Continue, head to one of Japan’s oldest hot spring – Dogo. Upon arrival, proceed to Dogo Shopping Arcade for shopping local products. At last, proceed to Botchan Train & Botchan Gizmo Clock Tower for photo taking. Check-in to Dogo Onsen hotel.

Meals plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 5: EHIME – HIROSHIMA – OKAYAMA

After breakfast, driven to the first atomic bomb was dropped - Hiroshima. Upon arrival, visit to the Peace Memorial Museum. The museum surveys the history of Hiroshima and the advent of the nuclear boom. Next, take a stroll at the Atomic Bomb Dome. Continue to the centuries-old Itsukushima Shrine on Miyajima is the source of both the island’s fame and its name. Is it the World UNESCO Heritage Site. The shrine is known worldwide for its iconic “floating” torii gate. Continue to Okayama Prefecture, enjoy your shopping spree at the Mitsui Outlet Park in Kurashiki.

Meals plan: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 6: OKAYAMA – OSAKA

Today, drive back to Osaka city. Upon arrival, shop around Kobe Chinatown. There are two main streets run through the district. Their popular items such as steamed buns (manju), ramen, tapioca drinks and various other Chinese dishes, many of which have been Japanized to a certain degree. Next, explore the city;s main shopping at Shinsaibashi & Dotonbori which have coffee shops, restaurants, boutiques, variety stores, foods stores etc.

Meals plan: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 7: OSAKA – SINGAPORE

Bid farewell to this beautiful country and we hope you have had an enjoyable holiday with CTC Travel.

Meals plan: Breakfast, Meal on board

REMARKS

  • Taxes / Flight schedule subject to change.
  • Tour subject to confirmation.
  • Note (s): Actual sequence of itinerary is subject to change without prior notice. In the event of discrepancy between English and Chinese itineraries, refer to former. Any visit or accommodation affected during major events or festive seasons will be replaced with an alternative. During embargo period of domestic flight, low cost carrier domestic flight may be use.


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