Japan - Miyajima3 days & 2 nights, Spotlight Journey
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On this Japanese journey, spend two nights in a beautiful traditional Japanese ryokan on the southern island of Miyajima, home to the UNESCO World Heritage Floating Torii Gate. You'll also visit some of the highlights of Hiroshima, including the famous Peace Memorial Park, an incredible miniature garden and an acclaimed sake brewery.
Day 1Arrive Hiroshima - To Miyajima
Upon arrival in Hiroshima, you will be met by your Cox & Kings representative and accompanied to the Miyajimaguchi port for the ferry trip to Miya-jima Island and your traditional Japanese ryokan. This afternoon, visit the otherworldly Floating Torii Gate, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, as well as the other beautiful shrines of the island.The Iwaso Inn - 2 Nights (D)
Today, explore the highlights of Hiroshima beginning with Peace Memorial Park, ground zero for the Atomic Bomb on August 6, 1945. Continue to Shukkeien Garden, translated into English as "shrunken-scenery garden," where valleys, mountains, and forests are represented in miniature. Continue to Saijo, a city known for some of the top sake establishments - Japan's most famous spirit. Later, return to your ryokan where the rest of the day is yours at leisure.The Iwaso Inn (B)
Day 3Depart Hiroshima
After a last breakfast this morning, bid farewell to Miya-jima as you are escorted to the railway station in time for your onward journey.(B)