Sep 2017 - Sep 2017

10 Day Classic Japan: The Golden Route with Hiroshima Extension

Cosmos Guided Tour starting in Tokyo and finishing in Hiroshima

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Book online and enjoy exclusive savings on Cosmos's 10 Day Classic Japan: The Golden Route with Hiroshima Extension. Experience the classic Golden Route, showcasing the very best that Japan has to offer. The pulsating city of Tokyo will excite you with its bustling streets and neon lights, Mt Fuji's natural beauty will...read more


Operator: Cosmos
Type: Coach Tour (Low Cost)
Style: Regional Discovery
Duration: 10 Days
From: Tokyo to Hiroshima
Tour Code: 2596
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Visits: Japan
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Day By Day



Welcome to Japan's capital city. You will be transferred to your hotel where you will meet our local representative. Hotel rooms are available for check-in from mid-afternoon. The rest of the day is yours to relax or begin your exploration of one of the most exciting cities in the world, home to more than 8 million people.


Begin this morning's sightseeing tour with a visit to MEIJI SHRINE, a magnificent 20th-century Shinto monument set in a man-made forest. Continue your city tour with a visit to ASAKUSA KANNON TEMPLE and NAKAMISE SHOPPING ARCADE. This afternoon you'll have the opportunity to try on a traditional KIMONO and partake in a TRADITIONAL TEA CEREMONY, a wonderfully choreographed ritual of preparing and serving Japanese green tea. The remainder of the day is at leisure. (B)


Explore Tokyo at leisure, perhaps enjoying the great shopping in this buzzing metropolis, or some traditional Japanese cuisine. (B)

Tokyo - Mt Fuji Area

This morning, leave Tokyo and head south along the coast to Kamakura to see the 750-year-old GREAT BUDDHA. Continue on to the Mount Fuji area for a CRUISE on Lake Ashi, followed by a CABLE-CAR RIDE (weather permitting) for panoramic views of spectacular Mount Fuji, Japan's highest mountain. (B/L/D)

Mt Fuji Area - Kyoto

Today, you will experience an exciting journey on board one of Japan's famous BULLET TRAINS bound for Kyoto. Upon arrival, visit the FUSHIMI INARI SHRINE, renowned for the thousands of brightly coloured Torii Gates. This evening, you may choose to upgrade your stay and experience a night in a traditional Japanese ryokan. (B)


Your sightseeing tour of Kyoto takes in many of the city's temples, shrines, palaces and pagodas. A highlight of the day is a visit to the extraordinary NIJO CASTLE, built in 1603 as the official residence of the Shogun Tokugawa leyasu. You will also visit KINKAKUJI, the Temple of the Gold Pavilion and the KIYOMIZU TEMPLE. (B)


Enjoy a full day at leisure in Kyoto to explore this traditional but modern city. Spend your day further exploring the many temples and shrines or try your luck at spotting a Geisha in the famous Gion area. Tonight, your Tour Director hosts a farewell dinner to celebrate your time in Japan. (B/D)

Kyoto - Hiroshima

Board one of Japan's famous BULLET TRAINS bound for Hiroshima. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel where the remainder of your day is free to rest or explore the city. (B)


Today's sightseeing starts at PEACE MEMORIAL PARK to see the PEACE MEMORIAL/ commonly referred to as the Atomic Bomb Dome, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that has been preserved just as it was on August 6, 1945, immediately after the bombing. You will also visit the MEMORIAL MUSEUM and MEMORIAL HALL/ which commemorate those who lost their lives that fateful day. Continue to MIYAJIMA ISLAND before returning to your hotel. (B)


Your tour ends today with a transfer to the airport. (B)

Trip Inclusions

Included Experiences

  • SIGHTSEEING: In Tokyo and Kyoto. Inside visits as shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.
  • SCENIC HIGHLIGHTS: Meiji Shrine, Asakusa Kannon Temple, Lake Ashi Cruise, Cable Car Ride to view Mt Fuji (weather permitting), Nijo Castle, Kinkakuji, Kiyomizu Temple.
  • GUIDES: Services of a professional Tour Director.
  • TRANSPORTATION: Airport transfers; private, deluxe, air-conditioned coach while touring.
  • HOTELS: Hotel accommodation will be allocated in twin-bed or double rooms with private facilities, as stated or similar.

Included Meals

  • 9 Breakfasts
  • 1 Lunches
  • 2 Dinners


  • Hotel Classifications: Superior First Class (SF), First Class (F), Moderate First Class (MF), Superior Tourist (ST), Deluxe (D), Moderate Deluxe (MD), Best Available (BA), National Park (NP)
  • Tokyo Shibuya Excel Hotel Tokyu (F), MT Fuji Area Palace Hotel (F), Kyoto Kyoto Tokyu Hotel (F), Hiroshima Hiroshima Tokyu REI Hotel (MF)

Trip Notes

  • Accommodation, itinerary and inclusions subject to change.
  • Prices are for land/cruise only. International flights not included.


Operator Details

Region: Asia
Style: Regional Discovery
Accommodation: 3+ Star
Location: Outskirts - Generally
Guided: Tour Host & Local Guides
Transport: Luxury Coach
Age Range: Open (min 8 years)
Flights: Internal Flights Included
Airport Transfers: Included in Price
Gratuities: Customary on Tour
Max Group Size: 50 (Avg. 40)
Free WiFi: No
* Source: Cosmos for trips in Asia. Some variances may occur on individual tours and information is provided as a guide only. Refer to Trip Inclusions section for more details.
Sep 2017 - Sep 2017

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