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Travel Destination | Setouchi Japan

How do you define adventure? Pack your passport, adventure awaits in the allure and diverse range of unique experiences in Setouchi, Japan. This is the side of Japan many don't know, a stunning secret full of soothing islands that live a traditional relaxed way of life, where ancient traditions still hold true, where cyclists and hikers delight in the natural wonders and amazing pathways, seclusion seekers adore boutique hotels and private island retreats, and the food is always incredible. Next stop- travel destination Setouchi, Japan!

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Setouchi, Japan 7 Night | 8 Day Seto Inland Sea Round Trip Itinerary via TruMarketing

Day 1 | Arrival Itinerary

Welcome to Japan! This is the start point where the 8-days adventure begins. Upon arrival at Kansai International Airport, you will be met by an English speaking assistant at airport meeting point. Then, you will be transferred to hotel by private vehicle.

*Depending on your flight, the half-day tour is available before/after check in.

Overnight | Osaka
Meal Inclusion | Breakfast
Accommodations | Cross Hotel Osaka

Day 2 | Himeji-Awajishima Island Itinerary

On this day, you will be transferred to Awajishima Island by private coach. En route to the island, swing by Himeji Castle. Himeji is also well-known for Sake brewing and you will visit local Sake Brewery in Nada district. After visiting the brewery, you will stop at Honpukuji Suigodo Temple on Awajishima Island, designed by Tadao Ando. Honpukuji is known as the "Water Temple" for reasons that become obvious when you see it.

Overnight | Awajishima
Meal Inclusion | Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodations | Hotel & Resort Minami-Awaji

Day 3 | Awajishima Island-Takamatsu Itinerary

After breakfast at hotel, you will be transferred to Takamatsu by private coach. The first visit of the day is Ritusrin Park. It is a muse-see spot in Takamatsu. Then, guide will take you to
Noguchi Isamu Garden Museum. The Isamu Noguchi Garden Museum Japan is the fulfillment of Noguchi's wish that his former studio in Mure be an extension of his museum in New York, that it be a place to inspire artists and scholars.

Overnight | Takamatsu
Meal Inclusion | Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation | Takamatsu Kokusai Hotel

Day 4 | Takamatsu-Naoshima Itinerary

In this day, you will dive into face of art in Setouchi inland sea. Guide will take you to Naoshima and Teshima island by ferry. Benesse Art Site Naoshima is a collective name for the art
activities conducted by Benesse Holdings and the Fukutake Foundation on Naoshima, Teshima, and Inujima. You will visit, Chichu Art Museum, Lee Ufan Museum, Benesse House Museum, and Teshima Art Museum in the islands.

Overnight | Takamatsu
Meal Inclusion | Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation | Takamatsu Kokusai Hotel

Day 5 | Takamatsu-Dogo Onsen Itinerary

After breakfast at hotel, you will be transferred to Matsumaya by express train from Takamatsu station. Main attraction in the day is Dogo Onsen. Dogo Onsen is one of Japan's oldest
and most famous hot springs, located to the east of central Matsuyama. The area is popular with tourists for its beautiful bath house and many ryokan. You will stay in a traditional Japanese ryokan.

Overnight | Dogo Onsen (Ryokan)
Meal Inclusion | Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation | Dogo Onsen Hotel Tsubakikan

Day 6 | Dogo Onsen-Hiroshima-Onomichi Itinerary

On this day, you will be transferred to Hiroshima by private coach. En-route to Hiroshima, you will swing by Onomichi and drive by famous cycling route Shimanami Kaido. In Onomichi, you will visit Senkoji Temple. It is famous for its scenic view from the open stage. You can see many islands beauty in Setouchi inland sea.

Overnight | Hiroshima city
Meal Inclusion | Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation | Oriental Hotel Hiroshima

Day 7 | Hiroshima-Osaka Itinerary

After breakfast, embark on full day Hiroshima highlight tour by private coach. First visit of the day is, Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park. And also, guide will take you to Miyajima Island via ferry. Upon completion of the sightseeing, you will be transferred to Osaka via bullet train.

Overnight | Osaka
Meal Inclusion | Breakfast, lunch
Accommodation | Cross Hotel Osaka

Day 8 | Farewell to Japan Itinerary

An English speaking assistant will pick you up at hotel by vehicle for your departure flight. You will be transferred to Kansai International Airport.

Meal Inclusion | Breakfast

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