West Japan Experience

Embark on an unforgettable journey through the cultural heart of Japan with this meticulously curated tour. From the vibrant streets of Osaka to the tranquil serenity of Mt Koya and the historic splendor of Kyoto and Nara, each destination offers a unique glimpse into Japan’s rich heritage. Delve into the world of Geisha in Kyoto’s Gion district, witness the solemnity of Hiroshima’s Peace Memorial Park, and savor the culinary delights of Osaka’s Dotombori area. This immersive itinerary promises an unparalleled exploration of Japan’s diverse landscapes, traditions, and experiences.

Specification: West Japan Experience




11 Days

Group Size

Private Tour

Tour Type

Destination Trip

Trip Grading


Travel Itinerary

  • Day 1: Arrival to Osaka

    On arrival in Osaka, meet your local representative who will assist you with your hotel transfer.

  • Day 2: Explore Osaka CIty

    Meet with your concierge to gain valuable insider knowledge so you can explore Osaka independently. Uncover the culinary delights of Osaka with a tour of its Dotombori area. Wander a neon-lit street and sample intriguing local dishes and snacks.

  • Day 3: Osaka to Mt Koya

    Check-out of your hotel and travel by train, cable car and local bus to Mt Koya to your Shukubo (temple stay). Check-in to your basic yet clean lodgings. Relax and experience the temple, its lifestyle and Buddhism. Enjoy a tasty vegetarian dinner.

  • Day 4: Mt Koya to Kyoto

    Rise early to listen to the monks chanting, an enlightening experience. Following breakfast, travel to Kyoto. The rest of the day is free to explore Kyoto’s shops and nightlife. Enjoy a night walking tour to explore the world of the Geisha and Kyoto’s famed Gion entertainment district.

  • Day 5 - 6: Kyoto and Nara

    Meet with your concierge to gain valuable insider knowledge so you can explore Kyoto independently. Travel to Nara. Visit the World Heritage listed 8th century Kasuga-taisha shrine, the most famous and beautiful Shinto shrine in Nara which features 3,000 antique stone and bronze lanterns. Continue on foot to the stunning Todaiji Temple, one of Japan’s most famous and historically significant temples. Travel by train back to Kyoto and enjoy an afternoon at leisure. On your last day in Kyoto, spend time exploring independently.

  • Day 7: Kyoto

    Visit the breathtaking mountain complex of Fushimi Inari. Sample sake and choose to experience a calligraphy, ikebana, origami class or a tea ceremony.

  • Day 8 - 9: Kyoto to Hiroshima

    Travel to Hiroshima and visit the Peace Memorial Museum. See the Peace Memorial Park, a cenotaph honouring Hiroshima bomb victims, and the eerie A-Bomb Dome. Take the fast ferry to the tranquil island of Miyajima which is home to the Itsukushima Shrine and its famous red ‘torii’ gate. Dine on local oysters and white wine before returning to Hiroshima.

  • Day 10: Hiroshima to Osaka

    Travel back to Osaka by train and enjoy the rest of your time free at leisure.

  • Day 11: Osaka Departure

    Enjoy free time until your departure transfer.

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