Hiroshima is a place of hope, peace and love and its Miyajima is known to be the island where god dwells, famous for its floating Torii and Itsukushima Shrine among the Seto Inland Sea. Plenty of walks around this incredible region showcase the amazing culture and natural beauty. From hiking Misen Mountain on Miyajima Island, one of the most scenic spots in Japan to Motonosumi Inari Shrine, famed for its 123 red torii gates leading up a cliff overlooking the Japan sea. Stroll narrow cobbled streets in seaside towns, meander through buddhist temples and walk the memorial site of the ...
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  1. Luxury Naoshima Island Art Walk 3D2N, Self Guided

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    Popular as an art island along the Seto Inland Sea of Japan, Naoshima houses the work of some of Japan's most iconic contemporary artists, and is a must see destination for all art, architecture and design lovers. Discover the eclectic work of Yayoi Kusama art and sculptures and the beauty in the simplicity of renowned architect, Tadao Ando's designs. Spend two nights at Benesse House. This is a perfect trip for an arts and cultural weekend getaway.

    Commonly known as Japan's art island, Naoshima is a tiny island in the Seto Inland Sea. Just a short ferry ride from Japan's main island of Honshu, the island has an atmosphere like nowhere else. The island was included in National Geographic’s '19 Places to Indulge Yourself'. In addition to sandy beaches, sunny weather, and tiny traditional fishing villages such as Miyanoura and Honmura, you'll find stunning architecture by Tadao Ando, museums, colourful galleries, installations, and charming cafes - all in a laid-back atmosphere amid beautiful scenery. The island also serves as a main venue of the Setouchi Triennale art festival held every three years.

    The tour includes 2 nights accommodation, meals as mentioned in the itinerary, train and ferry tickets to and from Miyanoura Port.

    This is one of the world’s most unique destinations for art lovers and travelers seeking a one-of-a-kind experience.

    Departure Dates

    Departs daily year round on request.

    Price

    FROM/TO OKAYAMA: from $1,300 AUD per person, twin share

    FROM/TO KYOTO: from $1,550 AUD per person, twin share *

    * Departures during weekends, peak season, and Japanese public holidays will be subject to supplementary charges.

    Optional Extra- Art Walk With An Expert (Half Day)

    The accompanying expert is a renowned art curator, associated with the Setouchi Triennale Art Festival. Follow the expert through some of the most unique museums and galleries in Asia. Explore with an art curator some of the curiosities of the island, wandering through museums showcasing all kind of arts from local artists. In this unique environment, the guide provides precise insights and context, and answers any question regarding the pieces and collections on this unique island. Extra: $1,500 AUD per person

    Optional Extra- Art Island Yachting (Half Day)

    There is also the option to extend this trip with a visit to Bizen in Okayama, to explore and learn how to make the traditional pottery Bizen-yaki, famous throughout the world.

    Dates or itinerary don't fit?  We are specialising in bespoke "tailor-made" luxury or private journeys. Please contact us for a "tailor-made" itinerary for your perfect adventure.

    This tour is eligible to earn ONLYLUXE reward points

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    Popular as an art island along the Seto Inland Sea of Japan, Naoshima houses the work of some of Japan's most iconic contemporary artists, ...
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    From $1,180.95 Per Person, Twin Share
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  2. Hiroshima, Miyajima & Hagi Luxury Walk & Kayak 5D4N, Private Guided

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    Route: Hiroshima - Miyajima Island - Hagi - Akiyoshidai Quasi-National Park - Motonosumi Inari Shrine - Yamaguchi

    A unique opportunity to explore Hiroshima and beyond. This hand crafted itinerary allows you to travel down the paths less travelled, and immerse yourself in the breathtaking natural beauty, amazing history, and enchanting culture of Japan. Paddle the Seto Inland Sea, stroll through the Hagi’s old Castle Town - a UNESCO World Heritage Site, venture into the Akiyoshido Cave - the largest and longest limestone cave in Japan, and visit Motonosumi Inari Shrine as seen on CNN news "Japan's 31 Most Beautiful Places". This is an ideal relaxing walking holiday for history buffs and nature lovers alike.

    Your trip starts from Hiroshima, which is easily accessed by train or flight from all major cities in Japan. You will enjoy a guided walk to the summit of Misen Mountain on Miyajima Island, one of the most scenic spots in Japan, which has long been regarded as an Island of the Gods on the beautiful Seto Inland Sea. Your luxurious modern room on the island features the views of the five-story pagoda and Senjokaku of Itsukushima Shrine. At sunset, enjoy fantastic views of stone lanterns lighting up the ocean.

    Day 2, you'll enjoy a full day guided kayaking experience by paddling the calming Seto Inland Sea and getting close to the big Torii, the gate of Itsukushima Shrine.

    Then you'll ride in a private car to Honshu Island's western tip - Hagi town, a sheltered deltaic embayment on the Sea of Japan coastline in Yamaguchi Prefecture. Enjoy walking in the old castle town, hiking in Akiyoshidai Quasi-National Park and visiting a Hagiyaki workshop to make your own pottery.

    You’ll then visit Motonosumi Inari Shrine, famous for its 123 red torii gates leading up a cliff that overlooks the Japan Sea. Walk through the unique shrine, and take in the impressive view of the contrasting colours of the red torii gates, the blue sky and ocean and the surrounding greenery.

    Enjoy a guided cycling tour exploring a rustic countryside that is blessed with lush greenery and a landscape dotted with farm houses and sprawling rice fields.

    Enjoy the pampered comfort of luxury ryokans, and taste the freshest ingredients prepared exquisitely for you.

    The package includes four day guided walking and kayaking activities, private transfers, luxury boutique accommodation and all meals.

    Explore Hiroshima and beyond in style and comfort.

    Departure Dates

    Departs daily on request

    Price:

    Group of 2 people: from $6,800 AUD per person, twin share

    Group of 4 people: from $5,300 AUD per person, twin share

    Group of 6 or more people: on request

    Dates or itinerary don't fit?  We are specialising in bespoke "tailor-made" luxury or private journeys. Please contact us for a "tailor-made" itinerary for your perfect adventure.

    This tour is eligible to earn ONLYLUXE reward points

    Hiroshima
    Route: Hiroshima - Miyajima Island - Hagi - Akiyoshidai Quasi-National Park - Motonosumi Inari Shrine - Yamaguchi A unique opportunity to explore Hiroshima and ...
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    From $4,038.07 Per Person, Twin Share
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  3. Hiroshima, Miyajima & Shimanami Kaido Cycle & Kayak 4D3N, Partially Guided

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    Route: Hiroshima - Miyajima Island - Shimanami Kaido Cycling - Hiroshima

    Experience Japan's spectacular island and culture by bike and by kayak. Cycle the world famous Shimanami Kaido route and paddle the Seto Inland Sea. Your adventure is enhanced by boutique accommodation, refined dinning and professional tour services. The tour is escorted by an English speaking tour coordinator and local guides, offering a high level of comfort and convenience.

    Your trip starts from Hiroshima, which is easily accessed by train or flight from all major cities of Japan. You will enjoy a self guided walk to the summit of Misen Mountain on Miyajima Island, one of the most scenic spots in Japan, and has long been regarded as an Island of the Gods on the beautiful Seto Inland Sea. You'll stay on the World Heritage Miyajima Island, featuring Japanese-style accommodation with beautiful surrounding views.

    Day 2, you'll enjoy a lifetime full day guided kayaking experience by paddling the calming Seto Inland Sea and getting close to the big Torii, the gate of Itsukushima Shrine.

    Then cycle the Shimanami Kaido cycling route 70km over two days in comfort. By spend one night in Onomichi. The entire cycling trip is fully supported with a supporting vehicle. You only need to carry a daypack.

    The package includes two day supported cycling, all transfers (train & ferry), boutique accommodation, most meals as well as all bike rentals.

    Combining the best Japan cycling experience with boutique accommodation, this is the memorable adventure on the world famous Shimanami Kaido route and beyond.

    Departure Dates

    Departs daily on request

    Dates or itinerary don't fit?  We are specialising in bespoke "tailor-made" luxury or private journeys. Please contact us for a "tailor-made" itinerary for your perfect adventure.

    This tour is eligible to earn ONLYLUXE reward points

    Hiroshima
    Route: Hiroshima - Miyajima Island - Shimanami Kaido Cycling - Hiroshima Experience Japan's spectacular island and culture by bike and by kayak. Cycle the ...
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    From $3,009.51 Per Person, Twin Share
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  4. Hiroshima, Miyajima & Shimanami Kaido Luxury Cycling 3D2N

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    Experience Japan's spectacular island and culture by bike on the Shimanami Kaido cycling route across the Seto Inland Sea and across six islands. Your luxury cycling experience is enhanced by luxury accommodation, refined dinning and fully supported cycling crew throughout the trip.

    Your trip starts from Hiroshima, which is easily accessed by train or flight from all major cities in Japan. You will enjoy a guided walk to the summit of Misen Mountain on Miyajima Island, one of the most scenic spots in Japan, which has long been regarded as an Island of the Gods on the beautiful Seto Inland Sea. Your luxurious modern room on the island features the views of the five-story pagoda and Senjokaku of Itsukushima Shrine. At sunset, enjoy fantastic views of stone lanterns lighting up the ocean.

    On day 2 you'll cycle the world-famous Shimanami Kaido route from Onomichi to Imabari (70km), fully supported by an English coordinator and a private car. Ride along the world's longest series of suspension bridges, across six islands and take in the scenic natural beauty. There are no large inclines and the entire route can be comfortably completed in a day by intermediate cyclists.

    On conclusion of the cycling journey, you'll be transferred to a secluded hot spring retreat, where you can soak in the hot spring bath and enjoy traditional kaiseki dishes utilising the rich seasonal ingredients of Setouchi.

    The package includes two day guided cycling and walking, transfers, luxury accommodation, all meals as well as all bike rentals. The tour is fully supported with a supporting vehicle/tour coordinator for the entire cycling trip. You only need to carry a daypack.

    Combining the best Japan cycling experience with luxury boutique accommodation and refined cuisine, this is luxury cycling adventure on the world famous Shimanami Kaido route.

    Departure Dates

    Departs daily on request

    Price

    Group of 2 people: from $3,650 AUD per person, twin share

    Group of 4 people: from $2,895 AUD per person, twin share

    Group of 6 or more people: on request

    Dates or itinerary don't fit?  We are specialising in bespoke "tailor-made" luxury or private journeys. Please contact us for a "tailor-made" itinerary for your perfect adventure.

    This tour is eligible to earn ONLYLUXE reward points

    Hiroshima
    Experience Japan's spectacular island and culture by bike on the Shimanami Kaido cycling route across the Seto Inland Sea and across six islands. Your ...
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    From $2,205.70 Per Person, Twin Share
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  5. The Ultimate Luxury Japan Grand Traverse Alps to Sea 15D14N (Honshu, Shikoku & Kyushu), Fully Guided

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    Route: Tokyo - Nakasendo Way - Kyoto - Shikoku Island - Naoshima - Hiroshima - Kyushu Island - Yakushima Island

    A luxury journey from East to West traversing through three of Japan's main islands - Honshu, Shikoku & Kyushu. Combining walks and cultural sightseeings, this comfortable holiday takes in the highlights of the historically and culturally-rich ancient towns of Japan, trekking the ancient trade route of Nakasendo Trail, discovering the picturesque Iya Valley, and hiking on the Yakushima islands where nature has remained untouched for countless millennia. This 15-day/14-night immersion will enthral with its dramatic scenery, awe inspiring scale and depth of history. This truly is the quintessential Japanese experience

    The luxurious accommodation is hand picked for this package, including some of the best 4 and 5 star hotels and boutique Japanese ryokans.

    Most meals are included for the duration of the tour. You will enjoy authentic and delicious local cuisine. Please refer to the itinerary for the meal inclusion.

    The tour includes 14 nights accommodation, meals as mentioned in the itinerary, English speaking guide(s), all transportation during the tour, all entry tickets/park fees, and luggage transfers.

    This is the luxury discovery of Japan's three main islands from Alps to Sea. This incredible journey will inspire with its scale, natural beauty and depth of history. You'll return invigorated and inspired with memories that will last a lifetime.

    Departure Dates

    Departs daily on request

    Dates or itinerary don't fit?  We are specialising in bespoke "tailor-made" luxury or private journeys. Please contact us for a "tailor-made" itinerary for your perfect adventure.

    Luggage Transfers

    Luggage transfers are included in the package. Please see the itinerary for the details.

    This tour is eligible to earn ONLYLUXE reward points

    Tokyo
    Route: Tokyo - Nakasendo Way - Kyoto - Shikoku Island - Naoshima - Hiroshima - Kyushu Island - Yakushima Island A luxury journey from ...
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    From $16,647.52 Per Person, Twin Share
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