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In the Shadow of Mountains - 12 days

From Sea to Sea in Southern Japan

The tour begins in Japan's old capital of Kyoto; let this ancient city fascinate you with its traditional narrow streets. Admire Kurashiki's historical area and experience a tatami-mat workshop and traditional "shamisen" local folk music. We travel by train to Yunotsu on the Japan Sea Coast, one of the oldest hot spring towns in Japan and a UNESCO World Heritage site along with Iwami Ginzan Silver Mine. Enjoy soaking in the mineral water before leaving for Tsuwano, a charming town known as the 'little Kyoto of San'in' with its picturesque streets lined with Edo-era buildings and Koi carp ponds. The journey continues through the former castle town of Hagi, famous for its pottery, then to Hiroshima and the famous Miyajima Island as well as Sensui-jima Island, a secret paradise on the Seto Inland Sea. We will arrive in energetic Osaka, where neon and crowds welcome you back to the modern side of Japan.

Small Group tour
September 23 to October 4, 2020
May 19 to May 30, 2021

Dates subject to change without notice.
12 Days
Minimum 5, maximum 12 travelers
* per person based on double occupancy

Tour price includes all transportation between destinations, accommodation, entrance fees, full-time services of tour leader. Contact for single supplement.
Daily breakfast and 10 dinners
Full time services of Japanese/English speaking tour leader.
See the lovely canals and historic white storehouses of KurashikiExplore enchanting castle towns of southern Japan - Tsuwano and Hagi
Make your own miniature tatami mat and hear traditional shamisen musicStay in hot-spring inns on the Japan Sea coast and the Inland Sea coast
Visit the preserved remains of the Iwami Ginzan silver mine, a UNESCO World Heritage siteExplore Miyajima Island with its iconic red torii gate and free-roaming deer

Why Rediscover Tours?


Japan Experts
Rediscover Tours is “People and Culture”
Slow-paced and In-depth
Varied Japanese-style Accommodations
Varied Japanese Cuisine
Rediscover Tours offers visitors a rare chance to truly get to know the Japanese people and to intimately experience the Japanese culture.