Samurai White Tour – Last two pool matches & quarter-finals

Package includes: 

  • Guaranteed official match tickets
  • 17 nights' accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis
  • International flights and transfers

Highlights 

  • Gullivers Tour Managers
  • Exclusive Gullivers event
  • Welcome drinks
  • Japanese speaking assistants
  • Gullivers merchandise
  • Optional excursions
  • End of tour dinner

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Tickets

The package prices include a Category D ticket to England's final two pool matches and two quarter-final matches. Exact locations of the tickets will be provided to us closer to the event. Upgrades to Category B tickets are available, see the ticket page for more details.

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Accommodation

Our featured accommodation on this tour is 4★. Hotels have a very limited supply of traditional double-bedded rooms and the cultural norm is for couples to have two separate single beds, rather than share a double bed. As such we are offering three options: twin rooms, single rooms and twin rooms with a preference for a double room.

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Flights

We will be using a number of reputable airlines within our packages. An economy seat is included in your package as standard. Call us to enquire about upgrading your seats to Premium Economy or Business Class. Emirates are the Preferred Airline of Rugby World Cup 2019™.

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Transfers

Airport and match transfers will be by coach.

Excursions

To ensure you enjoy your visit to Japan to its fullest we are offering a variety of optional excursions. We are launching our packages with the introductory tours that we feel will enhance your experience in Japan. We will be launching a second round of more optional extras later in the year.

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Merchandise

Included in the price of the tour there will be an exclusive Gullivers merchandise pack, further details to follow.

Gullivers staff and on-site support

We work closely with our agents in Japan to ensure that we have Japanese speaking staff on site to assist us. As always with an escorted tour, you will have a Gullivers Tour Manager with you.

Cultural differences

Japan are going to be fantastic hosts and we can expect a warm welcome from the locals. There are some cultural differences that we will provide further information on to whet your appetite and to get the most enjoyment out of your trip to Japan, please see our FAQ's page.

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Full itinerary

  • Day1

    Departure Day

    Today the adventure begins. Check in for your international flight to Japan.

    London Heathrow to Tokyo Narita via Incheon, South Korea

    Departs: 
    1220
    Arrives: 
    2000
    Airline: 
    Korean Air
  • Day2

    Arrival Day

    Upon arrival into Japan, we will transfer you to your hotel for you to check in for a four night stay.

    The capital of Japan and one of the most exciting cities in the world, Tokyo means ‘Eastern Capital’ and is made up of a patchwork of over 1000 neighbourhoods which conjoin together to create a mega metropolis. Each district has developed it’s own personality over the years which helps to refine where you choose to explore during your stay here.

    This evening join your Tour Manager and the rest of your tour group for welcome drinks.

     

    Welcome Drinks

  • Day3

    Match Day

    Today we will transfer you to Tokyo Stadium for the penultimate game of the group stages, England v Argentina. After the match we will transfer you back to your hotel.

    England v Argentina

    Pool match three for England.

    Kick off: 
    17:00
  • Day4

    Tokyo Metropolitan

    Today you have the option to book onto our guided tour of Tokyo Metropolitan city, a perfect way to familiarise yourself with this fascinating metropolitan area and take in some of it's most interesting sights.

     

    Sunday 6 October 2019 Optional Excursion – Full day guided tour of Tokyo Metropolitan

    This excursion includes visits to the Meiji-jingu Shrine, Tokyo Sky Tree, Asakusa Kannon Temple and Akihabara. Please see the Extras tabs for more information.

  • Day5

    Tokyo Metropolitan

    Today we will transfer you to the Tokyo Bay area for three nights, a scenic waterfront area that is a popular tourist destination thanks to it's abundance of shopping, sightseeing, restaurants and bars.

     

  • Day6–7

    Tokyo Metropolitan

    Whilst in Tokyo, you can also book onto our guided tour to Hakone and Lake Ashi, giving unparalleled views of Mount Fuji. Or if you would like to fully immerse yourself in Japanese culture opt for the two day trip including a night in a ryokan (a traditional Japanese Inn). 

     

    Tuesday 8 October 2019 Optional Excursion – Full day guided tour to Hakone with views of Mt Fuji

    This excursion includes a visit to Hakone, a cruise on Lake Ashi and a trip on the Hakone ropeway. Please see the Extras tabs for more information.

    Tuesday 8 October – Wednesday 9 October 2019 Optional Excursion – Two day guided tour to Hakone with views of Mt Fuji

    This excursion includes a visit to Hakone, cruise on Lake Ashi, Hakone Ropeway and one night in a ryokan with dinner and breakfast. Please see the Extras tabs for more information

  • Day8–9

    Tokyo Metropolitan

    Today you are transferred from your hotel in Tokyo Bay to your hotel in the Shinjuku district of the city. This district also has shopping, eating and a great night life, with literally hundreds of bars and restaurants catering to every taste imaginable. In the build up to the final pool match for England we host our Exclusive event, always one of the tour highlights. 

    Thursday 10 October 2019 – Exclusive Gullivers Event

    This evening Gullivers host an exclusive event

  • Day10

    Match Day

    Today we will transfer you to International Stadium Yokohama for the final game of the pool stages, England v France. After the game we will transfer you back to your hotel.

    England v France

    Pool match four for England.

    Kick off: 
    17:15
  • Day11

    Tokyo Metropolitan to Kyoto

    Today we depart Tokyo Metropolitan for Kyoto on the bullet train. This in itself is a uniquely Japanese experience. The trains always depart and arrive very punctually and travel at speeds up to 270 miles per hour. 

    Bullet train to Kyoto

  • Day12–14

    Kyoto

    Kyoto, meaning capital city, reflects its 1000 year history as the imperial city of Japan. It’s significance in Japanese history resounds throughout the city. It was saved from bombing in World War II and as a result has many historical buildings in tact which attract thousands of tourist’s year on year. There are many ancient temples, tea ceremony masters, traditional ryokan inns and centuries old craftsmanship, flower arranging, zen rock gardens and mysterious Geisha…which all make Kyoto a truly mesmerising place to visit. You have the option to book onto our guided tour of Kyoto, a perfect way to familiarise yourself with this beguiling city. There is also the option to book onto our guided day trip to Hiroshima and Miyajima, one of the iconic sights of Japan.

    Monday 14 October 2019 Optional Excursion – Full day guided tour of Kyoto

    This full day guided tour includes the Kiyomizu-dera Temple, the Nijo-jo Castle and Kinkaku-ji Temple. Please see the excursions tab for more information.

    Tuesday 15 October 2019 Optional Excursion – Full day guided tour of Hiroshima and Miyajima

    Tour includes the bullet train to and from Hiroshima, the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum and Park and Miyajima island and Itsukushima Shrine. Please see the excursions tab for more information.

  • Day15

    Kyoto to Fukuoka City

    Today we leave Kyoto behind us, fully immersed in Japanese culture, and take the Bullet train to Fukuoka City as excitement builds towards the quarter-final matches. Situated on the northern shore of Kyushu Island, Fukuoka City is a fun-loving, modern and cosmopolitan city and during the Rugby World Cup, Fukuoka City is the place to be. All of the supporters will be staying in Fukuoka City and travelling into Oita Prefecture on match days. This city has a relaxed vibe with the perfect blend of chic boutiques, laid back bars and glorious cuisine.

    Bullet train to Fukuoka City

  • Day16

    Fukuoka City

    A day at leisure in Fukuoka City. Fukuoka City is thought to be where tea and Buddhism were first introduced into Japan, due to it being close to South Korea and the rest of eastern Asia. The city itself is merged from two cities – Hakata and Fukuoka, and what Fukuoka City lacks in historical Japanese culture, it makes up for in it’s contemporary and dynamic modern way of life revealing the essence of Japan as it is today. The city’s signature dish is it’s Hakata ramen, a thick noodle and pork broth. It has the second highest number of clubs and bars (after Tokyo Metropolitan) so whilst you are here, you may wish to wander along to Oyafuku Dori - the street brimming with after hours bars and clubs which will provide the buzz of the vibrant and modern Japan you are looking for. If you wish to take a break from the rush of tourism, Ohiri Park provides just that as you admire the peaceful lake, tranquil gardens and castle ruins. The lake was once a part of the sea but was built up to form part of the moat system for Fukuoka’s Castle.

    This evening your Tour Manager will arrange your tour dinner, where you can join your fellow tourists and relive your memories of your trip.

    End of Tour Dinner

    Meet up with your Tour Manager and fellow tourists to share your tour highlights over dinner and a couple of drinks.

  • Day17

    Match Day – Quarter-final one

    This afternoon, action begins with the first quarter-final, as the winner of pool C takes on the runner up of pool D at Oita Stadium. We will transfer you out the the stadium from your hotel and return you to your hotel when the match finishes. Once at the stadium, soak up the unique atmosphere that comes with a Rugby World Cup quarter-final and settle in as the teams prepare to battle for a place in the semi-final.

    Quarter-final one

    Winner of pool C v Runner up of pool D

    Kick off: 
    16:15
  • Day18

    Match Day – Quarter-final three

    This afternoon, action continues with the third quarter-final, as the winner of pool D takes on the runner up of pool C at Oita Stadium. We will transfer you out the the stadium from your hotel and return you to your hotel when the match finishes.

    Quarter-final three

    Winner of pool D vs Runner up of pool C

    Kick off: 
    16:15
  • Day19

    Departure Day

    Depart Fukuoka City today to head back to the UK.

    Fukuoka to London Heathrow via Incheon, South Korea

    Departs: 
    1035
    Arrives: 
    1725
    Airline: 
    Korean Air
  • Day20

    Arrive in the UK

    It's been memorable! Today we land back into the UK and make our own journeys home with many great memories and new found friendships.

Tickets

Ticket upgrades for all matches

To upgrade to category B for all four matches within this tour it is an additional £502.00 per person; please note that ticket upgrades are a request and subject to availability. Category C tickets are unavailable.

England v Argentina

Kick Off – 17:00

A Category D ticket is included in the package.

Venue: 
Tokyo Stadium
Capacity: 
49,970

Please note that the categorisations are only a guide, not to scale and subject to change / recategorisation.

England v France

Kick Off – 17:15

A Category D ticket is included in the package.

Venue: 
International Stadium Yokohama
Capacity: 
72,327

Please note that the categorisations are only a guide, not to scale and subject to change / recategorisation.

Quarter-final one

Kick Off – 16:15

A Category D ticket is included in the package.

Venue: 
Oita Stadium
Capacity: 
40,000

Please note that the categorisations are only a guide, not to scale and subject to change / recategorisation.

Quarter-final three

Kick Off – 16:15

A Category D ticket is included in the package.

Venue: 
Oita Stadium
Capacity: 
40,000

Please note that the categorisations are only a guide, not to scale and subject to change / recategorisation.

Accommodation

Tokyo Marriott Hotel, Tokyo

Just minutes from Shinagawa Station, the Tokyo Marriott Hotel offers stylish and modern accommodation in the heart of Japan’s most populated city. The hotel holds a fitness centre, as well as three restaurants: ‘Lounge and Dining G’ which serves a hearty breakfast buffet as well as American-style fare and creative cocktails, Nadaman which serves seasonal Japanese dishes, and GGGco which offers a variety of cakes and bread.

We chose this hotel because: 

  • Fantastic reviews
  • Great location

Features: 

  • 3 Dining Options
  • Stylish Rooms

Grand Nikko Daiba, Tokyo

The Grand Nikko Daiba Hotel Tokyo is a new hotel situated in the Tokyo Bay area. Opened in 2016, the hotel enjoys wonderful views across Tokyo including the Rainbow Bridge and Tokyo Tower. At just a 20 minute monorail and train ride away from JR Tokyo Station this is a great resort hotel to enjoy whilst on holiday. Odaiba has wonderful shopping and restaurants but for those looking to eat in the hotel The Grill on 30th offers spectacular views from the 30th floor. This hotel is very well reviewed by western visitors to Tokyo.

We chose this hotel because: 

  • Tokyo Bay location

Features: 

  • Three Restaurants overlooking Tokyo
  • Bakery Pastry Shop
  • Free Wifi

Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo , Tokyo

Located in the Shinjuku district just a five-minute walk from Shinjuku Train Station, this hotel offers an incredible 21 dining options, and panoramic views of the Shinjuku skyline. Each modern room offers classic amenities as well as a few hidden extras such as Japanese style yukata robes and slippers for every guest. The hotel holds a fitness centre, as well as an outdoor pool (extra charges may be applicable), a karaoke room and convenience store. The 21 dining options include Japanese, French, Italian, Chinese and Korean, and the Amanogawa Sake Bar offers premium sake.

We chose this hotel because: 

  • Large range of dining options
  • Great reviews

Features: 

  • Complimentary wifi
  • Swimming pool
  • Fitness room

Kyoto Century , Kyoto

Located just two minutes from Kyoto Station, the Kyoto Century Hotel is perfectly located for sightseeing, with convenient access to all that the lively city has to offer. All guest rooms have Simmons bedding which is famous for its comfort, as well as all the amenities you require during your stay, so you can completely relax at the end of a busy day. The hotel offers three dining options including Casane, Bonheur and La Jyho - which serves a Japanese and Western style buffet throughout the day.

We chose this hotel because: 

  • Convenient location

Features: 

  • Complimentary wifi

Hilton Sea Hawk, Fukuoka

Overlooking Hakata Bay, just two minutes from the beach, this high-rise hotel looks over the city of Fukuoka and boasts a prime oceanfront location. The hotel has five dining options ranging from Japanese, Chinese to traditional European. Breakfast is served under a 132-foot-high glass ceiling at Brasserie and Lounge Seala. It also has an outdoor swimming pool, fitness centre and spa.

We chose this hotel because: 

  • Large hotel with many amenities overlooking Hakata Bay

Features: 

  • Five dining options

Extras

Tokyo City Tour – Full Day - 6th Oct

£115 per person

Leaving your hotel after breakfast, this full day guided city bus tour is a great introduction to the sights and sounds of Tokyo. Starting with a visit to Meiji-jingu Shrine, dedicated to the late 19th century Emperor Meiji, it is Tokyo’s most famous shrine and is a wonderfully serene oasis lying in the middle of this urban city. The tour continues with a visit to the Tokyo Sky Tree, the second tallest structure in the world. The observation desks are located at 350 and 450 meters respectively, offering spectacular views of the Tokyo metropolitan area (the most populous metropolitan area in the world). Following the visit to the Tokyo Sky Tree lunch is included in the tour at a local restaurant.

After lunch, the tour continues to Asakusa Kannon Temple, one of Tokyo’s most colourful, oldest and popular temples. The temple is approached via Nakamise-dori, a 200-metre street crammed with tiny shops full of typical Japanese souvenirs, and other items perfect for gifts or as a memento of your trip to Japan. The final stop of the tour takes in Akihabara, famous for its many electronics shops. In more recent years, Akihabara has gained recognition as the centre of Japan's otaku culture (diehard fan), and many shops and establishments devoted to anime and manga are now dispersed among the electronic stores in the district. Finally, the coach will return to your hotel in the late afternoon.

Tour includes: Local Japanese Tour Guide, Tokyo Sky Tree (admission to observatory at 350m), Meiji-jingu Shrine, Asakusa Kannon Temple and Nakamise Street, Akihabara, Lunch

Depart 09:00 – Return 17:00

 

Hakone Tour with views of Mount Fuji – Full Day - 8 Oct

£115 per person

The coach departs Tokyo this morning with your tour guide for the two-hour trip to the town of Hakone-machi, which is known for its hot springs and views of Mount Fuji (or Fuji-san as the Japanese call her). On arrival, you enjoy lunch at a local restaurant and afterwards, a forty-minute cruise across the tranquil Lake Ashi. On the other side, you will arrive at the Hakone Ropeway (cable car) and along the journey you can enjoy spectacular views of the crystal-clear blue waters of Lake Ashi, the rising volcanic fumes of Owakudani (a 3,000-year-old volcanic valley) and the grandeur of Mount Fuji on a clear day.  At the top of the ropeway, enjoy the scenic views whilst trying the local speciality of Kuro-tamago (black eggs). The eggs are cooked in the hot springs where the sulphur turns the shells black. Consuming the eggs is reputed to increase longevity and eating one egg is said to add up to seven years to your life! Your coach will collect you from the top of the ropeway for your return journey to Tokyo.

Visit includes: Local Japanese tour guide, lunch, cruise on Lake Ashi, Hakone Ropeway

Depart 10:00 – Return 18:00

Hakone Tour with views of Mount Fuji and night in a Ryokan – Two Days - Single Room

SOLD OUT

Day One

The coach departs Tokyo this morning with your tour guide for the two-hour trip to the town of Hakone-machi, which is known for its hot springs and views of Mount Fuji (or Fuji-san as the Japanese call her). On arrival, you enjoy lunch at a local restaurant and afterwards, a forty-minute cruise across the tranquil Lake Ashi. On the other side, you will arrive at the Hakone Ropeway (cable car) and along the journey you can enjoy spectacular views of the crystal-clear blue waters of Lake Ashi, the rising volcanic fumes of Owakudani (a 3,000-year-old volcanic valley) and the grandeur of Mount Fuji on a clear day.  At the top of the ropeway, enjoy the scenic views whilst trying the local speciality of Kuro-tamago (black eggs). The eggs are cooked in the hot springs where the sulphur turns the shells black. Consuming the eggs is reputed to increase longevity and eating one egg is said to add up to seven years to your life! Your coach will collect you from the top of the ropeway for your return journey to Tokyo.

Having feasted your eyes on Mount Fuji the coach will collect you from the cable car station and take you to your ryokan. A ryokan is a traditional Japanese Inn or hotel and your bedroom for the night will be a traditional Japanese style room, containing a comfortable futon for you to sleep on. You may wish to partake in an onsen, which is an integral tradition of Japanese culture. An onsen is a naturally hot bath usually heated by a local hot spring and it is worth noting that an onsen is enjoyed naked, so no swimsuits are allowed. Although this seems intimidating, it soon becomes normal as you relax in the hot thermal bath. Afterwards, wear your yukata to dinner and settle down to feast on a kaiseki dinner, which is as much artwork as food, with each dish a balance of tastes, textures and colours beautifully presented.

Day Two

The morning and early afternoon are for relaxing and enjoying your environment out of the hustle and bustle of metropolitan Japan. The coach will depart from the ryokan for Hakone, where you can explore this beautiful holiday resort, and perhaps purchase some local food or souvenirs from one of the many shops on the little high street. There is also an open-air art museum which boasts artwork by Picasso, Henry Moore and many other highly acclaimed artists. Your coach will depart back to Tokyo at 2pm for the approx. two-hour return journey.

Visit includes: Local Japanese tour guide, lunch on day one, cruise on Lake Ashi, Hakone Ropeway, one night at a ryokan with dinner and breakfast

Depart 10:00 Day one – Return 16:00 Day two

Hakone Tour with views of Mount Fuji and night in a Ryokan – Two Days - Twin Room

SOLD OUT

Day One

The coach departs Tokyo this morning with your tour guide for the two-hour trip to the town of Hakone-machi, which is known for its hot springs and views of Mount Fuji (or Fuji-san as the Japanese call her). On arrival, you enjoy lunch at a local restaurant and afterwards, a forty-minute cruise across the tranquil Lake Ashi. On the other side, you will arrive at the Hakone Ropeway (cable car) and along the journey you can enjoy spectacular views of the crystal-clear blue waters of Lake Ashi, the rising volcanic fumes of Owakudani (a 3,000-year-old volcanic valley) and the grandeur of Mount Fuji on a clear day.  At the top of the ropeway, enjoy the scenic views whilst trying the local speciality of Kuro-tamago (black eggs). The eggs are cooked in the hot springs where the sulphur turns the shells black. Consuming the eggs is reputed to increase longevity and eating one egg is said to add up to seven years to your life! Your coach will collect you from the top of the ropeway for your return journey to Tokyo.

Having feasted your eyes on Mount Fuji the coach will collect you from the cable car station and take you to your ryokan. A ryokan is a traditional Japanese Inn or hotel and your bedroom for the night will be a traditional Japanese style room, containing a comfortable futon for you to sleep on. You may wish to partake in an onsen, which is an integral tradition of Japanese culture. An onsen is a naturally hot bath usually heated by a local hot spring and it is worth noting that an onsen is enjoyed naked, so no swimsuits are allowed. Although this seems intimidating, it soon becomes normal as you relax in the hot thermal bath. Afterwards, wear your yukata to dinner and settle down to feast on a kaiseki dinner, which is as much artwork as food, with each dish a balance of tastes, textures and colours beautifully presented.

Day Two

The morning and early afternoon are for relaxing and enjoying your environment out of the hustle and bustle of metropolitan Japan. The coach will depart from the ryokan for Hakone, where you can explore this beautiful holiday resort, and perhaps purchase some local food or souvenirs from one of the many shops on the little high street. There is also an open-air art museum which boasts artwork by Picasso, Henry Moore and many other highly acclaimed artists. Your coach will depart back to Tokyo at 2pm for the approx. two-hour return journey.

Visit includes: Local Japanese tour guide, lunch on day one, cruise on Lake Ashi, Hakone Ropeway, one night at a ryokan with dinner and breakfast

Depart 10:00 Day one – Return 16:00 Day two

Tokyo Geisha Experience – Half Day - 11th Oct

£125 per person

What could be more thrilling than being in the capital of Japan and meeting real life Geisha! The literal translation of geisha into English is ‘artist’ and they are Master of Arts such as reciting verse, playing musical instruments and dancing.  This half day tour starting after lunch gives you an insight into their world and their traditional dance and songs to the tune of a shamisen, a traditional Japanese stringed instrument. You will get the opportunity to learn how to play traditional parlour games known as ‘Ozashiki Asobi’ with the geisha. These games have been entertaining the Japanese for centuries and are surprisingly addictive!

There will also be the opportunity to explore Ginza, which is Tokyos most famous upmarket shopping, dining and entertainment district. The wide boulevards and narrow lanes are lined with high-end boutiques, department stores and restaurants. 

Visits include: Return coach travel, local Japanese tour guide, geisha experience 

Time: 13.00-17.00

 

Kyoto City Tour – Full Day - 14th Oct

£115 per person

Leaving your hotel after breakfast, this day long tour encompasses the must-see sights of Kyoto, starting with a visit to the iconic Fushimi Inari-taisha shrine. This important Shinto shrine is famous for its thousands of red torii gates winding through a wooded forest to the shrine itself. The tour then takes you to Kiyomizu-dera Temple, one of the most celebrated temples of Japan. It was founded in 780 on the site of the Otowa Waterfall in the wooded hills east of Kyoto and derives its name from the waterfall's pure waters. Walking up to the temple you will pass through the Higashiyama District (Ninen-zaka and Sannen-zaka), which is one of the city's best-preserved historic districts, and the streets are lined with small shops selling local specialties such as Kiyomizu-yaki pottery, sweets, pickles, crafts and other souvenirs. Lunch is then included at a local restaurant.

After lunch the tour proceeds to Nijo Castle (Nijo-jo) a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This formidable castle was built in 1603 by Tokugawa Ieyasu, the founding shogun (military dictator) of the Edo Shogunate which ruled Japan for over 200 years from the beginning of the 17th century. The wide moat, huge stone walls, and heavy yet elaborate gates are still impressive. The palace building itself is imposing, yet upon closer examination, is rich in decorative detail, including beautifully painted screens and the famous ‘nightingale’ floors.

The final stop on the tour is Kinkaku-ji Temple (literally meaning Golden Pavilion), another UNESCO World Heritage Site. Built as a retirement villa for a shogun in the 13th century, after his death it became a Zen Buddhist temple. Overlooking a large and tranquil pond, the upper stories of the building are covered in gold leaf. This shining temple has become the icon of Kyoto. Finally, the coach will return you to your hotel in the late afternoon.

Visit includes: Local Japanese Tour Guide, lunch, entry into Kiyomizu-dera Temple, Nijo-jo castle, Kinkakuji-Temple.

Depart 09:00 – Return 17:00

Hiroshima and Miyajima Tour from Kyoto – Full Day - 15th Oct

£325 per person

Leaving Kyoto after an early breakfast you will take the Bullet train to Hiroshima where the tour begins at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park and Museum. The museum and park are dedicated to documenting the atomic bombing of Hiroshima. The focus of the museum is to document the events of 6 August 1945, and along with being very moving, serve to remind us that peace should not be taken for granted. The Peace Memorial Park contains the A-Bomb Dome, also known as the Hiroshima Peace Memorial, and is what remains of the former Prefectural Industrial Promotion Hall. When the bomb exploded, it was one of the few buildings to remain standing and remains so today. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the A-Bomb Dome is a tangible link to Hiroshima's unique past. Lunch is then included in the tour price at a local restaurant.

In the afternoon, the tour continues with a visit to Miyajima, a small island less than an hour away from Hiroshima.   It is most famous for its giant red torii gate, which at high tide seems to float on the water and marks the entrance to Itsukushima Shrine. Like the torii gate, the shrine's main buildings are constructed over water, giving a sense of peace and tranquillity. After taking as many photos as possible, the tour returns to Hiroshima and then on to Kyoto by Bullet train before you are returned to your hotel.

Visit includes: Local Japanese Tour Guide, Bullet train to and from Hiroshima, entry to the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, lunch, return ferry to Miyajima and entry to Itsukushima Shrine.

Depart 08:00 – Return 21:00

Nagasaki and Beyond Tour – Full Day - 18th Oct

£295 per person

Depart Fukuoka early this morning with your tour guide for a two-hour journey to Nagasaki. Once in Nagasaki, the first stop is the Atomic Bomb Museum which is a stark reminder of how this port city was devastated by the nuclear bomb in 1945. Afterwards, you make the short journey to the beautifully landscaped Glover Garden. The estate sits perched on a hillside overlooking the valley and the sea. It’s perfectly pruned gardens and colonial style buildings pay homage to Scotsman Thomas Glover and how he brought the Industrial Revolution to Japan. Stop for lunch is included at a local restaurant.

After lunch, you will catch the boat to Hashima Island, known as Gunkanjima, which was once populated by miners and their families working in the undersea coal mines for Mitsubishi. When the coal came to an end, so did its inhabitants and they moved back to mainland Nagasaki. Since 1974, the island has been deserted and what’s left are abandoned buildings. It is eerie and quiet, but captivating and also features in the James Bond movie Sky Fall!

Back on the mainland, the group will head to Deijima, which is a manmade island in the port of Nagasaki. Japan was cut off from the rest of the world up until trade started passing through Nagasaki in the 16th century. Deijima was constructed in 1636 to segregate Portuguese residents from the Japanese population, so a look around the historical buildings will give you a real insight into the past!

Visit includes: return travel, local Japanese tour guide, lunch, tour of Hashima Island, entry into the Atomic Bomb Museum, Glover Garden and Deijima Museum

Depart 07.30 – Return 20.30