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Hiroshima: Full-Day City Highlights Private Guided Tour

1. Hiroshima: Full-Day City Highlights Private Guided Tour

Spend the day with your guide exploring the highlights of the amazing city of Hiroshima. Explore the city's downtown, learn about the events of 1945, and visit the beautiful island of Miyajima. Walk around the Peace Memorial Park which is dedicated to the memories of the direct and indirect victims of the nuclear bomb attack in 1945. Continue to Genbaku Dome, a UNESCO world heritage site, and the only structure left standing in the area where the first atomic bomb exploded. Visit the Peace Memorial Museum where you will see belongings left behind by victims of the nuclear attack, artifacts from the bomb, and read testimonies from survivors. As you explore the museum you will learn about the horrors, inhumane nature, and events of the 1945 attack. Try some local foods like Hiroshima-yaki or oysters for lunch before you finish up your tour of downtown Hiroshima. Board a ferry downtown and head to Miyajima, the Island of the Gods. Marvel at the floating red torii gate in high tide and go inside the Itsukushima shrine built over the sea.

Kyoto: Personalized Guided Private Tour

2. Kyoto: Personalized Guided Private Tour

Spend a day discovering some of Kyoto’s attractions. Let a professional guide design a tour in line with your interests. You can visit 3 or 4 attractions, depending on your pace! Experience thousands of Red Torii Gate in Fushimi Inari shrine, and visit Golden Pavillion, the iconic temple of Kyoto. Visit the Kiyomizu temple, one of the Unesco world heritage sites, with a large veranda located in the mountain side and explore the Gion, the most famous geisha district. You can enjoy traditional wooden machiya merchant houses. Try out a Washoku Japanese restaurant or try some green tea if you are interested.

Welcome to Nagano: Private Tour with a Local

3. Welcome to Nagano: Private Tour with a Local

Get an exclusive welcome to Nagano on a private tour with a local guide. Transform your way of traveling to make it as much about the people you meet as the places you see.  Follow your friendly local as they share their passion for the place they live. Learn all the tricks to make the most of the city and get tips on the best things to see. Meet in the neighborhood where you are staying to get familiar with the best places to eat and buy groceries. Hear about the easiest ways to get around, and the top things to do. By the end of the tour, you'll feel more comfortable and confident navigating the city on your own, secure in the knowledge that you have all the information you need to make the most of your stay!

Food & Cultural Walking Tour around Zenkoji temple in Nagano

4. Food & Cultural Walking Tour around Zenkoji temple in Nagano

Explore the greater part of Zenkoji temple town and sample authentic Japanese snacks and sweets on this small-group walking tour. Try traditional Nagano bites such as oyaki (Japanese stuffed dumplings), sweets, and matcha and meet local business owners in the area. Your guide will take you off the beaten path in Nagano and tell you all about the 1400-year history and culture while discovering parts of the city not found in guidebooks. * Taste 2 Oyaki(Japanese Stuffed Dumplings), Soba Tea in front of a traditional Japanese sunken hearth. * Explore Nagano’s back street area, where is not on your guide book and you see 1400 years history of national treasure temple * Having a Matcha tea in the traditional Japanese style tea place. * Learn and practice authentic Japanese eating style and discover other parts of Nagano outside of your guidebook. * Connect with local business owners to learn the history and local culture. * Photography Tour : we will be on hand to take some happy snaps which will be shared with you after the tour! Note: Please let us know if you have any food restrictions beforehand.

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