Traditional Japanese Gate

11D Land Of The Rising Sun

Destination Climax
Goryokaku Star Fort

Hakodate, Japan

Hakodate's port was one of the few open for Western contact. A beautiful view of the well-preserved star-shaped Goryokaku Fort, now a park and Special Historical Site, can be had from the Goryokaku Tower. Don't miss the sushi.

Hirosaki Castle, Aomori

Aomori, Japan

Crossing northern Japan, we pass the Hakkoda Mountains with good hiking opportunities and hot spas. Further inland, Hirosaki has one of the "Seven Famous Castles".

Matsue Castle, Japan

Ulsan, South KOREA

Immerse yourself in the history of the Silla kingdom. Gyeongju has many national treasures and World Heritage Sites. Apart from temples, tombs, and pagodas found here, the National Museum houses important artefacts.

Matsue, Japan

We will visit Matsue's "Black Castle" - one of the few wooden castles remaining in Japan today. Enjoy magnificent views of Lake Shinji.

Hiroshima, Japan

Contemplate the different and solemn memorials honouring the victims of the Atomic Bomb in the Peace Memorial Park. In the afternoon, we intend to visit a Shinto Shrine designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site - the Itsukushima Jinja Shrine.

Korakuen Garden, Okayama

Okayama, Japan

Korakuen is one of Japan's most famous gardens, actually being one of "The Three Gardens of Japan" - see how the approach to gardening differs in this 17th century formal garden.