It is a chartered bus trip of 1 night and 2 days from somewhere in Fukuoka prefecture to Miyajima, a World Heritage Site in Hiroshima prefecture.
* Conversely, it is possible to change to the same route from Miyajimaguchi Station to Fukuoka Prefecture.
You can enjoy nature and historic sites that you wouldn't be able to experience if you traveled between Hakata and Hiroshima by bullet train!
*Pick-up starts 15 minutes before departure.
*** Please specify the boarding location in advance if you are in Fukuoka prefecture. We will pick you up for free.
Kokura Castle (小倉城, Kokurajō) was built in 1602 at the beginning of the Edo Period. The castle was destroyed by fire in 1866, and the current castle tower is a ferro-concrete reconstruction from 1959. The castle's traditional architecture provides an interesting visual contrast to the neighboring modern shopping and entertainment center.
The Port of Moji (Mojiko) is an international trade port opened in 1889 and located at the northern edge of Kyushu.
Its prosperity as a transport hub attracted many Western-style buildings housing shipping companies and trading firms around it. The Mojiko Retro district is a restored reproduction of the district around the port in olden times.
In this district, various buildings have been preserved and are open to visitors, including the iconic Mojiko Station, former Moji Mitsui Club, where Einstein stayed, and former Kyushu Railway Headquarters (currently Kyushu Railway History Museum).
You can immerse yourself in the atmosphere of Japan in the late 19th to early 20th centuries here.
This is a battlefield mark of the battle of Dan-no-ura, the last war between Heike and Genji in 1185.
Heike(Taira clan) got defeated in this battle by Genji. The family was destroyed by the death of emperor Antoku by drowning himself as an 8 years old child along with his grandmother Nii-no-ama. The buke society which will last until the Edo period was built by the Genji family after this battle.
The statue of Minamoto no Yoshitsune (Genji) and Taira no Tomomori(Heike) is standing with the handprints of famous actor Takizawa Hideaki and actress Nakagoshi Noriko who played in the drama about this battle of Gempei in Mimosusogawa park located in the front of the battlefield ruins.
A shrine to a boy emperor near the huge fish emporium, Karato Market
The most noticeable feature of Akama Jingu is the large white base that supports one of its many red roofs. This shrine was built to commemorate the spirit of the six-year-old Emperor Antoku, who died here during the decisive Battle of Dan-no-Ura between the Minamoto and Taira clans in 1185.
A fish market that will engage all your senses
At this lively market in Yamaguchi , local fishermen sell their freshly caught fish at very reasonable prices. Karato Market began as a street market in 1909, and now its ships fish all over Japan. Although the focus of Karato is seafood, you can also buy other local seasonal ingredients since many farmers come from Yamaguchi and the surrounding area to set up shop.
Ever had places you weren't intending to visit on your travels which end up more memorable than what you were headed to see? That was the case for us recently with Fukutoku Inari Shrine. We were driving up the coast of Yamaguchi from Shimonoseki to visit Tsunoshima Bridge and Motonosumi Inari Shrine, but saw this gem sitting up on a clifftop. We made a detour so we could stop in, and were so glad that we did!
The 1,780 meter bridge is one of the longest toll-free bridges in Japan and is also well known as a location for TV commercials. Fabulous views can be enjoyed from the well-maintained observatories located on both sides of the bridge. It’s a perfect photo spot.
Caves and odd rock formations on a little island in the Sea of Japan
The rocks that jut from the sea here on Omi Island near Hagi are bizarrely shaped and eroded by the natural elements. Some of these dramatic rock formations are up to 40 meters in height. There are also caves that offer lots to see from the local sightseeing boat or the sightseeing path that overlooks the sea.
* Your hotel arrangements and payments must be made by yourself.
The next day we will leave at 9am. The driver will pick you up at your hotel.
The shrine where one of the main shapers of Meiji Japan is deified
Visit this beautiful shrine and learn about the history of the man deified here. Yoshida Shoin (1830–1859), a visionary samurai, taught at Shokasonjuku Academy located next to Shoin Shrine.
His curiosity about the world outside Japan influenced the course of Japanese history, and he taught many young samurai who would go on to shape Japan during the Meiji era (1868–1912).
Please come around the city of Hagi freely.
There is also a "World Heritage Course" for walking.
The bus is waiting in the parking lot.
A two-story round observation deck located near Akiyoshidai Bus Stop. Enjoy a 360-degree panorama view of the Karst Plateau from the second floor, and you can also enjoy a majestic view through the telescope (for a fee). It is connected to the Akiyoshido Cave elevator via a promenade, and the walk is only about five minutes long.
Please reserve a restaurant that looks good in Yamaguchi City.
The driver can also recommend a restaurant.
Rurikoji (瑠璃光寺, Rurikōji) is a Buddhist temple in Yamaguchi City, best known for its five-storied pagoda that is a national treasure. Built in 1442, the pagoda is justifiably ranked among Japan's three greatest, alongside those of Horyuji Temple near Nara and Daigoji Temple in Kyoto. Interestingly, the pagoda predates Rurikoji as an institution, which was established only in the late 1400s.
The Kintaikyo Bridge (錦帯橋, Kintaikyō) has been Iwakuni's most distinguished landmark and a subject of admiration for hundreds of years. The elegant, wooden bridge makes five bold arches onto massive stone pillars as it crosses over the Nishiki River.
*This plan will be disbanded at Miyajimaguchi Station, so please arrange your own accommodation after that.
car, fuel fee, hotel pick-up/ drop-off, insurance(in our bus), taxes, chips, toll fees, parking fees, child seat, driver's hotel fee
your hotel, lunch, dinner, entrance fees, Wi-Fi fee, meals and drinks
Our bus services are only available in Fukuoka most of the time.
Our service area is from Fukuoka to east Hiroshima. (Please inquire beforehand)
* This tour takes 2 days.
* You must make your own arrangements and payment for the hotel you are staying at during this tour.
* Similarly, you must arrange the restaurant for dinner and make all your food and drink charges yourself.
Using a chartered bus that can accommodate up to 15 people.
Please be prepared for a long way.
However, we always take a break once an hour, and we want you to trust our bus because it is safe and certified by the Japan Bus Association.
Of course, we are also thoroughly implementing measures against infectious diseases.
*We are careful about coronavirus.
・ We clean the inside and outside of our buses well.
・ We do not miss the ventilation of our buses.
・ When the weather is not good, put an air purifier in our buses.
・ We will thoroughly check the driver's health with a preliminary check.
We protect passengers' lives not only by driving but also by viruses!
Please trust us.
- The number of people for microbus is maximum 28 people (including a driver, without a lot of luggage).
- The customer is requested to complete booking process (including payment) at least 4 days in advance prior to the tour date.
- Please make sure to write down the following information for transfer request/ booking:
1) flight number (cruise name)
2) flight (cruise) arrival/ departure time
3) airport terminal (cruise port)
4) number of luggage
Infant seats available.
Not recommended for people with back injuries.
Not recommended for people with heart problems.
Not recommended for pregnant travelers.
Pets are not allowed on board.
Foldable strollers and wheelchairs only. read more