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Rural Hot Spring Tour

Kinosaki Hot Spring ResortJapan Roads' Rural Hot Spring Independent Tour will introduce you to rural Japan and her people while staying with a Japanese family. You will also visit Kinosaki Hot Spring town on the Sea of Japan that is filled with old Japan charm. Our Rural Hot Spring tour is a great way to combine the rural experience of our Rural Discovery Tour with a stay at a hot spring resort. After your tour we highly recommend a few days in Kyoto before you return home.

Himeji - Himeji Castle is one of the best original castles in Japan
Kinosaki - Spend the night in one of Japan's best hot spring town and enjoy a crab dinner (when in season)
Kameoka - Home-Stay and really get in touch with Japanese people and culture

This 6 day tour begins and ends in Japan.

The price is US$ 2,210 per person, (based on double occupancy) and includes all transportation between destinations, accommodations, 5 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 3 evening meals. This tour can also be combined with a tour of Kyoto, Nara or other sights in the Kansai Area.

We hope the above has piqued your interest in this tour. If you have any questions or wish to sign up for a tour please Contact Us.

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Open - Independent Tour

Prices 2016
US$ 2,210 per guest (based on double occupancy, 2 guest minimum)

Meals Included
Breakfasts: 5
Lunches: 2
Dinners: 3
5 days
Detailed materials as well as support from our experts in Japan will be available for this independent tour. No tour leader is supplied.
Home Stay in Kameoka and a hot spring bath in Kinosaki.
Mode of Travel
Train ('Shinkansen' bullet train, limited express and local trains), streetcar, and on foot.
Group Size
Minimum of 2 guests
Age Restrictions
Participants should be at least 12 years old. Everyone younger than 20 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Itinerary Details:

Rural Hot Spring Tour - Day by Day Itinerary

Day 1 – Himeji - Western Style Hotel - Western Style Room
You will be met by a member of Japan Roads staff at Kansai International Airport or Shin-Osaka Train station and taken to Himeji. Our staff member will check you into your hotel. If there is time you will also be shown around Himeji Castle.

Day 2 – Kinosaki - Ryokan Lodging - Japanese Style Room
Kinosaki is known for its crab. Japanese flock to this area not only for crab dinner but also for the hot spring baths. The hot spring baths are said to have been discovered in this area when local residents observed a stork bathing in the marshes. After further investigation they discovered the hot springs and converted the marsh lands into bath houses that you can enjoy today.

JC from Utah, USA with her Home StayDays 3, 4 & 5 - Kameoka - Home Stay - Japanese Style Room
In Kameoka, a picturesque town near Kyoto, you can experience a Japanese home-stay in the home of our cultural liaison. With our liaison as your personal guide, the possibilities are endless: you can explore Kameoka by bicycle or on foot and also learn about Japanese cooking, flower arrangement, pottery, and much, much more. An excellent hostess, guide and cook, our liaison will immediately make you feel at home and will make this home-stay a truly unforgettable experience for you. This is really the best way to experience Japan.

Day 6 – Tour Ends
Today is the last day of the tour. You can either go to the airport to catch your homeward flight, or else continue on to other destinations you plan to visit. Please let us know if you need any help in making these arrangements. You are in a good location to visit Mt. Koya or Nara.

Note: If you want to visit Kyoto, Osaka or Nara, you will be at a good location to do so. If you are interested in this option, we recommend you take the tour first and do other sightseeing afterwards.

Tour Accommodations:
Yutouya Ryokan HallwayThroughout the tour, you will have the chance to stay at Japanese style inns, or ryokans, as well as modern, Western style hotels. By choosing the best accommodations possible and offering both traditional and modern lodging experiences, Japan Roads aims to give you a deeper insight into life in Japan and make you as comfortable as possible. In particular, the traditional accommodations will allow you to have close personal contact with the Japanese owners and staff of these places, thus deepening your cultural experiences.

Sample Accommodations
(may vary but will be of similar quality)

Himeji: Himeji Castle Hotel (Western Hotel)
Kinosaki: Yutouya Ryokan (Japanese Ryokan)
Kameoka: Home-Stay Family

To make sure you get the most out of your visit to Japan, Japan Roads tours offer a wide variety of Japanese cuisine to enjoy. You will have the chance to dine on local specialties as well as traditional gourmet food offered in the ryokans.

About Independent Tours:
Your tour includes a detailed tour organizer built specially for you. This organizer will have everything you need to take your tour including hotel details, directions, sightseeing suggestions and other useful information. We will also give you a rental cell phone that is programmed with our Japan office's phone number that you can call for help while you are in Japan. We are there for you.

This 6 day tour begins and ends in Japan.

If you have any questions or if you are ready
to make a reservation please Contact Us or call at +1-248-747-4048

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Tour schedules are subject to change. If any changes should be made it will be done in the best interest of the travelers.
Japan Roads will at all times aim to offer you the most interesting tour possible.

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