3-day Private Bus Tour from Fukuoka to Hiroshima via Divine and Delicious San'in

It is a chartered bus trip of 2 night and 3 days from somewhere in Fukuoka prefecture to Hiroshima Station. Along the way, you can discover good old Japan that you do not know in the “San’in” region on the Sea of Japan side !!

With this plan, you will aim for the world heritage Iwami Ginzan and Izumo Taisha through the Sea of Japan side while visiting the standard sights.
There are hot springs and fresh seafood from the Sea of Japan along the way.
By all means, please enjoy blowfish at Shimonoseki, “Matsuba crab” at Sakaiminato, “Shijimi” at Lake Shinji, and “Okonomiyaki” at the destination Hiroshima.

Our bus will give you a comfortable ride throughout the tour.
You don’t have to navigate your way using public transportation.
We are very familiar with the area and our private bus will help you save time and visit as many places.

* We are careful about COVID-19.
* Duration: 3 days
* Starts: Iizuka, Japan
* Trip Category: Multi-day & Extended Tours >> Multi-day Tours




It is a chartered bus trip of 2 night and 3 days from somewhere in Fukuoka prefecture to Hiroshima Station. Along the way, you can discover good old Japan that you do not know in the “San’in” region on the Sea of Japan side !!

With this plan, you will aim for the world heritage Iwami Ginzan and Izumo Taisha through the Sea of Japan side while visiting the standard sights.
There are hot springs and fresh seafood from the Sea of Japan along the way.
By all means, please enjoy blowfish at Shimonoseki, “Matsuba crab” at Sakaiminato, “Shijimi” at Lake Shinji, and “Okonomiyaki” at the destination Hiroshima.

Our bus will give you a comfortable ride throughout the tour.
You don’t have to navigate your way using public transportation.
We are very familiar with the area and our private bus will help you save time and visit as many places.

* We are careful about COVID-19.

Itinerary

Day 1: from Fukuoka to Hagi, Yamaguchi via Shimonoseki * Please book and pay your hotel in Hagi by yourself.

Stop At: Fukuoka Prefecture, Fukuoka Prefecture, Kyushu
Meeting Point at about 9:00
* At your hotel in Fukuoka or Hakata station, Fukuoka Airport, … etc.

* Pick-up starts 15 minutes before departure.

*** Please specify the boarding location in advance if you are in Fukuoka. We will pick you up for free.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Mojiko Retro, 7-18 Minatomachi, Mojiku, Kitakyushu 801-0852 Fukuoka Prefecture
about 10:30, Mojiko Retro: Stay time about 30 minutes

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.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: The Site of Dannoura Battlefield, 21-1 Mimosusogawacho, Shimonoseki 751-0813 Yamaguchi Prefecture
about 11:15, Dan no Ura Battlefield Mark: Stay time about 30 minutes

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.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Karato Sea Market, 5-50 Karato-cho, Shimonoseki 750-0005 Yamaguchi Prefecture
about 12:00, Lunch at Karato Market: Stay time about 45 minutes

* Lunch prices in local cities in Japan are $ 10 ~ 15 per person.
If you ask us, we will only make a reservation, but you will have to pay for it locally.

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.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Fukutokuinari Shrine, 2960 Toyouracho Uka, Shimonoseki 759-6303 Yamaguchi Prefecture
about 13:45, Fukutoku Inari Shrine (Uga, Toyoura-cho, Shimonoseki): Stay time about 15 minutes

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!

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Tsunoshima, Hohokucho Oaza Tsunoshima, Shimonoseki, Yamaguchi 759-5332, Japan
about 14:30, Tsunoshima Observatory: Stay time about 10 minutes

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.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Motonosumi Shrine, 498 Yuyatsuo, Nagato 759-4712 Yamaguchi Prefecture
about 15:30, Motonosumi Shrine: Stay time half a hour

A shrine built in 1955 for the shared tutelary deity of Taikodani shrine in Shimane prefecture Tsuwano following the order of white fox god.

Not to mention the luck for sales, fishing and safe on the sea, but also for good relationships, pregnancy, luck increase, safe traffics, study and etc.

Impressive point of this shrine is the 123 repetitive red torii gates from Ryugu wave splash. Surprisingly the offering box is on the top of the large torii gate!

It is said that your wish would come true if you manage to throw a coin into it.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Hagi Meiringakusha, 602 Emukai, Hagi 758-0041 Yamaguchi Prefecture
about 17:00, Free walk from Hagi Meirinkan: a hour

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.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Hagi, Hagi, Yamaguchi Prefecture, Chugoku
about 18:15, Hotels you book in Hagi, Yamaguchi.

* Your hotel arrangements and payments must be made by yourself.

* It is safe to pay $ 50 or more per person in a local city in Japan.
However, in the case of an Japanese “Ryokan” with meals, it costs $ 100 or more per person.
Please book and pay for yourself according to your budget and personal preferences.

The next day we will arrive in your hotel at 8 am.
Our driver will pick you up at your hotel.

Duration: 15 minutes

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 2: from Hagi, Yamaguchi to Yonago, Tottri via Iwami Ginzan World Heritage * Book and pay your hotel in Yonago by yourself.

Stop At: Hagi, Hagi, Yamaguchi Prefecture, Chugoku
8:00, Hotels you book in Hagi, Yamaguchi.

* Our driver will pick you up at your hotel.
Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Tonomachi Street, Ushiroda, Tsuwano-cho, Kanoashi-gun 699-5605 Shimane Prefecture
09:00, Tonomachi-dori Street: Stay time about 45 minutes

The atmospheric avenue where Tsuwano’s merchants and samurai once lived.

Tsuwano’s old merchant district, centered on Tonomachi-dori Street, is filled with traditional buildings made of dark wood and white plaster. Working sake breweries and traditional sweet shops occupy these gorgeous storefronts, while ryokan and minshuku lodgings are tucked into the quaint alleys.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Sunset Park Hamada Michi-no-Eki, 1203-1 Haraicho, Hamada 697-0017 Shimane Prefecture
11:15, Lunch at Road Station Yuhi Park Hamada

* Lunch prices in local cities in Japan are $ 10 ~ 15 per person.

Here you can have a casual lunch while looking at the Sea of ​​Japan.

* If it is early at lunch time, you can take out sandwiches, bread and coffee.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Iwami Ginzan World Heritage Center, I-1597-3 Omoricho, Oda 694-0305 Shimane Prefecture
13:00, Iwami Ginzan World Heritage Center (* Optional tour by applying by yourself): about 3 hours

“Walking with a guide Iwami Ginzan’s largest tunnel trace Okubo Maho Public limited tour”

13: 30-15: 30 (13:00 set): $ 35 per adult / $ 25 per child
* Only those who want to participate should pay locally after making a reservation in advance.

http://www.iwami.or.jp/ginzan/naiyou/index.html

* Optional tour by applying by yourself

Iwami Ginzan is a UN World Heritage site in the mountains of Shimane, Japan. During the sixteenth century, it was one of the largest silver mines in Japan, and one third of all the silver in circulation at that time was said to have come from this mine.

* The rental rates for bikes are $ 50 per 3 hours (ordinary push bikes) / $ 70 per 2 hours. (Electric-powered bicycles)
Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Shinjiko Service Area Inbound, 1228-1 Tamayucho Yumachi, Matsue 699-0202 Shimane Prefecture
17:00, Service Area “Shinjiko” on San-in Expressway

* You can enjoy freshwater clam soup at Lake Shinji.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: The Mizuki Shigeru Road, 5 Honmachi, Sakaiminato 684-0025 Tottori Prefecture
18:00, Restaurant near Sakaiminato: Stay time about 1.5 hours

Sakaiminato has the highest catch of “Matsuba crab” in Japan.
Moreover, it is more affordable than “Echizen crab”.

* Please note that the crab can be eaten from early November to March.

* Restaurant arrangements and payments must be made by yourself.
Our recommendation is restaurant “Ajidokoro Misa”.

* The price of snow crab varies depending on the year, but it is 100 to 150 $ per cup.
Other seafood is also very delicious at Sakaiminato!
Of course there are also meat dishes.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Kaike Onsen, 3-1-1 Kaikeonsen Yonago Tourist Center, Yonago 683-0001 Tottori Prefecture
about 20:00, your hotel in “Kaike Onsen”, Yonago, Tottori.

* Your hotel arrangements and payments must be made by yourself.
* It is safe to pay $ 50 or more per person in a local city in Japan.
However, in the case of an “inn” with meals, it costs $ 100 or more per person.
Book and pay for yourself according to your budget and personal preferences.

The next day you will leave at 9 am.
Our driver will pick you up at your hotel.

Duration: 15 minutes

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 3: from Yonago, Tottori to Hiroshima via World Heritage “Izumo Taisha”, Shimane

Stop At: Kaike Onsen, 3-1-1 Kaikeonsen Yonago Tourist Center, Yonago 683-0001 Tottori Prefecture
Pick up at 9:00, your hotel in Kaike Onsen

* Our driver will pick you up at your hotel.
Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Matsue Castle, 1-5 Tonomachi, Matsue 690-0887 Shimane Prefecture
09:40, Matsue Castle: Stay 0.75 hours

* $ 5 ~ 6 per adult when entering the castle tower

Nicknamed the “black castle” or “plover castle”, it is one of the few remaining medieval castles in Japan – at least of the few remaining in their original wooden form, and not a modern reconstruction in concrete.

The construction of Matsue Castle began in 1607 and finished in 1611, under the local lord Horio Yoshiharu. In 1638, the fief and castle passed to the Matsudaira clan, a junior branch of the ruling Tokugawa clan.

Most Japanese castles have been damaged or destroyed by war, earthquakes, or other causes. Since a large part of their construction was wooden, fire was a major hazard. Matsue castle was built after the last great war of feudal Japan, so it never saw a battle. Yet only some of the walls and the keep exist today.

Matsue Castle, standing on the shores of Shinji Lake, is one of Japan’s Three Great Lake Castles. It is also known as a riverside district.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Izumo Grand Shrine, 195 Taishacho Kizukihigashi, Izumo 699-0701 Shimane Prefecture
11:30, Izumo Taisha: Stay time about 2 hours

You will be impressed with this prestigious shrine where Japanese gods gather!

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Hiroshima Miyoshi Winery, 445-3 Higashisakeyamachi, Miyoshi 728-0023 Hiroshima Prefecture
15:15, Hiroshima Miyoshi Winery: Stay time about half a hours

https://www.miyoshi-winery.co.jp/miyoshi.php

A perfect place to enjoy Japanese wine and find local souvenirs.

A special winery where you can sample various kinds of Miyoshi wine cultivated in dedicated vineyards. It has a regular line of wines and a higher-end line called TOMOÉ. The regular wines are all free to taste while TOMOÉ has a separate refrigerated room for their wines and a small bar where you can have a taste for a fee. Several TOMOÉ wines have won national and international awards. Besides wine, there are many souvenirs available at the souvenir hall. It also has a café and a barbecue garden that offer Hiroshima beef and wine. Soft-serve ice cream flavored with Miyoshi pione grape is something you shall not lose at the café.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Hiroshima Station South Exit Chikagai Hiroba Information Center, 9-1 Matsubaracho, Minami-ku, Hiroshima 732-0822 Hiroshima Prefecture
17:15, Hiroshima Station drop off

Please enjoy Japan from Hiroshima by yourself after this !!

Duration: 5 minutes

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.