Nostalgic Towns and Rabbit Island Tour (2d/1n)
Do you want to combine a trip to Okunoshima Rabbit Island with traditional Japanese vistas in Onomichi and Tomonoura? Then you will love our private Nostalgic Towns and Rabbit Island Tour!
Tour Package Description
The tour will start in Okunoshima Island is known as a rabbit island because there are about 1,000 semi-tame rabbits. It is said that 8 rabbits who were kept by the local elementary school were released and have since become feral. It is a paradise if you love small animals. You will then move on to Onomichi, a nostalgic, hilly town with many traditional temples and houses. It makes for such a nice backdrop, that a few movies have been filmed there.
The next morning you will enjoy a one-hour cruise from Onomichi to Tomonoura. Tomonoura retains its old atmosphere with traditional houses. If you are an anime fan, you will love the fact that Ghibli movie Ponyo was made after director Miyazaki was inspired by the good old atmosphere of this town.
Tour Date and Price
Tour Date: as this is a private tour, you can set your own date! Please note that departures are only on Friday and Saturday.
Tour Price: please ask for our special 2023 price!
Day 1: : Hiroshima – Okunoshima – Onomichi
Street in Onomichi
Day 2: : Onomichi – Tomonoura – Hiroshima
Cruise to Tomonoura
Day 1: Hiroshima – Okunoshima – Onomichi
Green Hill Hotel Onomichi or similar
Day 2: Onomichi – Tomonoura – Hiroshima
After breakfast at the hotel, you take a cruise boat from Onomichi. It takes about one hour to Tomonoura. During the cruise, you can enjoy nice view of the islands on the Seto Inland Sea. Tomonoura is another nostalgic port town. Not like Onomichi, it is a flat town. Hayao Miyazaki, the Ghibli animator made “Ponyo” inspired by the nice atmosphere of the town. From Tomonoura, you can go to Fukuyama Station by bus. It takes about 30 minutes to go back to Hiroshima, but you can go to Osaka or Kyoto by Shinkansen, too.
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- 1 night Western-style accommodation
- 1x breakfast
- Transportation fee (buses, trains, and boats)
- International airfares
- Transportation to Hiroshima Station.
- Meals that are not included in the itinerary
- Travel insurance
- Alcoholic beverages and soft drinks
- Personal expenses such as telephone and laundry bills
You can extend your vacation before/after the tour in Osaka, Tokyo, or other places. If you are interested in an extension, please let us know when inquiring.
Arrival/Departure: The tour starts and ends at Hiroshima Station. If you need a hotel and transfer, we can arrange them upon request.
Meal Requests: Vegetarian, halal or special meals can be arranged
*Please note that the tour schedule and prices are subject to change without notice
>46 days prior to arrival date in Japan: no penalty
45-31 days prior to arrival date in Japan: 10% of the tour fee
30-15 days prior to arrival date in Japan: 20% of the tour fee
14- 8 days prior to arrival date in Japan: 30% of the tour fee
7 – 3 days prior to arrival date in Japan: 50% of the tour fee
<3 days prior to arrival date in Japan: 100% of the tour fee