Delve into all things Japanese — from historical sites to food — on this DreamTrip to the Land of the Rising Sun. After a night in Hiroshima, travel east through scenic countryside toward Matsue and the Tamatsukuri hot springs. Along the way, stop at several places, including Izumo-taisha, the oldest shrine in Japan, the gorgeous Yuushien Garden, and Sakaiminato, a picturesque port city. After lunch, learn all about incense and how it became a part of Japanese culture.On your next tour, visit Matsue Castle, an architecturally impressive structure that dates back to 1611. Then, see Shiomi Nawate Street, known for a collection of wooden samurai houses. Stop at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, and get a glimpse into Japan’s past at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum. The park is also home to the Atomic Bomb Dome, a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Spend your leisure time discovering the city and the areas surrounding the Sheraton Grand Hiroshima Hotel.
• Incense is used for several purposes in Japan: during a tea ceremony, for relaxation or simply to purify the air.
• Your trip includes a multi-course kaiseki meal. Considered a special event and the epitome of Japanese haute cuisine, kaiseki features fresh, seasonal ingredients that are meticulously prepared, artfully plated and served with supreme hospitality.
• Guests of Tamatsukuri Grand Hotel Choseikaku can take full advantage of its onsen — one of the oldest such hot-spring baths in Japan.