Kyoto is one of the best-preserved cities in Japan. Tour by bike with a local guide through the Miyagawacho and Gion geisha districts and one of Kyoto’s Flower Towns. Set out to go to Naoshima by both bullet train and local ferry to the delightful island in the Seto Island Sea known as Art Island. Explore Hiroshima with its touching Peace Memorial Park, ground zero for the first Atomic Bomb on 6th August 1945. Travel to Japan’s forest island, Yakushima, a UNESCO Man and the Biosphere Reserve, to hike in this untouched forest is breathtakingly beautiful with rivers, streams, waterfalls and ancient, gnarled trees. It’s one of the largest tracts of existing Nansei Islands subtropical evergreen forests.