Sakura Petals: The Samurai
Venture to the South and stop in Kurashiki, one of the few cities in Japan that was not bombed during WW2, preserving its original architecture. Visit Okayama, with its reconstructed Crow Castle and a beautiful garden, one of the top three gardens in Japan. Head to Nagasaki and visit the Memorial Park and its beautiful row of Buddhist temples, and to Hagi to see the preserved samurai quarter and traditional houses. End the tour on the holy island of Miya-jima, which is full of roaming deer and where one of the most important Shinto shrines in Japan is located to watch the night's tide cover the famous floating Tori.