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Travel to Japan has never been better.

Travel to Japan has never been better.

Let Kobayashi Travel Service make your trip a memorable one.  Our helpful and courteous agents are just a call away.

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2019 Spring Okinawa & Circle Shikoku

2019 Spring Okinawa & Circle Shikoku

March 18 - 29, 2019 (12 days and 10 nights) ** Guaranteed Departure ** Tours are operated by Aloha World,…

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2019 Spring Nihon Kai

2019 Spring Nihon Kai

April 4 - 17, 2019 (14 days and 12 nights) ** SOLD OUT/WAIT LIST ** Tours are operated by Aloha…

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Three Best Places to View Cherry Blossoms in Japan

Three Best Places to View Cherry Blossoms in Japan

Spring brings forth the crisp air, emerging greenery and Cherry Blossoms in Japan. Cherry Blossoms, “Sakura” is the national flower of…

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2019 Tohoku Ohanami

2019 Tohoku Ohanami

April 15 - 26, 2019 (12 days and 10 nights) ** Guaranteed Departure ** Tours are operated by Aloha World,…

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2019 Deep in Hokkaido

2019 Deep in Hokkaido

July 2 - 13, 2019 (12 days and 10 nights) ** SOLD OUT/WAIT LIST ** Tours are operated by Aloha…

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2019 Summer Hokkaido

2019 Summer Hokkaido

July 3 - 12, 2019 (10 days and 8 nights) featuring Rishiri Island  ** CANCELLED ** Tours are operated by…

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The Three Famous Castles of Japan

The Three Famous Castles of Japan

Even a country like Japan which is rich in tradition and history will have a list that allows national treasures…

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2019 Autumn Hokkaido in Depth

2019 Autumn Hokkaido in Depth

October 7 - 18, 2019 (12 days and 10 nights) Tours are operated by Aloha World, a tour division of…

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2019 Autumn Hokkaido & Tohoku

2019 Autumn Hokkaido & Tohoku

October 14 - 25, 2019 (12 days and 10 nights) ** SOLD OUT/WAIT LIST ** Tours are operated by Aloha…

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Like the mythical phoenix, Hiroshima epitomizes the phoenix, rising from the ashes of 1945. Many felt that the city would never recover from such devastation but here we are in 2009 and the city is vibrant and alive. Hiroshima if anything represents the culture of Japan and the resiliency of its people.
 
The past can best be represented by Hiroshima Castle which is over 5 stories tall and is surrounded by a moat. Sometimes referred to as “Carp Castle”, it was built in 1589 by the feudal lord Mori Terumoto. Unlike many castles during the Meiji restoration it survived. However, like the rest of the city it was destroyed in 1945. It was rebuilt after the war with amazing attention to authenticity. Today, it is a popular tourist attraction especially during the cherry blossom season.
 
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park symbolizes how the city of Hiroshima (and Japan) rebuilt themselves after the war. More importantly, it provides a reminder to visitors of the human suffering of the bombing of Hiroshima.    The Peace Memorial Museum provides visitors a look at the events of August 6 and from a very personal level. For many, the A Bomb Dome also known as the Hiroshima Peach Memorial is what most remembers of their visit. A Unesco World Heritage site, it represents the past, present and future of Hiroshima.
 
There is much more to see in the Hiroshima area. Attractions and landmarks such as the Shukkeien Gardens; the Mazda Museum and nearby Miyajima provide visitors to this great city an array of places to visit.