Japan and Okinawa

Featuring expert historian Jonathan Parshall
October 1-11, 2025

About the Tour

Journey to the end of the Pacific war and examine how World War II has been documented across Japan. Start in Tokyo and investigate the Japanese perspective at the Yushukan War Memorial Museum and National Showa Memorial Museum. Next, board a bullet train south to Hiroshima, the site of the first atomic bombing in 1945. After more touring along the way, end in Okinawa, the scene of the largest land battle the Americans experienced in the Pacific theater.


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Program Pricing

Price per person based on Double Occupancy

$8,995 $8,495*

Price per person based on Single Occupancy

$11,495 $10,995*

*$239 per person taxes and fees are additional.

Japan and Okinawa

Tour Itinerary & Map

Full Tour Itinerary

Day 1


Arrive Tokyo


Transfer from Tokyo Narita Airport (NRT) to the Westin Tokyo / Welcome Reception and Dinner

Accommodations: Westin Tokyo (R, D)

Day 2


Yushukan Memorial


Yushukan War Memorial Museum / Yasakuni Shrine / Evening at leisure

Accommodations: Westin Tokyo (B, L)

Day 3


The Japanese Civilian Experience


Gardens of the Imperial Palace / National Showa Museum / Memorial Museum for Soldiers, Detainees in Siberia, and Postwar Repatriates

Accommodations: Westin Tokyo (B, D)

Day 4


Journey to Hiroshima / Kure


Bullet Train to Hiroshima / Yamato Museum / Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force Museum

Accommodations: Sheraton Hiroshima (B)

Day 5


Ground Zero


Miyajima Island / Atomic Bomb Dome / Hiroshima PeaceMemorial Park

Accommodations: Sheraton Hiroshima (B, D)

Day 6




Transfer to Kagoshima / Sengan-en Gardens

Accommodations: Shiroyama Hotel Kagoshima (B, D)

Day 7




Chiran Peace Museum / Kyushu Defensive areas July 1945

Accommodations: Shiroyama Hotel Kagoshima (B, L, D)

Day 8


Journey to Okinawa


Flight to Okinawa / Shuri Castle

Accommodations: Hyatt Regency Naha (B, L, R)

Day 9


Battle of Okinawa


Landing beaches / Shimuku Gama Cave / Kakazu Ridge / Hacksaw Ridge

Accommodations: Hyatt Regency Naha (B, L)

Day 10


The Final Battles


Japanese Naval Underground HQ / General Buckner Memorial / Himeyuri Museum / Okinawa Peace Memorial

Accommodations: Hyatt Regency Naha (B, L, D)

Day 11


Flights to the US Transfer to the Naha International Airport (OKA) for N/A From Okinawa independently scheduled flights home (B)


Program Inclusions
  • Travel with Jonathan Parshall, one of the foremost experts on the War in the Pacific
  • Full-time logistical Tour Manager
  • Expert local battlefield guides
  • Roundtrip airport transfers (when arriving and departing on scheduled group tour dates)
  • 3 nights in Tokyo at The Westin Tokyo
  • 2 nights in Hiroshima at the Sheraton Grand Hiroshima Hotel
  • 2 nights in Kagoshima at the Shiroyama Hotel Kagoshima
  • 3 nights in Okinawa at the Hyatt Regency Naha
  • Transportation between Tokyo and Hiroshima on the high-speed “Bullet Train” (shinkansen)
  • Flight between Kagoshima and Okinawa
  • Private, first-class, air-conditioned motor coach transportation
  • VIP access to sites not offered on other tours
  • Video oral history presentations from the Museum collection
  • Gratuities to guides, drivers, porters, and servers
  • Personal listening devices on all included touring
  • 9 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 5 dinners, and 2 Receptions
  • Beer, wine, and soft drinks with included lunches and dinner
  • Informative map book including useful battlefield maps and archival images to be used throughout your journey
  • Personalized luggage tags and customized name badge

Destination Map

For tour questions or for more information, the Travel Sales Team is available

Monday – Friday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Central.

Call: 1-877-813-3329 x 257

Email: travel@nationalww2museum.org

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Download the official Victory in the Pacific: Japan & Okinawa brochure for a full listing of inclusions, accommodations, and other useful information.

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