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From Osaka or Kyoto: Hiroshima and Miyajima Train & Bus Tour

From Osaka or Kyoto: Hiroshima and Miyajima Train & Bus Tour

Head out of Osaka or Kyoto on a day trip to Hiroshima to visit the sobering Atomic Bomb Dome, as well as the uplifting Itsukushima Shrine. Sit back and relax in a bullet train from your starting point, then enjoy the comfort of a tour bus while you visit Hiroshima. Meet your guide and head to your bullet train, also known as shinkansen, to make your way to Hiroshima. Once arrived, hop onto your tour bus to begin your visit of the city's main attractions and world heritage sites. First, make your way to the Atomic Bomb Dome in Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park. See and feel the weight of the effects of nuclear warfare firsthand, as you look at the derelict dome in front of you. Lunch is Authentic Hiroshima-style Okonomiyaki which is topped with pork, cabbage, bean sprout and noodles (*in stated as included in the plan) Next, head back into the bus and make your way to catch the ferry to Miyajima Island. Once there, marvel at one of the most scenic sites in Japan, the Itsukushima Shrine. Stroll on the island, known as the historic site of Shinto, literally translated as "the way of the Gods", taking in the peaceful scenery. End your day by heading back to Osaka or Kyoto by bullet train.

From Hiroshima: Hiroshima and Miyajima Island 1-Day Bus Tour

From Hiroshima: Hiroshima and Miyajima Island 1-Day Bus Tour

Visit Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park to see the A-Bomb Dome, a memorial in the ruins of a building damaged by the atomic blast. Travel by ferry to Miyajima Island, the site of the Itsukushima Shinto Shrine, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Enjoy a Japanese pancake or Okonomiyaki for lunch. Come to the meeting point and board the bus to depart from Hiroshima station. First, head to Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park to visit the A-Bomb Dome, the ruin of a former building, which is now the Hiroshima Peace Memorial. Learn about the tragic effects of nuclear warfare and the importance of peace. Try an authentic Hiroshima-style Okonomiyaki, or Japanese pancake, with pork, cabbage, bean sprout and noodles in Hiroshima city. Afterwards, take a ferry over to Miyajima Island, a small island in Hiroshima Bay. See the famous Itsukushima Shrine, a Shinto shrine, and a famous red gate which appears to float in the sea.

Hiroshima & Miyajima Island Private Guided Tour

Hiroshima & Miyajima Island Private Guided Tour

Discover Hiroshima and Miyajima Island on a fully customizable private tour. Choose what you would like to experience, what time you would like to start your tour, and the local partner will arrange a tour to suit you. Start your day by meeting your guide at your hotel, then choose to sites you wish to visit depending on your interests. Example 6-hour Itinerary: Meet your guide at your hotel in Hiroshima and first visit Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park. See the Hiroshima Prefectural Industrial Promotion Hall, known today as the Atomic Bomb Dome, which was one of the very few buildings that survived the atomic bombing of Hiroshima on August 6, 1945. Today, the building serves as a memorial to the victims of the bombing, and as a symbol of international peace. Visit the onsite Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum and learn more about the bombing. See poignant artifacts from the time of the atomic explosion on display, as well as various educational exhibits. Afterward, take the ferry to Miyajima island. Take a walking tour of the picturesque island and visit Itsukushima Shrine. This shrine is famous for the mysterious floating red torii gate that stands in the middle of the sea.

Hiroshima: Hidden Gems and Highlights Private Walking Tour

Hiroshima: Hidden Gems and Highlights Private Walking Tour

Join a friendly guide to get an authentic experience of Hiroshima on a personalized tour of its highlights and hidden gems. Marvel at the city’s unknown history, fascinating culture, and fantastic food scene as you’re led down its liveliest streets, as well as those off the well-trodden tourist trail. You will be matched with a like-minded local host, who will be happy to create a personalized itinerary to your needs and requests. Begin your experience by taking a serene stroll through 400-year-old Shukkei-en, a tranquil Japanese garden and a survivor of the atomic bomb. Explore the Peace Memorial Park and Atomic Bomb Dome, both must-sees to fully comprehend Hiroshima’s strength and resilience, and then grab a bite at Okonomimura, or Okonomiyaki Village. There, several restaurants under a single roof serve the food locals love most: Hiroshima Okonomiyaki, the city’s unique take on Japan’s famous "everything pancake." Pass by a collection of oyster huts and restaurants selling some of Hiroshima’s best delicacies, then head to buzzing Nagarekawa, the city’s ultimate party and entertainment district, where you’ll peer into hip bars and quirky cafes lining neon-lit streets. In downtown Hiroshima, keep the party vibe going in the buzzing, bar-lined Ekinishi neighborhood, packed with trendy haunts and diverse restaurants housed in renovated buildings. Catch your breath with a peaceful walk through Hiroshima Minato Park at the city’s port, and if you still have time and energy to spare, take a hike up Mount Haigamine for a bird's-eye view of the sparkling sea and city that’s widely believed to be one of the most beautiful in the region. Important: As this is a private and personalised experience, the places you visit may differ from those listed and these will be chosen by your host based on your interests and preferences.

Hiroshima: History & Highlights Private Walking Tour

Hiroshima: History & Highlights Private Walking Tour

Explore Hiroshima on a walking tour and see the city's most iconic landmarks. Visit the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, Atomic Bomb Dome, Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, Hiroshima Castle, Sukkein Garden, and a scenic riverside view. Start at the Peace Memorial Park and learn about the city's devastating history. See the iconic Atomic Bomb Dome, which serves as a reminder of the destruction caused by the atomic bomb. Follow your guide as you delve into the details of that fateful day in August 1945 and learn about the bombing that forever altered the lives of the survivors. See what the city looked like before the bombing and discover the devastation it caused. The museum's permanent exhibition also includes an in-depth look at the dangers of nuclear weapons and the personal stories of the victims and survivors. Head to Hiroshima Castle, a beautifully restored castle that dates back to the 16th century. The castle is surrounded by a moat and offers stunning views of the city and the river. After the castle, walk to the nearby Sukkein Garden, a traditional Japanese garden that features ponds, bridges, and a tea house. The garden is a peaceful oasis in the heart of the city and is a must-visit for anyone who loves nature.

Hiroshima: History and Hidden Gems Tour

Hiroshima: History and Hidden Gems Tour

Take a guided walking tour across stunning Hiroshima. See the most well-known sites in the city while your guide tells you about the history and culture of the city. Start your journey in the Peace Memorial Park, which serves as a symbol of global peace and the devastation caused by atomic bombs. Next, head to the Hiroshima Castle, one of the city's most well-known historical castles. To view masterpieces, head inside instead of waiting in line. Proceed to Shukukeien Garden, the oldest garden from the 16th century, and catch a glimpse into the past as well as the present. Take in the striking architecture of the garden and hear the history from your guide. Enjoy a day of learning and fun on this guided tour of beautiful Hiroshima.

Hiroshima: Private City Highlights Walking Tour

Hiroshima: Private City Highlights Walking Tour

Discover the historical city of Hiroshima with a local guide on a private walking tour of the city. Start at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, followed by the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, the Atomic Bomb Dome, and other monuments in the Peace Park. At the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, see the collections from the tragic event of August 6, 1945, which shaped the history of Hiroshima. After a detailed tour of Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, follow your guide to the 16th-century-old Hiroshima Castle. Along the way, see the hidden gems of Hiroshima that only a local person would know, diving deeper into the city's rich history.

App Self-guided Audio guide routes Visit Hiroshima

App Self-guided Audio guide routes Visit Hiroshima

A visit to Hiroshima is a moving and educational experience, deeply marked by its history and vibrant resurgence. The city is known worldwide for being the target of the first nuclear attack in history, on August 6, 1945. However, today Hiroshima has become a symbol of peace and recovery. Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park: The heart of any visit to Hiroshima is the Peace Memorial Park, designed by renowned architect Kenzo Tange. This serene park includes several monuments, statues and structures dedicated to the memory of the victims of the atomic bombing. The Cenotaph, with its iconic arch, houses a record of all known victims and conveys a message of perpetual peace. Hiroshima Peace Museum: Inside the park, the Peace Museum offers detailed exhibits chronicling the history of Hiroshima, the devastating effects of the bomb, and the aftermath of the attack. The exhibits are graphic and emotional, designed to educate about the horrors of nuclear war and advocate for world peace. Atomic Bomb Dome (Genbaku Dome): Another crucial landmark is the Atomic Bomb Dome, a skeleton of what was once the Hiroshima Industrial Promotion Hall. This building, which was partially left standing after the explosion, has been preserved as a monument to peace and nuclear destruction. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, serving as a powerful reminder of the destruction caused by the atomic bomb. Shukkei-en Garden: To experience a piece of Japanese culture, visit Shukkei-en Garden, a beautiful Japanese garden that offers a change of pace and a space for reflection. Originally built in the 17th century, this garden was restored after the bombardment and is a perfect example of traditional Japanese landscaping. Hiroshima Castle: Hiroshima Castle, sometimes called "Carp Castle", is another notable site. Although it was destroyed in the bombing, it has been rebuilt and now houses a museum about the history of Hiroshima before World War II. Culture and Gastronomy: In addition to its rich history, Hiroshima is known for its distinct cuisine, including okonomiyaki, a type of Japanese omelet that is prepared on grills in local restaurants, offering an interactive and delicious culinary experience. A visit to Hiroshima is not only a reminder of past events, but also an affirmation of human resilience and commitment to peace. This city provides visitors with a deep perspective on the effects of war and the importance of the continued effort toward world peace.

Hiroshima: Highlights Private Tour with a Local 3 hours

Hiroshima: Highlights Private Tour with a Local 3 hours

A walking tour of the must-see sights of Hiroshima. Guided by a second-generation of A-bomb survivor, you will visit the World Heritage Site "Atomic Bomb Dome", "Peace Museum", and several cenotaphs in "Peace Park". To know the horror of the atomic bombing and the history of Hiroshima's powerful reconstruction through hearing the real voices of the local people. Afterwards, we will visit "Hiroshima Castle" and the beautiful Japanese garden, "Shukkeien". This is a private tour and can be customized for you. The order may change depending on the pick-up point. This is a flexible tour that allows you to decide the drop-off point at your convenience. Pricing is family friendly, as the more people on the tour, the more you save, and children are charged at a lower rate than on the other tours. Admission included, public transportation in some cases.

Hiroshima: Discover Hiroshima Private Tour with Local 4 hrs

Hiroshima: Discover Hiroshima Private Tour with Local 4 hrs

Private walking tour of the must-see sights of Hiroshima. Guided by a second-generation of A-bomb survivor, you will visit the World Heritage Site "Atomic Bomb Dome", "Peace Museum", and several cenotaphs in "Peace Park". To know the horror of the atomic bombing and the history of Hiroshima's powerful reconstruction through hearing the real voices of the local. Other recommendation is "Hiroshima Castle", the beautiful Japanese garden, "Shukkeien", shopping area and other hidden gems. Children can feed the carp fish at the garden. We can also introduce you to some of Hiroshima's delicious specialties. A little more relaxed and customizable to your needs. The order may change depending on the pick-up point. This is a flexible tour that allows you to decide the drop-off point at your convenience. Pricing is family friendly, as the more people on the tour, the more you save, and children are charged at a lower rate than on the other tours. Admission included, public transportation in some cases.

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4.8
(11 reviews)

My daughters and I had an amazing experience at Hiroshima & Miyajima Island. They both exceeded our expectations all thanks to our wonderful, knowledgeable and warm hospitality of Emmy our travel guide. She went above and beyond and made sure we were happy at all times. She also took several pictures of the 3 of us that we will cherish for a lifetime. Thank you Emmy!!! We will never forget you and the history lesson you have given us.

It was an excellent tour and our tour guide, Ubssn, was very knowledgeable and friendly. We covered everything on the list as well as stopping briefly for a much needed cold juice. Ubssn helped us navigate our way back to the hotel at the conclusion of the tour, stopping on the way for some medicine at the pharmacy. I fully recommend this tour!

The entire trip was simply excellent! Our guide was super well prepared, explaining a lot of things, also made a lot of funny jokes. Everything was on time, proper, the places we visited were really interesting, the lunch was very tasty, and the whole trip was executed in the best possible way. Highly recommended if you’re visiting Hiroshima!

Our Tourguide was very flexible and adjusted the route accordingly to our whishes and needs. He knew lots about history and hidden places.

We spent 4h with Tom and visited A- bomb dome and museum and Hiroshima castle. Tom was great and would definitely recommend