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Hiroshima: Peace Memorial, Itsukushima and Miyajima Tour

1. Hiroshima: Peace Memorial, Itsukushima and Miyajima Tour

Meet your guide and head to your first stop amidst the vibrant cityscape, the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, a place that transcends time and emotion. This sacred sanctuary stands as a testament to the enduring spirit of humanity in the face of unimaginable adversity. Amid serene greenery and tranquil waters, find a solemn reminder of the past and a beacon of hope for the future. At the center, see the Atomic Bomb Dome, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, a witness to the devastating events of August 6, 1945, carrying a message of peace resounds stronger than ever. As you walk through the park’s winding paths, encounter the Cenotaph for the A-bomb Victims, where countless paper cranes symbolize the world’s collective wish for peace. Nearby, the eternal Flame of Peace burns brightly, a commitment to a world free from nuclear weapons. Also step into the poignant Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, a solemn tribute to the enduring spirit of hope and resilience. Gain profound insights into the tragic atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Continue to the Shinto Shrine of Itsukushima crafted with precision and devotion, standing on the very edge of the Seto Inland Sea. During high tide, the shrine appears to float on the water’s surface, as if suspended between the earthly and the divine. Then, behold Tenshinkaku, the “Pavilion of Heavenly Spirits,” is a serene retreat nestled in a peaceful setting. Marvel at Japanese architectural beauty with intricate wooden design and traditional tatami interiors, offering a glimpse into Japan’s rich heritage. Move onward to explore the serene nature and hills behind the shrine on Miyajima Island and gain a deeper appreciation for these environs. During your hour of free time before departure, walk through charming streets that will lead you to vibrant shops and stalls. Sample local delicacies like Momiji Manju, a maple-leaf-shaped cake with sweet or savory fillings. Discover hidden treasures, from quaint boutiques offering handcrafted souvenirs to tea houses where you can savor the flavors of Japan. Finally, gather at the ferry to return to central Hiroshima. Professional photo option Join us on a memorable journey with our expert guide-photographers, as we delve into the poignant history of Hiroshima at the Peace Memorial Park. Amidst the solemn atmosphere, our guides skillfully capture moments of reflection and reverence. Then, journey to Miyajima Island, where our guide-photographers transform your experience into timeless memories, expertly framing each moment. Join us for a tour that ensures every step is captured in stunning professional photos.

Hiroshima: Miyajima Half-day Historical Walking Tour

2. Hiroshima: Miyajima Half-day Historical Walking Tour

Start your tour by taking the ferry to Miyajima, the island of the gods. Enjoy breathtaking views of the Seto Inland Sea and the iconic Otorii, Miyajima's symbol, during the ride. Upon arrival in Miyajima, be welcomed by friendly deer. Stroll along the coast to the Otorii Gate and proceed to Itsukushima Shrine. Learn how the the distinctive architecture of the shrine, constructed during the Heian period (794-1192), is resilient to the tides' ebb and flow. Visit the museum to learn about the life and culture of Miyajima, and then go for a local lunch made from ingredients from Hiroshima Prefecture. Get ready to chow down on some local Miyajima delicacies such as delicious fresh oysters and fried momiji dumplings. Next, delve into the rich history and culture cultivated on the small island of Miyajima, experiencing traditional Japanese architecture, gardens, and crafts. Savor the picturesque mountain path and scenery on your way to Daisho-in Temple, the island's oldest with 1,200 years of history. Uncover the temple's past and the evolution of faith on Miyajima with your guide. Finally, enjoy a cup of tea or coffee, immersing yourself in the serene nature and forests of Miyajima, concluding the tour on a souvenir shop street.

Miyajima: Private Rickshaw Tour to Itsukushima Shrine

3. Miyajima: Private Rickshaw Tour to Itsukushima Shrine

Explore Miyajima Island on an exciting rickshaw tour led by a knowledgable guide. Meet your rickshaw outside of the Miyajima Ferry Terminal. Cruise down Miyajima’s charming streets to the center of town. See the townhouses and old-fashioned shopping arcade. Continue along the waterfront. Take in the view of the large orange torii (gate) standing in the water in front of the Itsukushima Shrine. Select the 70-minute tour option and visit the Daishoin Temple. This 1200-year-old temple is said to be a “power spot”– a special location where visitors are charged up with good energy. Enjoy a phenomenal view over Miyajima from the temple. Select the 130-minute tour stop at the Senjokaku Shrine, which was built under the order of the former Shogun Toyotomi Hideyoshi. Learn about the temple's history and take in the sea views. Select the 190-minute option and in addition to gorgeous temples and shrines mentioned above, you’ll also travel down special scenic routes which snake through parks and along the seaside. Your tour is customizable and can be modified based on your interest and preferences. You can also choose your own endpoint.

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5.0
(6 reviews)

We felt so lucky to have Eri as our tour guide. It was me, my wife and our two children who are in their 20's. Eri was very fun and enthusiastic and had a deep knowledge of Miyajima and the Hiroshima area as well as Japanese culture, and history, that she shared with us. It was very educational day and we learned a lot, but also had fun, and Miyajima is beautiful. Eri also selected a delicious place for lunch. I wouldn't hesitate about taking another tour with her. She was a delight.

This tour was a great way to visit all the important things there are to see in Hiroshima. Alex was a fantastic guide, not only because he was very well-informed but also because he was a great photographer! He also gave the tour all in Spanish and it was perfect! He truly made this a great experience for everyone!

We spent a beautiful day together with our guide Alex. Starting from the bomb dome, passing through the peace museum and ending up in Miyajima. Recommended.

Well organised tour. A special appreciation goes to our tour guide Minori, she is very patient, knowledgeable and kind!

Excellent tour, amazing locations, very friendly, knowledgeable and experienced guide - special thanks to Alexander