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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: 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: Private Food Tasting Tour with a Local Guide

Hiroshima: Private Food Tasting Tour with a Local Guide

Six authentic, delicious tastings and a drink of your choice are included for you in this unforgettable personalized food tour of Hiroshima with a friendly local guide. Meet your guide at Shukkei-en, a traditional Japanese garden straight from the pages of a storybook, and drink in the fresh air and stunning scenery. Pass historic Japanese teahouses on your way to the beating heart of Hiroshima’s culinary culture, Okonomimura (“Okonomiyaki Village”), where several restaurants under a single roof serve the food locals love most: Hiroshima Okonomiyaki – the city’s take on Japan’s famous “everything pancake” that benefits from the addition of yakisoba noodles and is fried in mouth-watering layers. Pick a stall and try it for yourself! Craving some seafood? You’re in the right place. Pass by a collection of oyster huts and eateries selling one of Hiroshima’s most abundant delicacies at excellent prices. Sample fresh oysters before heading to buzzing Nagarekawa, the city’s ultimate party and entertainment district. Walk down neon-lit streets and peer into hip bars and quirky cafes, and stop for a coffee break at a place that piques your interest (locals would be quick to recommend Social Book Cafe Hachidorisha.) When you’re ready for a sweet treat, nibble on local specialty Momiji Manjū – a creative take on the traditional buckwheat and rice cake that’s shaped like a Japanese maple leaf. End in the jovial, bar-lined Ekinishi neighborhood, packed with trendy joints and diverse restaurants housed in renovated buildings, for traditional bar snacks and a cold beer. Your itinerary will be personalized according to your preferences. Once you’ve booked, someone from our team will be in touch, so let us know if you have any special requirements.

Hiroshima & Miyajima Satisfying Private Tour w/Local 7hours

Hiroshima & Miyajima Satisfying Private Tour w/Local 7hours

Private customized tour of Hiroshima's most famous World Heritage Sites, Miyajima "Itsukushima Shrine" and "A-bomb Dome" in Peace Memorial Park. Guided by a second generation of A-bomb survivor. Using JR local train and ferry from Hiroshima city, you will visit 1200+ year history Miyajima, spectacular floating shrine and Torii-gate. We try to arrange the time to see high tide in Miyajima (not guaranteed as it is natural). Some tasting or lunch at shopping street, we introduce you Hiroshima's delicious specialities. Some workshops are optional, e.g. making Momiji-Manju, Rice scoop painting and others. "Atomic Bomb Dome", "Peace Memorial Museum" and several cenotaphs in "Peace Park" to learn about the horror of the atomic bombing and the story of Hiroshima's powerful rebuilding through the real voices of the locals. Shukkeien garden and Hiroshima castle visiting are depending on the schedule. More relaxed and tailored to your needs. The order may change depending on the meeting point. This is a flexible tour that allows you to choose the drop-off point at your convenience. Pricing is the more people on the tour the more you save and family friendly as children are charged at a lower rate than the other tours. Entrance fee of Peace Memorial Museum is included.

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.

Hiroshima Heritage Trail: A-Bomb Dome, Castle, and Shukkien

Hiroshima Heritage Trail: A-Bomb Dome, Castle, and Shukkien

Your first stop, the Hiroshima Peace Park, is a poignant reminder of the devastating atomic bomb that struck the city in 1945.Here, you'll find the iconic Peace Memorial Museum, where you can explore exhibits that chronicle the events leading up to the bombing and its aftermath Next, we'll make your way to Hiroshima Castle, a majestic structure that has withstood the test of time. As you wander through its halls and climb its towering towers, you'll be transported back in time to the feudal era of Japan. To complete your tour, we'll head over to Shukkeien, a stunning traditional Japanese garden that offers a tranquil oasis in the heart of the city. With its meticulously manicured landscapes, serene ponds, and picturesque bridges, Shukkeien is a feast for the senses. Take a leisurely stroll through the garden, savoring the beauty of nature and finding

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What people are saying about Shukkei-en Garden

Overall rating

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!

Even though the Museum is extremely confronting, emotional and sombre, Masa gave us an informative tour showing great care and consideration. I went with my son who is in a wheelchair and Masa made sure we had the best tour possible. I highly recommended this tour.

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

The whole tour was absolutely fantastic, and the Guide was really knowledgeable. Couldn’t have been more helpful.