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Hiroshima & Miyajima 1-Day Tour from Kyoto

Enjoy an excursion from Kyoto, and spend a day visiting historic Hiroshima and scenic Miyajima. Board a comfortable coach for convenient transport to Hiroshima. Enjoy a narrated tour with an English speaking guide and multilingual audio guide. Visit iconic landmarks like the Hiroshima Bomb Dome, Memorial Peace Park, Iwakuni shrine, and Kintai Kyo Bridge.
  • Duration: 12 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 12 hours 30 minutes
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Hiroshima & Miyajima 1-Day Tour from Hiroshima

This day trip to Hiroshima and Miyajima is the easy way to see many sights in a single day, some of which are UNESCO World Heritage sites. Travel by comfortable air-conditioned coach to important World War II-era places in Hiroshima, and the iconic red gates of Miyajima’s Itsukushima Shrine, which appear to float on water. You’ll learn all about the history and culture of these attractions from your English-speaking guide and through an audio-guide on board your bus.
  • Duration: 7 hours 30 minutes
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  • Duration: 7 hours 30 minutes
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Hiroshima & Miyajima 1-day cruise tour

1. Visit the World Heritage Sites of Itsukushima Shrine on Miyajima and Hiroshima's Atomic Bomb Dome on this leisurely tour. 2. Look forward to seeing wild deer in the untouched abundant nature of Miyajima. 3. Ferry from Hiroshima Atomic bomb dome to Miyajima directly .
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Duration: 8 hours
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$111.00 USD
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Central Hiroshima,Miyajima, Iwakuni,and Yakiniku or Sushi (Local Food) Tour

If you’re only in Hiroshima for a short time, make the most of it on a private, personalized tour of Central Hiroshima and Iwakuni. Your guide shows your small group the city’s beautiful treasures and historic highlights, from the Peace Park Museum and its history to the unique Kintaikyo bridge. Explore local street food – your guide points you to the best delicacies and unusual bites. End your day with a delicious, authentic dinner with your choice of yakiniku or sushi. Convenient round trip van transport from your hotel.
  • Duration: 7 hours
  • Duration: 7 hours
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Tokyo Sumo Morning Practice Watching at the Sumo stable

Japan is the home of sumo wrestling—a sport that dates back roughly 2,000 years. Spend a morning learning more about the world of sumo by witnessing a training session in Tokyo Sumo Stable. Enjoy being part of a rare experience that the public can’t usually enter and watch. You won’t have to worry about language barriers as you’ll be provided with a written description about sumo wrestling in English. After watching a training session, you’ll be able to take photos with the wrestlers.
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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$96.00 USD
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Bunny Island Tadanoumi Port

Bunny island is named for its large population of wild rabbits and is an around 2-hour journey from Hiroshima. On this tour, ride the ferry out to Bunny island from Tadanoumi port, rent a bike to explore the island (optional), watch the rabbits, and learn how the island was used as a chemical weapon plant during WWII. On return to Hiroshima, enjoy a delicious dinner (own expense) with your guide at a local restaurant.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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Japanese Cultural Experience set of 3

Save time by taking part in three traditional Japanese activities in just a few hours on this cultural experience. Put on a kimono and spend roughly half an hour each on Japanese calligraphy lessons, a tea ceremony, and an onigiri—rice ball—cooking class. The lessons take place in a centuries’-old temple with lovely gardens.
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 2 hours
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$65.00 USD
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2-Day Hiroshima Tour from Kyoto Including Miyajima and Kurashiki

Discover some of Japan’s UNESCO-listed wonders on a 2-day tour of Okayama, Miyajima and Hiroshima from Kyoto. With accommodation at Hiroshima’s Hotel Granvia included, the action-packed tour also takes in the Shinto shrine of Itsukushima, Hiroshima Peace Memorial’s Genbaku Dome, and the history-steeped quarter of Kurashiki Bikan. Tour the Ohara Museum of Art to see Western masterpieces in a Japanese gallery, and enjoy included public transport through the experience.
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Duration: 2 days
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$737.00 USD
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2-Day Hiroshima Tour from Osaka Including Miyajima and Okayama

Leave Osaka to see some of Honshu’s most hallowed and holy sites on a 2-day tour. First, ride by boat to Itsukushima Shrine in Miyajima, and then visit the nearby Hiroshima Peace Memorial. The monument is UNESCO listed, and affords sights of the atom bomb’s aftermath through exhibitions at the museum. Check in to the Hotel Granvia Hiroshima, and then enjoy guided tours of Kurashiki Bikan Historical Quarter and the Okayama Korakuen Garden the following day. Lunch on Day 2 is included, but all other meals are payable at your own expense.
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Duration: 2 days
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Japanese Cultural Experience set of 2

Immerse yourself in Japanese culture during your visit to Hiroshima. Enter the historic Tokujuji Temple on scenic Miyajima, and start your experience by learning to wear a traditional kimono. Try your hand at 3 authentic crafts: calligraphy, tea ceremony, and cooking onigiri (savory rice balls). Come away with new skills and a new appreciation for Japanese traditions.
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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$46.00 USD
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Miyajima sightseeing plan with rental kimono of high quality

When visiting the beautiful island of Miyajima, you’ll see women walking around in authentic kimono. If you want to try wearing kimono yourself, this tour is for you. Choose your favorite print from a wide selection of silk and designer kimono. Experienced staff help you dress in traditional style. You’ll then be able to wear your kimono to appreciate Miyajima’s historical sights and take photographs.
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Duration: 5 hours
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$72.00 USD
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Visit World Heritage site Itsukushima Shrine by sea & Oyster raft tour

Get access to the spectacular UNESCO World Heritage Site of Itsukushima Shrine by sea on this peaceful Oyster Raft Tour. Save time researching and planning how to get to Itsukushima Shrine, and instead hop aboard an oyster raft for a quick and convenient excursion. Enjoy the company of oyster fisherman, who will educate you about how they cultivate oysters, and take you directly to the shrine.
  • Duration: 40 minutes
  • Duration: 40 minutes
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Akiyoshidai Lime Stone Caves

Go off the beaten track on this guided tour from Hiroshima to the Akiyoshidai Qasi National Park. Explore some of the park's 400 limestone caves, including Akiyoshido Cave, which is Japan's biggest and has Special Natural Monument status. Afterward, have lunch at a restaurant near the caves (own expense) before enjoying some free time to shop for souvenirs. On the return journey, make a photo stop at the Iwakuni Kintai Kyo Bridge.
  • Duration: 8 to 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 8 to 12 hours
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Japan Sakura Tour 11days

This whirlwind Sakura tour is the perfect way to get the most out of your Japan trip. You’ll travel in comfort on a private coach, and visit 8 UNESCO World Heritage Sites including Mt. Fuji, Nara and Hiroshima. Save time waiting in lines, as all entry fees are included and you’ll visit many top attractions such as Asakusa, and Kinkakuji temple. Your private guide will ensure you don’t get lost, and accommodation is included too.
  • Duration: 11 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 11 days
  • Free Cancellation
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Kibi Daijin Shrine New Year Festival

Visit the park and Shrine that celebrates the birthplace of Kibi-no-Makibi the creator of hirakana. This tour will give you the opportunity to get a temple stamp book and receive the special calligraphy for Kibidaiji Shrine, walk around the beautifully sculptured park and eat udon. After the park you will have free time to roam the historic town street of Yakage.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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$92.00 USD
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Sightseeing in Tsuboshozoku - traditional costume of noble women 1000 years ago

Dress traditional costume of noble women 1000 years ago in Miyajima In this experience you can wear a costume called Tsuboshozoku  worn by women of noble ancestry 1000 years ago when they went out for the pilgrimage.  Change into a full-fledged costume and walk around Daisho-in Temple and Momojidani Park.  Unlike general kimono, Tsuboshozoku can rarely be experienced in Japan.  While thinking of Miyajima of the past, please spend a gorgeous and unforgettable time.【HIGHLIGHTS】 • Authentic Japanese clothing from 1,000 years ago • A rare kimono dress-up experience (Tsuboshozoku) in Japan • Immerse yourself in city life as you walk the grounds of Miyajima dressed in traditional Japanese clothing • Walk in empty-handed: A kimono transformation in only 10 minutes   
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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$62.00 USD
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Touring Aki Province - Lean how to play kendama at the kendama workshop

Kendama (the ball and cup) has been getting very popular as the coolest play in the world.  In Hiroshima, which is the birthplace of kendama, Mr. Sunahara, called a kendama expert, opened the first specialty kendama shop in Japan.  Mr. Sunahara and his staff will teach you how to play Kendama in an easy-to-understand way so that even beginners can enjoy it.You can pick either the shop's original colored Kendama or a plain kendama for the lesson.  If a plain kendama is your choice, you can paint the kendama as you like after the lesson. Whichever you chose, you can take the kendama with you for as a souvenir. When you make a good performance, you will feel a sense of accomplishment regardless of whether you are a beginner or an expert.  So there will be no end to the challenge.  Anyone from children to adults can play and enjoy kendama.  That makes kendama loved and enjoyed around the world, we believe.     
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Duration: 1 hour
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Experience Shakyo and Goma-gyo at Miyajima Misen Daihonzan Daisho-in

NOW ON SALE 50%OFF!!First-Come, First-Served ONLY for 100 people so early booking is recommended.〈The oldest temple in Miyajima〉 Feel Japanese spirit throuth hand-copying sutra and Goma-gyo, impressive flame ascetic training In this plan, you can experience Shakyo (sutra copying) and Goma-gyo (holy fire practice) at Daisho-in which is the oldest temple in Miyajima in Aki Province.Your mind will be calmed by the veiling scent of Japanese ink and sutras while experiencing sutra copying.  On the other hand, while experiencing the holy fire practice, you will be overwhelmed by looking at blazing fires and smoke rising to the ceiling of the hall.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Duration: 3 hours
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The First Tour in Hiroshima - An Oyster Harvest with Fishermen on the Boat

The First Tour in Hiroshima.  An oyster harvest with fishermen on the boat!!Board the boat and getting close to a oyster farming raft.Watch the oyster harvesting up close. (The view of a large number of oysters which are cultured on a ten-meter fishing strand appearing from the sea is really magnificent!)Worship the Itsukushima Shrine from the sea. (Approach the great Torii gate of the shrine by ship.)Go back to the oyster factory and watch how the oysters are unloaded from the ship.(Observe how the oysters are shucked. The skilled workers can shuck the oysters so quickly, it will surely surprise you!) Enjoying rice porridge with fresh oysters in a fisherman-style. (The oysters used for the porridge are of course fresh) (*Option )
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Duration: 2 hours
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Hiroshima Japanese Traditional Arts, Kagura with English guide

NOW ON SALE 50%OFF!!First-Come, First-Served ONLY for 100 people so early booking is recommended.Indulge in the sensational Japanese folk art, Hiroshima Kagura, with a history of over 1,000 years. This is a story set in ancient Japan and has long been treasured for its elegant dance and luxurious costumes, complete with the sound of flutes and Japanese taiko drums that capture the audience’s heart. In this plan, an unprecedented experience awaits you with the dialogue of the performance art screened in English subtitles, moderators and pamphlets arranged in English, and two interpreters assigned to take you to the world of Hiroshima Kagura.
  • Duration: 1 hour 40 minutes
  • Duration: 1 hour 40 minutes
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Yukata Rental Plan to Fully Enjoy Summer Trip in Miyajima, Hiroshima

Explore Miyajima wearaing pretty, lignt, and breathable yukataA limited plan only available from the end of May to the end of September (May 20th - September 30th).  In this plan you can fully enjoy Miyajima in summer in a cool rental yukata. Yukata (cotton summer kimono), obi belt, bag, accessories and dressing are all included in the plan. Enjoy the coordinate of belt or bag with yukata.  After dressing, you can freely enjoy the sightseeing in Miyajima including a temple visit, shopping, and walking in the town.Even in the hot summer season, you can enjoy the Miyajima visit elegantly in a neat and pretty yukata. -Strolling time: 4 hours
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Duration: 5 hours
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Enjoy All-You-Can-Eat Fresh-caught Oysters in the Oyster Hut!

*All-You-Can-Eat Oysters Overlooking Miyajima * Enjoy All-You-Can-Eat Fresh-caught Oysters in the Oyster Hut! (with complimentary drink)        Shimada Susan's oyster hut provides fresh-caught oysters everyday. You can grill the oysters over a charcoal fire by yourself.  Fully enjoy the oysters to your heart's content on an all-you-can-eat basis within a time limit.   
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Duration: 1 hour
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Enjoy Kimono Dressing and Japanese Culture Experiences in Shukkeien Garden!

A premium plan where you can experience an authentic Japanese cultural activity in the Japanese historical garden 'Shukkeien Garden'! Shukkeien Garden was created around 400 years ago (a period with samurai) by the top military commander in Hiroshima.  Enjoy strolling around in the garden, experience Japanese culture dressed in kimono and fully immerse yourself in it. The guide or staff of Shukkeien Garden will take pictures of you!【HIGHLIGHTS】・A special Japanese culture experience in a Japanese garden selected as one of the top 100 historic gardens in Japan.・The Japanese garden, overflowing with history, was created 400 years ago by a military commander and survived from the damage from the atomic bombing.・Experience an authentic Japanese cultural experience taught by a Japanese culture expert.・During the stroll, learn more about Shukkeien Garden's story from the guide ・Take pictures in a Japanese-like garden
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Naoshima 1-Day Private tour

The art of Naoshima is mainly modern art. Architecture works by architects such as Mr. Tadao Ando, Mr. Kazuhiro Ishii, SANAA, Mr. Hiroshi Mikami, etc. are scattered throughout the island. Of course, there are many elements that can be enjoyed not only in art and architecture but also in nature, street scenes, and interaction with locals.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Duration: 8 hours
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