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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.
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  • 7 hours 30 minutes
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  • 7 hours 30 minutes
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Hiroshima / Miyajima Full-day Private Custom Tour with National Licensed Guide

With a National Licensed and Experienced English speaking guide, this tour will allow you to explore Hiroshima more efficiently in one day. Enjoy a full-day walking tour in Hiroshima accompanied by an experienced guide who shares the modern and traditional sides of the dynamic Japanese historical city. Meet at your hotel, then visit famous sites including Miyajima, Itsukushima Shrine, Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, Shukkeien(Japanese Garden) and Hiroshima Catsle. Go in depth with a private guide who customizes your 6 hour tour to your interests.Please let us know what would you like to experience and what time would you like to join the tour and where you stay. We would customize the tour based on your requests!
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  • 6 hours
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  • 6 hours

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Hiroshima / Miyajima Half-day Private Custom Tour with National Licensed Guide

With a National Licensed and Experienced English speaking guide, this tour will allow you to explore Hiroshima more efficiently in one day. Enjoy a full-day walking tour in Hiroshima accompanied by an experienced guide who shares the modern and traditional sides of the dynamic Japanese historical city. Meet at your hotel, then visit famous sites including Miyajima, Itsukushima Shrine, Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, Shukkeien(Japanese Garden) and Hiroshima Catsle. Go in depth with a private guide who customizes your 4 hour tour to your interests.Please let us know what would you like to experience and what time would you like to join the tour and where you stay. We would customize the tour based on your requests!
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours

Historical & Heritage Tours

Hiroshima Cycling Peace Tour with Local Guide

Bicycle around Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park and beyond with a guide born and raised in Hiroshima to lead the way. In addition to the Atomic Bomb Dome, you’ll ride to the Cenotaph, Children's Peace Monument, and the Peace Bell at the UNESCO World Heritage site. Numbers are limited to 10 for a small-group experience and you’ll discover things you wouldn’t know only by visiting the Peace Museum.
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours

City Tours

Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park and Miyajima Island Tour from Hiroshima

Discover two of Japan’s most spectacular sights on a captivating tour of Hiroshima and Miyajima’s UNESCO World Heritage-listed sites. Accompanied by a knowledgeable guide, explore the impressive monuments of Miyajima Island, famed for its sacred Itsukushima Jinja Shrine, whose red tori gate appears to be protruding from the sea during high tide. Continue onto the Hiroshima Peace memorial Park, a moving expanse dedicated to promoting peace around the globe. Enjoy a tranquil ferry ride and absorb the natural splendor of the region’s scenery on this enriching excursion.
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  • 7 hours
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  • 7 hours

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Hiroshima City & Miyajima UNESCO World Heritage Full Day Tour

This day tour will show you the most interesting and most beautiful spots of Hiroshima including the two world famous UNESCO world heritage sites of Hiroshima. Atomic Bomb Dome and Itsukushima shrine by public transport (No extra fees for JR Pass holders).From gardens, castles shrines and temples, will see a Japan how it is outside the big cities.※On Sunday till 13OCT2019 we go first to Miyajima, while on others we start with the Hiroshima round. Please keep in mind that Sunday tours end at the atomic bomb dome while the other two end at Hiroshima station.※This tour includes guide service and entrance fee to Itsukushima Shrine and Shukkeien Garden. Transportation fee is excluded. JR Pass is valid on JR trains and ferry. For Non-JR Pass holder, 1380 yen (-200 yen on SUN till 13OCT19) to be paid on their own for trains, ferry. ※ This is a walking tour for a better experience of the area.※ Some stairs on the way to the temple on Miyajima.※ Water levels change depending on the tides
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
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Miyajima: Tea Ceremony and Calligraphy with Kimono

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 two cultural activities: calligraphy, and a tea ceremony. Come away with new skills and a new appreciation for Japanese traditions.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Hiroshima Half-day Walking Tour~Walking in History~

Our Hiroshima Walking Tour is a perfect chance to have an overview of the city. Walk across the city for about 2 hours 30 minutes. We will stop at the famous garden, Shukkei-en, Hiroshima castle, home of mighty rulers in ancient times, and at the end you will experience the story of this unique symbol of peace, the Atomic Bomb Dome.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Hiroshima Peace (Heiwa) Walking Tour at World Heritage Sites

Get insights into Hiroshima's Past, Present and Future from Hiroshima Locals.-Visit the world heritage sites - Peace Memorial Museum and Park-On arrival, our tour guide will take you to the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum and Park, where you will learn the horrors of the atomic bomb as well as how the people coped with the tragedy.-Hear the "Real Voice" from Hiroshima local guides-The guides are locals living in Hiroshima and most of them are originally from Hiroshima. So this will be definitely the best way to know the history or how the people have been trying to overcome the tragedy. -Feel the revitalized Hiroshima via creating paper cranes and learn about Japanese culture-It won't be just a dark tour. At the end of the tour, you'll also visit Orizuru Tower, where you can feel the revitalized Hiroshima via creating paper cranes, which Japanese usually make as a symbol of peace.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
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Half Day Tour in Hiroshima Downtown

Just after the day of A-bombing, it was said that no plants would have grown up for 75 years in the future. However, the city recovered to be the largest city Visiting some monuments and museums in the park shows us how precious our peaceful life and the world peace are. We can have what happened in the day and think about what we can do for the future generations. You can enjoy the relaxing atmosphere in a lot of green as well.The price is for one group up to 8 people
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours
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Private Sightseeing Tours

Hiroshima Like a Local: Customized Private Tour

Meet a Hiroshima local to discover the city through their eyes rather than a sightseeing itinerary. After hearing your wishes via phone or app, your Hiroshima local will craft a private walking tour around your interests or their favorite areas. Cue a walk that brings Hiroshima to life through a local’s perspective: with cultural insight, pointers on sights, transport, and food; and conversations that help immerse you in the city.
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  • 2 to 6 hours
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  • 2 to 6 hours
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Cultural Tours

Private Miyajma Rickshaw Tour Including Itsukushima Shrine

Take a rickshaw ride around Miyajima (officially Itsukushima), considered one of the most scenic locations in Japan. This traditional Japanese transport is an ideal way to tour the streets and waterfront. Your guide meets you at the ferry pier and points out old townhouses and other landmarks, including Itsukushima Shrine, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Snap pictures of the iconic red torii gate that appears to float on the water. Select from a 30- or 45-minute ride, or upgrade to a 1-hour or 2-hour tour.
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  • 30 to 120 minutes
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  • 30 to 120 minutes

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Miyajima Half-day Tour (AM)~Miyajima, so much more~

Have you ever seen the picture of this impressive red gate in the blue sea? That is Miyajima and the gate of Itsukushima shrine. This tour takes you to Miyajima Island by train and ferry and we have a stroll on the island including its beautiful temples and the UNESCO world heritage Itsukushima Shrine. This tour ends on Miyajima. You can choose one of several methods to come back to Hiroshima. There are some options available. ※This tour includes guide service and entrance fee to Itsukushima Shrine. Transportation fee is excluded. JR Pass and JR West Pass are valid on trains and the JR ferry. For JR Pass holders, you can simply use your passes, for non-holder, you can purchase tickets at the train station at 590 yen (per person/one way)※ Some stairs on the way to the temple.※ Water levels change depending on the tides, day and season and the route can be subject to change according to the water levels to have a better opportunity to take pictures.
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours
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Kagura, a Traditonal Japanese Musical Experience~The Soul of Hiroshima~

Kagura is an ancient performing art, revering the gods of Shinto, which started in the 8th century. Listening to the rhythm and sound of this ancient music, that isalso considered the soul of the Hiroshima region, will take you to an ancient world of Gods, myths, and monsters. The guide will take you to the theatre, help you to get seated and introduce you to the history and the world of Gods and spirits that are major parts of the Shinto religion. The guide will help you to make it the most enjoyable experience possible.
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  • 2 hours 15 minutes
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  • 2 hours 15 minutes
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Cultural Tours

Kurashiki Rickshaw Tour

Explore the old merchant town of Kurashiki at a slower, more authentic pace. Traveling by rickshaw, you’ll see the white-walled warehouses that were typical of the Edo Period — a time when the town prospered. Admire the tiny shops that line narrow streets, and head along a romantic canal path, framed by weeping willows. The start time, finish location, and duration are up to you.
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  • 30 to 120 minutes
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  • 30 to 120 minutes

Rail Tours

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Hiroshima & Miyajima 1-day Private Guide Tour (Use Local transportation)

1. Visit the World Heritage Sites of Itsukushima Shrine on Miyajima and Hiroshima's Atomic Bomb Dome, the place of prayer for peace on this leisurely tour. 2. Enjoy fabulous views of Itsukushima Shrine, the great torii gate and wild deer in the untouched abundant nature of Miyajima.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours

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Hiroshima one day private walking Tour

See the highlights of Hiroshima in a personalized private walking tour. A private tour means you can customize your experience and choose your own itinerary. You’ll be picked up in a private vehicle, and your guide will accompany you so you don’t get lost. Possible Hiroshima attractions include Itsukushima Shrine, the Atomic Bomb Dome, and the Peace Memorial.
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  • 7 hours
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  • 7 hours

Cultural Tours

Miyajima: Tea Ceremony and Calligraphy and Cooking with Kimono

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.
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  • 2 hours
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  • 2 hours
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Hiroshima & Miyajima 1-day cruise tour (Use local train and ferry)

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 .
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours

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Fully-inclusive Hiroshima Nighttime Food and Local Cultural Adventure

We love Hiroshima, and we want to share that love by taking you deeper into real life here! On our nighttime frolic through central Hiroshima, we have two imperatives: Show you the way locals enjoy themselves when enjoying a night on the town, and feed you well! We'll also ply you with a few drinks, if you're interested. Everything is included on our tour (gratuities too!), so no need to worry about spending a single, shiny yen while in our company.Fresh seafood, tempura, slow cooked foods, grilled items, and so much more await you. And if you've got eating restrictions, that's cool too -- just let us know. Best of all, after our tour, you won't just have a happy tummy, but also a keen understanding about the modern day culture of our lovely city. Please join us on this very delicious, nighttime adventure. We're giddy just thinking about your arrival! :)
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours
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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.
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  • 7 hours
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  • 7 hours
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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.
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  • 40 minutes
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  • 40 minutes

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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.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours

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The First Tour in Hiroshima - An Oyster Harvest with Fishermen on the Boat

Get outside and enjoy the rare experience of seeing oyster harvesting up close. This fascinating tour takes you through multiple stages—sailing out on a work boat, seeing oyster rafts, and watching how oysters are unloaded and shucked at Shimada Suisan’s oyster factory too. As well as oysters, this tour has the added benefit of getting close to Itsukushima Shrine and accessing stunning photo opportunities from the sea.
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  • 2 hours
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  • 2 hours


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