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Historical & Heritage Tours

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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

Historical & Heritage Tours

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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

Cultural Tours

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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
  • Free Cancellation

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

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

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

Private Sightseeing Tours

Private Full Day Hiroshima Tour

If you have a short time in Hiroshima and want to make the most of it, a comprehensive tour is the way to go. Visit Hiroshima’s most iconic sights by private car; don’t waste time waiting or navigating. From Miyajima’s floating vermilion tori gate to the Peace Memorial Park, you will get a thorough picture of this historic city before return to your hotel.
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  • 6 hours
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  • 6 hours
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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

Private Sightseeing Tours

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Customize Private Tour in Hiroshima area

Make the most of your limited time in the Hiroshima area. Get a customized experience as you tour Hiroshima, Miyajima, and Iwakuni with your English speaking chauffeur. Visit the top-tier highlights of your choice, like the Hiroshima Bomb Dome, Memorial Peace Park, Iwakuni shrine, and Kintai Kyo Bridge. Your guide gives you fascinating commentary about the attractions on your itinerary.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
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Rail Tours

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

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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

Day Cruises

Discover the essence of Miyajima Island in luxury with a private cruise

The UNESCO-listed Miyajima is known as The Island of Gods and this tour is the perfect way to get a glimpse of its beauty. Swap busy crowds for the peace and tranquility of viewing the island’s highlights from a private cruise. By going on a guided tour, you’ll hear fascinating commentary along the way about the island’s history and highlights. The tour will take you to multiple Shinto shrines, some of which are only accessible by boat.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes

Private Sightseeing Tours

Rabbit Island Private Tour from Hiroshima with Local Guide

The small island of Okunoshima has gained the nickname of “Rabbit Island” because of its many wild rabbits that roam freely on the island. Avoid the hassle of figuring out how to get to the island, and enjoy a stress-free tour with a transfer from Hiroshima included. Go to the visitor center, learn about the island’s history, go to the Poison Gas Museum, and have plenty of time to see the rabbits.
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  • 9 hours
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  • 9 hours

4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

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Naoshima 1-day cycling tour (Use Electric Bicycle)

History of Benesse Art Site NaoshimaBenesse Art Site Naoshima's origin can be traced back to the overlapping vision of two men.Tetsuhiko Fukutake, the founding president of Fukutake Publishing, who aspired to create a place in the Seto Inland Sea where children from all over the world could gather; and Chikatsugu Miyake, then incumbent mayor of Naoshima, who dreamt of developing a cultural and educational area on the island.The project's history, spanning over a period of approximately 30 years.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours

Cultural Tours

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Yakage Town Historical Walking Tour

Uncover the little-known treasures of Yakage Town on a one-day insider walking tour with a local guide. Explore the ancient route that the feudal lords took when they walked to Edo (the old name for Tokyo), visit Yakage Honjin where samurai and dignitaries stayed, local businesses that have been in operation for over 200 years, still making the same goods.  Marvel at the Edo architecture and visit specialty food shops to sample artisan Japanese sweets, sample freshly picked fruit and vegetables. As you walk, you'll learn the history of this town and meet locals that have lived in the town for generations.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
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Cultural Tours

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Miyajima full day tour

You can enjoy one of the world heritage sites in Hiroshima including world famous Otrii gate. If the weather permits, you go hiking to Mt.Misen to enjoy the beautiful site Seto Inland Sea from the summit or observatory by rope ways.
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  • 6 to 7 hours
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  • 6 to 7 hours
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Cultural Tours

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Yamabushi Temple and Farmers' Warehouse Sightseeing Tour

There is a Yamabushi temple just 20 minutes away by car from JR Hatsukaichi Station. This unique temple was founded by ancient yamabushi-pilgrims who worshiped sacred mountains. The chief priest in traditional yamabushi clothes will guide us to the main temple hall with statues of Fudo-Myo and Zaogongen deities. We can also see a place of spiritual training under the waterfall. Also you can try triton-trumpets used by yamabushi pilgrims. After seeing Yamabushi Temple we will visit a nearby farmer's warehouse. In the past warehouses were built to store rice crops. In Kawasue village there are several farmers who still uses warehouses built in more than 100 years ago.This region is also known for its sloping terrain.You can have a chat with farmers, watching the beautiful scenery of rice terraces and Seto Inland Sea and Miyajima. After the tour you can visit a nearby cafe opened in an old traditional house. If you are interested feel free to contact us.​ ​​ ​​ ​
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours
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Private Sightseeing Tours

Hiroshima Private Tour - The original route not found in the guidebooks

Spend a day discovering the highlights of Hiroshima on this action-packed private tour. Don’t waste a moment trying to figure out local public transport schedules—instead, benefit from having a guide to lead the way. Travel on a bicycle to cover more ground and find places that only locals know about. The tour is completely custom-made, but potential attractions include Mitaki Temple, a stop at a delicious okonomiyaki restaurant, and Kyobashi bridge.
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours

Cultural Tours

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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.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Historical & Heritage Tours

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Tour of Aki Province - Cycling Tour Around the Shrines in Hatsukaichi city!

This is a cycling tour you can explore World Heritage Itsukushima Shrine of Miyajima and 4 famous shrines with a long and distinguished history in Hatsukaichi.​You will have lunch at cafe used by local residents, located inside the Momijidani park where you can also see deers.The tour is conducted by an experienced guide who has worked with many foreign tourists.​ ​Tour Steps​①9:45 Assemble at JR Hatsukaichi Station North Exit ②Go to Hatsukaichi Tenmangu which worships God of Study, Sugawara no Michizane.③Next is Hayatani Shrine with 1800 years of history which is believed to be an ancestor god of Aki Province.​ ​​ ​ ④We will take ferry to Miyajima⑤After having lunch at Momijidani park, we will go to Itsukushima Shrine.⑥We will cycle around the wooden daikyodo which is called Senjokaku.⑦Return by ferry to Hatsukaichi⑧Finally we will visit Jigozen Shrine which was built as the outer part of Itsukushima Shrine.⑧Return to JR Hatsukaichi Station and photo shooting.⑨Tour ends
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  • 5 hours
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  • 5 hours
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Cultural Tours

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A tour to the Yamabushi temple, traditional warehouses & rice terraces

There are rice terraces just 20 minutes drive from JR Hatsukaichi Station. This region is known for its sloping terrain which is terraced with rice fields. In this tour we'll visit Kawasue village where rice terraces are mostly concentrated. From there, you can enjoy the beautiful landscape of the Seto Inland Sea and Miyajima.We'll also visit a traditional warehouse in Kawasue villege. In the past warehouses were built to store rice crops.You can learn about warehouse and its architectural design and local traditions. All warehouses were built more than 100 years ago. You can also have a chat with farmers.Moreover, this tour includes a visit to the Yamabushi temple which is a unique place of practitioners. It is a chance to see the temple founded by ancient yamabushi-pilgrims who worshiped sacred mountains. The chief priest in yamabushi clothes will guide us. You can also see the place of spiritual training under the waterfall. Also you can try triton-trumpets used by yamabushi.
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Day Trips

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Enjoy Korakuen Japanese Garden and Old Japanese Street Kurashiki

You can visit of the beautiful Japanese gardens with castle in Okayama and old Japanese street with canal in Kurashiki.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Cultural Tours

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Rural Hiroshima 2days tour : well-preserved Samurai-era village & zen training

Discover the rural and historic village in Hiroshima prefecture.You can access from Hiroshima city by Highway bus easily.If you are interested in beautiful rural landscape, antiques or zen training and look for little-known place by travelers, we recommend this tour.The friendly local people welcome you.・Explore Joge village with romantic white walls.・Stay at local spa-inn.・Stargazing and Senko-Hanabi experience・Zen training experienceAccess from Hiroshima city : Take ”Peace liner bus” dep: Hiroshima Bus Center 10:30 - arr : Joge Sta 12:26After the tour, you can go back to Hiroshima city by Shinkansen train or Express bus.Also Fukuyama is convenient to travel around Shimanami (such as Onomichi, Tomonoura, Kurashiki, Okayama, etc.) .
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  • 1 day 4 hours
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  • 1 day 4 hours
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Literary, Art & Music Tours

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Encounter with craftsmanship: Fukuyama Leather Craft workshop and gardener shop

This tour will provide you with experience to visit local unique artisans, such as a leather craftsman, a chef at an Italian restaurant, and a gardener. You will feel their sincere craftmanship through the stylish atmosphere. A rose-shaped key chain you make will be a good memory of Fukuyama, because it is a symbol of the city. At Fukuyama castle, you will see a part of history in Samurai era. When you have a question, feel free to ask an English-speaking guide.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 5 hours
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