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Itsukushima Shrine
Itsukushima Shrine, a Shinto holy site on Miyajima Island in the Seto Island Sea near Hiroshima, has a history dating back to the sixth century, when the first shrines were likely erected on the island, believed to be the above of gods. The iconic red torii, or shrine gate, that appears to float on the surface of the water just of the shores, guards the UNESCO-listed shrine. At the time the shrine was built, commoners weren’t allowed to step foot on the island due to its holy status, so the gate and temple were constructed in the water to allow visitors to approach by boat.

The entire Itsukushima complex, which in its present form dates back to the twelfth century, comprises several buildings connected by boardwalks, including a prayer hall and a performance stage.

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For the best views of the shrine and its torii, plan to visit Miyajima Island during high tide when they’re both surrounded by water instead of mud.
Address: 1-1 Miyajimacho Hatsukaichi, Hiroshima, Japan
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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

Cultural Tours

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

Day Trips

Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park and Miyajima Island,Itsukushima shrine from Osaka

See the historical highlights of Hiroshima on a comprehensive full-day tour from Osaka. Ride on the super-speed bullet train to Hiroshima then board a boat to the idyllic Miyajima Island, home to the splendid Itsukishima Shrine. Return to Hiroshima to feel emotionally stirred by the magnificent Hirsohima Peace Memorial Park and Museum, in which intriguing exhibitions speak eloquently of the atomic bomb dropped on the city in 1945. Fully immerse yourself in Japan’s fascinating culture during this enriching excursion. Enjoy convenient transportation from a central Osaka location on this tour.
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  • 13 hours
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  • 13 hours

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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park and Miyajima Island,Itsukushima shrine from Kyoto

Travel round-trip from Kyoto by high-speed bullet train to take in Hiroshima's historic sites, including exhibits about the 1945 atomic bomb that devastated the city. Start your visit on a lighter note, traveling by boat to Miyajima, a famously beautiful island that is home to the revered Itsukushima Shrine. Have lunch there, then return to the city to visit the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park and Museum. Your expert guide shares important details about Hiroshima's heartbreaking history and remarkable recovery throughout this unforgettable tour.
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  • 12 hours
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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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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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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

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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Multi-day Tours

3-Day Kyoto and Hiroshima Independent Tour by Nozomi Bullet Train from Tokyo

See the spectacular sights and historical highlights of Kyoto and Hiroshoma on a 3-day self-guided tour of two of Japan’s most famous cities. Ride a super-speed bullet train from Tokyo then embark on independent  exploration of the UNESCO World Heritage-listen sites of the alluring areas; see sacred temples and moving shrines in Kyoto; feel emotionally stirred during visits to memorials in Hiroshima; and absorb the beautiful scenery surrounding Miyajima Island. Enjoy the freedom and flexibility of this self-guided tour, on which all accommodation and train tickets are included.
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  • 3 days
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  • 3 days

Cultural Tours

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Hiroshima & Miyajima 1-day private tour from Kyoto/Osaka

It is private guide tour , The schedule can be changed freely.Discover the Peace Memorial City of Hiroshima and visit magnificent landmarks such as the Itsukushima shrine all in a day. Travel on bullet train with an English speaking-guide from Kyoto/osaka
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  • 12 hours
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Cultural Tours

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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 Sundays until 13OCT2019 we go first to Miyajima, while on the other tours 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 to Itsukushima Shrine and Shukkeien Garden. Transportation fee is excluded. JR Pass is valid on JR trains and ferry. For Non-JR Pass holders transportation costs are 1380 yen (-200 yen on SUN till 13OCT19) to be paid on their own for trains, bus and ferry. ※ This is a walking tour for a better experience of the area.※ Some stairs on the way to the temples on Miyajima.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
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Hiroshima & Miyajima 1-Day Tour from Osaka

Discover the Peace Memorial City Hiroshima and visit the magnificent landmarks in a day! The tour start from Shin Osaka station by the Bullet train "Shinkansen". Travel on an air-conditioned coach in Hiroshima and get the chance to visit The Peace Memorial Park, The Atomic Bomb Dome and Miyajima Itsukushima Shrine. Also, visit the Peace Memorial Museum. Choose your departure city from Osaka or Kyoto. This tour is operated with English speaking tour assistant and Multilingual Audio Guide in the bus.
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  • 12 hours
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Cultural Tours

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.
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  • 12 hours 30 minutes
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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

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

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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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Cultural Tours

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

Hiking & Camping

Short Trekking in Miyajima including Itsukushima Shrine

Hike to the panoramic summit of Miyajima’s highest mountain during this scenic and invigorating guided trek, which includes round-trip ferry rides to Miyajima Island. Enjoy plenty of time to explore the ancient sacred site, including the UNESCO-listed shrine of Itsukushima and dozens of Buddhist caves, home to statues and artifacts. Relax and enjoy the standout scenery, with your private group guide on-hand to keep things running smoothly.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
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  • 5 to 6 hours
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Rail Tours

Private Day Tour of Kintaikyo Bridge and Itsukushima Shrine with a Local Guide from Hiroshima

If you’ve got limited time in Hiroshima, ensure you tick off all of the city’s top attractions on a private full-day tour, which includes hotel pickup and drop-off. In a small group limited to six people, you’ll visit the UNESCO-listed Itsukushima Shrine on Miyajima Island, and Kintaikyo Bridge. Opt to take a ropeway to Miyajima’s highest mountain (own expense) and spend time reflecting at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours

Ports of Call Tours

Private Hiroshima Custom Full-Day Tour by Chartered Vehicle

Explore the rich history and traditional shrines of Hiroshima during this private 8-hour tour aboard a chartered vehicle. Travel in your limo, van, or bus (depending on your group size) customizing the itinerary to your preferred choice of attractions. You might learn about the dramatic events of the city’s 1945 atomic bomb attack at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, admire the giant torii gate on Miyajima Island, or discover the UNESCO-listed Itsukushima Shrine. A driver, private vehicle, and round-trip hotel transportation are covered.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours

4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

Full-Day Sea Kayaking with Lunch at Fukuyama, Tomonoura, Hiroshima

The coastal landscapes of Tomonoura are among the most scenic in Japan and provided inspiration for movies like ‘Wolverine’ and Ghibli’s 'Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea'. On this tour, admire the stunning landscapes from the water and paddle past seafront villages, island shrines, and deserted beaches on a kayak.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours

Kayaking & Canoeing

Miyajima Sea Kayak Short Course (1 hour)

The Itsukushima Shrine with its ‘floating’ torii gate is one of Japan’s most photographed landmarks and is just an hour from Hiroshima. On this tour, experience the UNESCO World Heritage site from the water on a sea kayaking excursion. Full instruction is provided, making it suitable for complete beginners and you will get plenty of opportunities for photos both at sea and from the beach.
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  • 1 hour
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  • 1 hour

Other Water Sports

SUP Tour to see the Great Torii Gate of the Itsukushima Shrine Up Close

Tourists and pilgrims from around the world come to Miyajima to visit Itsukushima Shrine, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Rather than simply gaze at the “floating” torii gate, you can pass through it on a stand-up paddleboard. This 3-hour SUP tour, with a small group, caters to beginners or experienced participants. Follow a guide as you cross the gentle sea. Equipment, wetsuit, and paddling instruction are provided.
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours

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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