Meet your guide and travel to the sacred island of Miyajima that is deeply rooted in Japanese mythology and religion. See the famous Torii gates and enter Itsukushima Shrine. Your friendly local guide will you tell you about their background in Miyajima and their cultural signifiance to Japan. You'll also be taught about the Japanese religion of Shinto!
After taking an in-depth look at Itsukushima Shrine and learning about Japan's Shinto religion go on to visit the Miyajima's other spectacular religious spot, the Daishoin Temple. After this enjoy a stroll to Momijidani Park and check out the seasonal leaves. Then your guide will take you back down to where the 5 story pagoda and Senjokaku Hall is for some further cultural exploration! To finish off your culutral highlights walking tour, your guide will introduce you to some of the local delicacies available such as delicious fresh oysters and fried momiji dumplings among other delicious sweet and savoury treats!
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.
Taste the great outdoors near Hiroshima during this full-day private tour of the Sandankyo Valley. Get up-close look at this striking 8-mile (13-kilometer) ravine, enjoying a series of boat trips and hikes to visit the valley’s waterfalls, ancient rocks, and abundant plant life. Seasonal fall colors and lush greenery in the summer add to the experience. Your boat trip and round-trip hotel transport are also covered.
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.
Sea Kayak tour in the stage of Ghibli and Hallywood movie.
A unique sea kayak tour at the most beautiful spot in Japan, Tomonoura (half-day)
Let's enjoy Tomonoura by sea kayak, which is said to have the most beautiful landscape of Japan. This is also the town where the Ghibli movie 'Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea' and the Hollywood movie 'Wolverine' were filmed. From Tomonoura's port town scenery seen from the sea, Abuto Kannon (the Buddhist goddess of mercy) that seems to protrude from the sea, to desolate beaches to which you can only go with a sea kayak, it is the only tour where you can fully enjoy Tomonoura, the town where nature and history intertwine.
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.
Mount Misen, the tallest mountain on Miyajima, offers sweeping views of the Seto Inland Sea and as far as Hiroshima. Climb to the peak in confidence in the company of a guide who knows the trails well. As you slowly climb along the forested trail, admire the flora and trail-side stones, which include one with a carved Jizo, guardian deity of children. Near the summit, see the Holy Fire Hall, which has been burning day and night for 1,200 years. After time at the summit, take the easy route down via the ropeway
Seto Inland Sea is surrounded by the mainland with quiet and small waves. Its calm, shiny surface relaxes people.
Shimanami Kaido, crossing islands from the mainland, is a famous cycling course, however, it is too long for a beginner.
Therefore, we will take a route which is easier for beginners and we will show you the best parts.
Rent a bike at Onomichi, Hiroshima, and cross to Mukaishima and visit small shrines floating in the sea.
Next, we will visit Innoshima. Cross the 1270m bridge, eat the island's famous Hassaku Daifuku, and visit the observatory with a gorgeous 360 degree view of the ocean!
We will take a ferry back to the starting point so don't worry if you get tired♪
Let’s enjoy a solitary golf and BBQ experience while overlooking the landscaped islands dotted along the Seto Inland Sea. Take a guided tour to the radiant hills for an authentic BBQ experience and immerse yourself in easy Japanese golf, followed by a trip to the local bathhouse facing out onto the Seto Inland Sea to heal the physical exhaustion from playing golf. Here the terrace is a popular vantage point from which to enjoy the breathtaking red-hot sunset illuminating the beautiful islands on a clear day, complete with terrific views of the landscaped scenery as dusk falls unique to the Setouchi region.
・ Experience the uniqueness of the“SETOUCHI Islands” that got the 7th place at the must-go-destinations ranking in 2019 of the New York Times in a sole hour from the city of Hiroshima!
・ Guided through amazing hidden spots only known by the locals
・ Learn on the island's unique culture and history, such as the local specialies and the oyster farming, the shipbuilding while admiring the islands countryside scenery
・ Take scenery photos from spots on the mountain that you can reach comfortably thanks to the powerful electric bicycle
・ It will feel like you are visiting with a friend with our friendly local guide
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.
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.
This tour is a tour to enjoy "Yumeshima Kaido" next to Shimanami Kaido!
It is a recommended cycling course that connects the three islands of Ikinajima, Sajima and Yugejima with two bridges.
1. Bridges will be opened on Iwaki Island and Ikuna Island in 2022 (expansion to the 4 island route), and you can see the bridge under construction from Ikuna Island.
2. The traffic is low and the cycling route is well maintained, making it very easy to drive. There's no signal!
3. The characteristic bridge and rich nature scenery are attractive. It is a course where you can enjoy your time by forgetting your time. You will find your favorite photo spot!
・ You can select options such as “Rental E-bike plan” as you wish.
・ With experienced guide. Many recommended spots in the Kurushima Strait area!
It is safe for first-time people by responding to troubles such as punctures!
[Itinerary] (Time required: 5 hours, mileage: 25㎞)
9:00 Meet at Habu Port and Nagasaki Pier (Innoshima)
By ferry to Yumeshima Kaido Ikunajima
9:20 Tateishi Port
・ Cycling start
9:45 Ikunashima southwest
・ View the bridge leading to Iwaki Island under construction
Commemorative photo with 橋 · Bridge in the background
10:15 Walking around Sajima
Shiomi's house tour
11:00 Cycling around Yuge Island
・ A superb view point in the western part of Yuge Island
・ Matsubara Beach ・ Yuge Shrine
12:00 Kitchen 313 Kamiyuge
・ A shop famous for its delicious bagels
・ Relax in an old private house
※ Changes on holidays
13:10 Kamigyu Port
因 Ferry to Innoshima
13:20 Ierou Port
・ Resuming cycling, relaxing while watching the shipyard
14:00 Habu Port
・ Cycling end, dissolution
In addition, please contact WAKKA for custom-made according to your request.
A flight course that travels over the famous scenic spots of Fukuyama City, Tomonoura, a mysterious and peaceful island, Sensuijima, Onomichi Suido, Innoshima Bridge, etc.
● Sightseeing flight route
Place of Arrival: Onomichi Floating Port (Bella Vista Marina)
① Tomonoura ⇒ ② Sensuijima ⇒ ③ Onomichi Channel ⇒ ④ Innoshima Bridge
The time required: Approximately 30 minutes (it is time to leave the pier and return to the pier)
* Part of the course may change depending on the weather.
・Only 1 hour from Hiroshima city! Explore one of SETOUCHI Islands, ranked 7th in the "52 places to go in 2019" according to the New York Times
・Visit the lesser-known but good spots guided by the local person
・Try seafood from SETOUCHI such as oysters and pick local food along the way
・Get relaxed in the nostalgic sceneries of Japan that remain in the island
・A friendly tour accompanied by an open-minded local guide just like your friend
An experienced guide traveling around the world will show you the spot where you can enjoy the natural beauty of the Seto Inland Sea. We have national interpreter guide national qualifications so please join us with confidence. In addition, we will inform local popular restaurants, ice cream shops etc. according to customer's request.
Great way to start your day with the traditional Japanese culture of a beautiful shrine, good luck of walking through red tori gates, the intrigue of Japanese cultural aspects, good exercise on a well-maintained hiking trail, a nice way to see Hiroshima city and the surrounding areas from the mountain viewpoint, a good, quiet spot for yoga, meditation, and reflection.
＜custom made tour＞Sea Kayak tour enjoying the beautiful view of Seto Inland Sea
Sea kayak experience. Go around the various islands of Shimanami Kaido by sea. Let's experience sea kayaking at sea with typical warm climate islands in the Seto Inland sea. Every island has its own recommended spots and you're able to choose your favorite one.
If you are looking for an opportunity to experience saltwater fishing in the Yamaguchi Prefecture, then I have a deal for you. I organize Charter boat fishing trips with the local Japanese boat captain on the island of Oshima just south of Hiroshima.
About Setouchi Seaplanes
We provide scenic flights -SETOUCHI Discovery Flight- as an activity in Hiroshima. Focusing on Onomichi Channel and the Geiyo Islands, known for their association with Japan's largest band of pirates, the Murakami Suigun, this sightseeing course offers aerial views of outstanding scenery rich with the romance of history.
・This is a mountain hiking tour with a specialist guide living in Miyajima.
・Safe for beginners because we slowly climb up 535m high for about 3 hours.
・The route we take is Omoto route where you can feel history, culture and nature of Miyajima.
・You can also enjoy the sights of Miyajima such as Miyama Shrine, Misen Hondo and Reikado.
・You will go down the mountain by the ropeway.
Okunoshima is called "Rabbit Island" because many wild rabbits live there. It has recently become popular among visitors wanting to play with rabbits.
Your heart won't stop beating rapidly the moment you get off the ship! Why not have an unusual experience here?
Okunoshima is also called "Poison Gas Islan" as poisonous gas was made on this island, and its presence was erased from the map during the war. Enjoy Japan's history, nature and historical architecture.
You can explore the old wooden buildings and try sake at the brewery in a hidden area, Takehara Preservation District!
otomo will take you on a deeper trip commonly known as Rabbit Island!