広島と宮島の世界遺産を1日で探訪しましょう！ 宮島は厳島神社で有名です。 満潮時には赤い鳥居が海上に浮かんでいるように見えます。 世界に平和を訴えるために建造された広島平和記念公園を散策しましょう。
We did the tour of Miyajima Island and Hiroshima Peace Park with Sunrise Tours a few days ago. Miyajima island was absolutely beautiful and it was very quiet (which we were told was rare) so we were able to take it easy and enjoy ourselves. Hiroshima was powerful and very moving... But such an incredible experience.
However, this was all made exponentially by our wonderful guide - Nobu-san. She gave us so much detail and background about everything we were seeing and she had personal connections to the tragedy back in 1945. She was an amazing guide but also a wonderful person.
I would highly recommend this and if you go - fingers crossed that Nobu-san is your guide!
We went to the Atomic Dome which is the last surviving building after WWII. Then we went to the Peace Memorial. The Peace Memorial is an experience unlike any other. At first it seems very clinical and straight forward with exhibits talking about the people who discovered atomic energy, the people who weaponised it, the people who ordered it to be used, how they selected Hiroshima, and even where they were aiming for. Then it tells the personal stories of people in Hiroshima. The victims, the children, families... it is a unique experience and should not be missed.
Then we went to Miyajima island. It is a beautiful island with a beautiful shrine, the Tori Gate, deer, and lots of sponge cakes :
This was a great 101 tour with the lovely and picturesque island of Miyajima. This is no criticism of the tour but there were so many people on the island and it was almost impossible to really enjoy the sights and scenery without doing most of it on your own. Highly recommend wandering and looking and things and perhaps taking the boat to the Peace Park in town. We wanted to spend so much more time on Miyajima. Anyways, the tour at the Memorial Park was nice and enjoyed the serenity of the area in spite of the incredibly painful history of this location.
The guide on the trip was excellent, Samin was very knowledgeable and moved us to tears with her personal family accounts.
The one thing I would change about the trip is the amount of time dedicated to the memorial park and museum. It was way too short.
The tour could start earlier than 10:30, say around 9:00 to accommodate that.