Hiroshima, Japan
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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.
  • Explore World Heritage sites in Hiroshima and Miyajima in one day
  • Walk through the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park
  • View the only remaining bomb damaged building, the Atomic Bomb Dome
  • Travel by ferry to Miyajima Island
  • Informative and friendly guide
Depart from a centrally located Hiroshima hotel in a comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle and relax during the scenic journey to Miyajima, which literally translates as ‘shrine island’. Board a ferry and sail towards the natural haven of the island, stopping to see playful monkeys and wild deer surround the renowned Itsukushima Shrine. Spend a moment admiring the dynamic architecture of the temple and hear of its rich historical heritage from your guide.
Next, head to the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park to explore a verdant expanse dedicated to promoting peace. Built to commemorate the destructive atomic bomb dropped over Hiroshima in 1945, the park houses the Peace Memorial Museum and a selection of monuments that commemorate those lost in the explosion. Browse intriguing exhibitions and visit the Atomic Bomb Dome, a skeletal structure that partially survived the blast.
Spend a moment reflecting quietly at the Memorial Cenotaph for Atomic Bomb Victims and read the seemingly interminable list of those lost in the brutal explosion. Visit more monuments, including the Cenotaph fro Korean Victims, and then return to a central Hiroshima location at the end of your moving tour.


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, Oct 2018

This is an amazing tour - guide was amazing. Miyajima Island and the floating Torii gates were a highlight of my trip. Would definitely recommend this day tour!

, Apr 2018

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 :

, Apr 2018

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.

, Mar 2018

This tour was very informative.
Our guide Sammy, was very knowledgeable and offered authentic perspective of events.

, Mar 2018

It was a very informative and thoroughly enjoyable way to spend our day. Miyajima Island is beautiful. Definitely worth taking this tour!

, Feb 2018

We enjoyed this tour very much. It was raining on the day which added to the feel of the afternoon. Fumiko did such a good job
in passing on heaps of information to us. We would recommend this tour to anyone who is interested in the Hiroshima bombing.
Thank you so much for this day.

, Feb 2018

Our guide Mariko was wonderful. Even if you have more than a day in Hiroshima, this day trip is totally worth doing. She is very knowledgeable, and her explanations deserve a 10 out of 10!

, Jan 2018

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.

, Dec 2017

Great trip worth the time and effort

, Dec 2017

This was good but not as good as Viator tours usually are bigger group. The company Viator used was just not that good. The Guide did not use her mic and often hard to hear as group was like 35.

, Oct 2017

A lovely day with such an informative guide. We learnt so much of the history and saw how proud the people of Hiroshima are of the rebuild and the monuments. Mijajima was such a beautiful experience and such a stunning location.

, Oct 2017

We took the Shinkansen from/to Kyoto and met tour right outside Hiroshima station. Guide was knowledgeable and spoke English well. Would've preferred to spend more time at Hiroshima than Miyajima but we enjoyed both. If you want to spend entire day at Peace Park, don't take this tour.

, Oct 2017

The tour was good. Everything we saw was interesting and well laid out. Unfortunately, the tour leader spoke very poor broken English. For the amount of money we paid for this tour we expected a tour leader who could speak fluent English, but instead we got someone who read from notes all day, consistently got the words wrong and left many people in the group confused. She also used a portable microphone that was so quiet, unless you stood directly in front of her it was hard to hear. This was then further complicated by her constant turning around as she talked, meaning most people would hear 1-2 words before she turned away. Overall we were very disappointed by the tour. Other tours through this company have been great, but this was definitely a low point of our trip.

, Oct 2017

It is a really very nice hotel. It's position right on the station is great. The staff very pleasant and helpful.
We booked a club room that was very good. A good selection of Western and Japanese food was on
offer whilst having a drink, again with good choice Breakfast was included in our rate and again the
Quality and choice was very good. The room was spacious and kept clean. They also supply Yukatas
Which is a nice touch and convenient too.
We were travelling through and stayed two nights. Very pleasant ones. A very good base for travel and
a comfortable base to return to after a day out sightseeing.
My wife and I would recommend it a very good hotel for tourists or businessmen on the move.

, Oct 2017

Very somber but powerful experience. This was a long guided trip, and well worth the memories.

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