• Location: Hiroshima, Japan
  • Duration: 7 hours (approx.)
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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.

Highlights

  • 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

What You Can Expect

Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park and Miyajima Island Tour from Hiroshima

Atamic Bomb Dome, Hiroshima

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.

Customer Reviews

hoverscout Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 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 :

virtue728

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

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

Anthony R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 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.

Leandro M T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 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!

Nathan H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

Great trip worth the time and effort

Greg M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 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.

MYZ United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

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

Lia S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Moving.

paul M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

We were very impressed. The tour was well organised, the visit to the Peace Memorial very moving and meaningful. Our guide, Akiko, simply had all the right qualities for a guide: Knowledge, ability to explain and cause empathy, sense of humour. Bravo.

Victoria B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

Our tour guide Fumiko gave us a lot of detailed information. I was surprised at how much I actually learned from this tour. I thought I had known a lot already. The museum was very moving. Parts of the museum were under repairs and the traffic was terrible coming from the island but she filled that time with a lot of history and a perspective on how the japanese people felt during and after the war. I highly recommend this tour.

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