• 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

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 October 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.

Glenn S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2017

A very nice tour considering the sad topic. Tour guide was very informative of the area and kept us on a good time schedule. Highly recommend this tour.

Kristin S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2017

This tour was the highlight of our trip. Our guide, Akiko, was wonderful and so knowledgeable about the history of Hiroshima. We did a day trip from Kyoto and took a bullet train in the morning to meet the tour at the Hotel Granvia, which is connected to the Hiroshima train station. We started the tour by taking a ferry to Miyajima, a gorgeous island off the coast of Hiroshima with a beautiful Shinto shrine/temple and wonderful scenery. There was a wedding taking place at the temple on the day of our visit and we were able to watch some of the ceremony, which was very moving. The island is populated by many tame deer, which was amazing to see. There were also many shops with beautiful local goods and local bakeries and eateries. The food was incredible, and Akiko educated us about some of the local cuisine. After Miyojima, we went to the Hiroshima Peace Memorial and museum, which was incredibly sobering and sad. Akiko's family was living near Hiroshima at the time of the bombing so she gave us a very personal understanding of how the people of Hiroshima were impacted by the bombing. We had about 2 hours to explore the museum, but could've spent a whole day there. It was a great introduction though. The tour finished and we returned to the train station around 6:00 p.m. to catch a train back to Kyoto. There are many good informal restaurants at Hiroshima station and a nice shopping area in the basement of the train station. While this was a long day, it was well worth it. Wonderful tour.

Sarit R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2017

Great tour! Very knowledgable guide

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