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Travel round-trip from Kyoto by high-speed bullet train to take in Hiroshima's historic sites, including exhibits about the 1945 atomic bomb that devastated the city. Start your visit on a lighter note, traveling by boat to Miyajima, a famously beautiful island that is home to the revered Itsukushima Shrine. Have lunch there, then return to the city to visit the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park and Museum. Your expert guide shares important details about Hiroshima's heartbreaking history and remarkable recovery throughout this unforgettable 12-hour tour.

Highlights

  • 12-hour tour of Hiroshima and Miyajima Island, from Kyoto
  • Discover the picturesque island of Miyajima
  • See the magnificent Itsukushima Shrine, a UNESCO World Heritage site
  • Visit the historic remains of the Genbaku Dome
  • Explore the exhibits at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
  • Includes all transportation and entrance fees

What You Can Expect

Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park and Miyajima Island Tour from Kyoto

Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park and Miyajima Island Tour from Kyoto

Start your day by meeting your guide at the New Miyako Hotel and transfering to Kyoto Station to board the bullet train for the scenic 2-hour ride to Hiroshima Station. As your train zips along, your guide introduces the history of Hiroshima, from ancient times to the devastation of World War II and on up to the present.

When you arrive in Hiroshima, travel to Miyajimaguchi either by train or coach, then transfer to a boat that takes you to Miyajima, a revered locale also known as the Sacred Island. It is most famous for the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Itsukushima Shrine and its picturesque torii gate, which appears to float on water at high tide. You may spot tame deer roaming free, adding to the ambiance of the island scenery. After about 45 minutes on the island, have lunch (own expense) then relax on the boat as you cruise back to Hiroshima.

In the afternoon, visit the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site. In the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, your guide leads you through exhibits about the atomic bomb that devastated Hiroshima on August 6, 1945, and the city's remarkable recovery post-World War II.

Take a bus or train to your tour's final destination, the Genbaku Dome (aka the Atomic Bomb Dome or Hiroshima Peace Memorial), one of the few buildings that survived the bombing. Nearby, the Children’s Peace Monument is draped with thousands of origami cranes made by children. The Atomic Bomb Memorial Mound contains the ashes of 70,000 bomb victims; many were unidentified or had no surviving relatives to claim their ashes.

When you have finished taking in Hiroshima, board the bullet train again at Hiroshima Station and travel back to Kyoto Station, where your tour ends upon arrival in the evening.

Customer Reviews

S R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

A well planned out trip, allows adequate time at every place you visit. Our guide Akiko was amazing and very knowledgeable and enhanced the complete experience. Would definitely recommend this tour.

Kelvin G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Just loved this tour. Miyajima Island was great and we were lucky to see a wedding happening in the temple. Hiroshima Peace Park and Museum were a ....must see...when visiting this area. Our tour guide was great and the bullet train journey just wonderful. I can highly recommend this tour.

Dirk S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

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Marc E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

This was an absolutely stunning tour. The morning spent in Miyajima Island was unreal. It was so beautiful due to the Cherry Blossoms being in full bloom, the countless tame deer roaming around and of course the floating Torii Gate. The it was on to Hiroshima, which was so sad, but interesting and again Hiroshima itself is a gorgeous city. A truly spectacular day.

George B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Great tour - wonderful guides - very happy in our choice of tour company

Chris S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Everything went exactly as planned. Tour guide was informative and well versed in local knowledge.

José Gaspar G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Great tour with a lovely and professional guide. Highly recommended.

Mahesh D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

Excellent tour! Our guide was knowledgable and engaging! Heart wrenching stories of Hiroshima and scenic shrine at Miyajima! Highly recommended.

Alon S

4 star rating: Recommended July 2016

This tour was perfect . more time one the week be more helpful.

dd04ray

4 star rating: Recommended July 2016

We had a really friendly and knowledgable guide. Well learned a lot about Hiroshima and found it extremely interesting and obviously very somber. The trip or Miyajima island was excellent as well. We very extremely impressed by the Great Torii gate in the sea and the Itsukushima Shrine was beautiful and again made interesting by our guide. Had a lovely lunch in one of the many restaurants. We would recommend this tour without hesitation.

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