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A Canny Day in Hiroshima

by Hugh
(19) Reviews
8h $ 322 Price up to 8 people


  • MIyajima (shrine) Island and a range of its beautiful ancient structures (an optional view from Mt Misen).
  • Peace Park and Memorial Museum
  • Shukkei'en Gardens or Mitaki Temple (optional depending on time)

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322.00 USD

Price up to 8 people
FREE cancelation 30 days prior

Extras (optional)

Additional hour.
$ 36.80
Additional person (above 8 )/ per person.
$ 9.20


The overall plan for a day in Hiroshima: Join me on a very memorable stroll through the history and culture of the "shrine island", designated one of the three most scenic sites in Japan and a World Heritage SIte, before returning to Central Hiroshima to tour Peace Memorial Park, it monuments and museums or, if desired, I am happy to discuss customising your tour to include other attractions

What to Expect

We will head straight to Miyajima and enjoy a guided tour of its historical religious and cultural structures then after lunch head to Central Hiroshima stopping first at ground zero and then I will lead a guided tour through the park and its monuments and Memorial Museum sharing history and facts.

If you are arriving for a day trip from Kyoto or Osaka, I will be happy to recommend your best inbound train schedule and make return bookings for you.

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  • MIyajima (shrine) Island and a range of its beautiful ancient structures (an optional view from Mt Misen).
  • Peace Park and Memorial Museum
  • Shukkei'en Gardens or Mitaki Temple (optional depending on time)


I am very familiar with leading tours throughout Japan so on occasion, I would be happy to create a bigger experience in other parts of the country if you would like to discuss directly with me.

***Please note that this is three stage process: We would agree on destinations to be included. 2. I would compile an overview. 3. If that is accepted, the guest agrees to receive a detailed itinerary including information about attractions, activities and transit details.
**Depending on the guest's length of stay and the time required to produce the tour itinerary document the guest may be quoted a fee of my hourly rate up to a maximum charge of (8) eight hours and if satisfied, to agree to accept that (subject to some reasonable amendments), the agreement to receive the itinerary would be a binding contract to agree to pay for the itinerary with no further obligation to accept it as a tour offer.

**Repairs Great Torii Gate will commence in June 2019 and are expected to last for 14 months. During this period, the gate will be covered with scaffolding.
**Please wear a pair of comfortable walking shoes
if not travelling on JR Pass: total transit costs to and from the island: ¥1500 per person

Admission fees:
- Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum: Adults (College students and up): 200 yen, High school students/Senior citizens (aged 65 years and over): ¥100 , Junior high school students and younger: Free
- Itsukushima Shrine: Adults: ¥300, High school students: ¥200, Elementary/Junior High School Students: ¥100
Mt Misen Ropeway:
¥500 -¥1800 depending on how far you ride. read more

What‘s included
Guide fee
What‘s not included
transportation fee (you and the guide), lunch, dinner, entrance fees
Transport from in Hiroshima and Hiroshima to Miyajima, ropeway charges
Meeting Point
At your hotel in Hiroshima, or greet you on your arrival at Hiroshima Station.
Ending Point
At your hotel in Hiroshima or see you off on on your return departure from Hiroshima Station.
8 hours
Starting time
09:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Number of people
up to 8 people   Flexible

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make changes after I book?

Yes! If you need to make changes such as removing or adding someone to your booking or changing the date or time of your tour, contact us by phone or email

Starting and ending points of the tour.

After you secure your booking, the starting and ending points of your tour can be customized to your convenience (ex.: your hotel, nearby stations, etc.). Don't worry, we will take care of you! Some tours may have an extra fee for this service, make sure to check the tour page.

What happens after I book a tour?

After booking a tour, the guide will accept (or decline) your booking within 24 hours. Then you will be noticed by email from Triplelights.

Is the price per person or per group?

The price is charged per group. Which means that you make a one-time payment for your entire group and the price will not change if it is less or more people.

Can I add more people to my booking?

Some guides accept extra people (more than the specified number) for an extra charge. Please check for the extras on the tour or booking page, or contact your guide directly to clarify.

Will there be other tourists in my tour?

No. Your tour is private, only for you and your family or friends, there will be no other group of tourists together in your tour.

Can the guide pickup me at the airport?

Yes, but there will be additional charge for that and it is not by car. The guide will go pick you up using public transportations. For further details, please contact your guide directly.

I'm travelling alone. Can I book this tour?

Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.

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Cancellation Policy

  • If you cancel in the first 14 day(s) before the meeting date ,there is a 100% charge.
  • If you cancel between 15 and 29 day(s) in advance of the meeting date ,there is a 50% charge.
  • If you cancel at least 30 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 100% refund.
Reviews ( 19 )
Suzanne Suzanne United States ( Family with kids )
2 weeks ago

“ Great tour!! ”

Very knowledgeable and friendly . The tour of Hiroshima was definitely enhanced with the facts that Hugh knew. He also was great with my family and knew just what to say to get the kids involved the best he could! Definitely a great tour with Hugh. Would recommend him for any tour in Japan.

Meredith Meredith Canada ( Couple )
3 weeks ago

“ An Excellent Day in Hiroshima with Hugh ”

Hugh met us early in the morning at our Cruise Ship location and we quickly headed out to see the museums and sites ahead of the crowds. Hugh's ability to manage our time well continued for the entire day. We toured the Atomic Bomb site, Memorials and Museums and then travelled by ferry to Miyajima to visit the Itsukushima Shrine and the Giant Torii Gate. My favourite time was the great lunch that we had at one of Hugh's favourtie Restaurants.


Hi Meredith! Thanks for the fab review and so glad you enjoyed the day as much as I did. Best, Hugh

Annelize Annelize Australia ( Couple )
3 weeks ago

“ All round great guide! ”

We spent 2 days with Hugh: 1 day in Hiroshima and 1 day on Mijayima island. Hugh was a fabulous tour guide; well organized but flexible to our needs. It was a bonus when he gave me a fun calligraphy experience in our hotel room. His great knowledge of the history and culture and language skills are really impressive and contribute a lot to the experience. He went out of his way to help us find a particular brand of sake we were after and other hard-to-find items on our shopping list. We highly recommend Hugh as your choice of guide!


Thanks so much for the great review Annie! I was such pleasure spending the two days with you both. Best, Hugh

Hounn Hounn Australia ( Family )
4 weeks ago

“ Hugh is definitely the Tour Guide you want ”

We had a great day in Hiroshima with Hugh. He is very knowledgeable and helpful, he made us feel welcome and comfortable, help us book our train tickets back to Kyoto while we were resting and waiting for our lunch. I highly recommend Hugh as the Tour Guide to anyone every time!

Rajeev Rajeev Australia ( Family )
1 month ago

“ Hiroshima trip with Hugh ”

It was great to have an Aussie bloke on board! We enjoyed his humorous and intellectual guiding. Hugh is definitely fun to be with, especially when you don't understand the local language. He is adept in Japanese which was certainly a bonus. Our kids loved his company as well, particularly our teenage boy! He also guided us to great local food besides the picturesque sites.


Rajeev and family. Thanks for the great review! It was a real pleasure sharing the day with you all. Best, Hugh

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