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A Canny Day in Hiroshima

by Hugh
(4) Reviews
8h $ 315 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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315.00 USD

Price up to 8 people
FREE cancelation 30 days prior

Extras (optional)

Additional hour.
$ 27.00


The overall plan for a day in Hiroshima: Join me on a very memorable visit to the shrine island designated one of the three most scenic sites in Japan and a World Heritage SIte. We will lunch there before returning to Central Hiroshima to visit Peace Park and the facilities there, however, I am happy to discuss customising your tour to include other attractions in my town.

What to Expect

We will head straight over to Miyajima first thing as it better earlier in the day, and visit the ancient Itsukushima Shrine and the Giant Torii gate, where you will hear about its history and a look at Daiganji temple nearby. I would like to recommend a short and rewarding visit to the Treasure House Museum, also nearby the shrine exit, with its beautiful exhibits of feudal age art, fabric and weaponry but in any case, followed by a short walk to Daishoin, an important temple in the Shingon school of Buddhism set among gardens dotted with carp pond, statues and a mysterious pilgrimage cave. Depending on time, if you would like we can include an option to take a gondola ride up for spectacular views of the inland sea and the mysterious and austere atmosphere of the Senjokaku Hall. Lunch will your choice from a range of Japanese fare. I will be having what I think is a small piece of heaven, okonomiyaki if you would like to join me. Or you may prefer some famed Hiroshima oysters. If you're a coffee lover like me, the best coffee place in Hiroshima is found on the island. Following lunch, we will head back to Central Hiroshima stopping first at ground zero and then I will lead you through the park and its monuments sharing history and facts about that infamous event on 6 August, !945. If there is time there are a couple of options I would like to recommend. Afterwards, I will return you to your hotel.

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: ~¥1140 per person
JR Sanyo Line Hakushima Station to Miyajimaguchi ¥320 pp each way.
Ferry to Island ¥180 each way
transportation fees: Atsram line or Hiroden Tram: ¥180 flat rate within the metropolitan area

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
Treasure House Museum:
Adults: ¥300
High School Students: ¥200
Elementary and Junior High School Students: ¥100
Mt Misen Ropeway:
¥500 -¥1800 depending on how far you ride.
- Senjokaku (Toyokuni Shrine): Adults/High school students: 100 yen, Elementary/Junior High School Students: ¥50 read more

What‘s included
Guide fee
What‘s not included
transportation fee (you and the guide), lunch, dinner, entrance fees
Transport from Hiroshima to Miyajima ¥980 (*depending on modes of transport)
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.

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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 ( 4 )
Nicole Nicole Australia ( Family with kids )
4 weeks ago

“ Hugh is most definitely your man in Hiroshima! ”

As a family with 2 teenage boys, I was very mindful of choosing the right guide for us in Hiroshima, and in choosing Hugh, we could not have had a better day! Hugh is a fountain of knowledge, who is always ready with a story, and took us to places that we would never have visited, had it not been for his local knowledge; including the best coffee in Japan!


Wow, Nicole. That is a glowing review. Thanks so very much! Wishing you, Dave, Tom and Charlie and lovely final night in Japan and a safe trip home. Best, Hugh

Cynthia Cynthia Australia ( Family )
1 month ago

“ Excellent day tour ”

We had a great day with Hugh visiting Miyajima and sites within Hiroshima. Hugh was incredibly personable and informative and managed our group of 7 brilliantly. He also knows where to find the best okonomiyaki in Hiroshima.


Thanks so very much Cynthia. That’s a really valuable review. So glad you enjoyed the day.

Erin Erin United States ( Friends )
1 month ago

“ Great day in Hiroshima w/ Hugh! ”

We only had a few hours to spare in Hiroshima and wanted to see peace park and the memorials. Hugh was very helpful figuring out the train system for us and which ones we should take. He was there waiting for us right when we got there and took us around the city and was very knowledgeable about everything we had asked and a lot about japan in general not only Hiroshima. He took us to the BEST okanomiyaki spot and then took us back to the train station to return. Would highly suggest using Hugh as a guide!


Hi Erin, Thanks for a wonderful review! Hope you both got home safe and sound and have a great 2019! Hugh

Matteo Matteo Italy ( Friends )
1 month ago

“ A day with Hugh ”

Beautiful day in Hiroshima and Mijiyama with wonderful guide. A walking through the storty and the tamples, where Hugh, Expert guide of the place that indicated us traditional costums and story of this beautiful nation. Thank you Hugh

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