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A Canny Day in Hiroshima


Hiroshima
7 hours
up to 8 people
Japanese ( Professional ), English ( Native )
Private tour (only you and your guide)
Walking / Public Transportation Tour
( Contact guide for other options )

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.

Itinerary

Feel free to personalize this offer with Hugh.

  • MIyajima (shrine) Island and a range of its beautiful ancient structures (an optional view from Mt Misen).
  • Ground Zero, Atomic Bomb Dome, Peace Memorial Park and Memorial Museum

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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 the Atomic Bomb Dome 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.

Departure & Return

Starting time 09:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
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.

Inclusions & Exclusions

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

Important

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 may have some scaffolding around it at times.
**Please wear a pair of comfortable walking shoes
Transport:
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 read more

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 30 days prior to meeting date
  • 50% Refund - 15 to 29 days prior to meeting date
  • No Refund - Within 14 day(s) prior to meeting date

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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Reviews ( 36 )
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Susan Susan Australia ( Family )
Excellent
1 week ago

“ A day in Hiroshima ”

A wonderful day of sightseeing. Extremely informative. Lunch at a local restaurant was an added bonus something we certainly wouldn't have found without Hugh. Has certainly given us reasons to return as it made us wish we had been able to spend more time in Hiroshima.

Carolyn Carolyn United Kingdom ( Couple )
Very Good
2 weeks ago

“ Very interesting and knowledgeable guide ”

Hugh was good at communicating prior to the tour so that we knew exactly what we would be seeing and also helped us sort out how to spend the afternoon of our arrival before our tour. Hugh is very friendly and knowledgeable, with an excellent command of Japanese. Our tour of Hiroshima was interesting and informative . The gardens Hugh took us to in the afternoon were just fabulous. He also recommended some places we should visit on the rest of our tour of Japan .

Sharon Sharon Australia ( Couple )
Excellent
3 weeks ago

“ Mitaki Temple and Kintaikyo Bridge ”

Hugh greeted us at our hotel and our first sight was Mitaki Temple which is both spiritual and relaxing, very peaceful place, then we headed off for sushi before walking across Kintaikyo Bridge.

Scott Scott United States ( Business )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Visiting Hiroshima ”

We work for a television station from America who came to Hiroshima to gather material for a human interest story that will be seen in the USA during the 2020 Olympics. We hired Hugh for two days. High was prompt with communication and was a tireless worker who helped coordinate interviews. Hugh provides important interpretation for two interviews with Hiroshima bomb survivors. His Japanese was excellent. He helped coordinate our visit with the museum and showed us various sites around Hiroshima. We interviewed Hugh on camera too. He did an excellent job providing background on the city and the important landmarks we wanted to film. He was knowledgeable and fun to be around. I would highly recommend Hugh as a tour guide for anyone visiting Hiroshima. And, he would be an excelle... read more

Hugh:

Hey Scott and Steve, Thanks for the outstanding review. It was a real pleasure working with you. Best, Hugh

Joan Joan Dominican Republic ( Friends )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Fantastic one day tour in Hiroshima! ”

Had a great day in Hiroshima thanks to Hugh! Lots of information and details about the city and its history. Even when some of the places were crowded due to the Japanese summer holidays Hugh managed our time efficiently. Highly recommended!

Hugh:

Thanks, Joan! Very glad you enjoyed it as much as I did sharing it with you. Best, Hugh

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