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Hiroshima full enjoyment tour of Itsukushima shrine and the Atomic Bomb dome

by KASHIMA
(16) Reviews
10h $ 308 Price up to 8 people

Highlights

  • 8:30am:pick up at hotel in Kobe
  • 8:55am – 10:03am: To move from Kobe to Hiroshima by Shinkansen Hikari
  • 10:12am – 10:32am: To move from Hiroshima to Miyajima-guchi by JR local line
  • 10:45am – 11:10am: To take a ferry to Miyajima island
  • 11:10am – 11:30am: To move to Itsukushima-shrine
  • 11:30am – 12:10pm: To see Itsukushima shrine
  • 12:20pm – 1:10pm: To have a lunch in Omotesando
  • 1:30pm – 2:00pm: To take a ferry to return Miyajima-guchi
  • 2:19pm – 3:07pm: To move to Atomic Bomb by JR & local train: yen 430
  • 3:10pm-4:30pm: To see Atomic bomb dome and Peace Memorial park & museum.
  • 5:03pm – 6:15pm: To take Shinkansen & local line from Hiroshima to Kobe
  • 6:30pm: Hotel arrival
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Overview

This tour covers Itsukushima shrine and the Atomic Bomb Dome in Hiroshima. Itsukushima shrine is famous for the vermilion painted buildings connected by the corridors and the vermilion colored Torii gate which appear as if floating on the sea at high tides. The Atomic bomb Dome is the only building that survived from the first atomic bombing in history. Both are registered as World Heritage.

What to Expect

Hiroshima has 2 World Heritage sites: the Atomic Bomb Dome and Itsukushima Shrine in Miyajima.
This tour covers Itsukushima shrine and Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum & Park including Atomic Bomb Dome.

1) Miyajima island itself has a sacred atmosphere which used to be secluded places for the ascetic training of Buddhist priests in old days. Itsukushima shrine is famous for the vermilion painted buildings connected by the corridors and the vermilion colored Torii gate. This elegant palace style architecture standing in perfect harmony with its natural surroundings including such as lush greenery and autumn foliage were registered as the UNESCO WorldCultual Heritage in 1996.
When you take a train from JR Hiroshima Station about 30 minutes and then crossing by ferry, the grand vermilion shrine gate soon come into view. The shrine is built over the water. When the tide is high, it looks as if the shrine were floating. The shrine is also a brilliant vermilion and it creates a sharp contrast against the wooded hills in the background and the blue sky above.
a) Mt.Misen vewing from a cruise between Miyajima island and the mainland of Hiroshima.
Miyajima Island (535meter altitude) has been considered as the object of religious faith from ancient time. One of the reason above is from the shape of the Ireland.
Several ridges and valleys on the mountain have people felt holy and the shape of lying posture of Buddha.
b) After entering a first Torri, you can find a lot of deer welcoming you. Then, through Omotesandou in Miyajima Island, you can reach Itsukushima-shrine.
In this Omotesando area, you can purchase various kinds of souvenirs and the most local consumed foods such as Oyster and Okonomiyaki
(a thin flat cake of unsweetened batter fried with various ingredients).
c) Itsukushima shrine is located on the inlet of Miyajima island.
The difference of tide in this area is large and the scenery around here is changing time by time.

2) In Hiroshima memorial Park at the epicenter of the explosion, you can find war memorial museum and the Atomic Bomb Dome.
This museum features a wide variety of exhibits such as belongings left by victims and photos that portray nuclear holocaust. This museum reminds us of the horrendous tragedy that humanity should never repeat.
The ruins of Industrial Promotion Hall have been preserved, just as when it was bombed. It is popularly called the Atomic Bomb Dome and In 1996 the dome was registered as a World cultural heritage site.
a) The atomic Bomb dome: The building has been standing with the figure same as it was bombd and it tell the world about the terrible disaster of nuclear weapon and the importance of abolition of the weapons and eternal peace in the world as the peace memorial symbol.
The side thick wall and dome portion of reinforcing bar of this building has been remained intact by the explosion because the air blast of the explosion came right just under this building.
b) Hiroshima Peace Memorial museum: Exhibits of materials related with the Atomic Bomb into Hiroshima. This museum opened in 1955.
The purpose is to contribute to realize the abolition of nuclear weapons and world eternal peace.
This museum exhibits articles left behind the Atomic bomb victims and photos & materials which show the horrible scenes.
Also, this museum shows the historical tracing before & after the Bomb and world situation of the nuclear risk era in the world.
c) Memorial cenotaph for the Atomic Bomb Victims: To mourn the Atomic Bomb victims. This Memorial cenotaph was designed to the shape of clay image to protect the spirits of victims inside here from rain and dew. A stone coffin where the list of names of victims is set at the center of the cenotaph and in front of the coffin, you can find the stone monument which tell “May your soul rest in peace. We will never make the same mistake again.”. The victims by the Atomic Bomb are deified as not only one nation but also the basis of all human being. Therefore, the people who swear the word on the stone monument must be all the people in the world.
d) Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims:
This hall opened in 2002.
The purpose is to have the victims by the Atomic bomb branded on mind of all world people and to pray for eternal peace.
There is a space of memorial pray for the Atomic Bomb victims which are panorama expressed by the street scene after explosion from the explosion center of “Shima hospital”. At the portrait of deceased people area, the names and the portraits of all victims are opened to public by which the fact of the victims
by the Bomb are notified to all over the world. Also, several other exhibits such as the letter and movies of the Bomb experience by the people are shown.
e) Hiroshima Peace Bell: The sound is registered as one of the scene of sound in Japan Best 100:
This Peace Bell was built as the spiritual symbol of culture movement that show the abolition of nuclear weapons and establishment of world peace.
World map without any boarder and Atomic power marking are put on the surface of this bell.
f) Children’s Peace Monument::
This Monument was built to console the child spirits who died by the Atomic Bomb.
g) Peace Flame:
This Flame has been put on light since 1964 to hope abolition of nuclear weapons and it will continue to be put on until the weapons disappear in the world.
The pedestal of this Flame represents the shape of opening a palm of a hand to heavens.

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Highlights

  • 8:30am:pick up at hotel in Kobe
  • 8:55am – 10:03am: To move from Kobe to Hiroshima by Shinkansen Hikari
  • 10:12am – 10:32am: To move from Hiroshima to Miyajima-guchi by JR local line
  • 10:45am – 11:10am: To take a ferry to Miyajima island
  • 11:10am – 11:30am: To move to Itsukushima-shrine
  • 11:30am – 12:10pm: To see Itsukushima shrine
  • 12:20pm – 1:10pm: To have a lunch in Omotesando
  • 1:30pm – 2:00pm: To take a ferry to return Miyajima-guchi
  • 2:19pm – 3:07pm: To move to Atomic Bomb by JR & local train: yen 430
  • 3:10pm-4:30pm: To see Atomic bomb dome and Peace Memorial park & museum.
  • 5:03pm – 6:15pm: To take Shinkansen & local line from Hiroshima to Kobe
  • 6:30pm: Hotel arrival

Important

I am now living in Gunma prefecture located around 100km north from Tokyo.
Therefore, if you reserve Kansai area such as Kyoto, Nara, Kobe and Osaka, please request me at least one week in advance. We can exchange the idea of the tour.

1) For fairly long walking of sight seeing, please put on the shoes to walk with ease.
2) Please prepare the cash to spend any train riding, lunch and sourvenir.

What‘s included
Guide fee
What‘s not included
Transportation fee: Yen21800 per person by Shinkansen & local train between Kobe and Hiroshima including a guide
Entrance fee: Total yen500 per person (Itsukushima shrine & Hiroshima Peace Memorial museum)
Lunch fee for you and a guide
Meeting Point
At your hotel in Kobe
Ending Point
At your hotel in Kobe
Duration
10 hours
Starting time
08:30 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Number of people
up to 8 people

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.

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Can I add more people to my booking?

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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 ( 16 )
Mark Mark United States ( Family )
Excellent
1 week ago

“ Kyoto tour ”

Well planned and enthusiastic. Created an itinerary to meet with our desired interests. Knowledgeable and experienced.

KASHIMA:

Mark san, Thank you very much for your great comments for me. I am pleased that you and your group enjoyed a lot of Kyoto one day tour. Bsed on your preference, we made an itinerary to avoid very touristy places such as Kinkakuji/Golden Pavillion and selected less touristy places such as Arashiyama, Tenryuji temple, Bamboo forest, Ryoanji trmple, Shinsenen garden ang Gion. Thanks to strong curiosity of your group about not only Japanese historey and culture but also Japanese everyday affairs, we could make precious information excahnge a lot. I am looking forward to have another chance to guide you when you come to Japan again in future. Thanks, Kashima

Katarzyna Katarzyna Poland ( Solo )
Excellent
4 weeks ago

“ Tiur on Nara ”

we had very nice tour with Kashima - he was prepared in excellent manner, all on time, and he has shared with us interesting stories on Nara. very entusiastic about his job.

KASHIMA:

Katarzyna san, Thank you very much for your warm and great comments to me. I am very much pleased that you enjoyed ancient atomosphere of Nara and could understand the excellence of Nara. There are spacious and graceful view with no modern building built on their surrounding such as Todaiji, Great Buddha, Kasuga-Taisha, Nara park, Toshoudaiji temple and Yakushiji temple where we visited. We enjoyed to talk with each other about not only the historical difference between Nara and Kyoto but also various topics for both Poland and Japan. I am looking forward to meeting with you again for your next trip in Japan. Thanks, Kashima

James James United States ( Couple )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Hideo Kashima Review ”

Kashima was wonderful throughout a long day of touring. He was very knowledgeable about all sites visited. I highly recommend a tour led by Hideo.

KASHIMA:

James san, Thank you very much for your great comments for me. I am very much pleased and appreciated that you and your wife enjoyed the tour of Tokyo such as Tsukiji outer market, Tsukiji-Honganji, Namiyoke Inari Shrine, Imperial palace and the overview from the highest observation floor of both Tokyo tower and Skytree even if it was fairly hot on the day and we walked by fairly lots of steps. I was impressed that you and your wife were so interested in Japanese culture, history and beautiful landscape. I am looking forward to meeting again for your next visit in Japan. Thanks, Kashima

Philip Philip United States ( Couple )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Great Guide ”

We spent an entire day with Kashima. As promised, he met us in our lobby at 830am. We had a busy day planned and he helped us navigate the subway and trains to get to six different areas throughout the city. He made us a dinner reservation and helped us find a great hole in the wall spot for lunch. He also purchased our transit passes in advance. Kashima was funny and has better than basic English speaking abilities. Although his pronunciation was difficult to understand at times, his understanding of our questions was fine. He was able to answer anything we asked. He also prepared us a tour packet in advance that we enjoyed, and he allowed us to make changes on the fly without question. I would use Kashima again.

KASHIMA:

Philips san, Thank you very much for your great comments for me. I am very much appreciated that you spent lots of effort to study Japan tour spots before you come here and made a very condensed tour plan including the best spots such as Asakusa/Sensoji temple, Tokyo tower, Imperial palace, Zojyoji temple, Meiji shrine, Takeshita-street and Shibuya crossing. The combination of ancient traditional atmosphere and that of the best modernized town was very nice to feel the excellent contrast. We enjoyed to talk with each other about not only Japanese history and culture for each spots but also various topics and comparison for both USA and Japan. I am looking forward to meeting with you again for your next trip in Japan. Thanks, Kashima

Rebecca Rebecca United States
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Amazing! Cannot imagine a better guide! ”

Had a great day trip to Kamakura! Kashima provided a detailed itinerary based on my wishes and was flexible and I changed and added some things. We had tea ceremony per my request in jomyoji temple, which I would highly recommend! Kashima met me promptly in my hotel and provided me with a printed and bound copy of our intinerary as well as pictures and detailed information about our day. He was flexible as I wanted to stop various places and shop. He was so friendly and helpful and I had the absolute best day! Highly recommend Kashima!

KASHIMA:

Rebecca san, Thank you very much for your kind review as great as any. And I appreciate you for taking a little risk to go Kamakura tour under the condition of typhoon approaching to Kanto area on the day. Fortunately, the whether was sunny in the morning and you could enjoy a tea ceremony experience in Jomyoji temple with very quiet circumstance without any tourists there. I think that you could feel deep feeling of Zen Buddhism related atmosphere combined with the dry landscape garden. I also very much enjoyed with you by lots of information exchanged each other and I could learn a lot by receiving lots of interesting questions from you. I am looking forward to meeting you again in future and getting lots of new questions from you. Thanks, Kashima

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