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

by KASHIMA
(24) Reviews
10h $ 315 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.

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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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 ( 24 )
Johnson Johnson South Africa ( Family with kids )
Excellent
20 hours ago

“ Warm, knowledgable and accommodating ”

Kashima San hosted my wife, son and I on a days' tour of Tokyo. We had prearranged the itinerary to include some sites, some shopping and a museum. He met us at our hotel and talked us through the Tokyo Rail and Subway system which once you understand it is very efficient. We saw the Imperial Palace Bridges, Zozoji Temple (which is lovely), then we had time in Ginza including time in a quaint Japanese Print Shop Kashima San had identified for us. We finished in Shinjuku. Through out the day Kashima San let us take the time we wanted to see the sites, never rushing us, explaining the points of interest many you would miss without a guide. He also told us how to easily get to sights we wanted to see on the subsequent days We have no hesitation recommending Kashima San for yo... read more

Vikki Vikki United States ( Couple )
Very Good
1 day ago

“ The Zen Temple in Arashiyama ”

I thought overall Kashima did a good job. At times, I struggled with understanding his English but we worked thru it. I was a little disappointed with the magnitude of the public transportation necessary to get to sites; and, at times Kashima was unsure of the correct subway or train line to take. It was a long, full day that was enjoyable but not sure I was recommended this particular itinerary and transportation approach to others.

KASHIMA:

Vikki san, Thank you very much for taking your time and writing useful review for me to improve in future. We visited Kyoto after picking you up at the cruise port in Osaka at 9am and escorted you back at the port by 5pm. The transportation between Osaka and Kyoto is by public transportation spending around 1hour and a half of one way. Within the time period, we visited Arashiyama area in Kyoto including Tenryuji temple, Bamboo forest, Togetsukyo-bridge(moon crossing). After that, we moved out from Arashiyama and visited Kinkakuji temple located north of Kyoto and moved to visit Fushimi Inari shrine located the south of Kyoto. Certainly, I could not well execute the time management to visit all of them with relaxed manner. I apologize that I forced you to rush to see the Fushimi Ina... read more

Theresa Theresa United States ( Friends )
Excellent
2 days ago

“ A Great Guide for a Great Trip ”

My groups’ tour with Kashima was chalk-full of information about all the sites we went to and was sprinkled with some current cultural facts in between. Kashima himself was considerate of our lesser-abled group members and even helped fix mistakes we made in regards to transportation. Overall a great tour guide, would recommend. Thanks Kashima for your patience with us.

KASHIMA:

Theresa san, Thank you very much for your great and utmost review for me. We could have a very pleasant tour during 8 days with all 16 people of you and your friends including one transportation day from Tokyo to Kyoto. You kindly reserved the service by Van transportation for 6 days. We felt as if our tour is a small size special group tour sandwiched among very big tour agency buses in large parking of each visiting spots. We visited Tokyo, Hakone, Kamakura, Kyoto, Nara and Osaka which are completely linked with the transition of capital from ancient time-flame such as Asuka->Nara->Kyoto->Kamakura->Kyoto(again)->Osaka->Edo(Tokyo). Thanks to lots of questions about Japanese history and culture from all of your group members, I could explain well at the first time about the deep relatio... read more

Sarah Sarah Singapore ( Family )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Excellent! ”

Kashima-san was a very punctual and enthusiastic tour guide. He made an incredible effort to engage with the children and provided a detailed, printed itinerary. The itinerary included lots of information about visiting spots as well as an entertaining way of introducing some essential Japanese words. Kashima-san brought us to some very reasonable and good-quality restaurants and adapted the itinerary according to our interests. Would recommend to anyone with an interest in going off the beaten track and experiencing Japan with a local flavour.

KASHIMA:

Sarah san, Thank you very much for your detail review as great as any. I am very much pleased that you and your two daughters enjoyed one and a half days Tokyo tour and one day Kamakura tour. I am very much impressed that your twin daughters are very interested in both various traditional culture style in Japan and various Japanese souvenirs. As for traditional culture, we visited Meiji shrine, Asakusa/Sensoji temple, Ueno Toshogu shrine, Ueno Daibutsu for one and half days of Tokyo tour and Great Budda in Kotokuin-temple, Hase temple, Tsuruoka-Hachiman shrine in one day Kamakura tour. All these spots are deeply related with Japanese history such as Heian era, Kamakura-era, Edo-era , Meiji restoration ,how original Samurai had appeared in Japan related with the actual social status in ... read more

Stephen Stephen Singapore ( Family )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Sumo, Temples, Shrines and Geiko in Tokyo ”

Our family of 6 had an excellent and enriching tour with Kashima-san. One of the main reasons we wanted a guide in Tokyo was to help with arranging a tour of a sumo stable in Tokyo, many of which are weary of visitors. Despite this, Kashima-san managed to book a tour of the Hakkaku sumo stable. Ahead of the visit, Kashima-san sent us a summary of sumo wrestling and what we might expect to see in the training. And during the training, he explained the complex rituals and ranking of the sumo wrestlers. This made the sumo training a very interesting experience. After the tour of the stables, Kashima-san took us to the sumo museum which was also vey interesting and gave us some historical context to sumo. Overall, by the end of sumo tour we had a much deeper understanding and appreciation of s... read more

KASHIMA:

Steve san, Thank you very much for your detail grateful review for me. I am very much impressed that you, your wife and your four children all enjoyed and excited to see Japanese tradition and ritual Marshal art sport of Sumo. We could watch actual severe Sumo training for around 2 hours and a half by all sumo wrestlers in Hakkaku stable. I think all of you understood how sumo wrestlers are strong, tough with patient and courteous. Also, there are extremely bendy. I think that you all will improve the way of watching sumo by this experience. Also, I am pleased that you all are so interested in Japanese culture, history and religion of Shinto and Buddhism. I could exchange interesting conversation with you. I am looking forward to supporting you for your next trip in Japan. Thanks, Kash... read more

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