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

by KASHIMA
(10) Reviews
10h $ 312 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 two days 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

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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 ( 10 )
Gordon Gordon United States ( Family with kids )
Excellent
2 weeks ago

“ Midnight Tour ”

Many thanks to Kashima for staying up late to show our family some interesting parts of Tokyo during our odd-hours layover at Haneda. We could not have found a nicer guy for our tour guide. He took good care of us and arranged a fantastic taxi van and driver. Very comfortable, and I'm very grateful he chose places that would be fun for my kids. I hope we have a chance to visit Tokyo again - if so, we'll definitely contact Kashima to show us around! Highly recommended. Thanks again, Kashima!!

KASHIMA:

Gordon san, Thank you very much for your kind and great comments for me. I am very much pleased that you, your wife and your two kids could enjoy the midnight tour of Tokyo and Tokyo surrounding. We at first visited the midnight amusement park in Ichikawa-city in Chiba prefecture from Haneda airport by riding a Van taxi on high-way with watching beautiful midnight sightseeing. After your kids enjoyed several games there, we went a midnight restaurant and took a very late dinner. Then, we drove around midnight Tokyo by visiting several spots such as Marunouchi (many skyscrapers standing with lots of illumination), Roppongi hills, Tokyo tower and Rainbow-bridge with beautiful night view of Tokyo bay. Specially, we once got out of the car near Tokyo tower and took pictures. You all were so im... read more

Viviane Viviane Brazil ( Friends )
Very Good
3 weeks ago

“ Very friendly and eager to help ”

Kashima was a very friendly guide. Very accessible from the very beginning, answered all my questions and requests regarding the tour very quickly. He was happy to help us throughout the entire trip to Nikko.

KASHIMA:

Viviane san, Thank you very much for sending a grateful message and selecting me as a guide for your Nikko tour with your family. We visited the wonderful spots in Nikko such as Akechidaira view with taking Rope way, Chuzenji lake, Kegon waterfall and Edo wonderland with using public transportation. I am very much pleased that you and your family tried to be your tour as the best one according to your preference and I could manage to support you with your help. I am looking forward to meeting with you and your family again for your next trip to Japan. Thanks, Kashima

SUPRABHAT SUPRABHAT Japan ( Business )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ 3 wonderful days in Japan ”

1 day at Hakone 1 day at Kamakura 1 day at Tokyo came to Japan with business partners and families. had great time with Mr.Kashima. thank you very much for the guide and all kinds of cordinations. He took great care of us with ages varies from 20's to 80's....

KASHIMA:

Thank you very much for your warm and kind comments to me. I am very much pleased that you and your family and your business partner took a lot of effort to visit each tour spot under very hot whether condition and enjoyed a lot there even such a tough condition. 1st day of Kamakura tour, Tsuruoka-Hachiman Shrine, Kenchoji & Enkakuji of Zen temple, Great Buddha, Hase temple and Yuigahama sea side view watching. 2nd day of Hakone tour, you enjoyed Ropeway to see Hakone mountain and large cruise riding on lake-Ashi. Also, you visited Owakudani, Hakone Shrine and Goda park. Fortunately, in Hakone Shrine near Seaside Torii gate which is the best photo spot in Hakone, Annually Shinto ceremony had been held when we visited and you could experience a dignified ceremony and a young Shinto pri... read more

Raydreonia Raydreonia United States ( Family )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Everything was great ”

Everything was great

KASHIMA:

Raydoreonia san, Thank you very much for your great comments for me. I am very much pleased that you spent your precious time to come to Tokyo from your Staying hotel in Kyoto and selected me as a guide for your Tokyo half day tour with your returning back to Kyoto after the tour. We enjoyed the tour mainly for your cute young daughter shopping in Harajyuku and Omotesando. I am so impressive and pleased that you daughter enjoyed the shopping very much. Also we could have a very funny conversation each other. I am looking forward to meeting you and your family again for your next trip in Japan. Thanks, Kashima

Steve Steve United States ( Solo )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Kashima san made this a special day! ”

Kashima san and I toured Kamakura and from beginning to the end he was the perfect guide. He was prepared for a great day - even printing out a notebook for me providing history and details about our sites which was very appreciated. He was also very fun with great since of humor —excellent company for a single tourist. Thank you for making this such a memorable day!

KASHIMA:

Steve san, Thank you very much for your kind and great comments for me. And I am very much appreciated that you took a little risk to go Kamakura tour under the condition of typhoon approaching to Kanto erea on the day. Fortunately, without heavy rain and wind condition, we could visit the target spots of Tsuruoka Hachiman shrine, Great Buddha, Hase temple, Hokokuji temple and good lunch on Komachi street. I think that you already got well knowledge of Shinto and Buddhism such as Nyorai, Kannon, Jizou, Zen Buddhism ,Samurai spirit and the difference between Shinto and Buddhism thanks to your strong curiosity. I am looking forward to receiving your next guide request again for you and your family. Thanks, Kashima