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One Day Hiroshima on your own


Hiroshima
7 hours
up to 5 people
English ( License )
Private tour (only you and your guide)
Walking / Public Transportation Tour
( Contact guide for other options )

Itinerary

Feel free to personalize this offer with MAYUMI.

  • Central Hiroshima (Peace Memorial Park, Shukkei-en Garden, Hiroshima castle ...)
  • Miyajima (Mt. Misen, Miyajima Shrine, Daishoin Temple...)
  • Onomichi (Nostalgic and quiet town with old temples, Narrow and maze-like paths of slope to walk up...)
  • Takehara (Preserved townscape, Rabbit island)

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What to Expect

A more favorable option, my tour is geared for the more independent-minded travelers. This option lets you customize your one day tour with a variety of activities. Your day in Hiroshima is a blank page, waiting you for writing your own tales.
If you want to extend your activities to other prefectures, it may be also planned as you want it. First up, please contact me.

Departure & Return

Starting time 10:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Meeting Point At your hotel or Hiroshima Station
Ending Point At your hotel or Hiroshima Station

Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

Guide fee, Hotel pick-up

What‘s not included

Transportation fees (you and guide)
Lunch
Entrance fees

Important

The grand Tori Gate of the Itsukushima shrine in Miyajiam is fully covered with scaffold now due to its replacement work. The city government has started to investigate its condition to identify the damage and will decide a replacement or repair method. The completion period has not been set.
However what Miyajima has is not only the Tori Gate. 16 % of the whole island was designated as a world heritage site. The gate is just part of it and I believe you still cannot miss this beautiful island even the gate itself is covered unfortunately. Thanks for your understanding.

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

I want to go and see as much as possible....

I will arrange the tour as you like. Central Hiroshima and Miyajima may be covered in one day. Takehara tour needs a whole day if you start from your Hotel in Hiroshima. So you cannot get everything at the same time. If you want to experience more, you had better extend your stay here in Hiroshima. It is worthwhile. I am sure my plan lives up to its promise of offering something memorable to everyone.

I want to know how much our transportation expenses will cost.

It depends on your plan, though. Let me give you some examples for "one way fare".

*For HIROSHIMA/MIYAJIMA tour, it will cost about 750JPY (Round trip: 1500JPY)
Break down = Central Hiroshima -via Hiroshima Sta.- Miyajima Sta. < 160JPY by tram/ 410 JPY by JR and 30 min. ride>,
Miyajima Sta. - Miyajima Is., ,
And the Admission fee to Miyajima Shrine ...... One suggestion…if you have enough time, I really recommend a tram-ride from central Hiroshima to Miyajima Sta.. It takes time, about 80-90min. to get there. But it will cost you only 260 JPY. Additionally, from a window of the tram or streetcar, you may enjoy the charming townscapes of Hiroshima/nearby local towns and the serene Seto inland sea.
Of course, a pleasure boat is also operated directly from central Hiroshima to Miyajima Island. (2000JPY. Round trip: 3600JPY)


*For TAKEHARA Tour, about 1800 JPY (Round trip: 3600JPY)
Break down=Central Hiroshima -Takehara Sta. ,
Takehara - Tadanoumi port - Okunoshima(Rabbit) Is..

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 ( 67 )
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Marilyn Marilyn United Kingdom ( Friends )
Excellent
1 hour ago

“ Fabulous day exploring Hiroshima and Mijajima ”

Mayumi was a fantastic guide, she organised a very busy day visiting Hiroshima and Miyajima Island she was very knowledgeable about the sites and we enjoyed learning all about the events of Hiroshima that changed this beautiful city. We would definitely recommend Mayumi as a guide she was fantastic thank you Mayumi

Dana Dana United States ( Solo )
Excellent
1 week ago

“ Knowledgeable and kind! ”

Mayumi was very informative. She was good humored. I appreciated that she brought origami paper and taught me how to make a crane, so I could add it to the Peace statue.

MAYUMI:

Dear Dana, I highly appreciate that you kindly took the time to write a review on the day when you are about to leave Japan. It was so much fun to know you, Dana. Wish you and your family good health and lots of love. Hope our paths cross again someday sometime. Best, Mayumi

Andrew Andrew United Kingdom ( Family )
Excellent
2 weeks ago

“ Mayumi is a great guide ”

We feel very fortunate to have had Mayumi as our guide today. Staying in Kyoto, we could devote only a day trip to visit the Hiroshima area, arriving at just before 10am and leaving early evening. Mayumi was however extremely organised enabling us to make the very best of our time. She also spoke excellent English, was knowledgeable about the sites and historical context and was also friendly and accommodating to our particular interests. The morning was spent on Miyajima Island. Although the famous Torii Gate is currently covered for renovation, there is so much more to see. We particularly enjoyed the Daishoin Buddhist Temple with many fascinating religious objects like the spinning scripture wheels up the steps, groping through the dark cave with the icons and all the little statues ... read more

MAYUMI:

Dear Andrew, Thank you so much for leaving me such an amazing review. I am definitely fortunate to read what you wrote and thrilled to know that you loved your experience yesterday. Yes, you are right! Although the famous Torii Gate in Miyajima is currently covered for renovation, there is so much more to see and enjoy. I have been always grateful for your considerate and caring attitude even from the very beginning of our communication. Please give my best regards to your beautiful wife and wonderful children. Isabel, please continue your study about Japan and let me know when you return to Japan someday. Next time I would like to welcome you as your Japanese friend, Not as a guide :) Best, Mayumi

Nada Nada Canada ( Family )
Excellent
2 weeks ago

“ Wonderful day Hiroshima and Miyajima ”

We booked with Mayumi last minute for a one day tour. She met us at the train station as we were coming from Kyoto for the day. She was a wonderful guide with extensive knowledge of the area. She maintained a good pace allowing us time to take in the sites and gain some insight into the local culture. We enjoyed her company very much. We highly recommend her services.

MAYUMI:

Dear Nada I appreciate your great review. You are the beautiful Mother for the wonderful boys. I really envy you as I also have two boys. I want to believe that no matter our age, they will always need their mom...chuckle. Hope you will keep exploring the world with your nice husband and the boys. Wish you and your family good health and happiness for ever. Thank you. Best, Mayumi

Ann Ann United States ( Couple )
Excellent
3 months ago

“ Great day exploring Hiroshima! ”

My husband and I enjoyed a great day in Hiroshima with Mayumi! She was very efficient in navigating public transportation. She helped us book trains to and from Kyoto, and showed us around all of the JR transport around Hiroshima. We loved our morning at Miyajima on the island, we had so much fun seeing the shrines, temples, and shops. Mayumi then took us to a local restaurant to try Okonomi-Yaki, which is a dish traditional to Hiroshima, which happened to be our favorite meal in all of Japan! Mayumi was also very knowledgeable about the peace park, museum, and history of Hiroshima. We definitely recommend spending a day with Mayumi!

MAYUMI:

Dear Ann, Thank you very much for taking the time to leave me such a great review. It was so nice meeting you two. How was the Tokyo Disney Land? I bet you had a super happy day over there, LOL. You look like a match in heaven! Happily ever after...... Mayumi

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