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Itsukushima (Miyajima) Half-day tour

by Michiru
(17) Reviews
4:30h $ 182 Price up to 10 people

Highlights

  • Itsukushima Shrine
  • Daishoin Temple
  • Daiganji Temple
  • Senjokaku (Toyokuni Shrine)

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182.00 USD

Price up to 10 people
FREE cancellation 14 days prior

Extras (optional)

Extra hour.
$ 45.50

Overview

Itsukushima or Miyajima is one of the three scenic locations in Japan. It is a World Heritage island that has been worshiped as a sacred island since ancient times. In Miyajima you can find a unique culture created by a synthesis of Buddhism and Shintoism with combining the two religions. Visit the shrines and temples around the island and learn more about history of Miyajima.

What to Expect

1. Itsukushima Shrine
- It is said that the shrine was established by Saeki-no-Kuramoto in the 6th century. There has a magnificent vermilion trii gate, which stands in the sea.
2. Daishoin Temple
- It was found in the 9th century by Kobo Daishi or Kukai, the founder of the Shingon school of Buddhism. The oldest temple in Miyajima.
3. Daiganji Temple
- In the main hall, there are four Buddha statues which are designated as a National Important Cultural Property. One of the four is Yakushi Nyorai Zazo, a seated statue of Medicine Buddha and is said to have been made by Kobo Daishi.
4. Senjokaku (Toyokuni Shrine)
- Hall of One Thousand Tatami Mats and Five-storied Pagoda. It is dedicated to the warlord Toyotomi Hideyoshi (one of famous feudal lords in the 16th century.) The construction of the hall still remains unfinished today.

* Please note that we may skip some listed spots depending on the pace of the tour.

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Highlights

  • Itsukushima Shrine
  • Daishoin Temple
  • Daiganji Temple
  • Senjokaku (Toyokuni Shrine)

Important

It is possible to include my ‘A-bomb Legacy’ lecture in my tour. It takes 60 minutes. At least three days advanced booking is required.

Admission Fee to;
- Itsukushima Shrine: Adults :300 yen, High school students: 200 yen, Elementary/Junior High School Students: 100 yen
- Senjokaku (Toyokuni Shrine): Adults/High school students: 100 yen, Elementary/Junior High School Students: 50 yen

Access;
- JR: Hiroshima Station - (Miyajimaguchi Ferry Terminal) - Miyajima Island
Fee: Adult: 590 yen *Covered by your JR Railway Pass (approx 50 mins)
- Tram (Hiroden street car): Hiroshima City center - (Miyajimaguchi Ferry Terminal) - Miyajima Island (approx 70 mins)
Fee: Adult: 460 yen *For saving you can buy one day pass
- World Heritage Sea Route: Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park - Miyajima Island
Fee: Adult: 2000 yen (Round trip: 3600yen) (approx 45 mins)

* Please note that we may skip some listed spots depending on the pace of the tour. read more

What‘s included
guide fee
What‘s not included
Transportation fee (for yourselves and your guide),
Lunch, Dinner, Entrance fee (for yourselves and your guide), etc...
Depart From
Hiroshima/Hatsukaichi
Meeting Point
At your hotel in Hiroshima/Miyajimaguchi Ferry terminal
Ending Point
At your hotel/any train station in Hiroshima
Duration
4:30 hours
Starting time
09:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Number of people
up to 10 people   Flexible

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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Cancellation Policy

  • If you cancel at least 14 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 100% refund.
  • If you cancel between 2 and 13 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 20% charge.
  • If you cancel within 1 day prior to the meeting date, there is a 40% charge.
  • If you cancel on the meeting date, there is no refund.

Reviews ( 17 )

Excellent
5 hours ago |   by Dmitriy

“ Excellent tour ”

We, family of 4, were in Hiroshima with a cruise and decided to hire a local private toir guide to see the city. We were really fortunate to find Michiru. She is native Hiroshimian and knows the area really well. We spend whole day with Michiru and saw Shukkei-en garden, Hiroshima castle, World Peace Park, and Miyajima Island. Michiru reserved transportation for us, picked an excellent local restaurant for lunch and told us many interesting stories about these sites. Many thanks Michiru for the great tour!

Excellent
1 week ago |   by Alan

“ Great 3 days ”

I can not say enough good things about Michi. She was punctual,pleasant, and easy to understand. She was very knowledgeable about the city and how to get around it. We changed itineraries several times and she never blinked she was super Unfortunately she helped my wife find everything she wanted to buy. If you need an excellent guide who happens to be a nice person you can not go wrong with Michi

Very Good
2 weeks ago |   by Louise

“ Hiroshimo Highlights ”

We were very happy with Michiru who gave us a very informative tour of Hiroshima and the Museum. She met us at the station on time and we really enjoyed our time with Michi. Would recommend Michiru to anyone visiting Hiroshima. Thank you !!

Excellent
3 weeks ago |   by Sarah

“ A day in Miyajima & Hiroshima ”

Michi toured our family of 5 (2 grandparents, 2 children, and myself) around Miyajima and Hiroshima Peace Park. We were on day 8 of travel and very tired. She was super understanding and adjusted her pace & plans to work with our family. Her English was great and she was very good with my children. She took them to a home-made Momiji Manju baking class in Miyajima that was the highlight of my children's trip. She was a great teacher, knowledgeable about the area, easy to understand, and I would use her again as a tour guide.

Excellent
3 weeks ago |   by Leonore

“ Hiroshima, half day tour. ”

Michi was prompt in picking us up at our hotel. She led us through the Hiroshima museum ( the Bank), through the city to the Shrunken Gardens, the A Bomb Dome, The Museum and the Peace Promenade all through poring rain. She was pleasant and informative, yet inobtrusive as we explored what Hiroshima City has done to commemorate the happenings of August 6 1945 and to promote the banning of nuclear weapons. She was just the type of guide we needed as it was a very emotional experience.

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