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Itsukushima (Miyajima) Half-day tour

by Michiru
(28) Reviews
4:30h $ 178 Price up to 10 people

Highlights

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

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178.00 USD

Price up to 10 people
FREE cancelation 30 days prior

Extras (optional)

Extra hour.
$ 44.50

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 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 ( 28 )
Josh Josh Japan ( Family )
Excellent
2 weeks ago

“ Hiroshima Day Tour ”

Michiru was an excellent guide! She was incredibly knowledgable and spoke great English. She answered all of our questions very thoroughly, even when they were not pertinent to the tour itself. She was a pleasure to learn from and made our Hiroshima trip both impactful and memorable.

Michiru:

Dear, Josh & Family, Thank you very much for joining my tour and giving me such a kind comment. I'm very happy to hear that you enjoyed and satisfied Hiroshima tour. It was a terribly hot & humid day, but I myself enjoyed being with you! Thank you again. With Lots of Love, Michi

Debra Debra United States ( Family )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ One day tour of Hiroshima and Miyajima ”

Absolutely amazing. Michi is a wealth of knowledge about Hiroshima. Learning about the A-bomb and it's impact on the city and people of Hiroshima was very emotional. Michi's special training (3 years!) as a memory keeper added so much depth to our tour. Our group of 8 adults and teens all consider it a highlight of the trip. We asked Michi to give us her memory keeper presentation and it was worth every minute. We were all overwhelmed by the simplicity and beauty of the Hiroshima memorial. All in all, so thankful that we had this opportunity to learn about such a horrific event from the people who bore it's impact. We spent the last few hours of our day eating okonomiyaki and visiting Miyajima Island. Adorable island, hilarious deer, and a beautiful shrine. I was glad that we ha... read more

Michiru:

Hi Debra, Thank you very much for your brilliant review! I’m so pleased to be able to join your team, and enjoyed the time with you all. Especially for the teens it might be shocking the 17 years old girl’s story, but please share this story with your friends. Hope your next visit to Hiroshima and we can explore other faces of Hiroshima. With Lots of Love, Michi

Santino Jim Santino Philippines ( Family )
Very Good
1 month ago

“ Very informative ”

She is very knowledgeable with the history of Hiroshima and other historical details. Highly recommended. :)

Michiru:

Thanks for the review & sorry for being late to feedback to you. In Japan unusual hot days are continuing. Also I felt so sorry that we had a quick Miyajima tour, for the influence of the heavy rain. Hope you & all the family stay well! Best Wishes, Michi

sook ngoh Sook Singapore ( Family )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ One Day Tour of Hiroshima & Miyajima. ”

Michiru is friendly and knowledgeable. My family enjoyed both Hiroshima and Miyajima. Michiru is well organised and planned all our transport connections very well. Highly recommend booking a tour with her.

Michiru:

Thank you for your nice review. It was a truly hot day, but I’m pleased to hear that you have enjoyed your visit to Hiroshima. Hope to see you again. Woth lots of love, Michi

Jeremy Jeremy United Kingdom ( Family )
Very Good
1 month ago

“ One day tour of Hiroshima and Itsukushima ”

Mochiru pit tohether a comprehensive yet well paced one day tour covering all main sites in the Peace Memorial Park and Itsukushima island. She was very knowledgeable on both Japanese history and of Hiroshima city. She also gave us some great recommendations for where to eat we really enjoyed our day and would recommend Michiru to anyone considering a guide in Hiroshima.

Michiru:

Hi Jeremy, Thank you for your review. It was a super hot day for me, but not for you as you had experienced the famous 'Kyoto summer!!!' I am so happy to hear you have enjoyed my tour. I really had a lovely time with you and your family. With Lots of Love, Michi

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