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Itsukushima (Miyajima) Half-day tour

by Michiru
(46) Reviews
4:30h $ 198 Price up to 8 people

Highlights

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

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198.00 USD

Price up to 8 people
FREE cancelation 30 days prior

Extras (optional)

Extra hour.
$ 45.00

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.

* Repairs of the Great Torii Gate will commence in June 2019, and are expect to last for 14 months. During this period, the gate will be covered with scaffolding.

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, Transportation fee (guide) * Exclusive Taxi & Express train etc.
What‘s not included
Transportation fee (yourselves) ,
Lunch, Dinner, Entrance fee (for yourselves and your guide), etc...
Depart From
Hiroshima/Hatsukaichi
Meeting Point
At your hotel in Hiroshima/Miyajima, JR station in Hiroshima area
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 8 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 ( 46 )
Kerri Kerri United States ( Family )
Excellent
9 hours ago

“ Tour to Miyagima Island ”

Michiru was a wonderful guide and we really enjoyed our tour. Michiru was very knowledgeable and we learned alot. My daughter and I could not have experienced the island as well without her.

Lorraine Lorraine Canada ( Family )
Excellent
1 week ago

“ Rxceyday eith Michiru ”

We spent an awesome day in Hiroshima with Michiru. She wS so passionate and knowledgeable about her city

Michiru:

Hi Lorraine & all! Thank you for your warm feedback. We were lucky enough to enjoy early cherry flowers and other flowers in a beautiful day. Hope you visit my city again and find more attractions! With lots of Love, Michi

Mary Mary Australia ( Family )
Poor
1 month ago

“ Hiroshima Major Attractions ”

We traveled from Kyoto on the fast train to Hiroshima. We met at the station but I did have to call her because we didn't see Michiru once we got off train. She asked us what we wanted to see first, we asked for her opinion as we had never been to Hiroshima. She gave us an option to either go to the Tori gates & island first or the Hiroshima land marks and museum. We again asked for her opinion on what we should do first but she said it was up to us. We made the decision to go to Tori gates first. It took us awhile to arrive, it was very tourist spot, we saw the gates, had lunch did some shopping all on a very slow pace. Un be known to us that it was going to take 50 mins to the Hiroshima sites, when we got on the tram we thought she said 15 mins but it was 50 mins. We did find some of th... read more

Michiru:

I’m so sorry for the itinerary of my Hiroshima/Miyajima tour and miscommunication between us. I sent you a message on the ‘meeting point’ through the TripleLights, and I was waiting at there with holding a ‘welcome board’ until I got your ring. There are some who expect to see the floating tori gate when high tide. Through my experiences, I ask my guests ‘Which want to visit first,’ also I explained about transports and times with using a map. I know it’s too late, but I should have discussed with you all before your visit. My heart is aching as I feel how you were disappointed. I’ll keep your words in mind and try to improve my tour. Regards, Michi

craig Craig Australia ( Friends )
Excellent
2 months ago

“ Hiroshima group tour ”

A fantastic full day trip our guide was excellent

Michiru:

Thank you for your review! It was nice to be a member of your team. I Hope your safe back home and see you next year! Michi

Jamie Jamie Australia ( Couple )
Excellent
2 months ago

“ Hiroshima Day Tour ”

We had a great time with Michi in Hiroshima. She met us at the station and took us through the Hiroshima peace mark, museum and over to Miyajima island. Being vegetarian, she knew of a place where we could get a vegetarian ominiyaki as well. She set a good relaxing pace for the day so things weren't overwhelming and we didn't feel rushed at all either, being able to take our team reading about the exhibits in the museum. She also had substantial knowledge and was able to give us lots of background on everything we saw. It was a great way to tour Hiroshima.

Michiru:

Thank you for your review, Jamie. I’m so glad to hear that you like Hiroshima’s soul food, Okonomiyaki; sounds like a tongue twister. I hope we have time to fold an Origami paper crane for the children's monument. Hope you visit Hiroshima again to see the main building of the museum. With Lots of Love, Michi

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