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Itsukushima (Miyajima) Half-day tour

by Michiru
(56) Reviews
4:30h $ 207 Price up to 8 people

Highlights

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

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206.80 USD

Price up to 8 people
FREE cancelation 30 days prior

Extras (optional)

Extra hour.
$ 47.00

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 one week advanced booking is required. Please contact for an availability BEFORE your reservation.

* 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 ( 56 )
Francois Francois United States
Excellent
2 days ago

“ Great day with Michiru - Hiroshima + Miyajima ”

Michiru was great. We had an amazing day with her. She took care of everything and the communication with her was so easy. We did Hiroshima and Miyajima (day trip from Kyoto) and I can tell you that we would not have been able to see all the things we saw in one day without Michiru. She was so nice and helpful and has great knowledge about Hiroshima Bombing. We were not sure if it was worth it to do a day trip to Hiroshima but I can assure you that Michiru made it worth it and I strongly recommend to hire her for the day trip we did, you won't regret it. Thank you Michiru !

Michiru:

Hi Francois, Thank you for hiring me as your guide in Hiroshima & writing a wonderful review! I’m so pleased to hear that you liked my tour & our local taste, 'Okonomiyaki'. Hope you come back to Japan & find more charms! With Lots of Love, Michi

Susan Susan United States ( Family with kids )
Excellent
4 weeks ago

“ Excellent visit to Hiroshima, thank you ”

We highly recommend our guide, Michiru, who was responsible and nice and created a great itinerary for us for the day. We adjusted our plans several times because of not knowing the train schedule, and we appreciated Michi's flexibility in adjusting our itinerary to fit the time we had. From the moment we saw Michi waiting for us at the train station in Hiroshima to the time we left, she took care of us and offered helpful insight into the history and experience of people in Hiroshima. In creating a presentation for us about the legacy successors and descendants of those who experienced the a-bomb and its aftermath, Michi clearly thought a lot about how to present information to help us learn about the experience in a sensitive and caring way. Her tour of the exhibits of the Peace Memorial... read more

Michiru:

Thank you very much, Susan & Family. I really glad to be your guide in Hiroshima. Hope that we will be the last generation of meeting a-bomb witnesses. For this we need to learn the history and past. Thank you for visiting Hiroshima to learn a part of our history. Hope you come back to Hiroshima & visit Miyajima, a sacred island with me! With Lots of Love, Michi

Nanette Nanette United States ( Family )
Excellent
2 months ago

“ Hiroshima and Miyajima Island ”

We met Michi at the train station in Hiroshima. We had traveled on the Shinkansen from Osaka for the day. We found the Peace Memorial and Museum to be sobering, and Michi allowed us enough time to absorb the information, and particularly relate it for our two teenagers. She told us her legacy story which was powerful. Lunch was terrific, okonomiyaki, a Hiroshima specialty. For the afternoon, we went to Miyajima island to see the shrine and visit some shops. Michi never rushed us, and gave us lots of information about the area and the culture. We had an enjoyable day and recommend Michi highly.

Michiru:

Hi Nanette, Thank you for taking your time to write such a great review. I was really glad sharing time with you in my hometown, Hiroshima. Also thank you for sharing the experience of a 17 year-old girl. Hope you come back to see the brand-new floating tori gate after the Olympic games and find more charms of Hiroshima. With Lots of Love, Michi

Jeff Jeff Australia ( Friends )
Very Good
2 months ago

“ Hiroshima & Miayajima ”

We are two well travelled “Senior” couples and fairly fussy too! We spent the afternoon and evening in Miyajima and the next full day visiting the “must sees” in Hiroshima. Michi is a knowledgeable guide whose company we enjoyed. We have no hesitation in recommending her.

Nathan Nathan Australia
Excellent
3 months ago

“ Fantastic, very informative! ”

We were so happy with our time spent with Michiru! She is very knowledgeable on the history of Hiroshima, we learnt so much. Thank you, we highly recommend you to others.

Michiru:

Hi Nathan, Thank you for your short visit to my hometown. Hope you have next opportunity to discover wonderful faces of Hiroshima, and see you again. With Lots of Love, Michi

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