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Itsukushima (Miyajima) Half-day tour

by Michiru
(53) Reviews
4:30h $ 202 Price up to 8 people

Highlights

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

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202.40 USD

Price up to 8 people
FREE cancelation 30 days prior

Extras (optional)

Extra hour.
$ 46.00

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 ( 53 )
Jeff Jeff Australia ( Friends )
Very Good
2 weeks 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
1 month 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

Peter Peter Australia ( Couple )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Two World Heritage Sites in Hiroshima ”

We had a very good day with Michi. We started at the Hiroshima Peace Museum , Park & Dome, Michi was able to explain many things & show us various points of interest that would be missed if one was trying to do it on their own. We then went by boat (additional cost but worth it, saving time & providing another perspective to our experience in Hiroshima) to Miyajima Island and spent the afternoon there. This is a beautiful place & rated one of top 3 tourist spots in Japan. Michi had a very good command of English & her commentary was very good, as was her knowledge of the places we visited & the culture. Based on our experience we would have no hesitation recommending Michi's services as a guide.

Michiru:

Hi Peter, I'm glad that you chose me as your guide in Hiroshima. I really worried we might stuck in the mid of the crowd, but we were truly lucky from the beginning to the end. Also we could enjoy the beauty of Setouchi, the Seto Inland Sea. Sorry for the monkeys in Miyajima, especially 2 left ones on the island, but we are safe now. Hope your coming back to Hiroshima to see a brand-new floating tori gate! With Lots of Love, Michi

Dena Dena Japan ( Family )
Excellent
2 months ago

“ Amazing Experience ”

We had a wonderful tour with Michi! She exceeded every expectation, was extremely knowledgeable about Hiroshima and surrounding areas as well as Japanese history. I highly recommend requesting the A Bomb legacy lecture from her, it gives a very personal touch to have a better understanding of that day from someone who lived through it. Fantastic tour! Highly recommend for anyone who would like a personal touch on seeing Hiroshima and Miyajima! Thanks Michi!

Michiru:

Hi Dena, I also had a brilliant time with you & your family. Thank you for sharing a story of a girl who was under the mushroom cloud. I would like to see you again and explore Hiroshima attractions with your girls! With Lots of Love, Michi

Frances Frances United States ( Friends )
Excellent
2 months ago

“ Hiroshima with Michi ”

Michi gave us a thorough and thoughtful tour of Hiroshima. She led us through the city by each important yet seemingly ordinary site. She explained its significance and added a story about the people who were connected to the site. By the time we got to the museum, we had a real sense of context from the local perspective for the events of that horrible day. She also gave us a short talk at the end about her connection as a legacy guide and another survivor story. She was a wonderful guide - prompt, personable, and knowledgeable. I would highly recommend her. Thank you, Michi.

Michiru:

Hi Frances! Thank you very much for having me as your guide and your warmhearted review. I'm pleased to be able to share the 17yr-old girl's story with you. Next time you come to Hiroshima, hope we can visit the sacred island, Miyajima together. Hope ti see you again in near future. With Lots of Love, Michi

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