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Miyajima, sacred island walking tour

by Kazumi
(27) Reviews
5h $ 184 Price up to 8 people

Highlights

  • seeing a big Torii gate, Itsukushima shrine, five story pagoda and Buddist hall
  • visiting Daishoin temple
  • having lunch ( Okonomiyaki or conger eel and Oyster or your request)

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184.00 USD

Price up to 8 people
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Overview

Miyajima Island, one of the most scenic spots in Japan, has long been regarded as an Island of Gods on the beautiful Seto Inland Sea. It is a romantic and historical island where Itsukushima Shrine, a World Heritage site, is located, along with the Virgin Forest of Mt. Misen, and numerous preserved shrines, temples and historical monuments.

What to Expect

Miyajima is a small island less than an hour outside the city of Hiroshima. It is a very romantic and relaxing place. It is most famous for its giant torii gate, which at high tide seems to float on the water. The sight is ranked as one of Japan's three best views.
you can walk around Miyajima to see Itsukushima shrine, in the public's mind. Like the torii gate, the shrine's main buildings are built over water, Five story pagoda and Buddist hall.
you can also visit Daishoin temple, one of the most important temples of Shingon Buddhism. It features a variety of buildings, statues and other religious objects for visitors to admire.
There are also wild deer on the island that have become accustomed to people. In the day the deer wander around the island.
Oyster landed in Hiroshima is very big and thick tasty, and Hiroshima is the number one of landing of oysters in Japan. There are some oyster shops that serve grilled oysters and vinegared fresh oysters to visitors in the Miyajima Island.
Okonomiyaki is the most famous as Hiroshima soul food, cooked with superposition of cabbage, bean sprouts, pork, egg and noodles, which is soba or udon, on thin flour dough spread like crepe.

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Highlights

  • seeing a big Torii gate, Itsukushima shrine, five story pagoda and Buddist hall
  • visiting Daishoin temple
  • having lunch ( Okonomiyaki or conger eel and Oyster or your request)

Important

I am usually available from 9:30 until 5pm.
I also need at least a week advanced booking before your request date.
I am sorry but I am available from 9:30am until 3pm on Thursday and Friday for a while.
I am sorry but I am only available from 9:00am until 3pm from September until November in 2019.

At low tide, you are able to walk to Otorii Gate but when the tide flows it looks like the shrine is floating on water.
This idea to make the temple look different according to the tide will be only found here in Itsukushima shrine.
The tour may be changed according to the whether condition.

What‘s included
Guide fee and tour coordination
What‘s not included
transportation fee、around 700 yen per person (you and guide), Lunch around 1000 yen per person (you and guide) admission fee, 300 yen per person. any snack and shopping during a tour.
If you have JR pass, you can use it for JR train and ferry to Miyajima.
Meeting Point
at your request place in Hiroshima
Ending Point
at your request place in Hiroshima
Duration
5 hours
Starting time
09:30 AM
Number of people
up to 8 people

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 ( 27 )
Karen Karen United States ( Family )
Excellent
2 days ago

“ A fantastic day! ”

My family of six had only one day to spend in the Hiroshima area. I am so happy we had Kazumi as a guide to Miyajima Island and to the Peace Park in Hiroshima. She is very personable, and my family felt very comfortable with her. Kazumi was very flexible with our itinerary, and had other suggestions for us for things to do once our tour with her was done. The time with her was well spent!

Kazumi:

Thank you for your lovely review, Karen. It’ my pleasure to guide you a day. All of your family are very nice and talk with. Please say thank you to your husband and kids. Kazumi

Zachary Zachary United States ( Couple )
Excellent
1 week ago

“ Thank you very much! ”

Kazumi is a great guide!

Kazumi:

Thank you for your review, Zachary. I am glad to hear that the guests enjoyed my tour. They are all nice and I was happy to share my knowledge with them. They enjoyed Okonomiyaki very much. Please send my appreciation to the guests. I am looking forward to your request again. Thank you. Kazumi

Paola Paola United States ( Family with kids )
Excellent
2 weeks ago

“ Great day with great tour guide ”

Kazumi was super friendly and energetic and was very well informed on all the sites visited. Her english is very good and she took the time to answer all of out questions . Overall my family and I greatly enjoyed having her tour us.

Kazumi:

Thank you for your great comment, Paola. All of your family were so good to be with. I am very glad you enjoyed my tour. I hope you enjoyed deer in Nara as well next day. You were the first guests for me from South America. It was a good experience for me. Please say thank you to Sergio, Olivia, Ema and Antonia. Thank you and take care. Kazumi

Richard Richard Hong Kong ( Family with kids )
Excellent
2 weeks ago

“ Great guide ”

Thank you!!

Kazumi:

Thank you for giving my tour 5 stars, Richard. I am glad that you enjoyed Hiroshima. Please say thank you to your wife and children. I hope you have a great time rest of your trip in Asia and safe back to England. Thank you and take care. Kazumi

Jonathan Jonathan United States ( Family with kids )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Fantastic tour with Kazumi ”

My family (wife and two kids 14 and 12) and I had an excellent tour with Kazumi in Hiroshima. We took a day trip to Hiroshima from Kyoto and Kazumi promptly met us at the train station to begin our tour. We toured Miyajima Island which have sacred and docile deer that roam freely and enjoy the company of people. Kazumi showed us around the Itsukushima shrine on the island and she was very knowledgable about the history, culture, and details of the shrine and island. We toured peace park and Kazumi pointed out locations, structures and buildings with historically relevant commentary. We highly recommend Kazumi as your Hiroshima tour guide. Jon Texas

Kazumi:

Thank you for your great review. I am glad to hear you enjoyed my tour. I am also appreciated you could accepted me as your guide. Your family is so good to talk with. I hope Zina got her headache better now. Did Sarah get her favorite cheesecake? Please say thank you to all of your family. Kazumi

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