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Miyajima, sacred island walking tour

by Kazumi
(6) Reviews
5h $ 176 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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176.00 USD

Price up to 8 people
FREE cancelation 30 days prior

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.

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 ( 6 )
Alan Alan United States ( Couple )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ She is wonderful ”

We only had a short time ...but had a wonderful time ! Thanks!

Kazumi:

Thank you for your comment, Alan and Carol. Yes, it was very short but I am glad that you enjoyed the day in Hiroshima. Have a safe and great cruise. Please come to Hiroshima again! See you soon! Kazumi

Tatyana Tatyana Canada
Excellent
1 month ago

“ A tour for cruise ship passengers ”

We just returned from our cruise around Japan. One of the ports of call was Hiroshima And here our guide was Kazumi - very nice, courteous young woman with excellent English who was very accommodative to our needs. She met us in the port We wanted to visit Miyajima Island and Peace Memorial Park during our tour. As my husband has problems walking for extended period of time Kazumi recommended to take a taxi to get faster to the ferry and reduce walking time. When we got to the island we just strolled around Itsukushima Shrine, took pictures and enjoyed the scenery. We wish we could see this shrine during the high tide but that day high tide was available only in the evening. Kazumi was giving us a lot of explanation about this shrine, it's importance and traditions of Shinto Shrines. We ... read more

Kazumi:

Thank you for your fantastic review, Tatyana. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed my tour and could finish your cruise and come back safely. It was good that you didn't catch a cold after that rain. I hope Bob is fine as well. Thank you for your maple syrup. My kids love it so much. Thank you again and hope to see you sometime soon. Kazumi

Lyle Lyle United States ( Solo )
Excellent
2 months ago

“ Miyajima, Saeki Family Monument, & Peace Park ”

The Miyajima tour was the first of two tours that I took with Kazumi and the second tour were visits to my family monument in the Saeki district and the Peace Park. Both tours were excellent, but the visit to my family monument was special and this is where Kazumi shined. Kazumi arrived at my hotel at the prearranged time and we took the JR train, then Ferry to Miyajima. We arrived at high tide and the water covered the entire base of the Itsukushima Shrine. After a short lunch, we were off to Mt Misen and after two tram rides, we were ready to hike to the top. Kazumi indicated that it would take about 1 hr to the top, but I read that it was a 30-min hike. Kazumi was right, it took a good hour to reach the top. The cool October weather was perfect. The uphill hike is mainly on stone ... read more

Kazumi:

Hi Lyle Thank you very much for your great review. I also had a unique and memorable experience through your tours not only as a guide but also as a person. I hope you can have a safe and wonderful time in rest of your trip . Please write me when you come to Hiroshima again. Kazumi

Nicoletta Nicoletta Indonesia ( Family )
Excellent
3 months ago

“ New adventure Hiroshima ”

Ms. Kazumi is really fun, energetic and kind person. She also can speak English fluently and gave us a lot of informations about hiroshima also with its history. She gave us a lots of options which to go first and gave her opinions. We went to a memorian hall, peace park, museum, etc in the morning. At lunch we we planned to eat okonomiyaki, but for some reason the places were booked so we can’t enter the shop. She asked us if we want to eat lunch near there or go to the Miyajima. We decided to go to Miyajima and eat our lunch there. She recommended us Oyster food in Miyajima. It was really fantastic! Also she recommend the the best Momiji Manju souvenirs in hiroshima (for me). Despite the bad weather, we really enjoyed spending time with her! Won’t forget this amazing experience!

Kazumi:

Thank you for your wonderful comment, Nicolleta. I was happy to be your guide although so many unexpected things happened today. You and your family are very easy going and accepted many changes. Today's experience actually made me think I need a lot of options for any matters during tours as a guide. Thank you for a picture of us and good luck for your future. Kazumi

Lloyd Lloyd United States ( Family with kids )
Excellent
6 months ago

“ Excellent Guide for Touring Miyajima/Hiroshima ”

We booked a tour of Miyajima and the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park/Museum with Kazumi. Kazumi met us at the Hiroshima station transfer gate (we came in from Kyoto by Shinkansen) and then took the train to the ferry to Miyajima. Kazumi was excellent in explaining about the ‘floating’ Torii gate and the Itsukushima Shrine and the resident deer there. We had a pleasant lunch on the island at a delicious Hiroshima style Okonomiyaki restaurant. We all enjoyed the lunch and only wish we had a restaurant like this at home. After lunch, we headed over to the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park/Museum and Kazumi explained the sites around the park. It was a somber experience but one I think all should see. Kazumi is a very nice person with excellent english and we all (myself, wife and two sons)... read more

Kazumi:

Lloyd. Thank you very much for your great review. I am glad you enjoyed my tour. It was my pleasure to be a guide for a happy family like you. I want my kids like your sons. Thank you again and please say hello to your wife and sons. Best, Kazumi

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