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Miyajima, sacred island walking tour


Hiroshima
5 hours
up to 8 people
English ( License )
Private tour (only you and your guide)
Walking / Public Transportation Tour
( Contact guide for other options )

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.

Itinerary

Feel free to personalize this offer with Kazumi.

  • 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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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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Departure & Return

Starting time 09:30 AM
Meeting Point at your request place in Hiroshima
Ending Point at your request place in Hiroshima

Inclusions & Exclusions

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.

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.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 30 days prior to meeting date
  • 50% Refund - 15 to 29 days prior to meeting date
  • No Refund - Within 14 day(s) prior to meeting date

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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Reviews ( 38 )
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Joel Joel United States ( Couple )
Excellent
6 days ago

“ Two lovely days with Kazumi ”

My wife and I were fortunate to have spent a day and a half with Kazumi. One day we spent in Hiroshima and the next day was a half day in Miyajima. Kaz is a delightful, well informed, energetic wonderful person. Her English is excellent and local knowledge superb. We loved her smile and warmth. I would highly recommend touring with Kazumi!

Kazumi:

Thank you for your great review, Joel! I am so happy that you enjoyed my tours. It was my pleasure to share my knowledge with you and I really enjoyed conversation with you both. I am looking forward to your paintings. Hope you enjoy Hakone and rest of your staying in Japan. Kazumi

Anita Anita South Africa ( Friends )
Excellent
1 week ago

“ Totally worth it to get a guide ”

Kazumi was on time to meet us at the station - this was really helpful as we didnt know the station. She was very patient with the group and quickly saw that we all had different interests. She gave us a lot of very interesting information but not too much. She had just the right speed with us. A very pleasant, easy and likable young woman. Without her we would not have seen or understood half the terrible history of Hiroshima

Kazumi:

Thank you for your wonderful comment, Anita. Congratulations for the Victory of South Africa in Rugby World Cup. I am sure you all had a great time in Stadium. I was very happy to spend and share my time and knowledge with you. It was very interesting to know about South Africa. I hope I can visit you in South Africa sometime soon. Please say hello to your husband and friends. Love, Kazumi

Julieta Julieta United States ( Family )
Excellent
3 weeks ago

“ Hiroshima tour ”

Was unable to do the tour (not able to do the cruise because of hurricane) -- but Izumi still got in touch and sounded so caring. Will book with her again in the future whenever we plan to go to Hiroshima.

Kazumi:

Thank you for your review, Julieta. I am sorry that you couldn’t come to Japan because of Typhoon. I really understand your disappointment. I hope you can come to Japan and Hiroshima near future. I will wait for you here. Kazumi

Marian Marian United States ( Friends )
Excellent
3 weeks ago

“ Hiroshima tour ”

Kazumi was a terrific guide. She was well informed, relaxed, and enjoyable. Our group of six had a wonderful day.

Kazumi:

Thank you for your review, Marian. I am glad to hear all of you enjoyed my tour. I appreciated you accepted me in your group. Please send all your friends my appreciation. Thank you and take care. Kazumi

Marnie Marnie Australia ( Couple )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Very good guide ”

We really enjoyed our time with Kazumi. She was very informative and very relaxed pace. She answered all our questions well.

Kazumi:

Thank you for your great review, Marnie and Eddie. It was really nice to be your guide. I hope you are having a lot of fun time in Japan and see you sometime soon in your town! Kazumi

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