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Miyajima and A Bomb Dome (Two different perspectives of World Heritage in Hiroshima )


Hiroshima
7 hours
up to 6 people
English ( License )
Private tour (only you and your guide)
Walking / Public Transportation Tour
( Contact guide for other options )

Itinerary

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  • Miyajima (Itsukushima shrine and other Buddhist temples)
  • Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park & Museum
  • A-Bomb Dome

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What to Expect

You can visit two World Cultural Heritage sites in one day. One is Atomic Bomb Dome in Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park. The other is Miyajima (correctly known as Itsukushima).

Hiroshima now gets a lot of attention internationally as the first city in the world destroyed by the A-bomb ever used in human warfare.

After the WWII, the Peace Memorial Park was constructed as an expression of our sincere desire for lasting peace in the world. Across the river from the park, you will find the A Bomb Dome which used to be the Hiroshima Prefectural Industrial Promotion Hall. The ruins of the building has been preserved as a symbol of “No More Hiroshima” so that people would never forget the tragedy of the A-bombing.

There are various memorials, monuments and other buildings within Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, each of them telling its own story. Please try to listen to the silent story and re-think the importance of the world peace.

Itsukushima shrine has more than 1400 years of history. Itsukushima, one of the Three Most Scenic Spots in Japan, is the World Heritage Island that has been worshiped as a sacred island since ancient time.

You can reach there only by a ferry boat or a ship. While crossing the serene Seto Inland Sea (15 minutes cruise), you will soon find the grand vermilion shrine gate. As the ferry approaches the gate, you will realize how big the gate is! This is the only moment you can see the gate from the front side. Don’t miss the perfect shot. When the tide is low, you can walk close to the foot of the gate.

After getting off the ferry, you will be welcomed by a lot of wild deer. They are friendly and look cute. But they are wild. You must be careful not to be deceived by their friendly attitude. They need not you but your bag or food!

As the building of the shrine was built over the ocean, it looks as if it is floating when the tide is high. While you are walking through the shrine, you will feel calm and peace and you also find the Japanese outstanding architectural techniques of the shrine building to keep the shrine from corrosion.

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Departure & Return

Starting time 09:30 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Meeting Point At your hotel, JR Hiroshima station or the cruise port
Ending Point At your hotel, JR Hiroshima station or the cruise port

Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

guide fee

What‘s not included

・transportation fee ( you and guide)
・lunch
・entrance fee of Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum 200 JPY
・admission fee of Itsukushima-shrine (Miyajima) 300 Jpy


★your transportation fee (from JR Hiroshima station to Miyajima)
About 1300 JPY

★Guide's transportation fee : 5000 JPY
( Includ. Shinkansen, Bus, Jr train, Ferry, and Street car )
***Pay it directly to the guide when the tour starts.

*****The guide's transportation fee is a little more expensive than the local guide because of commuting by Shinkasen ( Bullet train) from Okayama prefecture ( next to Hiroshima).

Important

Guide's transportation fee isn't included. Please pay it directory to the guide during the tour.

The guide's transportation fee is a little more expensive than the local guide because of commuting by Shinkasen ( Bullet train) from Okayama prefecture ( next to Hiroshima).


To the cruise ship passengers :
Depending on the early departing time and the departing place, I might ask you to pay for the “pick-up fee”.

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 ( 55 )
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Bee-Lee Bee-Lee United States ( Family )
Very Good
2 days ago

“ Itsukushima Private Tour ”

We had hired Chizuru in Hiroshima because of my mother-in-law who has knee problems, and could not take the tours provided by the cruise company. Without surprise, Chizuru was like the previous reviews, an experience tour guide who has extensive knowledge of the island and the shrine. My family is very pleased with her service.

avi Avi Israel ( Family )
Excellent
3 weeks ago

“ You must visit Naoshima for art. Chizuru is a great guide to lead you in a tight timetable ”

The transportation in a day tour to one of the most important art center in Japan is not obvious. There is one taxi in the island, Ten vessels goes daily from Takamatsu and if you miss them or the local bus your trip to Naoshima will be absolutely not effective. We hired Chizuru and everything went smooth. We visited many interesting unique and hidden spots. Chizuru followed our priorities and offered unknown places from her experience. Lots of photo oppertunities and never missed any transportation mode. She has vast knowledge regarding the island and the art pcs. and artists. So we enjoyed very much her guidance during our day trip to Naoshima and hope to hire her again in the future.

CHIZURU:

Hi Avi Thank you so much for your tour review. I was surprised and very impressed by your comments because you recognized everything within a few hours that I always keep in mind such as the route, the transportation, the artworks, the artists and so on. I noticed that you were appreciating artworks and taking pictures of them quietly. Now I know that you are used to travel and have a sharp sense to recognize surrounding situation. I’m very grateful your complements. Thank you again. Chizuru

Jenny Jenny United States
Excellent
3 weeks ago

“ Best way to do Naoshima ”

Chizuru is a great guide. She took care of all the logistics so all I had to do was show up. She had a lot of knowledge of the island and it’s art projects. She pointed out details and things that I wouldn’t notice or see on my own. I’m really happy I decided to get a guide for the day. I couldn’t have seen or learned as much as I did without her help. Plus she’s very friendly!

CHIZURU:

Hi Jenny, thank you for the tour review with a high evaluation. I also had a wonderful day with you. You are so lucky because of a nice weather and less crowded sites. We could go to the most art sites including an artistic shrine building on the top of the hill. It is often deleted because it takes time to go. I’m glad to know that you enjoyed the tour. Lastly, thank you for a mail with a picture. Arigatou!

John John United States ( Solo )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ What a wonderful day! ”

Visited Naoshima during the Setouchi Triennale with her. Not an easy visit, train to port, ferry to the island and bus ride to the sites. One of the museums she had us get tickets before our tour and we're glad we did because it was sold out. Very personable, good command of English and very knowledgeable about the sites and various works of art. Made the art pieces come alive! Arigato Chizuru

CHIZURU:

Hi John san, thank you so much for the wonderful time with two of you. I appreciated that you allowed my friends to join the tour. They were very grateful for your acceptance. Weather was nice and everything went smoothly even though the art festival is held. I'm happy to know that you love Japan so much. I hope you will enjoy the next visit to Japan. Chizuru

Yaron Yaron Israel ( Family )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ A thousand thanks for Chizuru! ”

Chizuru was everything we could ask for. Seriously one of the best tour guides I have experienced in my life. First of all, due to an approaching typhoon, Chizuru was able to guide us a day before our scheduled itinerary, on a very short notice. She took us everywhere we wanted, knew when should we rush and when we could enjoy the moments during the tour. She also has great English and thorough knowledge about Japan in general and Naoshima in particular. This made our tour day a perfect day, and we were able to experience and enjoy all of the attractions on the Naoshima island on single day. I wish Chizuru to anyone which comes to the island. Thank you Chizuru!

CHIZURU:

Hi Yaron, thank you for your review with lots of complement. I also appreciate your prompt decision for changing the tour date. Everything went so smoothly despite the change of schedule. I'm glad to know that you could go to Teshima and enjoyed several artworks there including " Teshima Art Museum" which is totally different from the ordinary museums. I hope that you will enjoy the rest of your vacation and I'm looking forward to receiving pictures you took during the tour. Thank you for wonderful time with you, your mom, and Deganit! Chizuru

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