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Two World Heritage Sites in Hiroshima

by Michiru
(12) Reviews
8h $ 279 Price up to 10 people

Highlights

  • Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park (including the Atomic Bomb Dome)
  • Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
  • Itsukushima Shrine
  • Daishoin Temple
  • Daiganji Temple
  • Senjokaku (Toyokuni Shrine)
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279.00 USD

Price up to 10 people
FREE cancellation 14 days prior

Extras (optional)

Extra hour.
$ 46.50

Overview

Visiting World Heritage Sites in Hiroshima. The Atomic Bomb Dome or the Hiroshima Peace Memorial is in the city center. Itsukushima or Miyajima is one of the three scenic locations in Japan and a sacred island since ancient times.

What to Expect

1. Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum & Park.
- An invaluable museum that is aiming to convey the reality of the damage incurred by an atomic bomb to people around the world, and to contribute to the abolition of nuclear weapons and the realization of everlasting world peace.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. 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.
5. 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.
6. Other shrines and temples
- Visiting small shrines and temples in Miyajima.

* Please note that we may skip some listed spots depending on the pace of the tour.

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I also an official ‘A-bomb legacy successor’ designated by the City of Hiroshima. An A-bomb Legacy Successor is a memory keeper of the A-bomb survivors. To ensure that the A-bomb survivors' experiences and desires for peace are faithfully inherited and shared with as many people as possible, the City has started a three-year training program for official ‘A-bomb Legacy Successors.’ It is possible to include my lecture in my tour. It is appreciated that if you could let me know upon your booking.

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Organized by Michiru

Licensed Guide
(12) Reviews

Highlights

  • Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park (including the Atomic Bomb Dome)
  • Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
  • 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.

Admission fee to;
- Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum: Adults (College students and up): 200 yen, High school students/Senior citizens (aged 65 years and over): 100 yen, Junior high school students and younger: Free
- 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
What‘s not included
Transportation fee (for yourselves and your guide),
Lunch, Dinner, Entrance fee (for yourselves and your guide), etc…
Depart From
Hiroshima/Hatsukaichi
Meeting Point
At your hotel in Hiroshima/Miyajimaguchi Ferry terminal
Ending Point
At your hotel/any train station in Hiroshima
Duration
8 hours
Starting time
09:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Number of people
up to 10 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 at least 14 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 100% refund.
  • If you cancel between 2 and 13 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 20% charge.
  • If you cancel within 1 day prior to the meeting date, there is a 40% charge.
  • If you cancel on the meeting date, there is no refund.

About Michiru


Licensed Guide

(12) Reviews

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  • English ( License )
  • 繁體中文 ( Beginner )

Hi. I'm Michi.
I’m a national certificated tour guide in English. I would like to introduce many faces and charms of Japan and make your stay in Japan more fascinated and satisfied.

My specialty is tours of Hiroshima. In Hiroshima, there are two famous World Heritage Sites.
I have experienced many tours of the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum & Park since I was a junior high school student. I would like to introduce you the a-bomb legacies that still existing in the city.
I also would like to share time with you in a historic island, Miyajima. There is one of the most famous Shinto shrines, the Itsukushima Shrine.

I also an official ‘A-bomb legacy successor’ designated by the City of Hiroshima. An A-bomb Legacy Successor is a memory keeper of the A-bomb survivors. To ensure that the A-bomb survivors' experiences and desires for peace are faithfully inherited and shared with as many people as possible, the City has started a three-year training program for official ‘A-bomb Legacy Successors.’ It is possible to include my lecture in my tour. It is appreciated that if you could let me know upon your booking.

Let me support your stay in Japan and I look forward to showing you the best of Japan!
Thank you.
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Reviews ( 12 )

Excellent
4 days ago |   by Erik

“ Great guide for Hiroshima & Miyajima ”

The day before the tour, we arrived in Hiroshima. She sended us an e-mail with a tip to visit Shukkeien Garden at night, to see the beautiful illuminated cherry blossoms. Even before we met, she was already a great guide! At our request, she started the day tour by taking us to Miyajima at the highest tide to see the famous tori in the water. Back in Hiroshima, she guided us through the Peace Memorial Park and was able to tell us many stories behind the monuments.

Very Good
4 weeks ago |   by Susan

“ Hiroshima and Miyajima ”

Michi is a very good guide. She picked us up as planned and we did our whole itinerary in spite of an all day pouring rain. She gave excellent explanations of everything we saw. Like most Japanese, she had some difficulty with English pronunciation of certain sounds, although her command of vocabulary was very good. I would not hesitate to recommend her.

Excellent
4 weeks ago |   by Maria

“ Great and knowledgeable guide ”

Michiru was a great guide. She had personal history with Hiroshima. I must say it was a very emotional visit and learning a lot about the history and rebuilding of this city. She was very patient with us and took her time. She did not fish us and even stayed a little over while we were trying to pick up some souvenirs. She also gave us a nice origami crane which was a nice touch to end the tour. I would highly recommend her. Thank you for a lovely day Maria and Stephanie

Excellent
1 month ago |   by Sulo

“ Wonderful Guide ”

Michiro was great. She was extremely pleasant to be around with, and personalized our tour according to our needs and abilities. She was knowledgeable and thorough. She met us at the Hiroshima station and assisted us with our return booking and made sure we were on the bullet train back to Kyoto. She took us around at Hiroshima and Miyajima Island and we traveled and ate like the local people do. Great Experience, Great Guide!

Excellent
4 months ago |   by Peter

“ Visit to world heritage sites Miyajima and Atomic bomb dome/museum ”

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our day with Michiru. She was informative and knowledgeable and gave detailed descriptions which enabled us to understand the sites and their significance. We would highly recommend her services to others. Cheers Michi San from Pete and Ann.

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