Visit the Atomic Bomb Dome and try Hiroshima's local specialty on Miyajima shrine island
Hiroshima is world famous for the atomic bomb dome but you can't miss Miyajima!
Explore Miyajima shrine island, Japan's top 3 most scenic locations. You will be greeted by wild deer there. 800 year-old Itsukushima shrine and its giant gate are very unique ones standing in the bay.
What you can enjoy on the island is not only seeing but also eating.
Why don't you try Hiroshima's local specialty, Okonomi-yaki? Egg, cabbage, pork, bean sprouts are cooked on a hot iron plate and put together like a layered pancake (See photo).
Miyajima is also the best place to eat oysters. Hiroshima is the no. 1 oyster producer in Japan.
The other destination is the atomic bomb dome and peace museum.
Hiroshima is the first city that suffered from the atomic bombing. Seeing and knowing what happened in Hiroshima gives us a good chance to think about our future, to share one world with love and peace.
9:00 Start tour at meeting location
(Take local train & ferry)
10:00 Visit Itsukushima shrine, Miyajima
Daiganji temple or Daisho-in temple
13:30 Leave Miyajima
(Take ferry & local train & tram)
14:30 Visit Atomic Bomb Dome
Ground zero (hypocenter)
Some monuments in the peace park
Peace memorial museum
16:30 Leave Peace memorial museum
17:00 End tour at agreed location
This is a basic itinerary. I can customize it if you have any special request. Please feel free to contact me.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Your hotel in Hiroshima, Hiroshima station or the cruise ship port in Hiroshima.
End location: Your hotel in Hiroshima, Hiroshima station, cruise ship port in Hiroshima or any suitable location in downtown Hiroshima.
Duration: 8 hours
Some public transportation.
My service as your private tour guide for the duration of the tour
Estimated Local Cash Needed
3500 JPY - 2000 JPY: public transportation
1000 JPY: lunch
300 JPY: admission to Itsukushima shrine
200 JPY: admission to peace museum
Meal (Please cover tour guide's lunch expense)
Any personal purchases or expenses
If you start from cruise ship port, you need to take a taxi from/to your port. The taxi fare varies depending on the location of your pier, number of passengers, whether or not you use public transportation for some part of the tour.
I am not a driver guide, but I can arrange transportation upon request.
Please be insured during my tour.
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First of all my experience with Keiko was amazingly great! We booked Keiko last minute and she was able to be flexible with our schedule. She was exactly what I had hoped for Keiko is incredibly knowledgeable. Her English is excellent and her personality is outstanding! She masterfully guided us through a very somber experience. It was very helpful to have some "hand holding" during this experience. Keiko was the perfect person for the job I am grateful Keiko was there to guide us!