8 hour private tour visiting two World Heritage sites: A-Bomb Dome in Hiroshima Peace Park and Itsukushima Shrine on Miyajima
Miyajima Island, one of the three most scenic sites in Japan, is well known for the Great Torii Gate and shrine buildings "floating" in the sea. Meet tame deer and explore narrow alleys. You will discover the island's unique history and taste local delicacies: large grilled oysters, freshly baked maple cakes, Hiroshima lemon flavour gelato and more!
The Atomic Bomb Dome is the only building which remains as it was after the nuclear bomb was dropped on Hiroshima. While visiting the park and the museum, you will learn how the citizens picked themselves up from the ruins and rebuilt today's peaceful "City of Water".
Must-try during your stay in Hiroshima is Okonomiyaki savoury pancake. You can have one for lunch, or I can recommend some restaurants in the area you are staying.
9:00am departure from meeting location
10:30am arrive at Itsukushima Shrine, with tour inside
1:00pm depart for Peace Park
2:30pm arrive at A-bomb Dome
3:00pm arrive at Peace Memorial Museum, with tour inside
4:30pm leave Peace Park
5:00pm arrive at ending location
Miyajima Itsukushima Shrine
Atomic Bomb Dome
Tower of One Thousand Paper Cranes
Peace Memorial Museum
Ground Zero (Hypocenter)
Note: The itinerary is subject to change due to the tidal conditions or transportation issues. The great torii gate on Miyajima has been covered up by scaffolding due to the renovation work.
Please feel free to contact me to customise the tour according to your preferences.
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Hotel, Monument/Building
End Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Hotel, Monument/Building
Duration: 8 hours
Bus, railway, tram, and ferry / speedboat (optional)
Estimated Local Cash Needed
3440 JPY - Transportation fees (depends on the transportation and the pick-up location): Min. 1,440 JPY (bus 200 JPY, railway 420 JPY, tram 270 + 190 JPY, and ferry 360 JPY*)
*If you choose speedboat: 2,200 yen one way. Please cover the guide's speedboat ticket (1,100 JPY).
Admission fees: 500 JPY (Itsukushima Shrine 300 JPY, and Peace Memorial Museum 200 JPY)
Lunch: around 1,500 JPY
Although I do not drive while giving tours, I can arrange transportation on request.
Please have yourself covered by your travel insurance.
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Everything you can expect from a professional guide. She is well prepared,enthusiastic and sensitive to the needs of the group. She was able to change our itinerary on the fly when the weather(hot) and a medical issue came up. She is also knowledgeable and was able to communicate her information in an enjoyable fashion. Top of the line