One-Day Miyajima, Castle & Peace Memorial Park Private Guide Tour

82 Ratings
  • Live Guide
  • Day Trip
  • Private Tour
  • E-Ticket
  • 8 hr

You can understand Hiroshima history and Japanese cultures through the 8-hour private tour with the hidden stories and various cultural practices at each spot. Attractive services are included: - Experience what local people do (e.g., worship, omikuji, candle & incense stick services & feed carp, etc.) - Special indemnification of max. JP Yen30,000,000/person against accidents - Personalized Video Diary (please watch the sample videos in the web site) available for your lasting memories Customer friendly arrangements: - Free Cancellation till 24 hours before the tour day - 5 different packages available (guide through full contents) - The more adults you have, the lower per-person prices you enjoy - Low pricing setup for children & infants Robust business formalities for secure tours - Travel business licensed by Hiroshima Governors - Licensed conductor for guiding Tour departing & ending times and duration can be adjusted flexibly per customer's wants.

Itinerary Details

Operated by: Hiroshima Local Tours

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Miyajima

You will understand the Japanese cultures in depth by visiting and comparing two key cultural places, Itsukushima Shrine floating in the sea for Shinto and Daishoin Temple founded 1,200 years ago for Buddhism. We not only look at the cultural objects, such as Torii, Komainu, Shimenawa, but also actually experience what local people do, such as worship, Omikuji (future telling paper strip) at shrine, incense stick & candle services and strike bell at temple. It is fun. There are so-called "Power Spots (or spiritual spaces)" to feel nature power and also mysterious spaces developed by the long histories in these places. We go through those to enjoy the cultures. While walking, you will encounter many wild deer passing you. It is not allowed to feed them in Miyajima unlike in Nara. People and deer are coexisting in this island. Off course, you won't miss the local sweets known as Miyajima Special before leaving the island.

Duration: 3 hour

Stop At:

Before moving to Hiroshima central by train, we have lunch here. Most of the visitors try Okonomiyaki (Hiroshima Special) for lunch. Our guide explains the differences between Hiroshima-style and Osaka-style Okomoniyakis in the cooking methods and the histories. If you prefer different dishes, we can go there. Lunch is not included in the tour price.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Hiroshima Castle

You enjoy the beautiful exterior view and the defense devices hidden in the Japanese castle & stonewall designs. You also listen to the interesting histories of the Castle/Feudal Lord (castle's owner). Let's feed carp in the castle moat. They are always super hungry and desperately catch it. You will definitely be astonished to see their reactions. After the play with carp, we move to the central area by monorail. We don't enter the tower due to the time constraint.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park

You will visit the ground zero, the Atomic Bomb Dome, Memorial Tower for Mobilized Students, Motoyasu River and many other monuments. During the tour, we will use a slide with cartoon-like illustrations and photos in addition to our verbal guiding. It helps you understand the anecdotes and history very clearly. At Children's Peace Monument (or one thousand paper crane monument) we have Folded Paper Crane Workshop. You fold a paper crane then dedicate it to the monument and strike the bell. We move to the Cenotaph for the Atomic Bomb victims which is the main monument of the Peace Memorial Park, then you enter the Peace Memorial Museum. We then go back to Hiroshima Station.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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