Explore the highlights of Hiroshima and Miyajima the easy way on a private full-day tour with a guide. You’ll learn all about Hiroshima’s dark history and prosperous present at sites like the Peace Park and A-Bomb Dome. Travel by public transport (as the locals do) to nearby Miyajima Island, a naturally and culturally beautiful spot with its own fascinating history. The tour can be customized to suit your needs.
Discover two of Japan’s most spectacular sights on a captivating tour of Hiroshima and Miyajima’s UNESCO World Heritage-listed sites. Accompanied by a knowledgeable guide, explore the impressive monuments of Miyajima Island, famed for its sacred Itsukushima Jinja Shrine, whose red tori gate appears to be protruding from the sea during high tide. Continue onto the Hiroshima Peace memorial Park, a moving expanse dedicated to promoting peace around the globe. Enjoy a tranquil ferry ride and absorb the natural splendor of the region’s scenery on this enriching excursion.
・Explore Hiroshima city with a Tour bus and a comfortable air-conditioned.
・Special Ferry route from Hiroshima to Miyajimaguchi.
・Take pictures of Great Torii from the nearest location on the ferry
Join this full-day bus tour from Hiroshima Station, as we will visit some popular attractions. The first stop will be Itsukushima Shrine at Miyajima Island, which is famous for the historic site of Shinto. This shrine is known as one of the most scenic spots in Japan.
You will definitely enjoy the beautiful red shrine as if it were floating in the middle of the sea. We will also visit the Atomic Bomb Dome, which tells us how miserable the destructive effects of nuclear warfare are and how important peace is. We will also visit Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park and Museum.
Hiroshima is home to the historically significant and moving Peace Memorial and Museum. In the city stands Hiroshima Castle, nicknamed the ‘carp castle’ because of the glistening carp fish residing in the moats. The Shukkei-en Garden captures the beauty of a Japanese style garden in a small space. On this private walking tour with a Government Licensed and Experienced English speaking guides, you will be able to experience these sights without worry. Your guide will also be able to teach you about the history and culture of Hiroshima in a personalized way that you can only achieve with a private guide.
Once your reservation is made, a guide will be in touch to plan out the times and details of your private tour. We are looking forward to sharing with you the history of Hiroshima on our tour!
- Let's Get Insights into the History of Hiroshima
Our tour guide will take visitors on a tour through the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum. Here, they will learn the horrors of the atomic bomb as well as how the people of Hiroshima coped with the tragedy.
- Past to present, your local guide will show you how life was like after the atomic bomb impact compared to Hiroshima today.
Let's go up to the Orizuru Tower's observatory area. You can get almost of the whole view of the Hiroshima city.
- Enjoy a spectacular view of Hiroshima while eating lunch and reminisce the past and present of this beautiful city.
Have lunch with the guide and also go see the Aogiri tree and the Atomic Bomb Dome, learn more about Japanese life and feel the revival of the city.
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This is an excellent choice for first-time visitors to Hiroshima. Get your bearings of the city, learn about its history, and discover backstreet areas that only locals know about. You won’t have to worry if you’re not an experienced cyclist, as the route is 90% flat. The tour will help you cover more ground than a walking tour and see many top sights in a day, such as the Peace Park, Gokoku Shrine, Shukkei-en Japanese Garden, and the Memorial Cathedral for World Peace.
Spend half a day exploring beautiful Miyajima Island while learning all about its cultural and historic significance from your private guide. Reach the island on the ferry and enjoy the views of red-gated Itsukushima Shrine as you approach land. Visit the beloved shrine, and you can choose to visit other attractions on the island according to your interests.
Explore Hiroshima by bicycle, which is a great way to get from site to site, and get a little gentle exercise, too. Your guide will conveniently meet you at the Hiroshima Peace Park Rest House, where you can get acquainted with your small group, your bike, and get on your way. Stop at several places today, enjoying a gentle cycle ride in between.
No need to hassle with public transportation or hailing taxis on this tour. Instead, you’ll have a private, chauffeur driven service that will allow you to explore Hiroshima and Miyajima in comfort and ease. You’ll see the famous sites in each area, hear commentary from your guide, and come away with a rich understanding of this region in Japan.
- English Guide From Hiroshima
- Enjoy Hiroshima ＆ Miyajima
- Visit the World Heritage Sites of Itsukushima Shrine on Miyajima and Hiroshima's Atomic Bomb Dome on this leisurely tour.
You can enjoy the visit to the World Heritage Sites of Itsukushima Shrine on Miyajima and Hiroshima's Atomic Bomb Dome, the place of prayer for peace!
If you have a short time in Hiroshima and want to make the most of it, a comprehensive tour is the way to go. Visit Hiroshima’s most iconic sights by private car; don’t waste time waiting or navigating. From Miyajima’s floating vermilion tori gate to the Peace Memorial Park, you will get a thorough picture of this historic city before return to your hotel.
Let your guide show you some of the best eats and drinks in Hiroshima and help you to navigate the city streets at night, too. You’ll be treated to three different foods and three alcoholic or non-alcoholic drinks. It’s up to you. If you have certain dietary requirements, those can be accommodated, too. Just let your guide know, and enjoy the evening in Hiroshima.
Not only do you have a traditional Japanese tea ceremony in Miyajima, but also look the part by wearing a traditional Kimono on this tour. You’ll be with an intimate group of just six, so you’ll be able to observe the ceremony up close. You’ll be provided with a kimono, so no need to purchase one yourself. Relax, enjoy the experience and your traditional tea.
Hiroshima is best known as the first city to be destroyed by a nuclear weapon. Just after the day of A-bombing, it was said that no plants would grow up for 75 years in future. However, the city recovered to be the largest city in the Chūgoku region of western Honshu. Visiting some monuments and museum in the park shows us how precious our peaceful dairy life and the world peace are. We can learn what happened at that day and think about what we can do for the future generations. You can enjoy the relaxing atmosphere in a lot of green as well.
The price is for one group up to 8 people
Hi, This is Pancho(Tetsuo Hamano). I'm Japanese, but please call me Pancho which my old friend dubbed me and I like it!
I'm a son of A-bomd survivors that my father and my grand parents were couple of miles away from the hypocenter when the Bomb exploded. However, all of them survived and tole me some stories what happended to them, I can share my family stories during my tour.
Another stop of the tour In Miyajima island,Guests able to see/know the secret why these shrine and Great-Torii gate standing on the shore and seeming like floating on water.
We will stop some of local place and tips during the tour that makes you wonder and more comfortable your Hiroshima/Miyajima visit.
I have food tour experience, so I have some secret recommendation restaurant for you!
I have been tour guide for 2 years simce during Covid-situation that I jumo into tourism industory to make my dream come true. I have done approx 200 tours since Oct 2022, hope those experience makes your visit memorable!
Kyudo is a Japanese martial art based on shooting an arrow from a Japanese bow to a target to reach a complete focus of mind and body. The main difference of kyudo and western archery is that, in kyudo, every movement follows a traditional routine that pays respect to the equipment and to the opponent. You will come to the archery range and dress in an authentic kyudo uniform, which will include dogi—the upper wear—and hakama—the lower wear. I'll give a brief explanation about the art of kyudo as well as instructions and demonstrations. With the knowledge you'll gain, you will learn to shoot arrows at the target. You'll also understand the fun and challenging aspect of the sport, particularly while wearing the traditional hakama and armor. Usually in kyudo, you are not allowed to pull the arrow unless you master the basics. But during our lesson, you will be able to enjoy the real kyudo experience even as a complete beginner. It will be a great time if you are looking for a nice photo or movie to show to your friends.
Not only learn to cook Hiroshima’s most famous food, okonomiyaki, but also gain a deeper understanding of Japanese culture in this cooking class. Your guide will show you step by step how to prepare this dish on the teppan and let you taste several savory condiments to add. They’ll also explain the relationship between the okonomiyaki and Hiroshima’s post-war recovery.
Hiroshima has a dark past that precedes it but other than the infamous A-bomb dome site, there are a few hidden gems that only a local would be able to show you. From Yamato Museum where you can learn about the largest battleship in the world and explore a collection of authentic relics from World War II with the Kure port as your encompassing sea views. If submarines are more up your alley, the JMSDF Kure Museum awaits, four floors designed as a huge submarine make the outside as intriguing as the inside. Try their famed Navy Curry as you bite into history, with its origin inside the battleships of the Meiji Era, more than a century ago.
Our handpicked hosts are culinary connoisseurs and history buffs, bakers and bankers, students and seniors. Like the people who travel with us, they have different backgrounds and interests – but they’re all so passionate about the place they call home, they choose to spend their free time sharing it with the like-minded travelers matched to them.
This private and customizable tour for Hiroshima is perfect for guests who would like to have their own itinerary planned based on their interests and preferences, allowing guests to experience the city at their own pace.
See the best of Hiroshima with the help of a private guide thanks to this 8-hour group trip for up to 6 participants. Learn about the solemn events of Hiroshima’s atomic bomb attack at Peace Memorial Park, enjoy the idyllic surroundings of Mitaki-dera Temple, and check out Hiroshima-jyo Castle and Shukkei-en garden. All entrance fees are also covered.
Bicycle around Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park and beyond with a guide born and raised in Hiroshima to lead the way. In addition to the Atomic Bomb Dome, you’ll ride to the Cenotaph, Children's Peace Monument, and the Peace Bell at the UNESCO World Heritage site. Numbers are limited to 10 for a small-group experience and you’ll discover things you wouldn’t know only by visiting the Peace Museum.
Activity take place in 300-year-old Zen temple.
Being away from the tourist spot, this plade is really quiet and relaxing.
You can take pictures as much as you want while you are in here, and we will take pictures of you doing the lessons. You can take pictures in our Japanese garden, too.
Our lesson is very good introduction to the Japanese authentic cultures.
Wearing kimono make it even more special that could be the highlight of your trip.
Let's discover two of Japan's most spectacular sights Hiroshima and Miyajima's of World Heritage listed!
Visit the World Heritage Sites of Itsukushima Shrine on Miyajima and Hiroshima's Atomic Bomb Dome.
See wild deer in the untouched abundant nature of Miyajima.
Ferry from Miyajima to Hiroshima Atomic bomb dome directly.
See the cityscape of Hiroshima from the river and the sea.
Enjoy beautiful scenery from ferry with no troublesome transfer.
Hiroshima is a great food city and this private tour allows you to eat your way around the city just like a local. Your guide will take you to three eateries that are loved by Hiroshima locals. At each place you'll try traditional favorites such as okonomiyaki, oysters, and local sake. As you explore, your guide will fill you in on local food culture.