Welcome to Hiroshima
To most people, Hiroshima (広島) means just one thing. The city's name will forever evoke thoughts of 6 August 1945, when Hiroshima became the target of the world's first atomic-bomb attack. Hiroshima's Peace Memorial Park is a constant reminder of that day, and it attracts visitors from all over the world with its moving message of peace. And leafy Hiroshima, with its wide boulevards and laid-back friendliness, is... Read More
Top experiences in Hiroshima
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park and Miyajima Island Tour from Hiroshima
Miyajima (literally 'shrine island') has been celebrated as a sacred island and one of Japan's three most scenic views. It is most famous for Itsukushima Shrine, which, together with its large wooden torii (gate), stands in the ocean during high tide. Deer move around the island freely, and so do monkeys on top of Misen, the island's highest mountain. The Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park was built to commemorate the dropping of the atomic bomb over Hiroshima on August 6, 1945 and to promote a peaceful world. It is located in the area around the atomic explosion's epicenter, and houses the Peace Memorial Museum and many other related monuments. The Peace Memorial Museum graphically displays the atomic bomb's horrible effects on the city and its inhabitants. A visit is naturally depressing. In the museum's east building, Hiroshima's militarist past and the process leading to the dropping of the bomb are documented. Audio guides are available in more than a dozen languages. The Atomic Bomb Dome is one of the few buildings around the explosion's epicenter that partially survived the blast, and the city's only remaining bomb damaged building. Between the museum and the Atomic Bomb Dome stands the Memorial Cenotaph for Atomic Bomb Victims. It contains a list of all the people who were killed by the explosion or died due to the bombing's long-term effects such as cancer caused by radiation. The Statue of the A-Bomb Children and the Cenotaph for Korean Victims are some of many more monuments found in the park.
3-Day Kyoto and Hiroshima Tour via Nozomi
Enjoy the flexibility to create your own sightseeing itinerary as you explore Kyoto and Hiroshima on a 3-day tour. Your train tickets and itinerary will be delivered to you at your Tokyo hotel the day before your departure. You choose which of the many incredible temples to see and where to dine in Kyoto and have time to explore this entrancing city at your leisure. Then you’ll continue to Hiroshima where you can see moving memorials to the people who were killed by the atomic bomb in 1945, and learn about the city’s devastation and rebirth. Choose to take a few hours for a quick trip from Hiroshima to Miyajima (own expense) and enjoy the tranquility of the lovely island.
Hiroshima and Miyajima Day Tour from Osaka
Your tour begins with morning pickup at one of the selected hotels in Osaka and transfer to Shin-Osaka Station, where you will board the bullet train (Shinkansen) to Hiroshima Station, which take approximately 2 hours. When you arrive at the station switch to another train, or board a coach vehicle, to travel to Miyajimaguchi, where you’ll transfer to a boat bound for Miyajima, known since ancient times as the Sacred Island, and one of Japan’s most beautiful landscapes. Explore the island for 45 minutes, as your guide details the history of the island’s iconic red Itsukushima Shrine, a UNESCO World Heritage site that appears to float on the water at high tide.Enjoy lunch (own expense) while admiring the beautiful scenery, and then reboard the ship and cruise back to Hiroshima. Contemplate the heartbreaking history of the region at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, which is near where the atomic bomb landed and is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Visit the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, featuring exhibitions related to the nuclear bomb and Hiroshima’s admirable recovery.You can take a bus or a train to the final stop, the Genbaku Dome (Atomic Bomb Dome), a skeletal structure of one of the few buildings that survived the destruction of 1945. From there, head back to Hiroshima Station to board the bullet train back to Shin-Osaka Station, where the tour concludes.
Private Full Day Hiroshima Tour
You will be picked up at your hotel in Hiroshima City at 10am by your English-speaking driver and be transferred to Miyajima Island. You will then visit the UNESCO World Heritage site, Itsukushima Shrine. Your English speaking guide will show you the proper manners to visit Japanese shrines.Then, after visiting the shrine, you will walk along the local traditional food street where there are many food stands. Here you can decide to have lunch. *Please note: lunch will be on your own. After your visit in Miyajima, you will be transferred back to Hiroshima where you will visit the Peace Memorial Park and the A-Dome. At Peace Memorial Park, you will have a chance to offer your own paper cranes to pray for peace.Arrive at 4pm to your hotel in Hiroshima, where the tour will conclude.
Private Customized Sightseeing Tour in Hiroshima with a Guide
Pick-up at your hotel in Hiroshima City in the morning and then move to Mitaki-dera Temple. This temple is located nearby three waterfalls in a silence forest of Mt Mitaki. In the past, a lot of monks were training at this temple, but it became a temple nestled in the forest, which is wrapped in silence. In autumn season, you will be amazed by the beauty of the colorfulness of autumn leavesLater visit the Peace Memorial Park that is located in the center of Hiroshima and it was built with great feeling to avoid repeating the disaster suffered by the atomic bomb. Silent prayer is devoted on every August 6th early in the morning at this park. After lunch at your own expense, move to Hiroshima-jyo castle by public transportation.Hiroshima-jyo Castle is one of the Japan's three major "Hirajiro", meaning the castle was build on the flat ground whereas the majority of castle was build on the top of hill or mountain. You can enter this castle to learn the history of Hiroshima. Overlooking the city of Hiroshima from the observatory floor on the top is stunning. Our professional guide will explain about Hiroshima castle with its history.After Hiroshima-jyo Castle, around 3:30 pm walk to Shukkei-en that was built by Asano Nagaakira. This construction was inspired by "Saiko lake", the sightseeing spot in China. Also, Shukkeien has been selected as one of the scenic 100 historical parks in Japan. You will start heading back to your hotel around 4:30 pm and be dropped off around 5:00 pm. This tour route can be arranged upon your request. Please discuss details with your guide.
Sandankyo Valley Guided Day Tour from Hiroshima
Your 9-hour guided tour begins with a pickup from your centrally located Hiroshima hotel at 7:45am. Greet your local guide and head to the Hiroshima Bus Terminal from where you take the bus to Sandankyo, situated around 75 minutes from Hiroshima. Sandankyo Valley was naturally created by the Shibaki river and is a designated Place of Scenic Beauty. From the ferryboat that crosses the river at Kurofuchi pool, admire ancient rocks and greenery, then take a stroll along the promenade. Afterward you can stop for lunch (own cost) in a local restaurant, browse the souvenir shops, or relax in a traditional onsen (hot spring) at your own expense.The scenery here changes depending on the season of your visit. In the spring there are pink blooming cherry blossoms; lush greenery in the summer, crisp leaves and vivid reds in the fall, and silver white with occasional snow in the winter.When the tour concludes, you will take the bus back to Hiroshima and your guide will drop you off at your hotel at around 5pm.