Peace route - Route to Feel Peace Visiting the Past and Present of Hiroshima

Tours & Sightseeing in Hiroshima

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Peace Tour. Go around Hiroshima's atomic bomb heritages by bicycle with a local guide. This is a tour where you will go around the atomic bomb heritages in Hiroshima as well as places related to peace. A guide born and raised in Hiroshima will lead the way.  【HIGHLIGHTS】 You will be guided to the hidden points where you can see the 'real' Atomic Bomb Dome. Let's go to the places that were really far away from the place of impact but that still suffered enormous damage. A peace tour where you can go around local places and learn about things which you won't understand by only visiting the Peace Museum.  Sense the feelings of Hiroshima's inhabitants and the story of Hiroshima through the local guide from Hiroshima.  Be surprised by the amount of revival of Hiroshima by taking a bicycle tour.
【DETAILS】 There are lots of atomic bomb heritages in the suburbs of Hiroshima, other than the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park. Each has its own unique story. Going around and looking at those relics, the guide will tell you about the destructive power of the atomic bomb and the situation of the damage. Realize how once-destroyed Hiroshima has vigorously revived to be a city abundant in green in over 70 years after the end of the war. Experience the real Hiroshima with local staff born and raised in Hiroshima, which you cannot learn from only books and pictures.  【Route explanation】●10:00-10:15 GatheringMeet up with your guide. Introduce yourselves to each other and talk about the route of today.  【10:15-10:25 Center of the explosion, Atomic Bomb dome and Aioibashi Bridge】You will be shown the Atomic Bomb Dome, the bridge that became a target and the location where a lot of bombs exploded. You will also go to a secret spot where you can see the Atomic Bomb Dome from the real front.  【10:25-11:45 Pattern 1 Peace Park, Museum】You will be guided to mainly the inside of the Peace Park and the Museum and look at it from a local's perspective. 【10:25-11:45 Pattern 2 Fukuromachi Municipal Elementary School's Peace Museum, Hiroshima city hall museum, The former bank of Japan】Next, you will be going to atomic bomb heritages in the neighborhood of the center of the explosion. There are significant local materials that are carefully conserved and which you can't find in the Peace Park. 【11:45-12:00 Higashisenda Park】The former Hiroshima University site is currently used as a large park. Find a building made with bricks that endured the explosion and the image of that moment still remains.  【12:00-13:00 Lunch Time】Choose a lunch in the park or at a restaurant nearby.(Paying is necessary) 【12:00-12:15 Miyukibashi Bridge】The border line of the area which suffered great damage from the atomic bomb. There is a monument on which you can find a picture taken at the moment when a lot of people sought help on the bridge.  【12:15-12:40 Former Army Clothing Warehouse】The most top class atomic bomb heritage in existence. At the time it was a facility creating uniforms etc. for the army. It was the place where a lot of people would get medical care sheltered from danger after fleeing the city area. Even though it was quite far from the center of the explosion, an iron door that has been deformed by the heat can be found, so you can imagine the power of the impact.  【12:40-13:00 Kyobashi river/Peace Boulevard】Go towards the end of the tour along the riverside of the Kyobashi river. Half-way you will also pass trees exposed to radiation and the Kyobashi bridge which still remains since then. ※If lunch is included, the time will change with 1 hour, so you will arrive at the meeting place again at 14:00. 

What’s included

  • Bicycle rental fee 
  • Guide fees
  • Bicycle insurance fee
  • Local taxes

What’s not included

  • Transportation to/from attractions