Hiroshima City & Miyajima UNESCO World Heritage Full Day Tour
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Hiroshima City & Miyajima UNESCO World Heritage Full Day Tour
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Hiroshima City & Miyajima UNESCO World Heritage Full Day Tour

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Stop At: Shukkei-en Garden, 2-11 Kaminobori-cho, Hiroshima Hiroshima Prefecture

A 400 year old park of timeless beauty. Enjoy strolling through Shukkei-en with its central lake and its colourful carps, small islands, picturesque tea houses and wonderful plant life.

Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Hiroshima Castle, 21-1 Moto-machi Naka Ward, Hiroshima 730-0011 Hiroshima Prefecture

The home of the mighty daimyos (lords) of the region. See the mighty walls and the wide moat of Hiroshima castle and the reconstruction of the great donjon of Carp Castle. Our guide will explain the dramatic history of warring states era and the castle.

Duration: 30 minutes

Pass By: Miyajima Omotesando Shopping Street, Miyajimacho Omotesando, Hatsukaichi 739-0553 Hiroshima Prefecture

Miyajima Omotosando. The lively and colourful shopping and restaurant street of Itsukshima shrine town.

Stop At: Atomic Bomb Dome, 1-10 Otemachi Naka-ku, Hiroshima 730-0051 Hiroshima Prefecture

At the end we will walk to Genbaku Dome "Atomic Bomb Dome" the symbol of one of the most unforgettable and sad stories of the last century. The nuclear blast frozen in stone as a warning to the world. You will have a short retelling of the events of the day that changed the world forever.

Duration: 25 minutes

Stop At: Senjokaku, Miyajimacho Itsukushima Shrine, Hatsukaichi 739-0588 Hiroshima Prefecture

Hall of the thousand mats built under Toyotomi Hideyoshi one of the key figures of the era of the warring states and one of the unifiers of Japan. See the amazing foundation that kept large building stable for over 400 years

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Itsukushima Shrine Torii, Miyajimacho, Hatsukaichi 739-0588 Hiroshima Prefecture

The 1200 year old "floating" gate of Itsukushima Shrine. The world heritage everybody has seen, but nobody really knows where it is. Majestically standing in the Bay of Itsukshima. During low tides you can even walk to it and touch a place that rests deep in the Japanese soul.

Don't miss it.

※ Please note that the gate will be under renovation from and covered by scaffold until further notice

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Itsukushima Shrine, 1-1 Miyajimacho, Hatsukaichi 739-0588 Hiroshima Prefecture

The “floating” shrine. Home to legends and stories and a place that is absolutely unique. Built in 864, one of the oldest, most beautiful and most important Shinto shrines in Japan part of the largest nature religion in existence most beautifully placed at the beach of Itsukushima and also the oldest Noh (performing art) stage is a place you will never forget.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Daiganji Temple, Miyajimacho, Hatsukaichi 739-0535 Hiroshima Prefecture

The oldest temple on Miyajima and home of the Goddess Benzaiten or Benten, the Goddess of Music and learning. A place of beauty where you will be able to connect to ancient Buddhism.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Daishoin Temple, 210 Miyajimacho, Hatsukaichi 739-0592 Hiroshima Prefecture

A real lost diamond, while tourists flow in masses to Itskushima shrine, this place stays peaceful. So Important the even the Dalaih Lama but overshadowed by the mighty gate of Itsukushima. This beautiful temple at the foot of Mount Misen with its hundreds of Jizen Bodhisattvas, the former home of the head priest of Itsukushima shrine and the Headquarters of Shingen Buddhism is actually a must on the tour and it will leave a deep impression with you.

Duration: 25 minutes

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  • Entrance fee to Shekkeien
  • Entrance fee to Itsukushima Shrine
  • English/German speaking guide
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Entry/Admission - Shukkei-en Garden
  • Entry/Admission - Itsukushima Shrine
Not included
  • Transportation fee (JR Rail Pass and JR Wast Pass are valid on the train and JR Ferry)
  • Entry/Admission - Hiroshima Castle
  • Entry/Admission - Senjokaku
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • August can be very hot in Japan. Please take this into account when going on this tour
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
4 | 2019-07-22

This tour covered Miyajima (not to be missed) and Hiroshima. Stephen the guide is extremely knowledgeable--you will have a deeper experience than is possible on your own. One tip: Be ready for a lot of walking! The full-day tour covers a LOT of ground!

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