Hiroshima
10/26/2019 12:00 AM
10/26/2019 12:00 AM
Arrive in Hiroshima for an overnight stay, giving you time to ponder this resilient city. Once at the forefront of industry and education, it grew from the 19th century to become one of Japan's most important industrial centers. Its devastation on August 6, 1945, is hard to imagine today, so modern and forward-looking are its streets and its people. Contemplate the decades-long recovery at the burned-out shell of the Industrial Promotion Hall and the Peace Memorial Park. Later this evening, enjoy a tour of the illuminated city by night with a stop for a dinner of okonomiyaki, Japanese soul food and sake.

Optional Private Excursions available for purchase

Avoid the crowds and hustle and bustle associated with a group activity. For a memorable trip ashore, we invite you to consider a private shore excursion. Enjoy the undivided attention of your own driver/guide and the flexibility of experiencing the aspects of the local culture that most interest you. Below are just some samples of the private shore excursions we can arrange for you. Give us a call or email us. Let us personalize your experience!

HIROSHIMA - Hiroshima Memorial Park and Museum - 4 hours
This is a full day tour from Hiroshima (hotel or Hiroshima station). Prices are based on pick-up and drop-off in central Hiroshima. If your hotel or port is not in central Hiroshima, please enquire us for more information.

Hiroshima is most famous for the events of August 6th, 1945, and today you’ll have the chance to pay your respects and learn about the city’s history at the moving Peace Park and Peace Memorial Museum.

Highlights:
  • Visit Hiroshima Peace Park, a touching memorial to all those who suffered and perished in the events of August 6th 1945.
  • See all the important icons of the Peace Park, the A-Bomb Dome which survived at the epicentre of the explosion, the Peace Bell, Memorial Flame, the Children's Peace Monument, and the Memorial Cenotaph
  • Explore the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, which permanently houses a fascinating and extremely moving exhibition about the events leading up to and after, the dropping of the atomic bomb, with some harrowing stories of the citizens caught who were in the crossfire
  • Be escorted by professional, registered local guides with an expert knowledge of the city of Hiroshima
 
Duration: 4 hours

Tour can operate: Morning or Afternoon

Wheelchair Accessible: No

Physical Activity Level: Moderate

Included: Transport for the day (public transport or taxis); privately guided tour; entrance fees; pick up and drop off in Hiroshima (central area)
*We can also arrange a private car and driver instead of trains at a supplement.

Not included: Meals

 

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