Hiroshima
10/27/2019 12:00 AM
10/27/2019 12:00 AM
Today, you may embark a ferry to discover the wooded hills and cherished Itsukushima Shrine on the picturesque Itsukushima Island. Widely referred to as Miyajima Island (Shrine Island), it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The main portal, a dramatic red torii gate, stands in the surf during high tide. The shrine's pagoda boasts five stories. If you prefer, you may explore more of Hiroshima on your own, perhaps paying your respects at the Children's Peace Monument; its Flame of Peace will burn until the last nuclear weapon on the planet has been dismantled.

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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