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1-Day Guided Bus Tour of Hiroshima & Miyajima with Round-Trip Shinkansen Tickets from Osaka/Kyoto

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Explore the city of Hiroshima and Miyajima Island on a guided tour in an air-conditioned bus with round-trip Shinkansen bullet train tickets from Osaka or Kyoto.

Highlights

  • Embark on a full-day tour of Hiroshima City and Miyajima Island in an air-conditioned bus with a local guide with round-trip bullet train tickets from Kyoto or Osaka.

  • Closely examine the Atomic Bomb Dome, the only structure to survive the bombing, and walk among its ruins in the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park.

  • Take a relaxing ferry ride to Miyajima Island, click scenic pictures of your surroundings, and visit the UNESCO-listed Itsukushima Shrine.

  • Indulge in the mouth-watering delicacy called Okonomiyaki which is served with noodles, pork, cabbage, and bean sprouts over lunch at a local restaurant.

  • Did you know? The Itsukushima Shrine and its famous Torii gate are built over water and appear to be floating during high tide.

Inclusions

  • 1-day tour of Hiroshima and Miyajima

  • Expert English-speaking guide

  • Round-trip Shinkansen ticket from Kyoto or Osaka

  • Round-trip transportation by air-conditioned bus

  • Entry ticket to Itsukushima shrine

  • Entry ticket to Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum

  • Round-trip Miyajima ferry ride

  • Hiroshima-style Okonomiyaki lunch

Cancellation policy

You can cancel these tickets up to 8 days before the experience begins and get a full refund.

Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park and Okonomiyaki Lunch

You can start your trip from either the Shin-Osaka or Kyoto train station, where you will embark on the Shinkansen bullet train. Once you arrive, the bus will drive around the 16th-century Hiroshima Castle. It was destroyed by the atomic bomb in 1945 but was later restored in 1958. The bus will next stop at the Atomic Bomb Dome in the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park. You can step out and examine the drastic scene left behind by the first atomic bomb ever dropped in the history of the world. The Atomic Bomb Dome, although severely damaged, is the only standing structure left behind from the nuclear attack.

The next stop on this tour is the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum. Go through its collection, which includes myriads of photographs and items left behind by the nuclear attack victims. It’s time to stop by a local restaurant for lunch. You will be served a Hiroshima-style Okonomiyaki, which is more like a crispy crepe packed with tantalizing flavors served with pork, noodles, bean sprouts, and cabbage.

Experience the Riches of Miyajima Island

The next part of the tour will take you to the ferry and proceed towards the Itsukushima Shrine, located a small 10-minute ferry ride away. Built in the 13th century, this Shinto shrine comprises multiple buildings that are connected by boardwalks. Visit its main hall, prayer hall, and noh theatre stage, among other buildings, and pay your respects while there. The dramatic-looking torii gate marks the entrance to the shrine and is equally popular among tourists. It is a sight to behold even from a distance on the ferry.

The last part of the tour involves you exploring Miyajima Island on your own. The remarkable tour will draw to a close after you are taken back to your starting point where you can board the Shinkansen bullet train to Osaka or Kyoto.

Itinerary

  • 7:40am: Kyoto Station / Shin-Osaka Station

  • 9:40am: Arrive at Hiroshima Station

  • 10:15am: Hiroshima Castle

  • 10:30am: Atomic Bomb Dome (30 minutes)

  • 11am: Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum (1 hour)

  • 12:30pm: Lunch Break (45 minutes)

  • 2pm: Arrive at Miyajimaguchi Pier

  • 2:20pm: Travel at Itsukushima Shrine, Great Torii, Goju no to Pagoda and Toyokuni Shrine (60 minutes)

  • 3:20pm: Free time at Omote Sando Shopping Street (60 minutes)

  • 4:40pm: Miyajima Pier -- Miyajimaguchi Pier

  • 5:40pm: Arrival at Hiroshima Station

Important Information

  • This tour is for international travelers only.

  • This is not a private tour, you will enjoy the tour with other guests.

  • Lunch is authentic Hiroshima-style Okonomiyaki topped with pork, cabbage, bean sprouts, and noodles. Starting from August 2023, the dish will be served without sunny-side-up eggs.

  • Please inform the activity provider if you have any allergies or dietary restrictions when you book.

  • The bus will depart according to the schedule and will not wait for late arrivals.

  • Due to traffic or other reasons, the duration of visits at each destination may be shortened, and arrival times may be delayed.

Restrictions

  • Please refrain from bringing your own food and drinks into the restaurant.

  • Smoking is strictly prohibited on the bus.

  • Your voucher will be emailed to you shortly.

  • Display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID at the meeting point.

  • Please arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes before the scheduled time of your tour to avoid any delays.

Meeting Points

Tour from Kyoto

  • Meet your guide at Kyoto Station.

  • Address: Higashishiokoji Kamadonocho, Shimogyo Ward, Kyoto, Japan.

  • Landmark: In front of Shinkansen ticket gates.

Get Directions to the Meeting Point

Tour from Osaka

  • Meet your guide at Shin-Osaka Station.

  • Address: 5 Nishinakajima Yodogawa-ku Osaka-city Osaka Japan 532-0011.

  • Landmark: In front of Shinkansen ticket gates.

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