Hiroshima World War II

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Hiroshima Cycling Peace Tour with Local Guide

1. Hiroshima Cycling Peace Tour with Local Guide

In Hiroshima City, there are many heritage sites in the suburbs in addition to the Peace Memorial Park, each with a story connected to the atomic bombing. While at the heritage site of the bombing, we will introduce you to the power of the atomic bomb and the situation at the time. 70 years after the war, the destroyed Hiroshima has been dramatically revitalized, and now you can see it full of greenery. You can get a real sense of it through your own eyes, and cycling is the best way to do that. With the guidance of our local staff, who grew up in the city, come and experience the real Hiroshima that you can't experience through photos and books. <About the route> [11:00 / 15:00] Meeting up [11:05/15:05] Peace Memorial Park What is the Peace Memorial Park? Learn about the memories contained in the monuments and the Atomic Bomb Dome and what happened 70 years ago. [11:30/15:30] Sendamachi, Miyukibashi Bridge, Kyobashi River, etc. The guide will show you the actual townscape of Hiroshima in the suburbs away from the touristic area. You will find beautiful Hiroshima vigorously revived from the tremendous damages by the atomic bombing while visiting numerous A-bomb heritage sites and listening to the episodes handed down in Hiroshima. [13:00/ 17:00] The tour finishes at the meeting point. *You will be given data of the photos taken on the day. *If you wish, we can also guide you to the Atomic Bomb Museum. (Additional hour, plus 1,000 yen cash payment on the day. Not possible when combined with other guests, only from 11:00 to 13:00) *The timetable may change depending on the situation on the day.

Hiroshima: Full-Day City Highlights Private Guided Tour

2. Hiroshima: Full-Day City Highlights Private Guided Tour

Spend the day with your guide exploring the highlights of the amazing city of Hiroshima. Explore the city's downtown, learn about the events of 1945, and visit the beautiful island of Miyajima. Walk around the Peace Memorial Park which is dedicated to the memories of the direct and indirect victims of the nuclear bomb attack in 1945. Continue to Genbaku Dome, a UNESCO world heritage site, and the only structure left standing in the area where the first atomic bomb exploded. Visit the Peace Memorial Museum where you will see belongings left behind by victims of the nuclear attack, artifacts from the bomb, and read testimonies from survivors. As you explore the museum you will learn about the horrors, inhumane nature, and events of the 1945 attack. Try some local foods like Hiroshima-yaki or oysters for lunch before you finish up your tour of downtown Hiroshima. Board a ferry downtown and head to Miyajima, the Island of the Gods. Marvel at the floating red torii gate in high tide and go inside the Itsukushima shrine built over the sea.

Hiroshima: Meipuru-pu Sightseeing Bus 1-Day Ticket

3. Hiroshima: Meipuru-pu Sightseeing Bus 1-Day Ticket

Travel along the orange, green andlemon routes of the Meipuru-pu bus to easily access the sightseeing spots in the city center of Hiroshima.  In each route, the bus passes by the Atomic Bomb Dome, as well as the Peace Park. The starting point of the route is Hiroshima Shinkansen Station, which is easily reached by public transport. The bus runs from 8:00 AM to 5:45 PM every day.

From Hiroshima: Private Tour to Kure

4. From Hiroshima: Private Tour to Kure

Meet your local guide in Hiroshima and head out of the city for a 40-minute train ride that will lead you to the port and major ship building city of Kure, situated on the Seto Inland Sea. You'll be paired with guides that are passionate about the place they call home and who choose to spend their free time sharing it with like-minded travelers matched to them. The itinerary can be customized according to your interests. You could visit the Yamato Museum, where you can learn about the largest battleship in the world. Here you can also explore a collection of authentic relics from World War II.  If submarines are more your thing, the JMSDF Kure Museum awaits. Just next door to Yamato, this museum is shaped like a huge submarine. Known as the “Iron Whale Museum'', here you can browse torpedos, vessel parts and just about everything else you’d hope to see at a world-class military museum. Try their famed Navy Curry, a Japanese curry that originated inside the battleships of the Meiji Era, more than a century ago.

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What people are saying about Hiroshima

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 46 reviews

Great and relaxing experience to ecycle across Hiroshima. Tomomi our guide for the 3+ hours tour was very friendly and knowledgeful about the town and it’s history. We strongly Ecom end the activity and all four of us will now strongly consider this type of tour in the future. Also electric bike make it very easy.

Excellent tour 3 hours well spent with wonderful guides Yui and Toby

A really great tour seeing the main sights as well as other more off the beaten track locations. An insight into the recovery of Hiroshima following the A-bomb and the resilience of the people. Very knowledgeable and passionate guides complimented the tour with personal stories and reflections. Don’t miss it.

The 3-hour bike tour to important places in Hiroshima with Tomomi was extremely interesting. We learned a lot from her about Hiroshima in the past and the positive attitude today. Thanks to Tomomi we will keep this day in special memory.

We had a good Experience. The tour had a good tempo and gave time for thought. Several sites was visited and the guide was very informative and knowledgeable.

Loved it!! Deffinately recommend this tour. Our guide was lovely and spoke very good english. My husband and i learnt so much. This tour is a must do!