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  2. Hiroshima
  3. Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum

Hiroshima: 3-Hour Cycling Tour with Local Guide

Product ID: 166400
Explore the historical city of Hiroshima by electric bike with a local English-speaking guide. Learn from your informative guide about the city's history and present-day affairs, and how it has risen phoenix-like from the devastation of the atomic bomb.
About this activity
Duration: 3 hours
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Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, Japanese
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Discover Hiroshima's old-timely charms as you cycle through the inner city
  • Explore places that make you wonder how Hiroshima achieved reconstruction from the A-bomb devastation
  • Understand the history of Hiroshima better with a local English-speaking guide
  • See all the main sights as well as lesser-visited neighborhoods
Full description
Cycle around Hiroshima with an English-speaking guide and feel the backstory of the city come to life. Hear about the locals' great reconstruction efforts, even though it was said that nothing could grow in Hiroshima for 70 years. Visit many places and monuments related to the atomic bombing but also sense the energy of the present city as you ride around it in a small group of no more than 10 people.

After gathering at the meeting point, make your way to Enko River. Soak up the scenery as your guide tells you about Hiroshima's geographical features and development. Next, head to Hiroshima Castle and Gokoku Shrine to find out more about culture and history in Hiroshima.

Once there, see the remains of the headquarters where the initial report of the atomic bombing was transmitted as your guide fills you in with details of the situation and suffering in Hiroshima after the dropping of the bomb. Move on to Peace Memorial Park to discover the Atomic Bomb Dome and more. Hear stories from the locals' point of view rarely seen in museum exhibitions and books.

Finally, follow your guide away from the touristic area to explore suburbs like Sendamachi. Find beautiful Hiroshima vigorously revived from the tremendous damage of the atomic bombing while visiting numerous A-bomb heritage sites. Listen to episodes handed down in Hiroshima as you see sights like Miyukibashi Bridge and Kyobashi River. The tour concludes at the original meeting point.
Includes
  • Rental bicycles
  • English-speaking guide
  • Insurance
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Photos (sent via Messenger)
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • People under 4 ft 8 in (145 cm)

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Meet at Peacecle Tourist Information Office, located at 2-29 Kyobashicho, Minami-ku, Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima, 732-0828 Access: • A 4-minute walk from the south exit of JR Hiroshima station • From the south exit, go to the south exit underground square and take exit 8 to go to the ground. Go in the direction of Enkougawa • Cross the station bridge over the station and turn right at the first traffic light. Enter Jonan dori • The store is in front of APA hotel Hiroshima, in front of the Ohashi store

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Towel
  • Drinks
  • Comfortable clothes
Know before you go
• Regardless of age, you have to be taller than 145 centimeters/4 foot 8 in order to participate
• Children go free if they don't ride the bike. The local partner has 2 child seat bikes - feel free to confirm in advance if you will require one
• Please bring a towel and water in case you need a rest
• Group size is up to 10 people
• Insurance is included and will cover an auto accident
• You will get photo data taken on the day via the Messenger app after the tour
• The timetable may change depending on the circumstances
• In the case of bad weather, the tour may be canceled to take into consideration the safety of the guests
• When it rains, the local partner offers an alternative walking tour which has a different itinerary and also involves riding streetcars for the same price
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 / 5

based on 5 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    5 / 5
  • Organization
    5 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.7 / 5
  • Safety
    5 / 5
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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.

October 24, 2019

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.

October 18, 2019

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.

November 6, 2019

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Product ID: 166400