Hiroshima
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  • Hiroshima: Bar Hopping Food Tour

    1. Hiroshima: Bar Hopping Food Tour

    After meeting your guide, you'll head to a local izakaya that specializes in Okonomiyaki. Quench your thirst with a refreshing Japanese drink as the chef cooks your Okonomiyaki (a Japanese savory pancake) on a flat iron grill at your table. Then, you'll go bar hopping in the backstreets of Hiroshima just like a local and taste authentic local foods. The local partner has prepared a special bar hopping map of the Nagarekawa area. Take a look at it and decide where to eat and drink next depending on your moods. Your tour guide will recommend local restaurants and bars. You'll be able to try amazing Japanese foods that you can only taste in Hiroshima. Taste sake made in Hiroshima. Hiroshima is very famous for its sake breweries. Try different flavors, ranging from dry and rich to sweet and light. On this tour, you will get to learn all about different sake flavors and you'll be able to di...

  • Hiroshima: Hidden Gems and Highlights Private Walking Tour

    2. Hiroshima: Hidden Gems and Highlights Private Walking Tour

    Join a friendly local guide to get an authentic experience of Hiroshima on a personalized tour of its highlights and hidden gems. 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. Marvel at the city’s unknown history, fascinating culture, and fantastic food scene as you’re led down its liveliest streets, as well as those off the well-trodden tourist trail. Begin your experience by taking a serene stroll through 400-year-old Shukkei-en, a tranquil Japanese garden and a survivor of the atomic bomb. Explore the Peace Memorial Park and Atomic Bomb Dome, both must-sees to fully comprehend Hiroshima’s strength and resilience, and then grab a bite at Okonomimura, or Okonomiyaki Village, where several restaurants under a single roof serve the food locals love most: Hiros...

  • Hiroshima: Miyajima Cultural Walking Tour with Food Tastings

    3. Hiroshima: Miyajima Cultural Walking Tour with Food Tastings

    Meet up with your friendly local guide and take the ferry to the sacred island of Miyajima. Learn about how this site is deeply rooted in Japanese mythology and religion, specifically Shinto and Buddhism. See the famous Torii gates, enter Itsukushima Shrine, and learn how to pray there. After taking an in-depth look at Itsukushima Shrine and learning about Japan's Shinto religion, visit Daisho-in Temple, one of the most important temples of Shingon Buddhism. Here, your guide will share their knowledge about Buddhism's role in Japan and this temple's significance to the island. Next, enjoy a stroll to Momijidani Park where you can check out the seasonal leaves. Momiji means "red leaves" or "maple tree", and Miyajima Island is famous for it. Spend time walking around and basking in nature. Then, your guide will take you to the five-storied pagoda and Senjokaku Hall for more cul...

  • 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...

  • Hiroshima: Oyster Farm and Floating Torii Gate Boat Tour

    5. Hiroshima: Oyster Farm and Floating Torii Gate Boat Tour

    Hiroshima oysters are known as some of the best oysters in Japan. On this trip local fisherman will take you to an oyster farm and explain how they are grown. If you visit in the right season, you will be amazed to see lots of oysters growing on suspended ropes. After visiting the oyster farm, the boat will head to Itsukushima island, home to the Itsukushima Shine. The shrine is best known for the iconic red floating Torii gate standing in the sea. Admire the scenic view of the floating Torii gate in front of a background of mountains. You will then head back to the dock. If you are in the right season, you will see fishermen getting the oysters ready to be shipped out.

  • Hiroshima: Private Half-Day Miyajima Tour

    6. Hiroshima: Private Half-Day Miyajima Tour

    Start your tour by meeting your guide at your hotel. 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. Begin the tour with a ferry ride to Miyajima Island, which offers great views of the Seto Inland Sea. Once on the island, visit the floating Itsukushima Shrine and the oldest temple in Miyajima, Daisho-in, built by one of Japan’s most famous monks. Cherry blossoms in spring add to the magic of these well-known temple sites. Next, stop for a break at Gallery Miyazato. This local establishment serves up traditional Japanese sweets like the famous Momiji Manju, perfect for a refuel. Momijidani Park and its 200 maple trees await exploring next, and then Mount Misen, the most sacred place in Miyajima.  Next stop is Rekaido, where you can see the home of the eternal ...

  • Hiroshima: Hop-On-Hop-Off Tourist Pass

    7. Hiroshima: Hop-On-Hop-Off Tourist Pass

    See some of the most iconic sites in Hiroshima by traveling from A to B with this pass. Designed to suit your needs and interests, you can select from a 1,2, or 3-day option. Enjoy unlimited boarding and disembarking within the designated routes. You can take most of the public transport in Hiroshima: 1. Streetcar All lines of the Hiroshima Electric Railway(Inner-City Line/Miyajima Line) 2. Ferry Miyajima Matsudai Kisen, JR West Miyajima Ferry 3. Bua Route buses within the route map on the back. Hiroshima Electric Railway, Hiroshima Bus, Hiroshima Kotsu, Geiyo Bus, Chugoku JR Bus, HD Nishihiroshima(Bon-Bus) ※HIROSHIMA Sightseeing Loop Bus, “Hiroshima meipuru~pu” is available.

  • Hiroshima: Itsukushima Shrine Sea Kayaking Experience

    8. Hiroshima: Itsukushima Shrine Sea Kayaking Experience

    Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Itsukushima Shrine on a sea kayaking excursion. With its ‘floating’ torii gate, the shrine is one of Japan’s most photographed landmarks. Your friendly guide will explain how to use the equipment. Take some time to practice moving forward and backward, stopping, and turning the kayak by yourself. Next paddle out into the sea. Get up close to the Itsukushima Shrine to admire the site from a unique perspective. You can take photos with the torii gate in the background, before heading back to the beach. Full instruction will be provided, making this activity suitable for complete beginners as well as for those with previous experience of kayaking.

  • Kansai-Hiroshima JR & Bus Pass

    9. Kansai-Hiroshima JR & Bus Pass

    Explore the Kansai region, the spiritual heart of Japan which is home to some of the country's most interesting cities. Once you’ve picked up your pass, you’ll be able to ride the JR West railways and buses throughout the Kansai region down to Hiroshima.  Discover the vibrant city of Osaka and its amazing food scene. Visit the ancient temples and shrines of Kyoto. See Nara's natural beauty, try the beef in Kobe, visit Himeji castle, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, or connect with nature in the forests and waterfalls of Wakayama. Walk the UNESCO Kumano Kodo in Kishi, admire the best dunes in Tottori, relax in the Kinosaki Onsen's hot spring, or take amazing photos in the top Japanese garden of Okayama's Korakuen.  Visit UNESCO World Heritage Site Atomic Bomb Dome and Itsukushima Shrine in Miyajima by ferry. Take the road-less traveled and use the JR West bus network to see cities such as ...

  • Hiroshima and Miyajima: Private Full-Day Guided Tour

    10. Hiroshima and Miyajima: Private Full-Day Guided Tour

    Following a morning hotel pickup, take the JR local train to Miyajima-guchi and transfer to a ferry boat toward Miyajima Island. One of the most beautiful places in Japan, spend some time walking around the island to see the Great Torii Gate, Itsukushima Shrine, and Taishoin Temple. Enjoy lunch on the island. After the visit to Miyajima, take a tram to the Peace Memorial Park. Hiroshima is well known as the city on which the first atomic bomb was dropped. Walk around the park and see some of the monuments, including the Children's Peace Monument, Peace Bell, and Flame of Peace. You will then visit the museum to gain a better understanding of what occurred on that August 6 of 1945. Make your trip to Japan more memorable with this historic day tour led by a knowledgable guide.

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What people are saying about Hiroshima

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 58 reviews

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!

Was the best experience super patient with us for two people who know no Japanese. Really enjoyed and defiantly worth it.

Our Guide explains our tour perfectly. Her name is Maki, and i 100% recommended her to everyone else

Momo was very friendly and informative and chatty!