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Our most recommended Hiroshima Walking tours

Hiroshima Like a Local: Customized Guided Tour

1. Hiroshima Like a Local: Customized Guided Tour

Explore the city with a friendly local who is passionate about his/her city and eager to share all the tips and tricks that will help you make the most of your trip. Meet where you're staying to get familiar with the neighbourhood, find out about the best places to eat and buy groceries, the easiest ways to get around, and the hidden gems you might have missed. By the end of the tour, you'll feel more comfortable in navigating the city and confident that you have all the information you need to make the most of your stay. Once we receive your booking, the supplier get in touch with you to confirm all the details for the tour: meeting place and time, language and your contact information, and also ask you some questions to get to know you better. They will hand-pick the right local for you based on your interests. Each tour is completely customized so you can choose the meeting location, start time and length that you prefer (minimum: 2 hours).  During the walking tour you will have the option of taking public transportation or taxi to get around the city (at your expense). The local guides (Lokafyers) are locals who are passionate about their city and love to meet travellers and share what they love about their city.  They are not professional tour guides and do these tours occasionally, which provides an authentic and personal experience that is like having a friend show you around their home city.  Through conversations with your Lokafyer, you’ll learn what it’s like to live in Hiroshima, learn about cultural differences, local events and politics and also get to know each other on a personal level. With this experience, you won’t be just passing through the city, you’ll be part of it.

Hiroshima: Hidden Gems and Highlights Private Walking Tour

2. Hiroshima: Hidden Gems and Highlights Private Walking Tour

Join a friendly guide to get an authentic experience of Hiroshima on a personalized tour of its highlights and hidden gems. Your guide is passionate about the place they call home and chooses 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. There, several restaurants under a single roof serve the food locals love most: Hiroshima Okonomiyaki, the city’s unique take on Japan’s famous "everything pancake." Pass by a collection of oyster huts and restaurants selling some of Hiroshima’s best delicacies, then head to buzzing Nagarekawa, the city’s ultimate party and entertainment district, where you’ll peer into hip bars and quirky cafes lining neon-lit streets. In downtown Hiroshima, keep the party vibe going in the buzzing, bar-lined Ekinishi neighborhood, packed with trendy haunts and diverse restaurants housed in renovated buildings. Catch your breath with a peaceful walk through Hiroshima Minato Park at the city’s port, and if you still have time and energy to spare, take a hike up Mount Haigamine for a bird's-eye view of the sparkling sea and city that’s widely believed to be one of the most beautiful in the region. Your personalized itinerary will be planned according to the number of hours booked and adapted to your preferences.

Hiroshima: Early Morning Trekking Tour with Tea Ceremony

3. Hiroshima: Early Morning Trekking Tour with Tea Ceremony

Get up early for a trekking tour of Futaba Mountain in Hiroshima. Take part in an outdoor tea ceremony with views of Hiroshima, try an easy yoga lesson, and, if selected, eat a traditional breakfast.   After meeting your guide in Hiroshima, prepare for your adventure by learning about the trekking route. Head to Hiroshima Toshogu Shrine where you can view important cultural assets and other buildings on the grounds.    Trek through Kinko Inari Shrine in the mountains of Futaba. After trekking for about 25 minutes, reach the Peace Pagoda and enjoy a spectacular view of Hiroshima City, the Seto Inland Sea, and Miyajima from the top of the mountain.   Then begin the Nodate tea ceremony, a traditional open-air ceremony, where the guide will make you green tea outdoors. Relax with an easy Yoga experience and feel the nature around you. If selected, enjoy breakfast at the Okugu Shrine. 

Hiroshima: Sake Town Tour in Saijo Hiroshima

4. Hiroshima: Sake Town Tour in Saijo Hiroshima

Discover the neighborhood of Saijo in Hiroshima, the perfect destination for Sake fans due to its concentration of breweries along the waterfront. Find out how the water or, 'shikomi mizu', is essential for producing this local alcohol due to its medium hardness that is well suited for the brewing process. Discover the subtle differences in the water’s components which impact the taste of the sake at each brewery’s location. Begin the tour with a tasting and sake explanation at Kamotsuru brewery, representative of Hiroshima sake. See how Kamotsuru boasts an impressive line up of 12 unique bottles. Witness many artifacts and learn about the brewing process. Please note that watching the sake brewing process is not available to the public in Japan due to sanitary and health inspection regulations. Next, head off to try a local specialty hot-pot dish made with premium sake called Bishu Nabe, and other tasting plates made with Saijo ingredients. Learn about the history of this tasty dish at a local lunch spot. Please note that Bishu Nabe must be ordered in advance so last minute bookings may require an alternate lunch menu. After lunch, stroll through the picturesque streets and go brewery hopping. Sample many kinds of sake and sake based products in unique tasting rooms. Visit a local cafe and enjoy sweets and a snack break inspired by Japanese rice wine. At each brewery, sample different kinds of sake. If you find a type you like, the brewery shops carry a huge variety for you to purchase and take home. Finish the tour with a new perspective on Saijo and an incredible knowledge of how sake is produced. 

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What people are saying about Hiroshima

My tour with Saúl was very informative and fun. He had only lived in Hiroshima for a year but could already tell me a lot about the culture, history and meaning behind things. All of those things I wouldn‘t have been able to find in a travel guide so I‘m very glad I booked this tourand would recommend this to everyone who wants to learn about Hiroshima and japanese culture in general.

Friendly, courteous and helpful young man

Shinichi san planned the trip based on our interest. He explained the history and shared his personal story of a relative that offered us insights to the difficult period of re-building Hiroshima after the 1945 bombing. Shinichi san spoke good English. He paid attention to details and took good care of us.

This was fantastic. Our tour guide, Shinichi, was great. Very friendly and knowledgeable. We only had one day in Hiroshima and he made it one of the most memorable and enjoyable of our trip

Engaging Tour

Tour guide did a nice job navigating us through the park and it’s many sites culminating in a final drop off at the museum.

Excellent fuide

Our guide was well informed, easy to understand and made for a wonderful experience in Hiroshima.