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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park and Miyajima Island Tour from Kyoto

Highlights
  • 12-hour tour of Hiroshima and Miyajima Island, from Kyoto
  • Discover the picturesque island of Miyajima
  • See the magnificent Itsukushima Shrine, a UNESCO World Heritage site
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park and Miyajima Island Tour from Kyoto
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park and Miyajima Island Tour from Kyoto
US$356.33
Overview
Travel round-trip from Kyoto by high-speed bullet train to take in Hiroshima's historic sites, including exhibits about the 1945 atomic bomb that devastated the city. Start your visit on a lighter note, traveling by boat to Miyajima, a famously beautiful island that is home to the revered Itsukushima Shrine. Have lunch there, then return to the city to visit the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park and Museum. Your expert guide shares important details about Hiroshima's heartbreaking history and remarkable recovery throughout this unforgettable 12-hour tour.
What to Expect
Start your day by meeting your guide at the New Miyako Hotel and transfering to Kyoto Station to board the bullet train for the scenic 2-hour ride to Hiroshima Station. As your train zips along, your guide introduces the history of Hiroshima, from ancient times to the devastation of World War II and on up to the present.

When you arrive in Hiroshima, travel to Miyajimaguchi either by train or coach, then transfer to a boat that takes you to Miyajima, a revered locale also known as the Sacred Island. It is most famous for the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Itsukushima Shrine and its picturesque torii gate, which appears to float on water at high tide. You may spot tame deer roaming free, adding to the ambiance of the island scenery. After about 45 minutes on the island, have lunch (own expense) then relax on the boat as you cruise back to Hiroshima.

In the afternoon, visit the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site. In the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, your guide leads you through exhibits about the atomic bomb that devastated Hiroshima on August 6, 1945, and the city's remarkable recovery post-World War II.

Take a bus or train to your tour's final destination, the Genbaku Dome (aka the Atomic Bomb Dome or Hiroshima Peace Memorial), one of the few buildings that survived the bombing. Nearby, the Children’s Peace Monument is draped with thousands of origami cranes made by children. The Atomic Bomb Memorial Mound contains the ashes of 70,000 bomb victims; many were unidentified or had no surviving relatives to claim their ashes.

When you have finished taking in Hiroshima, board the bullet train again at Hiroshima Station and travel back to Kyoto Station, where your tour ends upon arrival in the evening.
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1 - 5 of 9 reviews

Reviewed 11 July 2018
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park and Museum

A nice museum that reminds of the past. The heavy rain sat the mood in the right way. The concept was creative... The transport to the park could be better. It is almost 20 minutes with bus. Worth the trip!

1  Thank Lien D
Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile
Peace Memorial Park

Beautiful park. This place is a very calm place. Walk around and see the Dome and the destruction that can be done in a split second,

Thank ElmoSanDiego
Reviewed 19 June 2018
Full day busy tour

We used Japan Railpass (JR Pass) and booked Bullet train Kyoto - Hiroshima & back travel. Outside Hiroshima Train station we found that our JR pass is also valid in Hiroshima Loop Buses (City tour Buses stand just outside the station) so we took one...More

Thank VJMumbai
Reviewed 29 May 2018 via mobile
Wonderful Tour with Nau

The tour is certainly a long day (about 12 hours) but it is full of must see and interesting places and sights. Nau was our fantastic guide (Carps #1 cheer leader). We were met at the Hotel at Kyoto and led across the road to...More

Thank Atnicko
Reviewed 8 May 2018 via mobile
A Sombre Reminder for Peace

We took street car or tram 6 to Genbabu Dome-mae stop. This stop is closest to the A-bomb Dome. We alighted 1 stop earlier to visit the hypocenter first. During WWII, the Allies were targeting the Aioi bridge next to the dome building for the...More

Thank Vthc4
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