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A Canny Day in Hiroshima

Highlights

Hugh C.

4.89(45) reviews
Hiroshima
English (Native), Japanese
8 hours
Private tour (only you and your group)
Up to 8 people

The overall plan for a day in Hiroshima: Join me on a very memorable stroll through the history and culture of the "shrine island", designated one of the three most scenic sites in Japan and a World Heritage SIte, before returning to Central Hiroshima to tour Peace Memorial Park, it monuments and museums or, if desired, I am happy to discuss customising your tour to include other attractions.

Meeting Point

At your hotel in Hiroshima, or greet you on your arrival at Hiroshima Station.

MIyajima (shrine) Island and a range of its beautiful ancient structures (an optional view from Mt Misen).

Tour the fabulous and historical Itsukushima Shrine, and Daishoin Temple, set amidst landscaped gardens, dotted with statues

Ground Zero, Atomic Bomb Dome, Peace Memorial Park and Memorial Museum

Begin at the Hypo-centre and set the stage for the history of the terrible event that ushered in the end of hostilities of the eWW II and proceed to a tour of the whole park and its memorials and to the Peace Memorial Museum and its exhibits covering all aspects of the event and the atomic weapon.

Ending Point

At your hotel in Hiroshima or escort you to your return departure from Hiroshima Station.

What to Expect

We will head straight to Miyajima and enjoy a guided tour of its historical religious and cultural structures then after lunch head to Central Hiroshima stopping first at ground zero and the Atomic Bomb Dome then I will lead a guided tour through the park and its monuments and to Peace Memorial Museum, sharing history and facts.

If you are arriving for a day trip from Kyoto or Osaka, I will be happy to recommend your best inbound train schedule and make return bookings for you.

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Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

Guide fee

What‘s not included

transportation fee (you and the guide), lunch, dinner, entrance fees

Transport from in Hiroshima and Hiroshima to Miyajima

Shrine entry ¥300 per adult

Peace Memorial Museum entry ¥200 p we adult

Important Information

I am very familiar with leading tours throughout Japan so on occasion, I would be happy to create a bigger experience in other parts of the country if you would like to discuss directly with me.

***Please note that this is a three-stage process: We would agree on destinations and activities to be included. 2. I would compile an overview. 3. If that is accepted, the guest agrees to receive a detailed itinerary including information about attractions, activities and transit details.

**Depending on the guest's length of stay and the time required to produce the tour itinerary document the guest may be quoted a fee of my hourly rate up to a maximum charge of (8) eight hours and if satisfied, to agree to accept that (subject to some reasonable amendments), the agreement to receive the itinerary would be a binding contract to agree to pay for the itinerary with no further obligation to accept it as a tour offer.

**Please note that once step three has been started the guest agrees to the payment of the discussed fee.

IMPORTANT

***The order in which locations are visited may change on the day for the benefit of the most appreciable experience for the guests.

**Please wear a pair of comfortable walking shoes

Transport:

if not travelling on JR Pass: total transit costs to and from the island: ¥1500 per person

Admission fees:

- Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum: Adults (College students and up): ¥200, High school students/Senior citizens (aged 65 years and over): ¥100, Junior high school students and younger: Free

- Itsukushima Shrine: Adults: ¥300, High school students: ¥200, Elementary/Junior High School Students: ¥100

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 8 days prior to meeting time
  • 50% Refund - 3 to 7 days prior to meeting time
  • No Refund - Within 2 day(s) prior to meeting time

Reviews

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Julie D.

Oct 18, 2022

Lovely Hiroshima experience

Loved our Japan experience even more with this walking-learning tour! Thank you Hugh! This tour was wonderful! The Shukkie-en Gardens and the Hiroshima castle with its grounds were very lovely. We appreciated them even more knowing the historical background and cultural and religious aspects that led to their creation and maintenance. The Peace Memorial park is a reminder of a significant past which we should all remember and learn from. Hugh was very friendly, accommodating and patient. We didn't feel pressured or stressed. We especially loved his tour because he was easy to converse with in English which was one of the difficulties we had with other licensed local tour guides. Hence, we actually learned more from him and enjoyed the tour more. We felt very comfortable with him. He was very knowledgeable of the history of the places we went to, and the history of Japan in general (amazing!). He also showed us a good place to eat which was very nice! We definitely recommend him to anyone having a tour in Hiroshima and the surrounding areas. He is fluent in both Japanese and English so yeah, book a tour with him.

Hugh C.

Hi Julie, Julian, Judy, and Jane! I enjoyed sharing the day with you and thanks for lunch! This is a wonderful review and touches on all the aspects I hope people will appreciate. Thanks so much! Best Hugh

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Waqas B.

Sep 18, 2022

Amazing Hiroshima Trip

Hugh is an awesome guide. We had an amazing experience exploring the place with hugh. He was informative, cordial, super cooperative and very good company. He invested allot of time ahead of the trip to plan it properly to ensure we have a smooth experience given we were travelling with a toddler and both my parents having Mobility constraints. It was my fathers dream destination during his Japan visit and I am glad we did it in an organised manner with Hugh.

Hugh C.

Hi Waqas family! Thanks for the wonderful review. It was an absolute pleasure spending the two days with you all and I'm so glad you enjoyed it. Do let me know if you need any of the images I have for your souvenir collection. Best, Hugh

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Lee M.

Apr 17, 2022

A fantastic day and tour, enjoyed by all

We found Hugh to be a wonderful guide, with a fantastic knowledge of the area and local culture. We put ourselves completely in his hands and were thrilled with our tour. He is fluent in both English and Japanese, and his affable and engaging nature makes him the perfect guide for both small or large groups. For any Aussies visiting Hiroshima- this is your guy - don’t look any further! Thank you Hugh for a brilliant day. We can’t recommend you highly enough!

Hugh C.

Thanks so much for such a glowing review! It was a real pleasure sharing the day with you all. ????

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Hina F.

Jan 16, 2020

An Amazing and Unforgettable visit to Hiroshima and Miyajima

I was initially conflicted while considering various tour guides and debated if it will be worth choosing a guide who is not Japanese but I am so happy that my concerns were unfounded. Hugh has a warm and friendly demeanor, great sense of humor and he is a walking encyclopedia. We enjoyed our conversations with him while he guided us around. We felt that our day was filled with special experiences, may it be food, or a temple or a shrine or just a deer walking by. Our children, 3 and 6 year-old had equally good time with him. We highly recommend him.

Hugh C.

Hello Hina! Thanks for the glowing review. It was a pleasure. Wishing you all a wonderful year ahead. Best, Hugh .

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