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.
At your hotel in Hiroshima, or greet you on your arrival at Hiroshima Station.
Tour the fabulous and historical Itsukushima Shrine, and Daishoin Temple, set amidst landscaped gardens, dotted with statues
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.
At your hotel in Hiroshima or escort you to your return departure from Hiroshima Station.
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.
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
**Repairs: Great Torii Gate is currently under repair expected for an unconfirmed period of time. . During this period, the gate is surrounded by scaffolding and is currently not really satisfactorily visible.
***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
if not travelling on JR Pass: total transit costs to and from the island: ¥1500 per person
- 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
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.
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
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!
Thanks so much for such a glowing review! It was a real pleasure sharing the day with you all. ????
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.
Hello Hina! Thanks for the glowing review. It was a pleasure. Wishing you all a wonderful year ahead. Best, Hugh .
Hugh was a superb guide with lots of information and understanding of the events that shook Japan and the world on August 6, 1945. This is a must-see place for solemn reflection on the horrors of war and the peace that has followed. The sights of the temple on Miyajima Island were also a very enjoyable to visit and hear Hugh's stories on the history. I would recommend Hugh to any traveller to this area. You'll get a lot more appreciation for this area with a guide than you would without one.
Hello James! It was a pleasure spending the day with you. Thanks so much for the glowing review. Best regards, Hugh