Hiroshima 5-Hour Tour with a Private Car ☆

Shore Excursion
Japanese (Native), English, Chinese (Simplified)
5 hours
Private tour (only you and your group)
Up to 9 people

Experienced local taxi drivers will cordially show you around the area so that you can visit both must-see and hidden sightseeing spots and enjoy local food.

Tr taxi R.
4.81 / 5
(141 reviews)

Meeting Point

Hiroshima Port / Hiroshima station / your hotel in Hiroshima city

Sample itinerary:

Miyajima Guchi to Itsukushima Shrine~Back to Miyajima Guchi and head to Hiroshima Castle~Hiroshima Atomic Bomb Dome (window view only)

Or you can customize the itinerary by requesting different places in Hiroshima city.

Ending Point

Hiroshima Port / Hiroshima station / your hotel in Hiroshima city

What to Expect

The name Itsukushima literally means 'island of worship' and from ancient times the island itself was worshipped as a god. The mystical Itsukushima Shrine built on the water was inscribed as a World Heritage Site in 1996. A place where people have long carried out ancient rites, Itsukushima Shrine has become world renowned, attracting visitors from all over Japan and the rest of the world.

Hiroshima Castle was built by Mōri Terumoto, one of the council of five elders appointed by Toyotomi Hideyoshi. In the Edo period, it was used by the Fukushima clan and the Asano clan. The castle tower was designated as a national treasure in 1931, but it was later destroyed by the bomb. The castle was restored in 1958 and as part of its 400th anniversary in 1989, the interior was fully refurbished and now acts as a museum detailing the history and culture of Japanese samurai families.

The tour will be conducted mainly by English materials such as a brochure and a pamphlet.

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Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

Car, Non-English Speaking Driver, Fuel, Port pick-up and drop-off

What‘s not included

entrance fee, meals, parking fee, highway fee, ferry fee

Ferry fee: 180JPY one way/360JPY round way

Important Information

-Even if you make a reservation (payment), we may not be able to arrange it.

-You must check availability for reservations for the tours listed.

-Please be sure to contact us before making a reservation-We are open from 9am to 4pm (JST) on weekdays. Messages received out of the above hours will be dealt with on the next business day.

-The customer is requested to complete booking process (including payment) at least 5

days in advance prior to the tour date.

-For airport transfers, please make sure to allow yourself to have enough time for immigration, collecting baggage, traveling time or flight check-in as well as in case of possible flight delay.

-Please prepare cash (Japanese yen) for the fees which are not included in the tour. (Please refer to "what's not included" section on each tour page)

-Please be kindly aware that our drivers are Non-English speaking.

-Please make sure to write down the following information upon booking:

1) flight number (cruise name)

2) flight (cruise) arrival/ departure time

3) airport terminal (cruise port)

4) number of luggage


Please write down as much of the following information as possible upon booking: 1) pick up time 2) drop off time 3) number of luggage

・The drivers cannot speak English.

・The tour price doesn't include admission fee, toll fee, drinks and meals.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 15 days prior to meeting time
  • 80% Refund - 8 to 14 days prior to meeting time
  • 70% Refund - 2 to 7 days prior to meeting time
  • 50% Refund - 1 day(s) prior to meeting time
  • No Refund - less than - 24 hours before the meeting time

Frequently Asked Questions

How many passengers can a taxi accommodate?

It depends on the car/ bus size as follows:

Taxi (sedan: 4, jumbo: 9)

How do you count no. of children?

Under 12, 3 children are counted as 2 adults, 2 children are counted as 2 adults and 1 child is counted as 1 adult.

*Infants are also counted in the total no. of passengers.

Can I request a child seat?

It depends on the taxi company (it is not an obligation to provide a child seat in a taxi). Please leave notes (the age of the child is necessary) in the request form upon booking.

Can a taxi carry large sized luggage?

It depends on the luggage size and the no. of passengers. The normal sedan taxi has a fuel tank in its trunk, so please be advised that the trunk is smaller than of a normal car.

How early do I have to make a reservation?

The customer is requested to complete booking process (with payment) 3 days before the tour date at the latest.

During high seasons (spring and fall in Japan), all of the cars in our stock usually get reserved, so please make a reservation well before hand.

Can I change my reservation after booking?

We accept your request via messages. If it is at short notice, we might charge extra fee for the arrangement.

Can I change the starting time on the day of the tour?

It is not possible to change the starting time at short notice.

Can I make another reservation?

Please send us a message or book a tour on our activity list.

Does the tour price include toll fee?

No. Please kindly pay the toll fee by cash on site where necessary.

What does the tour price include?

It includes driver fee, fuel fee and tax. Parking fee, toll fee, deadhead toll fee and ferry fare are excluded, so please kindly pay by cash on site.

What are deadhead toll fee and ferry fare?

Deadhead toll fee is toll fee for a taxi to go to the meeting point before the tour and to return to the company garage after the tour (only if it has to take a toll road). Ferry fare means passenger fare and taxi carriage fare if the route includes ferry transportation during the tour. (passenger fare of the driver is included in the carriage fare)

Do I have to bring anything for the tour?

Please bring the printed booking confirmation so that the driver can identify you upon meeing. If it's impossible to print it out, please take notes of reservation no., boarding date, company's name and its phone number on your memo. Or you can show the booking confirmation on your smartphone.

Where am I supposed to meet the driver?

In the case of the hotel pick-up, please wait in the hotel lobby. The driver will come and pick you up. In the case of airport/ station pick-up, the driver will welcome you holding a board with the guest's name at the arrival/ ticket gate. If the pick-up place is not the arrival/ ticket gate, we will notify the guest in advance.

What if I am running late for the meeting time?

The driver will wait max. 30min if the train/ plane is being delayed. If you are running late due to personal reasons and we can't contact you within 10min of the meeting time, your reservation will be cancelled. If we can contact you, the taxi meter will run until your arrival and you will be requested to pay for the fare additionally.

What if the taxi/ bus does not show up?

Please kindly call the operation company on your booking confirmation or us (our business hours are 9am-6pm on weekdays).

Does the driver conduct guided tours?

In the case of sightseeing tours, the driver is supposed to give a guided tour, but it will be provided mainly by English materials such as a brochure and pamphlet due to the language limitation of the driver. In the case of airport/ station transfer and a bus tour, no tour will be offered.

Can I change the routes of the tour after the departure?

Please kindly ask the driver. There is a possibility that your request cannot be met.

What If I want to finish the tour earlier than the scheduled ending time?

Please kindly ask the driver. Please be advised that the tour fee is not refundable.

Do you accept guests with a wheelchair?

If it's a foldable wheelchair, a taxi can carry it in its trunk. In the case of an electric one, availability of taxis with wheelchair lifts are limited to certain areas, so please kindly send us an inquiry.

Can I carry my pet with me in a taxi?

It is usually not acceptable (depending on the taxi company), but guide/ service dogs are exempted. If you have one in your group, please leave request notes upon booking.



Adem C.

5 / 5
Oct 2, 2023

Highly recommend

For our daily trip to Shimonoseki we booked two taxies. The drivers wait for us in cruise port on time ( I think they were there much more before time ) and we found them very easy. Both of them are very kind and nice and give us some guidelines on sites we visited which was very helpful and much more that we expected. We understand each other very well although they don't speak English and we don't speak Japanese . My very, very warm recommendation for this service. You are wonderful people. Thank you once again.


Holden N.

5 / 5
Sep 30, 2023

Professional and flexible

Higa-san was our driver for 2 days and she provided excellent service assisting with navigating the tricky roads within and outside of Naha. We were able to fill the first day with all of our sites without running into any parking issues, visiting both Shuri castle and the Peace Memorial. She even assisted with locating a tire pump at a local gas station for our wheelchair tire! The second day was a drive up north to Chatan to visit family. Her flexibility and thoughtfulness to bring a step for our elderly tourees were also paramount to the safety and expedition of our tour. She even stayed later so we could watch fireworks and we were more than happy to pay the extra fee. She stayed positive even during the extremely backed up traffic on our return to Naha - finding routes around some of the bumper to bumper roads - and brought us back after a very long day. I highly recommend them for their assistance and the flexibility they provide when creating customized itineraries.

Tr taxi R.

We’re so grateful that you took the time to leave us a 5-star review. We will be sure to pass on your feedback to Higa-san.Thank you for recommending us in your review! We loved being of service to you and hope we can assist you again soon.


David B.

5 / 5
Sep 29, 2023

Awesome tour

Fantastic tour. Driver patiently took us all over the place. Had wonderful suggestions and we had a great time looking around kagoshima.

Tr taxi R.

Thank you so much for your positive feedback. We're so happy to hear you had a great experience at kagoshima.Have a safe journey and enjoy the rest of your trip!


Nattaporn U.

5 / 5
Sep 29, 2023

Amazing experience.

The driver is nice and very helpful.

Tr taxi R.

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a 5-star review. Wish you a wonderful day!

$413/ per group