One Day Hiroshima on your own

Highlights

Mayumi I.

4.92(84) reviews
Hiroshima
English
7 hours
Private tour (only you and your group)
Up to 8 people

A more favorable option, my tour is geared for the more independent-minded travelers. This option lets you customize your one day tour with a variety ...

Itinerary

Check out what we are going to do.
Feel free to personalize this offer.

Meeting Point

At your hotel or Hiroshima Station

Central Hiroshima (Peace Memorial Park, Shukkei-en Garden, Hiroshima castle ...)

Miyajima (Mt. Misen, Miyajima Shrine, Daishoin Temple...)

Onomichi (Nostalgic and quiet town with old temples, Narrow and maze-like paths of slope to walk up...)

Takehara (Preserved townscape, Rabbit island)

Ending Point

At your hotel or Hiroshima Station

What to Expect

A more favorable option, my tour is geared for the more independent-minded travelers. This option lets you customize your one day tour with a variety of activities. Your day in Hiroshima is a blank page, waiting you for writing your own tales.

If you want to extend your way to other prefectures, it may be also planned as you wish. First up, please contact me.

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Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

Guide fee, Hotel pick-up

What‘s not included

Transportation fees (you and guide)

Lunch

Entrance fees

Important Information

The grand Tori Gate of the Itsukushima shrine in Miyajima is fully covered now with scaffold due to its repair work as it has been more than 140 years since the present 8th gate was erected in 1875. The completion time has not been informed yet. However what Miyajima has is not only the Tori Gate. 14 % of the whole island was designated as a UNESCO world heritage site. The gate is just part of it and I believe you still cannot miss this beautiful island even the gate itself is covered unfortunately. Thanks for your understanding.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 30 days prior to meeting time
  • 50% Refund - 15 to 29 days prior to meeting time
  • No Refund - Within 14 day(s) prior to meeting time

Frequently Asked Questions

I want to go and see as much as possible....

I will arrange the tour as you like. Central Hiroshima and Miyajima may be covered in one day. Takehara tour needs a whole day if you start from your Hotel in Hiroshima. So you cannot get everything at the same time. If you want to experience more, you had better extend your stay here in Hiroshima. It is worthwhile. I am sure my plan lives up to its promise of offering something memorable to everyone.

I want to know how much our transportation expenses will cost.

It depends on your plan or the transportation mode, though. Let me give you some idea.

*For HIROSHIMA/MIYAJIMA tour, it will cost about 2000 JPY

Break down = Central Hiroshima -via Hiroshima Sta.- Miyajima Sta. < 190JPY by tram/ 420 JPY by JR for 30 min. ride>,

Miyajima Sta. - Miyajima Is., <180 JPY by Boat>,

And the Admission fee to Miyajima Shrine <300JPY>...... One suggestion…if you have enough time, I really recommend a tram-ride from central Hiroshima to Miyajima Sta.. It takes time (about 50 min.) to get there. But it will cost you only 270 JPY. Additionally, from a window of the streetcar, you may enjoy the charming townscape of Hiroshima/nearby local towns and the serene Seto inland sea.

Pleasure boat also operates directly from central Hiroshima to Miyajima Island. (2200JPY. Round trip: 4000JPY)

Reviews

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Meredith J.

Mar 4, 2020

Wonderful day in Hiroshima!

We had a wonderful day in Hiroshima. Mayumi is wonderful-she shares a wealth of knowledge both on the sites we visited and how to get there. This has been one of the best tour experiences I’ve ever had. I highly recommend Mayumi!!

Mayumi I.

Dear Meri, I appreciate your wonderful review. I was forever grateful that you were able to come to Japan and Hiroshima to share your time and joy wth us. Now we have a difficult time and many sites & facilities are shut down, though. I hope you will have good memories in Japan and come back to fully enjoy next time. Again I was so touched by your consideration and thoughtfulness. Please give my best regards to your son and friends. Thank you very much. Mayumi

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Yean teng L.

Jan 30, 2020

A wonderful with Mayumi

My wife and I spent a wonderful day with Mayumi at Miyajima and Peace Park. We were blessed with good weather (despite earlier rain forecast), and more importantly, informative, understanding and helpful guide. We have been to both places previously on our own many years ago. However, with Mayumi as our guide, we felt like we were visiting them for the very first time! Should we return to Hiroshima again, we will certainly engage her as our guide again!

Mayumi I.

Dear Yean san. I appreciate the awesome review you kindly left. I couldn’t be happier. The day I spent with you was surely memorable and joyful. It felt on the auspicious first day of the Chinese Lunar New Year, which made it more special for you. I was honored that I could be with you and your gracious wife on that special day. I was also very grateful for everything you two kindly did for me. May every day of the New Year brings you sweet surprises that fill your life with happiness. With gratitude, Mayumi

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David P.

Jan 16, 2020

Tour of Hiroshima Castle & Peace Park & Museum

Very interesting informative & enjoyable

Mayumi I.

Dear David and Family, I am so grateful that you took the time out to leave such a good review. I would love to continue providing my guiding service to awesome clients like you. Thank you very much. Best, Mayumi

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Carol P.

Jan 13, 2020

Loved Rabbit Island and was able to stop at

Had a wonderful day with Mayumi. She was so helpful and patient. She worked very hard to do everything I asked and more. I really enjoyed talking to her and learned a lot. She is very knowledgeable and a lot of fun! We went to Rabbit Island and talked a lot on the way over and back. I know I was an unusual client since I am quite old and still asked to go to Rabbit Island. :) She packed a LOT into one day for me. It is a day I will remember always. Thanks Mayumi. I hope I can return to Hiroshima some day to do some more sightseeing. I did not have time to see everything. I need to return.

Mayumi I.

Dear Carol, I thank you so much for the excellent review you kindly posted! I am very happy you loved the tour with me. I also loved the wonderful time spent with you. There is a famous Japanese idiom which describes a cultural concept of treasuring the unrepeatable nature of a moment; Ichi-go, Ichi-e. It can be translated as " once in a life time" or " treasure every meeting as it may not come again". However I can’t wait to have you back here, Lol. Wish you great health, happiness and successful business. Best. Mayumi

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