Miyajima, sacred island walking tour

Off the Beaten Path

Kazumi M.

4.97(40) reviews
Hiroshima
English
5 hours
Private tour (only you and your group)
Up to 8 people

Miyajima Island, one of the most scenic spots in Japan, has long been regarded as an Island of Gods on the beautiful Seto Inland Sea. It is a romantic and historical island where Itsukushima Shrine, a World Heritage site, is located, along with the Virgin Forest of Mt. Misen, and numerous preserved shrines, temples and historical monuments.

Itinerary

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Meeting Point

at your request place in Hiroshima

seeing a big Torii gate, Itsukushima shrine, five story pagoda and Buddist hall

visiting Daishoin temple

having lunch ( Okonomiyaki or conger eel and Oyster or your request)

Ending Point

at your request place in Hiroshima

What to Expect

Miyajima is a small island less than an hour outside the city of Hiroshima. It is a very romantic and relaxing place. It is most famous for its giant torii gate, which at high tide seems to float on the water. The sight is ranked as one of Japan's three best views.

you can walk around Miyajima to see Itsukushima shrine, in the public's mind. Like the torii gate, the shrine's main buildings are built over water, Five story pagoda and Buddist hall.

you can also visit Daishoin temple, one of the most important temples of Shingon Buddhism. It features a variety of buildings, statues and other religious objects for visitors to admire.

There are also wild deer on the island that have become accustomed to people. In the day the deer wander around the island.

Oyster landed in Hiroshima is very big and thick tasty, and Hiroshima is the number one of landing of oysters in Japan. There are some oyster shops that serve grilled oysters and vinegared fresh oysters to visitors in the Miyajima Island.

Okonomiyaki is the most famous as Hiroshima soul food, cooked with superposition of cabbage, bean sprouts, pork, egg and noodles, which is soba or udon, on thin flour dough spread like crepe.

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Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

Guide fee and tour coordination

What‘s not included

transportation fee、around 700 yen per person (you and guide), Lunch around 1000 yen per person (you and guide) admission fee, 300 yen per person. any snack and shopping during a tour.

If you have JR pass, you can use it for JR train and ferry to Miyajima.

Important Information

I am usually available from 9:30 until 5pm. I also need at least a week advanced booking before your request date. I am sorry but I am available from 9:30am until 3pm on Thursday and Friday for a while. I am sorry but I am only available from 9:00am until 3pm from September until November in 2019.

At low tide, you are able to walk to Otorii Gate but when the tide flows it looks like the shrine is floating on water.

This idea to make the temple look different according to the tide will be only found here in Itsukushima shrine.

The tour may be changed according to the whether condition.

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

Reviews

Saad I.

Jan 30, 2020

Informative and Accommodating

We had a great time with Kazumi. She was professional. She arrived on time and spoke excellent English and had great communication skills. She listened carefully to us and customized the tour to our needs. Highly recommend her and this tour paying a special attention to the Peace Park. Will see you again, Kazumi san. Thank you.

Kazumi M.

Thank you for your great review, Saad. It was my pleasure and I am glad that you enjoyed the day in Hiroshima. I hope you have a great time during the rest of your time in Japan! I am really looking forward to seeing you again. Kazumi

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Anita K.

Dec 9, 2019

A day in Hiroshima

We had a great day with Kazumi. She is very knowledgeable about Hiroshima and a pleasant guide.

Kazumi M.

Thank you for your good review, Anita. I am glad that all of you enjoyed my tour. I appreciate all of you are very nice to me. Please say thank you to your family. I hope I can visit you sometime soon. Have a great holiday. Kazumi

Joel H.

Nov 13, 2019

Two lovely days with Kazumi

My wife and I were fortunate to have spent a day and a half with Kazumi. One day we spent in Hiroshima and the next day was a half day in Miyajima. Kaz is a delightful, well informed, energetic wonderful person. Her English is excellent and local knowledge superb. We loved her smile and warmth. I would highly recommend touring with Kazumi!

Kazumi M.

Thank you for your great review, Joel! I am so happy that you enjoyed my tours. It was my pleasure to share my knowledge with you and I really enjoyed conversation with you both. I am looking forward to your paintings. Hope you enjoy Hakone and rest of your staying in Japan. Kazumi

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Anita D.

Nov 10, 2019

Totally worth it to get a guide

Kazumi was on time to meet us at the station - this was really helpful as we didnt know the station. She was very patient with the group and quickly saw that we all had different interests. She gave us a lot of very interesting information but not too much. She had just the right speed with us. A very pleasant, easy and likable young woman. Without her we would not have seen or understood half the terrible history of Hiroshima

Kazumi M.

Thank you for your wonderful comment, Anita. Congratulations for the Victory of South Africa in Rugby World Cup. I am sure you all had a great time in Stadium. I was very happy to spend and share my time and knowledge with you. It was very interesting to know about South Africa. I hope I can visit you in South Africa sometime soon. Please say hello to your husband and friends. Love, Kazumi

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