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Miyajima, sacred island walking tour

Off the Beaten Path

Kazumi M.

4.98(42) 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.

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 9:00until 5pm.

I also prefer a month advanced booking your request date since I have another job and need to arrange.

I am sorry but I am available from 9:00am until 3pm on Thursday for a while. I appreciate your understanding and look forward to your request.

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 - 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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Abbie L.

Nov 9, 2022

Great guide

Kazumi took us around Hiroshima and Miyajima. She accommodated our requests and were easy to talk to regarding the schedule and itinerary. On the tour, she took time to talk to each of us including the children. Warm and friendly and knows her stuff.

Kazumi M.

Hi Abbie and Family Thank you for spending your time with me in Hiroshima. I hope you enjoyed rest of your staying in Japan and safe back to your home. It was so pleasure to show you around Hiroshima. All of you are so nice to me and I enjoyed talking with you all. Kids are so cute too. Please send my best regards to all your family. Thank you. Kazumi

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Kylie S.

Nov 3, 2022

Amazing tour

We really enjoyed our tour of Peace park with Kazumi! We loved hearing her insights and talked about so many interesting things along the way. She also walked us to our lunch spot to enjoy some delicious okonomiyaki while she helped prepare us for our self tour at Miyajima with a map, how to navigate the ferry, and our train stops home. She was very helpful, knowledgeable, and kind. We traveled from Kyoto for the day and are so thankful that we did. We highly recommend a tour with her! She is the best.

Kazumi M.

Thank you for your review, Kylie. It was so pleasure to show you around. I hope you’ll have a great and fun time in Japan and safe back to your home. Thank you. Kazumi

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

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