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One Day Hiroshima on your own

Highlights

Mayumi I.

4.92(86) reviews
Hiroshima
English
7 hours 30 min
Private tour (only you and your group)
Up to 5 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 ...

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

After being covered for four years, the Grand Torii Gate of Itsukushima Shrine, Miyajima, has been revealed!

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

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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Mary S.

Oct 17, 2022

Perfectly Planned Tour of The Island Shrine of Itsukushima and Hiroshima.

Mayumi is an excellent and knowledgeable guide. Before our trip, Mayumi sent me an agenda that clearly outlined our day, which included train schedules to make our planning a breeze. In addition, she grew up in the area and related her family's personal experience with the bombing, which added an additional layer to our understanding of how the bomb affected the people of Hiroshima. Having a guide explaining the bombing from both professional and personal experience was invaluable, and I highly recommend Mayumi as a tour guide.

Mayumi I.

Dear Mary I appreciate your amazing review. It was my pleasure to have served you all as a guide. You know how to enjoy and find joy in anywhere. You were always surrounded by smiles and compassion. I also very much enjoyed the day with your group. Thank you again for your thoughtfulness. Mayumi

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Maria R.

Oct 17, 2022

Great day with Mayumi-san

We had a great day with Mayumi-san. She recommended us to visit Takehara and Okunoshima and we are happy we followed her advice. Everything went smoothly and Mayumi-san went above and beyond to make sure we are having a good experience and time.

Mayumi I.

Dear Maria-san. I very much appreciate your excellent review. It was surely a lovely day thanks to you and your fabulous family members and yes, thanks to the fine weather, we could enjoy the day more...actually we had so much worried about the weather, right?! (chuckle). Please enjoy another memorable time in Hiroshima before your departure tomorrow. Wish you all happiness, good health and PEACE! Arigato Gozaimashita. Best, Mayumi

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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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