Travel by Bullet train from Kyoto or Osaka to Hiroshima, to visit firstly the Itsukushima Shrine in Miyajima, a World Heritage Site. Established in the 6th century, it is famous for its beautiful Shinden-zukuri style structure (architecture representative of a nobles’ residence in the Heian period). The vermilion-painted shrine is constructed on pillars over the water, and at high tide its ceremonial gate (torii) seems to be floating on the water. Then after lunch, return to Hiroshima to visit the Peace Memorial Park and Museum, and the Atomic Bomb Dome – the ruin of Hiroshima Prefectural Industrial Promotion Hall, kept in its ruined state as a memorial of the bombing and a symbol of peace.

  • Itsukushima Shrine
  • Atomic Bomb Dome
  • Peace Memorial Park
  • Peace Memorial Museum

The tour can be joined from Osaka or Kyoto.

Operated: Days: Exceptions:
Jan & Feb: Mon, Wed & Sat 01-04 Jan
Mar, May-Sep: Mon, Wed, Fri & Sat 01-06 May,  12-14 Aug
Apr & Oct: Daily except Thu 29-30 Apr, 07-09 Oct
Nov & Dec: Mon, Wed, Fri & Sat 29-30 Dec

£ 275 per adult
£ 218 per child 6-11 yrs
Yen prices for reference:
Yen 38,500 per adult
Yen 30,500 per child 6-11 yrs

Included

  • Pick-up service from major hotels in Kyoto
  • English-speaking guide
  • Transfers in Kyoto station by coach
  • Bullet train ticket (reserved seat, Ordinary class) Kyoto-Hiroshima-Kyoto
  • Entrance fees

Not included

  • Meals

07:20 – 08:00

Hotels in Kyoto City
Pick-up service from hotels to Kyoto Station
Kyoto Station (125 min)
From Kyoto Station go to Hiroshima Station
(Nozomi or Hikari Shinkansen, reserved seat)
Hiroshima Station
Walk to Hotel Granvia Hiroshima

10:30

Hotel Granvia Hiroshima
Head to Miyajimaguchi by bus
Remarks: Depending on the number of participants, the tour will use a bus, a jumbo taxi or a train for sightseeing in Hiroshima and Miyajima.
From Miyajimaguchi go to Miyajima Port (5 min)
Take the ferry to Miyajima
Miyajima, Itsukushima Shrine (Please take lunch on your own) (120 min)
Itsukushima Shrine is a World Heritage Site. Established in the 6th century it is famous for its beautiful Shinden-zukuri style structure (architecture representative of a nobles’ residence in the Heian period). See the vermillion shrine sitting in a lush environment facing the deep blue sea and enjoy the picturesque beauty.
From Miyajima Port go to Miyajimaguchi (5 min)
By ferry
Miyajimaguchi (30 min)
Take the bus to Peace Memorial Park
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park & Museum (100 min)
This large-scale park was established in 1949 after the Pacific War ended, and is visited by countless visitors as a symbol of peace. The museum within the park is an Important Cultural Property of Japan, and was built to remind future generations of the terror wrought by atomic bombs.
Atomic Bomb Dome
The Atomic Bomb Dome is a symbol of the disastrous atomic bombing during WWII, the first atomic bombs used in human history, and has been preserved as it was to promote peace and elimination of atomic weapons around the world.

17:30 – 18:00

Hiroshima Station (125 min)
From Hiroshima Station go to Kyoto Station
(Nozomi or Hikari Shinkansen, reserved seat)

20:20 – 21:00

Hotels in Kyoto City
Participants will be taken to their hotels by taxi

1. The type of transportation (microbus, jumbo taxi, taxi, train or other) between Hiroshima and Miyajima will vary depending on the number of participants.
2. If the minimum number of participants (2) is not met by 5 days before the scheduled date, the tour on that date will be cancelled.

Ref: S1 (from Kyoto) / S100 (from Osaka)