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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park and Miyajima Island,Itsukushima shrine from Kyoto

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    What to Expect
    Start your day by getting picked up from Miyako Hotel Kyoto Hachijo (formerly New Miyako Hotel) to Kyoto Station to board the bullet train for the scenic 2-hour ride to Hiroshima Station. As your train zips along, your guide introduces the history of Hiroshima, from ancient times to the devastation of World War II and on up to the present.

    When you arrive in Hiroshima, travel to Miyajimaguchi either by train or coach, then transfer to a boat that takes you to Miyajima, a revered locale also known as the Sacred Island. It is most famous for the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Itsukushima Shrine and its picturesque torii gate, which appears to float on water at high tide. You may spot tame deer roaming free, adding to the ambiance of the island scenery. After about 45 minutes on the island, have lunch (own expense) then relax on the boat as you cruise back to Hiroshima.

    In the afternoon, visit the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site. In the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, your guide leads you through exhibits about the atomic bomb that devastated Hiroshima on August 6, 1945, and the city's remarkable recovery post-World War II.

    Take a bus or train to your tour's final destination, the Genbaku Dome (aka the Atomic Bomb Dome or Hiroshima Peace Memorial), one of the few buildings that survived the bombing. Nearby, the Children’s Peace Monument is draped with thousands of origami cranes made by children. The Atomic Bomb Memorial Mound contains the ashes of 70,000 bomb victims; many were unidentified or had no surviving relatives to claim their ashes.

    When you have finished taking in Hiroshima, board the bullet train again at Hiroshima Station and travel back to Kyoto Station, where your tour ends upon arrival in the evening.
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    Departure Point
    Miyako Hotel Kyoto Hachijo, 17 Nishikujō Inmachi, Minami-ku, Kyoto, 601-8412, Japan
    Departure Time
    8:00 AM
    Duration
    12h
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • Professional English-speaking guide
    • Public transportation fees
    • Entry/Admission - Itsukushima Shrine
    • Entry/Admission - Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
    Exclusions
    • Food and drinks
    • Gratuities
    • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • A moderate amount of walking is involved. Please wear comfortable walking shoes
    • If the minimum number of participants 2 is not met by 4 days before the scheduled date, the tour on that date may be cancelled.
    • Due to repairs starting from June 2019, part or all of Itsukushima Shrine's large torii gate will not be visible. (The scheduled end date for repairs is yet to be determined.)
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • This tour does not include meal charges for lunch. Please eat lunch on your own at Miyajima (not included)
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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    Reviewed 15 December 2018

    The Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park is a worthwhile destination for anyone with a conscience about humanity and the effects of war. The park itself is directly adjacent to Atomic Bomb Dome -- one of the most familiar landmarks remaining in Japan from WWII -- and...More

    Date of experience: November 2018
    Thank CELTIC0K9
    Reviewed 2 December 2018

    This tour was really packed - Covered a lot of tourist spots, but it was very well paced. Would have liked to have spent more time around the Peace Park and Museum. But other wise, it was a very enjoyable course! Would definatly recomend it!

    Date of experience: November 2018
    Thank Gail B
    Reviewed 8 September 2018

    If you visit in Japan, you should go this place. You can recall dark days of Japaneses and you feel how they felt their difficulties during that period. We should proud of them that the level they have reached.

    Date of experience: October 2017
    Thank shirajmorugama
    Reviewed 11 July 2018

    A nice museum that reminds of the past. The heavy rain sat the mood in the right way. The concept was creative... The transport to the park could be better. It is almost 20 minutes with bus. Worth the trip!

    Date of experience: July 2018
    1  Thank lientravels
    Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

    Beautiful park. This place is a very calm place. Walk around and see the Dome and the destruction that can be done in a split second,

    Thank ElmoSanDiego
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    Response from CELTIC0K9 | Reviewed this property |
    I am not as tour operator -- but traveled to both of thse destinations on my own. I can advise that if you have a JR Rail pass and are considering going to Hiroshima during your time in japan -- that Hiroshima is a easily... More
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