Discover Hiroshima

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A first look into a city with rich and deep history
From¥101,180
A first look into a city with rich and deep history
From¥101,180
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  • Toyota Alphard 1-5 People, 2-6 SuitcasesStart Time: 09:00
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Hiroshima
Hiroshima

Pricing

All prices are per group (irrespective of the number of people) and include only the vehicle cost, driver fee, highway tolls/ parking fees. Lunch/ dinner/ incidental expenses & tickets etc. are not included.
You will be shown the option add an expert level guide and other additional available services prior to payment. All prices are inclusive of tax and credit card fees. No hidden charges.
Bookings can be made up to 72 hours before the listed departure time. A credit card will be required (and authorized for the tour amount) to make a booking, but it will only be charged once our team has confirmed the availability of your requested date.

 

Itinerary

Please choose any 3 destinations out of the following options. You will be asked to type in your selected 3 options during the booking process. You may leave this blank if you have not yet decided.
We will pick you up from your accommodation at the beginning of the tour and drop you back at a location of your choosing (within Hiroshima) after the tour. Please make sure to fill in the correct accommodation (and address) when booking the tour.

 

Option 01: Hiroshima Castle (Recommended)

Hiroshima Castle, also called the Carp Castle, is a good example of a castle built on a plain in the center of a city as opposed to hilltop and mountaintop castles. Its main keep is five stories tall, and its grounds are surrounded by a moat. Also within the castle’s precincts are a shrine, some ruins and a few reconstructed buildings of the Ninomaru (second circle of defense). Hiroshima Castle was an important seat of power in Western Japan. While it was spared the demolishment that many other castles met during the Meiji Restoration, like the rest of the city, Hiroshima Castle was destroyed by the atomic bomb in 1945. Thirteen years later, its main keep was rebuilt in ferro-concrete with an attractive, partially wooden exterior. Inside the keep is an informative museum on Hiroshima’s and the castle’s history and Japanese castles in general, while panoramic views of the surrounding city can be enjoyed from the top floor.

Option 02: Okonomiyaki Village (Recommended)

Okonomiyaki Village or Okonomimura is a Hiroshima-style okonomiyaki food theme park located in the center of Hiroshima City. Originally, okonomiyaki street vendors gathered in this location after the Second World War. Now the building houses about 25 okonomiyaki restaurants and locals and tourists come to enjoy this region’s signature dish.

Option 03: Peace Memorial Park (Peace Memorial Museum and Atomic Bomb Dome) (Recommended)

Hiroshima’s Peace Memorial Park is one of the most prominent features of the city. Before the bomb, the area of what is now the Peace Park was the political and commercial heart of the city. For this reason, it was chosen as the pilot’s target. Four years to the day after the bomb was dropped, it was decided that the area would not be redeveloped but instead devoted to peace memorial facilities.

The park’s main facility is the Peace Memorial Museum. Consisting of two buildings, the museum surveys the history of Hiroshima and the advent of the nuclear bomb. Its main focus though is on the events of August 6: the dropping of the bomb and its outcome in human suffering.

Entrance fee (separated from Tour price, to be purchased on the spot)>
Adults : JPY200 per person / High school  JPY100 per person

Another facility, The A-Bomb Dome, also known as the Hiroshima Peace Memorial, is what remains of the former Prefectural Industrial Promotion Hall. The building served as a location to promote Hiroshima’s industries. When the bomb exploded, it was one of the few buildings to remain standing, and remains so today. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the A-Bomb Dome is a tangible link to Hiroshima’s unique past.

Option 04: Hiroshima Orizuru Tower

Named after the folded paper crane, which is a symbol of peace, the Orizuru Tower is a facility located on the east side of the Atomic Bomb Dome, a World Heritage site. The rooftop observation deck provides panoramic views of Hiroshima City, and if the weather’s clear, you can even see as far as Miyajima. In one section, you can learn the changes of Hiroshima townscape from before and after the bombing, as well as today, instilling a sense of hope and importance of peace. The first floor offers cafés and shops where you can find carry Hiroshima specialties, making it an ideal place for shopping or taking a break.

Entrance fee (separated from Tour price, to be purchased on the spot)>
Adults: 1,700 yen / Junior (12–17 years): 900 yen / Children (6–11 years): 700 yen / Preschool (4–5 years): 500 yen

Option 05: Shukkei-en Garden

Shukkei-en’s name can be translated into English as “shrunken-scenery garden”, which is also a good description of the garden itself. Valleys, mountains, and forests are represented in miniature in the garden’s landscapes. Through careful cultivation of the land and vegetation, the garden mimics a variety of natural formations and scenic views. The garden displays many features of the traditional aesthetics of Japanese gardens. Around the garden’s main pond there are a number of tea houses which offer visitors ideal views of the surrounding scenery.

Entrance fee (separated from Tour price, to be purchased on the spot)>
Adults: JPY510 / University Students : JPY310

Option 06: Hiroshima City Asa Zoological Park

Within the spacious, verdant grounds of the Hiroshima City Asa Zoological Park, you’ll find giraffes, African elephants, lesser panders, tigers and many other popular animals!
The park is currently working to increase its facilities where visitors can observe animals up close, such as the opening, in 2010, of the “Leo Glass” installation, which allows visitors to view lions through glass. At Pichiku Park, a petting zoo and popular spot within the park, visitors can interact directly with goats, sheep, guinea pigs and more; plus, pony rides are available on weekends and holidays.

Entrance fee (separated from Tour price, to be purchased on the spot)>
Adults: JPY510 / University Students : JPY170

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