Day trip to Hiroshima and Miyajima by train and bus - departing from Osaka or Kyoto

Day trip to Hiroshima and Miyajima by train and bus - departing from Osaka or Kyoto

Cancellation Free cancellation with conditions

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Visit to Peace Memorial Park and learning about a dark page in history
A visit to the Itsukushima-jinja shrine on the island of Miyajima
Enjoying okonomiyaki for lunch
Return Shinkansen rail ticket

Essential information *

12 hours



Starting time
7:40 AM , 7:50 AM

* All details will be sent to you upon reservation.


Learn about the history of Hiroshima and visit the Miyajima sanctuary with this excursion that departs from Osaka or Kyoto!

Hiroshima is known for its sorry past; during WW2, it was hit by the Americans' first atomic bomb. However, the city has since been rebuilt and is now one of Japan's most popular destinations.

An assistant will meet you at Kyoto or Shin-Osaka station (depending on which one you choose) and help you board the high-speed Shinkansen train to Hiroshima (the journey is unaccompanied). After 1hr 30 - 1hr 45 mins, you'll arrive at Hiroshima station, where you'll meet up with your guide and the rest of the group, and head off on a coach tour of Hiroshima.

The tour starts with a visit to Peace Memorial Park. Located in the city centre, this park has several monuments commemorating the victims of the atomic bombing on 6 August 1945. It aims to promote world peace and combat the proliferation of nuclear weapons.
At the heart of the park is the A-bomb dome (or Genbaku dome), one of the few ruins close to the hypocentre that survived the bombing. You'll also visit the Peace Memorial Museum, where you'll learn more about the horrors of nuclear war.

After this emotionally-charged visit, you'll pause for lunch and try the local speciality, okonomiyaki, a kind of savoury pancake cooked on a hot plate in front of you, and made with cabbage, meat, noodles and other vegetables.

In the afternoon, you'll take the ferry to Miyajima, a small island 10 minutes off the coast of Hiroshima. The island is famous for being home to the Itsukushima-jinja shrine and its stilted torii gate, both UNESCO World Heritage Sites. You'll visit the shrine and can admire the large vermilion-red portico, which seems to float in the middle of the sea. You'll also visit the impressive nearby Senjokaku Shrine pagoda.
The visit to Miyajima will end with an hour of free time in the Omotesando shopping street, where you can stock up on souvenirs or sample local dishes. 

At the end of the day, you'll catch the ferry back to Hiroshima and be driven to the station. You'll then catch the train back to Osaka or Kyoto.

Good to know

  • Availability: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday (except under exceptional circumstances)
  • Departs from: Osaka or Kyoto. Further details are in your voucher
  • Time: 7.40am or 7.50am depending on your departure point
  • Tour duration: approx 12 hours
  • The tour operation reserves the right to cancel the activity if there aren't enough participants. If this is the case, you'll be offered an alternative date or a refund
  • You'll be on your own for the Shinkansen train journey from your departure station to Hiroshima. For the outward journey, an assistant will be waiting for you at the meet-up point to help you board the train. For the return journey, your guide will accompany you back to the station
  • You must wear a mask at certain places visited during the excursion. We also highly recommend that you wear a mask on the coach
  • The activity is free for children under 5. However, they will not be allocated seats on the coach and will have to sit on an adult's lap Similarly, lunch will not be provided. If you would like them to have a seat and a meal please book the paid children's option.

Price includes

  • Travel on an air-conditioned coach in Hiroshima
  • Return ticket for the ferry between Hiroshima and Miyajima
  • The services of an English-speaking guide
  • Admission to Peace Memorial Park
  • Admission to Itsukushima-jinja shrine
  • Lunch

Price doesn’t include

  • Transfers from/to your hotel
  • Tips (optional)
  • Drinks
  • Any other extras



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