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Hiroshima / Miyajima Full-day Private Tour with Government Licensed Guide
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Hiroshima / Miyajima Full-day Private Tour with Government Licensed Guide

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This value-packed trip with a nationally/state licensed and experienced multilingual tour guide is a fantastic and efficient way to explore Hiroshima!<br><br>To start your day, meet your tour guide at your hotel, then visit famous sites such as Miyajima, Itsukushima Shrine, Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, Shukkeien Japanese garden, and Hiroshima Castle. Our guides will customize your six-hour private tour in detail according to your interests.<br><br>So if you are interested in learning about one of the most important events in human history, in addition to learning about other aspects of this dynamic city, take an all-day walking tour of Hiroshima accompanied by your private guide.<br><br>Note*1: Please select your must-see spots from a list in the tour information to create your customized itinerary.<br>Note*2: Nationally and State Licensed Tour Guide-Interpreter certification is issued by the Japanese government requires a good knowledge and understanding of Japanese culture and history.
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Elisabethmh wrote a review Oct 2020
Oslo, Norway561 contributions80 helpful votes
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Myiajima is an absolutely fantastic little island, highly reccomended! A calm and nice atmosphere and a lot to see. It is easy to get to the island by boat/ferry from Hiroshima. I will remember my visit to this island for the rest of my life - it is simply perfect. Itsukushima, or Miyajima (Shrine Island) as the island is called is located in Hiroshima Bay just outside Hiroshima, has 2000 inhabitants and is best known for its huge Torii gate which looks like it floats in the water at high tide.There are several famous Shrines and Temples on the island, including the beautiful Itsukushima Shrine which is on the UNESCO World Heritage List and the red 5-store Goju-No-To Pagoda. There is also falow deers in Miyajima. Plenty of them. The deers are considered sacred and the messengers of the Shinto gods. If you would like to cuddle with nice fluffy deers - this is the place to go.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Rumples wrote a review Sep 2020
Tucson, Arizona10,595 contributions3,493 helpful votes
We considered this long, mountainous island with an overwhelming number of tame deer to be a pleasant outing in early October from Hiroshima. Our JR rail passes allowed us to make the round-trip by train and ferry for free. Approaching Miyajima, our boat passed extremely close to the island's iconic vermilion torii, which seems to float on the water during high tide. During that period, photo ops abound. But we arrived during low tide and the gate was covered with canvas and scaffolding for a restoration project. The island, however, has much more to offer than the 52.5-feet-high, 60-ton gate, which signals the entrance to Itsukushima Shrine. The 12th-century shrine itself is pretty amazing with its corridors featuring red colonnades and lanterns and an elevated stage, where ancient court dances are performed. This large shrine also seems to be floating on water at high tide, but I still found it to be well worth visiting, even at low tide. Smaller shrines stand nearby, along with a 15th-century, 5-story pagoda, which has a nice basic view of the island from its hillside location. We didn't go to Mount Misen, the island's highest point, for its panoramic view. Instead, we stayed below to walk on trails, away from the crowds, and wander through the island's small town. We saw places to eat galore with specialties, such as local oysters and Okonomiyaki, a savory version of Japanese pancakes. Souvenir shops abound, but I found them to be a bit pricier than the mainland. Deer and myriad tourists wandered everywhere. The deer made pests of themselves, hoping for food; and many visitors obliged, ignoring signs requesting that they refrain from feeding the wildlife. So it was not surprising to see one tourist running down the street, a deer in pursuit. Though we enjoyed our time at Miyajima, it would have been even better if we could have gone at high tide. I've been there twice before at that time and the torii and shrine are almost surreal. But low tide worked much better with our schedule. I suggest that potential visitors check the tide tables to try to plan an itinerary that works with high tide.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Safariholic wrote a review Aug 2020
Horsham, United Kingdom1,904 contributions484 helpful votes
Amusing train ride from downtown Hiroshima, 15 mins on a Ferry, then a few hours round the Island & up the Hill by cable car up Mt Misen Great Torri Gate - hidden. Deer all over the place. Whole place is mobbed with Tourists - yes, including us. Oh and deer. Itsukushima Shrine - terrific. A real highlight. Very Photogenic. Ghastly blaring speakers from some nutcases in Cars. No clue as to what nor why. More deer. Literally hundreds of Restaurants in Main St of Town Centre. Pleasant walk then Cable car up Mt Misen (3/4 of the way anyway as we ran short of time) & nice view. More Deer. On balance, I would say go, but check-out the Torri Gate status first. Go anyway, but at least you know in advance. It’s a Tick-in-the-Box kind of experience. Deer are very habituated, so incredibly friendly - they simply expect everyone to feed them and they are probably not wrong. Deer Tick risk - no idea.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Ed H wrote a review Aug 2020
Ontario, California123 contributions47 helpful votes
There is definitely a lot to see and eat on the island so give yourself a half day here, maybe more if you take the lift up the mountain. Unfortunately, we went in November, 2019 during the time they were doing work on the giant torii shrine. So, it was covered up completely. We enjoyed the deer and took many pictures with them. We stopped to eat some grilled chicken kabob and an ice cream sandwich, which had the face of a teddy bear. The view on the lift going up the mountain was spectacular. There wasn't much once we got to the top so we came back down shortly thereafter. Luckily, one of the employees recognized my ugly mug and handed me my passport which had slipped out of my pocket when we arrived to the top.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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StripeyMiata wrote a review Jun 2020
Lisburn, United Kingdom634 contributions70 helpful votes
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If you can, stay over. It's very touristy during the day, but at night, it is deserted and very magical.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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