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1-Day Hiroshima & Miyajima Tour (Round-trip from Osaka)

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1-Day Hiroshima & Miyajima Tour (Round-trip from Osaka)

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icon12 hours 35 minutes  (approx.)
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Overview

See the historical highlights of Hiroshima on a comprehensive full-day tour from Osaka. Ride on the super-speed bullet train to Hiroshima then board a boat to the idyllic Miyajima Island, home to the splendid Itsukushima Shrine. Return to Hiroshima to feel emotionally stirred by the magnificent Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park and Museum, in which intriguing exhibitions speak eloquently of the atomic bomb dropped on the city in 1945. Fully immerse yourself in Japan’s fascinating culture during this enriching excursion. Enjoy convenient transportation from a central Osaka location on this tour.
  • Full-day tour of Hiroshima and Miyajima from Osaka
  • Visit the stunning Itsukushima Shrine, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Explore the scenic island of Miyajima
  • View the somber remains of the Genbaku Dome
  • Tour the exhibits at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
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Professional English-speaking guide
Public transportation fees including Shinkansen bullet train (Shin-Osaka-Hiroshima)
Air-conditioned vehicle
Admission
Hotel pick-up
Food and drinks
Gratuities
Hotel drop-off
Hotel Granvia Osaka , 3-chōme-1-1 Umeda, Kita Ward, Osaka, 530-0001, Japan

Departure time:8:10a.m. Meeting point: Lobby Lounge on the 1st Floor (*Not 19th Floor)

8:00 AM
Osaka Station , 3-chōme-1-1 Umeda, Kita Ward, Osaka, 530-0001, Japan
Depart from a central location in Osaka and climb aboard a comfortable vehicle for the transfer to Shin-Osaka station, where your futuristic bullet train awaits. Climb onboard and marvel at the vehicle’s incredible velocity during the ride to Hiroshima. 

On arrival, continue the journey to Miyajimaguchi by vehicle or train then board a boat traveling to the majestic Sacred Island, a landmass hailed as one of Japan’s most beautiful landscapes. Disembark and discover the natural and cultural treasures of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed island with your guide. See the shimmering Itsukushima Shrine then revitalize with a delicious lunch in a local eatery (own expense).

Reboard the boat and cruise back to Hiroshima to reflect on the heartbreaking history of the region. Take a moment of contemplation at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, a historical site near to where the atomic bomb exploded. See exhibitions that articulate the carnal destruction the bomb caused and marvel at the city’s regenerative recovery. 

Finally, board a bus to the Atomic Bomb Dome (Genbaku Dome), a skeletal structure that miraculously survived the 1945 attack. Return to the station for the exhilarating return journey on the bullet train, where the tour concludes.
Itinerary
Pass By:  
Atomic Bomb Dome
Stop At:  
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Duration: 1 hour 40 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Itsukushima Shrine Treasure Hall
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • 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.
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved. Please wear comfortable walking shoes
  • Public transportation will be used during this tour and seating is not guaranteed
  • 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
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • This tour does not include meal charges for lunch. Please eat lunch on your own at Miyajima (not included).
  • The order of activities and arrival times may differ depending on road conditions and congestion at destinations.
  • Depending on the number of tour participants, vehicles other than a large bus (mid-size bus/small-size bus), a hired car (van/minivan), a taxi, or train for part of the itinerary may be used
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers
  • OPERATED BY JTB Global Marketing & Travel Inc.
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during 1-Day Hiroshima & Miyajima Tour (Round-trip from Osaka)?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by 1-Day Hiroshima & Miyajima Tour (Round-trip from Osaka).
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What is the policy on sanitization during 1-Day Hiroshima & Miyajima Tour (Round-trip from Osaka)?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by 1-Day Hiroshima & Miyajima Tour (Round-trip from Osaka).
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What is the social distancing policy during 1-Day Hiroshima & Miyajima Tour (Round-trip from Osaka)?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by 1-Day Hiroshima & Miyajima Tour (Round-trip from Osaka).
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during 1-Day Hiroshima & Miyajima Tour (Round-trip from Osaka)?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by 1-Day Hiroshima & Miyajima Tour (Round-trip from Osaka).

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  • "It is a great way for the kids to learn History outside of the books and appreciate the value of peace and life." See review

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star-3
Bring tissues
jackierW2619VK
, Nov 2019
You spend a lot of time travelling. But the memorial park and museum were definitely worth going to (bring tissues). Miyajima would have been great, but unfortunately it was under construction and the tour company didn’t tell us in advance. I thought that was ethically quite wrong. But the guide was really nice. It has been under construction for a year and will continue until May. That is plenty of time to give tourists warning.
star-5
Great trip. Hiroshima is not to be missed if you are anywhere eat it.
Michael S
, Aug 2019
Tour guide Mickey was terrific. She is a true professional and most accommodating. Long but wonderful day. Highly recommend.
star-5
Beautiful and confronting
Elizabeth_M
, Aug 2019
The island was very beautiful and the guide was able to give us a lot of information. There were plenty of chances for free time where we could explore on our own. The peace museum was interesting yet confronting.
star-5
Something everyone should see
Paul_M
, Jul 2019
Loved the tour. Well organized, our guide was from the Hiroshima area so we had the added benefit of a personal connection for what was expected to be a bit uncomfortable at the memorial. It was, and that’s what we hoped. Miyajima was great as was the shrine. A long day but totally worth it.
star-5
Hiroshima and Miyajima Day Tour
DIOSDADO_D
, Jul 2019
Awesome Tour that gave us the chance to see, hear, and get an insight on local perspective about the Atomic Bombing. It is a great way for the kids to learn History outside of the books and appreciate the value of peace and life. Our guide Ms. Tanaka is awesome, she went out of her way to let us enjoy our trip! Miyajima island was lovely. The maple cakes are to die for and the "Obama Sake" is excellent! Definitely 5 Stars for this Tour!!! Will probably do it again and maybe time it with the cherry blossoms :-)
star-5
Hiroshima
Camper25770566760
, Jun 2019
Such a thoughtful and and sombre place to remember the atrocity of weapons. Also a great place to see the resilience of mankind moving forward and bringing a place of such horror back to life. Amy our tour guide was amazing with her information and care of our group. The Island was spectacular and provided a beautiful backdrop to the Shinto buildings
star-5
Insightful and thought provoking experience
Kristian S
, Apr 2019
The Miyajima trip was a lot of fun, seeing the floating temple and walking through the streets eating and shopping. Hiroshima is a very thought provoking location. The tour guides and bus drivers are first rate. Enough time is given at each location. Transportation is comofortable.
star-1
Stressful because of bad coordination
veronicaQ6547DC
, Sep 2018
The trip turned out to be rather stressful because of bad coordination between Viator and their Japanese counterpart. We booked this tour and chose to be picked up at the Swissotel in Osaka. We then also booked our hotel stays here in the same hotel. But that morning came and it was almost 7:45, but still there was just us waiting for our tour mates. The hotel concierge was thankfuly helpful and called the tour operator on our behalf. Thats when we knew they were all in the Granvia Hotel. Problem was, nobody told us so. We were at the Swissotel waiting waiting waiting! Thanks to the Swissotel, we almost didnt make it for thr tour. We got there just fine but was so stressed and was ranting and the tour guide told us “...it is always Viator!” with a sigh. Meaning, if you book via Viator and chose to be picked up at the Swissotel, they couldn’t coordinate it well with their Japanese operator. Hiroshima and Miyajima are both great places. They got good Japanese tour guide, very knowledgeable and entertaining.
star-5
Very good and interesting tour. The...
Richard_W
, May 2018
Very good and interesting tour. The tour operator took really good care of us, getting us to the train in Osaka, then our guide in Hiroshima Sami met us and stayed with us until putting us back on the train to Osaka. We were met there again and they helped us get back to the original meeting point. Hiroshima was an emotional experience, and they present everything as a monument to peace. It's worth the visit.
star-5
Perfectly done!!. A lot of stories...
Robert C
, Apr 2018
Perfectly done!!. A lot of stories about Hiroshima and its history. Visiting Miyajima was exciting, however very crowded. Strongly recommend!!
star-5
What a great day our guide Mitsu was...
Helen_R
, Mar 2018
What a great day our guide Mitsu was teriffic and very informative and Miyajima Island was beautiful, we even got to witness a Japanese wedding. Hiroshima was very thought provoking and sad but at the same time it showed Japans ability to reform and grow . All in all a great day
star-4
really good day in Miyajima and...
David_A
, Jan 2018
really good day in Miyajima and Hiroshima. All the Japanese guides spoke clear english. One guide will meet you at Osaka station and walk you to the shinkansen platform where you'll jump on the train and head for Hiroshima station, where another guide will meet you and take you to the bus. The only thing i didn't like was the amount of time left to see the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum. By the time we got there, it was around 4pm and closes at 5, which is no where enough time to explore this moving place.
star-5
This tour was excellent and worth...
Laverne A
, Dec 2017
This tour was excellent and worth it! The vendor is JTB Sunrise and they do it first class. We were met at Hotel Granvia and taken by taxi to Shin Osaka station where the guide escorted us to the platform and made sure we were off to Hiroshima unescorted, once upon arrival another guide met us as we came off the platform, than taken to the bus. On the return was handled the same way. Our guide spoke excellent English and did a excellent job in providing great information on each area we went too. Its a long tour but worth it if you have a limited time in Japan.
star-5
This tour is a MUST. First, we met a...
Alexander V
, Nov 2017
This tour is a MUST. First, we met a greeter at the Swissotel Nankai Osaka Hotel Bell Desk which was about a 10 minutes walk from Osaka Monterey Grasmere appreciated that they name a specific area to meet BELL DESK. We were transferred via taxi to the Shin Osaka station to catch the Japan Rail to Hiroshima--smooth 200 mph ride. From there, we hopped onto a comfortable tour bus which took us to pass Hiroshima to Miyajima and Hiroshima. We had the privilege of having Mitsu of Sunrise Tours as our Tour Guide--what a humble, sweet, and soft spoken lady. She was audible and spoke English perfectly. A native to Hiroshima, we enjoyed her sharing personal experiences about the area along with the necessary tour guide script. We love her passion for Miyajima/Hiroshima. We jumped on a ferry to Miyajima Island. We pet deer hang onto your things--they eat paper LOL, took alot of pictures, and witnessed a wedding procession before being released for free time. Our group stopped to take a lot ... A LOT ... of pictures/toire breaks at the start of the walking tour which slowed down the tour however, Mitsu was gentle but firm to move us along. Note: The longer you stop to take pictures in the beginning, the shorter your free time to shop and eat. Tip: Don't rush allow your guide to move you along and take pictures later or be quicker about taking pictures. We had honor of having Mitsu join us for lunch she recommended okonomiyaki at one of the restaurants. We boarded the ferry back to our bus which took us to Hiroshima. The tour restarted at the Bomb Dome and Mitsu narrated all the way to the Museum. Not going to spoil the experience. You just have to DO IT!!! In the end, we boarded the bus to Hiroshima Station and rode the Bullet Train back to Shin Osaka Station. Surprisingly, our taxi took us to our hotel instead of taking us back to Swissotel. DOMO ARIGATOU GOZAIMASU!!
star-5
We really enjoyed this tour. Tour...
enosiglia
, Nov 2017
We really enjoyed this tour. Tour escorts were extremely professional, knowledgeable and helpful. Highly recommend
star-5
Great trip. Very friendly and helpful...
Brian T
, Oct 2017
Great trip. Very friendly and helpful guide! Definitely recommend this tour!
star-5
This was a wonderful tour with a...
Hayli S
, Oct 2017
This was a wonderful tour with a very informative and friendly guide Hiro. We began this tour in Osaka. A guide escorted us from our hotel to Osaka station. The provided us with tickets and walked us to the platform before waving us off onto our train. Another tour guide was waiting for us as we disembarked at Osaka at the end of the tour and escorted us back to our hotel. This tour was just fantastic. The transport from Osaka to Hiroshima was on the Nozomi bullet train and was an experience in itself! Once we arrived at Hiroshima we boarded a bus bound for Miyajima. A quick stop for photos at Hiroshima castle and we were on our way. We took the ferry to Miyajamir and our guide walked us through the shrine, pointing out the significance of various statues and parts of the shrine. We were lucky enough to witness a wedding being performed at the shrine on the day we were touring. Lunch and shopping were followed before we were back on the bus bound for peace park and the atomic bomb dome. A walking tour through both was both solemn and informative. Atfter this, we had time to explore the peace park museum which was full of information and relics related to the bombing. Finally, the bus took us back to the station and Hiro escorted us to the platform. Such a wonderful tour! I'd highly recommend it!
star-2
Our tour guide was a lovely lady, I...
Tiffany_W
, Oct 2017
Our tour guide was a lovely lady, I felt she lacked the knowledge and history we were all searching for. She had a large group of 32 the day we travelled, and we were constantly rushing running late. The end result was 1 hour at the Hiroshima memorial museum. Tickets had not been pre-purchased at the sights we visited so we were waiting for our guide to line up and get tickets. People were leaving the tour towards the end with frustration. For 1000 AUD I feel our money would have been better spent elsewhere, there is a lot of room for improvement with this tour.
star-5
We met our guide at our designated...
Richard H
, Jun 2017
We met our guide at our designated hotel and went directly to the train station. We were then met with a guide and directed to a ferry which took us to the Miyajima Island. This was quite interesting and we had time for lunch. We then returned to Hiroshima and the memorial sights. Quite impressive and interesting. I would highly recommend this tour. We only had one day in Osaka and did not want to miss Hiroshima while we were in Japan. We had excellent guides.
star-5
Highly recommended! Lots of time to...
Malia F
, May 2017
Highly recommended! Lots of time to explore on your own and with guide. We got to see a lot in a day so if you are short on time and want to see Hiroshima/Miyajima this is the tour to take.

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