Not just war & peace: Japanese garden, castle, sea, and okonomiyaki!
Hiroshima is commonly known for Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum & Atomic Bomb Dome but do you know what else is in the city?
This is a perfect tour for those without a plan. We will spend one full day going around Hiroshima city, on foot and streetcars!
Starting from Hiroshima station, visit a Japanese garden full of greenery, enjoy Japanese art at a museum, and climb Hiroshima castle's tower. You will also visit venues showing the importance of peace and life, and try Hiroshima's soul food, Okonomiyaki!
We will end the tour at a local secret top floor hotel bar by the cape. Also, enjoy nature along the ocean on the way.
A great one day trip to enjoy both the city and the ocean!
・We will take the streetcar and visit major venues that cannot be missed around Hiroshima city.
・You will visit Japan's highlights in one day: a venue where you will think about war and peace, a castle and Japanese gardens where you will learn about Hiroshima's history, and a museum to enjoy art.
・Hiroshima is next to the ocean. Not many know about the venue where your can view both the ocean and the city. If you arrive between dusk and evening, you would be able to see the gorgeous night view.
・Shukkeien Garden: A large Japanese garden located near Hiroshima station. You can feed the colorful kois (carps), and take photos with the beautiful greenery and water in the background. There is no rush, enjoy walking around the garden.
・Hiroshima Prefectural Art Museum: A museum next to Shukkeien. After you have enjoyed the art of nature, it is time to enjoy artwork. They have arts with Japanese-style themes which vary depending on the exhibitions.
・Hiroshima Castle: The castles within Hiroshima city were destroyed by the atomic bomb and were rebuilt. You can see how the castle used to look like before, and also climb the tower. They also have displays showing Bushi culture.
・Okonomiyaki Restaurant ”Miyabi”: Okonomiyaki is one of the Hiroshima's soul foods! They will cook your dish on the iron plate in front of you, so enjoythe process!
・Hiroshima Peace Memorial: The symbolic location of the atomic bomb, also known as the Atomic Bomb Dome. The atomic bomb exploded almost directly overhead of this building leaving the city in disaster, and the memorial stands here as a reminder of this sad incident. It is a popular site for visitors.
・Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum: A large museum with many documents and explanations that will educate you about war and atomic bombs. The easy to understand displays demonstrate the cruelty of war and the importance of peace.
・Ujina lighthouse: It will take about 20 min by train from Hiroshima city to Hiroshima Port. Let's walk along the ocean of Ujina up to the cape at the tip of the island where you can look at the beautiful sea.
・Sky lounge Top of HIROSHIMA: A bar located at the top floor of the Grand Prince Hotel Hiroshima where you can look over Hiroshima city. This venue is not known as a sightseeing spot and only a select number of people know about and come to see the gorgeous view. Reflect on your day roaming around Hiroshima.
・Please wear comfortable clothing as this tour involves a lot of walking.
・This tour includes a lunch/dinner venue.
・"Hiroshima Prefectural Art Museum" is closed on Mondays and if any of the scheduled places are closed on the day you visit, your tour guide will take you to an alternate location.
The following expenses are not included in the tour fee. Please bring extra money to experience this tour to its fullest.
-Travel expenses and entrance fees (about JPY 2,000)
-Money for food, souvenirs and extra activities not mentioned in the explanation of the tour above.
At the South exit of JR Hiroshima station