Hiroshima and Miyajima Day Tour from Osaka, Kyoto, or Hiroshima
- Tour Route: Hiroshima Castle (drive by) - Atomic Bomb Dome - Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park and Museum - Miyajima Otorii Gate - Itsukushima Shito Shire - Daisho-in Temple
- Learn how Hiroshima recovered from the atomic bomb and how it developed into a bustling metropolis
- Explore the Memorial Park and marvel at the artifacts inside the Atomic Bomb Dome and Peace Memorial Museum
- If you opt for a package that includes lunch, you’ll have a hearty Okonomiyaki meal, one of Hiroshima’s specialties
- Roam the halls of the Itsukushima Shrine in Miyajima and get a breathtaking view of the “floating” Torii Gate
- Book through Klook and get to visit the magnificent city of Hiroshima and the island of Miyajima in one tour!
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What to expect
The bombing of Hiroshima Japan was a defining moment in world history and a tragedy that’ll forever be remembered. Book one of the Hiroshima tours through Klook and spend a day to see the city that was once ravaged by an atomic bomb. You'll see how it has recovered from such a catastrophic event as well as learn about its development into the bustling metropolis that it is today! You’ll be able to take a walk around the Memorial Park and pass by the Atomic Bomb Dome and Peace Memorial Museum, where you’ll learn everything you need to know about the city and view the many artifacts recovered from the war. It’s a great place for people to learn about the horrors of war and why peace and harmony between nations are important. If you availed one of the day trips that include lunch, you’ll have a scrumptious Okonomiyaki meal, which is one of the city’s gastronomic specialties. After having a walking tour in Hiroshima, you’ll be taken to the gorgeous island of Miyajima where you can visit and explore the majestic Itsukushima Shrine, which is built over water. You’ll also get a fantastic view of the famous “floating” Torii Gate in the middle of the island’s bay. If you visit during a day when the tides are low, you can walk up to the gate! The island is a wonderful destination for those who want to get away from the urban crowd and enjoy the tranquility and resplendence of nature. This tour is a must-book for history buffs and nature lovers.
Things to note
- Bullet train rides between Shin Osaka and Hirosima take approx. 1 hour and 20 min-1 hour and 40 min
Q: What was the result of the atomic bomb in Hiroshima?
A: Over 80,000 people died instantly following the blast with a combined total of more than 192,000 deaths including those who died due to radiation
Q: What is the Hiroshima bomb name?
A: The gun-type bomb used in Hiroshima, Japan is called Little Boy
Q: What is the Hiroshima Peace Memorial?
A: Known as the Atomic Bomb Dome, this is one of the UNESCO World Heritage sites dedicated to those who died from the 1945 atomic bombing
Q: Is Hiroshima still radioactive?
A: No. The current radiation levels in Hiroshima City are said to be the average amount of natural radiation present anywhere on earth and is not enough to damage human health
Q: Who bombed Hiroshima?
A: It was the United States who bombed Hiroshima and Nagasaki during the Second World War
Q: Was Hiroshima a military base?
A: Hiroshima was the headquarters of the Japanese Second Army, but it was also a major city with a big civilian population