Experience the Past and Future of Hiroshima through a Guided Tour
- Duration: 4 Hours (approx.)
- Location: Hiroshima-shi, , Hiroshima
- Product code: EN-HSM-4028-40280
Join us for a walking tour of Hiroshima City with a government licensed English-speaking guide. Hiroshima has numerous historically significant places and memorials that convey both the tragedies of war and a message of hope for a peaceful nuclear-free future. This tour not only shows you around the major monuments and landmarks of the city but also teaches you the history and meaning behind. Learn more about the historical significance of Hiroshima which appeals for the abolition of nuclear weapons and the realization of everlasting world peace.
- Learn about Hiroshima’s tragic history at the Peace Memorial Museum and the Atomic Bomb Dome and then look to our bright future as a city rebuilt and revitalized at the Orizuru Tower.
- Connect to history through stories from our local guides.
- Visit all the major landmarks and monuments in the city.
- Experience an exclusive guided tour visiting places including the hypocenter, and other historical landmarks.
We will begin by meeting up at the designated meeting place and then travel on to the Peace Memorial Museum, followed by the Peace Memorial Park, and a visit to the Honkawa Elementary School Peace Museum. Finally, at the end of the day, we will visit Orizuru Tower
*Note: In the case that Orizuru Tower happens to be closed, we’ll take you to a different place instead.
Weekend/National Holiday Route
We will begin by meeting up at the designated meeting place and travel on to the Peace Memorial Museum, followed by the Peace Memorial Park, and a visit to the Orizuru Tower. Finally, at the end of the day, we will visit the Hiroshima Branch of the Former Bank of Japan or the Fukuromachi Elementary School Peace Museum
*Note: the Honkawa Elementary School Peace Museum is closed on substitute holidays for the school and New Year holidays (Dec. 29-Jan. 3) . The tour skips the museum on the aforementioned days.
Our unique walking tour will take you to historical landmarks and sites in Hiroshima while a local English-speaking guide explains the history and stories behind them. The first stop for both the weekday and weekend routes is the Peace Memorial Museum, dedicated to conveying the realities of the atomic bombing.
The second stop is the Peace Park, a spacious green sanctuary in the center of Hiroshima City established to honor the victims of the bombing with a strong desire for lasting world peace. The Peace Memorial Park is home to the Atomic Bomb Dome (a World Heritage Site), the Cenotaph for the Atomic Bomb Victims, the Children’s Peace Monument, the Peace Bell, and other monuments. Our guides will give you an in-depth explanation as you walk through the park grounds, followed by a visit to a school building which survived the bombing just outside of Peace Memorial Park.
Finally, we will end our day at Orizuru Tower. Built with the ideals of revival and the future, the Orizuru Tower is a shining beacon of the hope for Hiroshima. From the rooftop observatory, you’ll catch a bird’s eye view of the entire cityscape as our guide explains various landmarks and sights of our modern city. Despite being reduced to nothing but rubble and ash, Hiroshima has risen like the Phoenix to transform into a lush and thriving city, complete with dazzling riverways and greenery giving way into mountains and forests. High atop the Orizuru Tower, you’ll be enchanted by the picturesque panorama of our city. Top the day off by making some origami paper cranes and watch them float down from the top of the tower to join the hundreds of others in a prayer for peace.
【THINGS TO NOTE】
- Duration：4 hours
- Meeting point：Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum (East Bldg. 1F lobby) ［MAP］
1-2, Nakajima-cho, Naka-ku, Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima-ken
●From JR Hiroshima Station
•By Bus from the south exit / About 20 minutes
Take No. 24 Hiroshima Bus from No. 3 bus stop for Yoshijima Eigyosho or Yoshijima Byoin, and get off at "Heiwa kinen koen". Within a short walking distance from the bus stop.
Take No. 25 Hiroshima Bus from No. 6 bus stop for ALPARK or Iguchi Shako, and get off at “Heiwa kinen koen”. Within a short walking distance from the bus stop.
＊If the bus is via Tokaichi, get off at Genbaku Dome-mae.
•By “Hiroshima Meipuru~pu" bus from the Shinkansen-guchi exit ”/ About 17 minutes
Take sightseeing loop bus “Hiroshima meipuru~pu” and get off at “Heiwa koen-mae”. Both the Orange Line and Green Line stops at “Heiwa koen-mae”.
•By Streetcar / About 25 minutes
Take a streetcar for Hiroshima Port(No. 1), and get off at "Fukuro-machi". Walk for 10 minutes.
Take a streetcar for Nishi-Hiroshima(No. 3), Eba(No. 6) or Hiroden Miyajimaguchi(No. 2), and get off at Genbaku Dome-mae
Walk for 10 minutes.
•By Taxi / About 15 minutes
- Language support：English, Japanese
- Included：Guiding fees
- Excluded：Entrance fees for the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum and Orizuru Tower
(Please bring your passport for admission fee for tourists from overseas at the Orizuru Tower.)
- Other things to note ：
・Some facilities require the wearing of masks for entry. Thank you for your cooperation.
・When bad weather is expected, you will be notified of the cancellation at least 24 hours prior to the tour time.
・If you come later than 1 hour after the reserved time, your reservation has to be canceled.
・If the Orizuru Tower cannot be entered, you will be shown to another spot.
・Honkawa Elementary School Peace Museum is closed on Saturday, Sunday, holidays and substitute holidays of the school. The tour skips the museum on the above days and goes to Fukuromachi Elementary School.
【HEALTH AND SAFETY MEASURES】
・Face masks required for guides in public areas
・Face masks provided for travelers as needed
・Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
・Social distancing enforced throughout the experience
・Guides required to regularly wash hands
・Regular temperature checks for staff
・Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival。
・Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
4 to 7 days in advance: 40% of the tour price
2 to 3 days in advance: 60% of the tour price
The day before/on the day of the tour: 100% of the tour price
※ Please note that after online payment has been received, a 10% cancellation fee will be incurred in case of cancellation.
※ The cancellation fee includes handling charges.