Miyajima Guided Tour & Rice Paddle Manufacturing Experience
- Duration: 2 Hours (approx.)
- Location: Hatsukaichi, Hiroshima
- Product code: EN-HSM-4070-40700
Guided tour and craft experience about the Miyajima rice paddle where guests learn about Monk Seishin, a man well-respected by the people of Miyajima.
- Who is Monk Seishin, creator of the Miyajima rice paddle?
- Why did Miyajima become so well-known for rice paddle and how did its use spread throughout the country?
- How did the rice paddle become a popular lucky charm in Japan?
- What are the current and future possibilities of the paddle industry?
- What's the meaning behind "a mother's heart reflected by the paddle"?
Please select your start time in the box on the upper right.
[00:00] Guests meet at the Miyajima Pier Passenger Terminal where there will be an introduction about the day's schedule and precautions.
[00:05] Listen to an explanation on paddle production and observe the workers in the shop.
[00:15] There will also be an explanation of the achievements of Monk Seishin, a man known as the benefactor of Miyajima Island.
[00:30] Visit Omotesando shopping street to see the rice paddle souvenirs available for tourists.
[01:00] Try your hand at making your very own rice paddle in the workshop.
[01:30] Talk with craftsmen as guests head back to the Shakushi no Ie store.
[01:45] Learn more about rice paddles at the Shakushi no Ie store.
A tour for guests who have always wanted to learn more about Monk Seishin, this tour will also explore the beauty of Miyajima Island from a completely different perspective. The itinerary will take you to back alleys that the most well-traveled tourists have never seen as you listen to stories about the area. This tour will teach the importance of the rice paddle, a staple in every Japanese home. Hopefully, this tour will show a side of Miyajima Island you've never seen before.
【THINGS TO NOTE】
- Meeting point： Miyajima Pier Passenger Terminal [MAP]
1162-18, Miyajima-cho, Hatsukaichi-shi, Hiroshima 739-0505
[From Miyajima-guchi Pier to Miyajima Pier] Approx. 10 min.
Operated by JR West Miyajima Ferry and Miyajima Matsudai Kisen
[From Peace Park Motoyabashi Pier to Miyajima Pier] Approx. 45 min.
The World Heritage Route (Aqua Net Hiroshima) connects Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park and Miyajima, two World Heritage sites.
- Minimum number of participants：2people
- Language support： Japanese
- Included： Rice paddle (made by guests)
- Participation requirements：
・Strollers are accessible.
・Not recommended for travelers with back problems.
- Free WI-FI： No
- Toilet： Yes (Western-style)
【HEALTH AND SAFETY MEASURES】
・Face masks required for travelers in public areas
・Face masks required for guides in public areas
・Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
・Social distancing enforced throughout the experience
・Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
・Gear/equipment sanitized between uses
・Guides required to regularly wash hands
・Regular temperature checks for staff
・Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
・Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
・Contactless ticket redemption
7 to 4 days before the tour date: 40% of the tour price
3 to 2 days before the tour date: 60% of the tour price
The day before the tour date, on the day of the tour: 100% of the tour price
※Right after the online settlement is made, a cancellation fee of 10% will be incurred in case of cancellation.
※The cancellation fee includes handling charges.