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Itsukushima Shrine (Itsukushima Jinja) Tours

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Itsukushima Shrine (Itsukushima Jinja)
Itsukushima Shrine (Itsukushima Jinja), a Shinto holy site on Miyajima Island in the Seto Inland Sea near Hiroshima, has a history dating back to the sixth century, when the first shrines were likely erected on the island, believed to be the above of gods. The iconic red torii, or shrine gate, that appears to float on the surface of the water just of the shores, guards the UNESCO-listed shrine. At the time the shrine was built, commoners weren’t allowed to step foot on the island due to its holy status, so the gate and temple were constructed in the water to allow visitors to approach by boat.

The entire Itsukushima complex, which in its present form dates back to the twelfth century, comprises several buildings connected by boardwalks, including a prayer hall and a performance stage.

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For the best views of the shrine and its torii, plan to visit Miyajima Island during high tide when they’re both surrounded by water instead of mud.
Address: 1-1 Miyajimacho Hatsukaichi, Hiroshima, Japan
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23 Tours and Activities to Experience Itsukushima Shrine (Itsukushima Jinja)

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Private Miyajima Rickshaw Tour Including Itsukushima Shrine

Private Miyajima Rickshaw Tour Including Itsukushima Shrine

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Discover Miyajima Island, also known as 'Island of Gods,' and considered to be one of the most scenic spots in Japan, on this private guided rickshaw tour. Enjoy the traditional Japanese experience of a rickshaw ride, and visit the famed Itsukushima Shrine, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its "floating" red torii gate. This tour can be customized to your preferred length, departure time, and return point.
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  • 30 minutes to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$51.02
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$51.02
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Private Full Day Hiroshima Tour

Private Full Day Hiroshima Tour

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If you have a short time in Hiroshima and want to make the most of it, a comprehensive tour is the way to go. Visit Hiroshima’s most iconic sights by private car; don’t waste time waiting or navigating. From Miyajima’s floating vermilion tori gate to the Peace Memorial Park, you will get a thorough picture of this historic city before return to your hotel.
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  • 6 hours
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$609.21
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Hiroshima / Miyajima Full-day Private Tour with Government Licensed Guide

Hiroshima / Miyajima Full-day Private Tour with Government Licensed Guide

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This value-packed trip with a nationally/state licensed and experienced multilingual tour guide is a fantastic and efficient way to explore Hiroshima! To start your day, meet your tour guide at your hotel, then visit famous sites such as Miyajima, Itsukushima Shrine, Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, Shukkeien Japanese garden, and Hiroshima Castle. Our guides will customize your six-hour private tour in detail according to your interests. So if you are interested in learning about one of the most important events in human history, in addition to learning about other aspects of this dynamic city, take an all-day walking tour of Hiroshima accompanied by your private guide. Note*1: Please select your must-see spots from a list in the tour information to create your customized itinerary. Note*2: Nationally and State Licensed Tour Guide-Interpreter certification is issued by the Japanese government requires a good knowledge and understanding of Japanese culture and history.
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  • 6 hours
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$144.62
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1-Day Hiroshima & Miyajima Tour (Round-trip from Hiroshima)

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

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Discover two of Japan’s most spectacular sights on a captivating tour of Hiroshima and Miyajima’s UNESCO World Heritage-listed sites. Accompanied by a knowledgeable guide, explore the impressive monuments of Miyajima Island, famed for its sacred Itsukushima Jinja Shrine, whose red tori gate appears to be protruding from the sea during high tide. Continue onto the Hiroshima Peace memorial Park, a moving expanse dedicated to promoting peace around the globe. Enjoy a tranquil ferry ride and absorb the natural splendor of the region’s scenery on this enriching excursion.
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  • 8 hours
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$156.23
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Hiroshima / Miyajima Half-day Private Tour with Government Licensed Guide

Hiroshima / Miyajima Half-day Private Tour with Government Licensed Guide

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This value-packed trip with a nationally/state licensed and experienced multilingual tour guide is a fantastic and efficient way to explore Hiroshima! To start your day, meet your tour guide at your hotel, then visit famous sites. Our guides will customize your four-hour private tour in detail according to your interests. So if you are interested in learning about one of the most important events in human history, in addition to learning about other aspects of this dynamic city, take an all-day walking tour of Hiroshima accompanied by your private guide. Note*1: Please select your must-see spots from a list in the tour information to create your customized itinerary. Note*2: Four hours is NOT enough to visit both of Miyajima and Hiroshima city area. Please choose which you prioritize. Note*3: Nationally and State Licensed Tour Guide-Interpreter certification is issued by the Japanese government requires a good knowledge and understanding of Japanese culture and history.
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  • 4 hours
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$110.86
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Hiroshima & Miyajima 1-Day Tour from Hiroshima

Hiroshima & Miyajima 1-Day Tour from Hiroshima

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This day trip to Hiroshima and Miyajima is the easy way to see many sights in a single day, some of which are UNESCO World Heritage sites. Travel by comfortable air-conditioned coach to important World War II-era places in Hiroshima, and the iconic red gates of Miyajima’s Itsukushima Shrine, which appear to float on water. Learn all about the history and culture of these attractions from your English-speaking guide and through an audio-guide on board your bus.
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  • 7 hours 30 minutes
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$141.09
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$141.09
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Hiroshima City & Miyajima 1Day Sightseeing Tour with English Speaking Guide

Hiroshima City & Miyajima 1Day Sightseeing Tour with English Speaking Guide

Hiroshima is a globally well-known city for its historical and cultural background. In this tour, you will visit the most important places in Hiroshima: A world heritage Itsukushima Shrine in Miyajima Island, and Peace Memorial Museum and Park. A professional English-speaking guide will you take around and help you to understand Hiroshima deeply.
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  • 8 hours
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$149.91
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$149.91

Hiroshima & Miyajima 1-day tour Departure from Hiroshima (Guide Only)

Hiroshima & Miyajima 1-day tour Departure from Hiroshima (Guide Only)

It is private guide tour , Schedule can be arrange by your favorite . Schedule : 09:00 Pick up customer at Hotel Lobby . From Hiroshima to Miyajima Itsukushima Shrine Take easy time for lunch 13:00 From Miyajima to Peace Memorial Park Peace memorial museum , A-Bomb Dome Free and easy time 17:00 Arrival Hiroshima station Tour end off Hiroshima station or Hotel
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  • 8 hours
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$184.73
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Hiroshima & Miyajima 1-day Private Guide Tour (Use public transportation)

Hiroshima & Miyajima 1-day Private Guide Tour (Use public transportation)

1. Visit the World Heritage Sites of Itsukushima Shrine on Miyajima and Hiroshima's Atomic Bomb Dome, the place of prayer for peace on this leisurely tour. 2. Enjoy fabulous views of Itsukushima Shrine, the great torii gate and wild deer in the untouched abundant nature of Miyajima. Schedule : 9:00 Departure from Hiroshima station (South exit) 9:00 Departure from Granvia Hiroshima Hotel (Hotel lobby) 9:30 Arrival Miyajima Guchi station 9:40 Ferry to Miyajima Siste seeing at Miyajima (Itsukushima shrine) Free time and take lunch 13:10 Ferry to Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park and Museum The atomic bomb Dome 17:00 Return at Hiroshima station End off tour
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  • 8 hours
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$214.21
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Hiroshima & Miyajima 1-day cruise tour (Use Public transportation)

Hiroshima & Miyajima 1-day cruise tour (Use Public transportation)

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1. Visit the World Heritage Sites of Itsukushima Shrine on Miyajima and Hiroshima's Atomic Bomb Dome on this leisurely tour. 2. Look forward to seeing wild deer in the untouched abundant nature of Miyajima. 3. Ferry from Miyajima to Hiroshima Atomic bomb dome directly . Schedule : 9:00 Departure from Hiroshima station 9:30 Arrival Miyajima Guchi station 9:40 Ferry to Miyajima Siste seeing at Miyajima Free time and take lunch 13:10 Ferry to Hiroshima (World Heritage route:From Miyajima to Peace Memorial Park) Peace Memorial Park and Museum The atomic bomb Dome 17:00 Return at Hiroshima station End off tour
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  • 8 hours
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$243.68
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Half-Day Miyajima Tour

Half-Day Miyajima Tour

Our licensed conductor will take you to Miyajima known as the "Island of God" and "World Heritage". You will see the amazing Japanese cultures by comparing Shrine for Shinto and Temple for Buddhism. It's fun. We are a travel company licensed by Hiroshima Governor and comply with the Japan travel business legal requirements. Please choose your favorite from 3 packages (A, B, & C) to support the diverse needs in prices and contents: A: Guide Only Package = English guide + WiFi router + commemorative photos only. Other cost for you and guide are excluded. B: Value Package = A + Transportation (your JR Rail Pass to be partially used) + admission + special indemnification against unexpected accidents (JPY30,000,000 or $270,000/person at @110/$) + your digest movie (available after the tour) C: Fun Package = B + Cultural experiences to simulate what local people do (Fortune telling paper strip) at shrine + Incense Stick & Candle Services at temple + Local Sweets for a break)
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
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$88.43
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Private Day Tour of Kintaikyo Bridge and Itsukushima Shrine with a Local Guide from Hiroshima

Private Day Tour of Kintaikyo Bridge and Itsukushima Shrine with a Local Guide from Hiroshima

If you’ve got limited time in Hiroshima, ensure you tick off all of the city’s top attractions on a private full-day tour, which includes hotel pickup and drop-off. In a small group limited to six people, you’ll visit the UNESCO-listed Itsukushima Shrine on Miyajima Island, and Kintaikyo Bridge. Opt to take a ropeway to Miyajima’s highest mountain (own expense) and spend time reflecting at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park.
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  • 8 hours
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$349.80
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Private Hiroshima Custom Full-Day Tour by Chartered Vehicle

Private Hiroshima Custom Full-Day Tour by Chartered Vehicle

Explore the rich history and traditional shrines of Hiroshima during this private 8-hour tour aboard a chartered vehicle. Travel in your limo, van, or bus (depending on your group size) customizing the itinerary to your preferred choice of attractions. You might learn about the dramatic events of the city’s 1945 atomic bomb attack at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, admire the giant torii gate on Miyajima Island, or discover the UNESCO-listed Itsukushima Shrine. A driver, private vehicle, and round-trip hotel transportation are covered.
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  • 8 hours
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$1,046.51
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Tour of Aki Province - Cycling Tour Around the Shrines in Hatsukaichi city!

Tour of Aki Province - Cycling Tour Around the Shrines in Hatsukaichi city!

This is a cycling tour you can explore World Heritage Itsukushima Shrine of Miyajima and 4 famous shrines with a long and distinguished history in Hatsukaichi. ​You will have lunch at cafe used by local residents, located inside the Momijidani park where you can also see deers. The tour is conducted by an experienced guide who has worked with many foreign tourists. ​ ​ Tour Steps​ ①9:45 Assemble at JR Hatsukaichi Station North Exit  ②Go to Hatsukaichi Tenmangu which worships God of Study, Sugawara no Michizane. ③Next is Hayatani Shrine with 1800 years of history which is believed to be an ancestor god of Aki Province.​ ​​ ​  ④We will take ferry to Miyajima ⑤After having lunch at Momijidani park, we will go to Itsukushima Shrine. ⑥We will cycle around the wooden daikyodo which is called Senjokaku. ⑦Return by ferry to Hatsukaichi ⑧Finally we will visit Jigozen Shrine which was built as the outer part of Itsukushima Shrine. ⑧Return to JR Hatsukaichi Station and photo shooting. ⑨Tour ends
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$194.71
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Hiroshima one day private walking Tour

Hiroshima one day private walking Tour

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See the highlights of Hiroshima in a personalized private walking tour. A private tour means you can customize your experience and choose your own itinerary. You’ll be picked up in a private vehicle, and your guide will accompany you so you don’t get lost. Possible Hiroshima attractions include Itsukushima Shrine, the Atomic Bomb Dome, and the Peace Memorial.
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  • 7 hours
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$419.00
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$419.00
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Miyajima Sea Kayak Short Course (1 hour)

Miyajima Sea Kayak Short Course (1 hour)

The Itsukushima Shrine with its ‘floating’ torii gate is one of Japan’s most photographed landmarks and is just an hour from Hiroshima. On this tour, experience the UNESCO World Heritage site from the water on a sea kayaking excursion. Full instruction is provided, making it suitable for complete beginners and you will get plenty of opportunities for photos both at sea and from the beach.
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  • 1 hour
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$65.25
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$65.25
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SUP Tour to see the Great Torii Gate of the Itsukushima Shrine Up Close

SUP Tour to see the Great Torii Gate of the Itsukushima Shrine Up Close

Tourists and pilgrims from around the world come to Miyajima to visit Itsukushima Shrine, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Rather than simply gaze at the “floating” torii gate, you can pass through it on a stand-up paddleboard. This 3-hour SUP tour, with a small group, caters to beginners or experienced participants. Follow a guide as you cross the gentle sea. Equipment, wetsuit, and paddling instruction are provided.
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  • 3 hours
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$158.49
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$158.49
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Privately tour on Miyajima in a Rolls-Royce Phantom

Privately tour on Miyajima in a Rolls-Royce Phantom

【OUTLINE】 You will be chartering a Rolls-Royce Phantom to tour around two World Heritage Sites, the Atomic Bomb Dome in Hiroshima and Itsukushima Shrine on Miyajima. Luxury transportation is at your service and convenience. A driver as well as an optional guide-interpreter who are intimately familiar with the area will lead your tour so that you may get to know the history and background of the locations in depth. 【HIGHLIGHTS】 You will be chartering a luxurious Rolls-Royce Phantom for 8 hours for a completely private tour of Hiroshima. The two destinations are the World Heritage Sites in Hiroshima, the Atomic Bomb Dome and Itsukushima Shrine on Miyajima. You will be picked up and dropped off at a station, airport, hotel, or restaurant at your convenience and in complete comfort. A professional driver as well as an optional guide-interpreter who are intimately familiar with the area will lead your tour. You may customize your tour depending on what locations you would like to see.
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  • 8 hours
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$1,720.72
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The First Tour in Hiroshima - An Oyster Harvest with Fishermen on the Boat

The First Tour in Hiroshima - An Oyster Harvest with Fishermen on the Boat

Get outside and enjoy the rare experience of seeing oyster harvesting up close. This fascinating tour takes you through multiple stages—sailing out on a work boat, seeing oyster rafts, and watching how oysters are unloaded and shucked at Shimada Suisan’s oyster factory too. As well as oysters, this tour has the added benefit of getting close to Itsukushima Shrine and accessing stunning photo opportunities from the sea.
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  • 2 hours
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$28.41
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Miyajima Cultural Highlights Walking Tour

Miyajima Cultural Highlights Walking Tour

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-Head to the beautiful Miyajima island and Itsukushima shrine- See the famous Torii gates and enter Itsukushima Shrine. Your friendly local guide will you tell you about their background in Miyajima and their cultural signifiance to Japan. -Learn deeper- Explore Daishoin Temple, Momijidani Park and learn about the 5 story pagoda and Senjokaku Hall. Here your friendly local guide will teach you next about Buddhism's role in Japan and this temple's significance to the island. -Get ready to chow down on some local Miyajima delicacies- To finish off your culutral highlights walking tour, your guide will introduce you to some of the local delicacies available such as delicious fresh oysters and fried momiji dumplings among other delicious sweet and savoury treats! Magical Trip is a local tour operator with the TripAdvisor certificate of excellence that offers various types of small-group tours throughout Japan! Check out our Trip Advisor Page for more tours and our reviews!
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$80.18
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$80.18
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1-Day Hiroshima World Heritage Tour

1-Day Hiroshima World Heritage Tour

Learn the modern history of Hiroshima First of all, we will take you to the Peace Memorial Park and Museum. You will have the chance to learn about the past and the present of Hiroshima. Witness the recovery of Hiroshima and pray for peace on the top of the tower Look at the present Hiroshima that has overcome difficulties in the past. After arriving at Orizuru Tower, you can feel how strong and powerful Hiroshima city is just from its outlook. On the top of the Orizuru Tower, you'll enjoy local Hiroshima food for lunch. Heading to Miyajima (Itsukushima Shrine) - the World Heritage Site In Miyajima, one of the World Heritage Sites in Hiroshima, we will visit Itsukushima Shrine. After exploring the hidden spots only locals know and take break at a local cafe.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$165.08
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$165.08
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Full-Day Private Walking Tour in Miyajima with Guide

Full-Day Private Walking Tour in Miyajima with Guide

Miyajima is a famous place where the gods dwell in the whole island. This tour will take you to stroll all of Miyajima's attractive spots in one day! The first is Itsukushima Shrine, where the vermilion temple emits overwhelming beauty. Second, you will then visit a sacred mountain "Misen". From the 535m altitude, you can see a large panorama of the deep blue Seto Inland Sea. It is a scene that was nominated three stars at Michelin Green Guide Japan. While feeling the refreshing breeze of the Seto Inland Sea with you, please take a look at the superb view that can only be seen here in Miyajima. This tour also visits Miyajima's hidden spots, Omotoyama Daishoin and Toyokuni Shrine.
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  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$108.09
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$108.09
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Private Full-Day Tour of Miyajima from Hiroshima

Private Full-Day Tour of Miyajima from Hiroshima

An hour away from Hiroshima city is a scenic spot, Miyajima, which is a popular sightseeing destination for visitors. We recommend this tour for first-time visitors to Miyajima. You will visit Itsukushima Shrine, registered as a World Cultural Heritage, and other must-see popular spots in Miyajima. A half-day tour is perfect if you are short on time. You will also visit a hidden museum which introduces Miyajima's history and culture, and a store selling wood carvings, a traditional craft. All the spots are recommended by otomo guides who know the area well. Of course, you can try the locally famous oysters and specialties. Let the otomo guide help you experience Miyajima for the first time.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$113.00
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