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  • Address: Peace Memorial Park, Hiroshima 730-0051, Japan
  • Admission: Free

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Hiroshima Tours

For most travelers, the name Hiroshima brings to mind the date of August 6, 1945, when the first atomic bomb was dropped, killing some 140,000 people as World War II drew to a close. But modern, leafy Hiroshima is a prosperous and cosmopolitan city that honors its past while always looking ahead toward a peaceful future.

The Basics
Visitors from around the globe come to Hiroshima each day to pay their respects at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, where the enigmatic shell of the ruined Atomic Bomb Dome stands as the last original site from the tragedy of 1945. The nearby A-Bomb Museum recounts the history of that fateful day. Other notable attractions include Hiroshima Castle, Shukkei-en Garden, and a pair of excellent art museums. While you can visit Hiroshima and its top attractions on a guided day trip from Kyoto or Osaka (which may include Miyajima Island as well), the city is also often included in multi-day sightseeing tours around Japan.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Hiroshima is a must-see for history buffs, especially those into WWII history.
  • Visit the city on a day trip from Kyoto or Osaka, or as part of a multi-day tour through Japan from Tokyo.
  • Don’t forget to wear comfortable shoes; central Hiroshima is very walkable.
  • Day trips to Hiroshima from other areas of Japan can last upwards of 12 hours.

How to Get There
Hiroshima Airport services the city, but it’s also easily accessible by shinkansen (bullet train) and bus from most major Japanese cities to Hiroshima Station. Once in the city, modern streetcars provide quick and convenient transportation between attractions.

When to Get There
Thanks to a temperate climate, it’s possible to enjoy Hiroshima throughout the year. While June and July comprise the rainy season in the area, it doesn’t usually rain every day. For pure visual appeal, Hiroshima shines during the spring cherry blossom season and autumn changing of the leaves.

Gateway to Miyajima
Besides being a popular destination in its own right, Hiroshima also serves as a gateway to nearby Miyajima Island, considered to be one of Japan’s most beautiful places. The island welcomes visitors with a huge red torii (shrine gate) set on the water—it’s one of the largest torii in Japan—that guards the UNESCO World Heritage–listed Itsukushima Shrine.

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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park and Miyajima Island Tour from Kyoto, Kyoto, null
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park and Miyajima Island Tour from Kyoto

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Visit Hiroshima’s most important historic sites on this 12-hour tour from Kyoto. After taking the bullet train from Kyoto Station, enjoy a boat ride to ...  Read more

Location: Kyoto, Japan
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $356.31
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park and Miyajima Island Tour from Hiroshima, Hiroshima, Day Trips
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park and Miyajima Island Tour from Hiroshima

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Explore World Heritage sites in Hiroshima and Miyajima in one day! Miyajima is famous for its Itsukushima Jinja Shrine. Its red torii gate appears to be ...  Read more

Location: Hiroshima, Japan
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $142.52
Japan Sakura Tour 11days, Tokyo, City Tours
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Japan Sakura Tour 11days

Visiting 8 World Heritage sites of UNESCO.           Mt.Fuji (View from Lake Kawaguchi), Kyoto, Nara, Himeji, Iwami Silver Mine, Hiroshima, ...  Read more

Location: Tokyo, Japan
Duration: 11 days (approx.)

From USD $4,230.00
3-Day Kyoto and Hiroshima Independent Tour by Nozomi Bullet Train from Tokyo, Tokyo, Cultural Tours
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3-Day Kyoto and Hiroshima Independent Tour by Nozomi Bullet Train from Tokyo

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Discover Kyoto and Hiroshima, two of Japan’s most famous cities, without the hassle of arranging transportation or hotels on this independent tour. Explore ...  Read more

Location: Tokyo, Japan
Duration: 3 days (approx.)

From USD $403.50
2-Day Hiroshima Tour from Osaka Including Miyajima and Okayama, Osaka, Multi-day Tours
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2-Day Hiroshima Tour from Osaka Including Miyajima and Okayama

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Tour both sacred and solemn historical monuments on this 2-day guided tour from Osaka. After a boat ride to Miyajima's breathtaking Itsukushima Shrine, you’ll ...  Read more

Location: Osaka, Japan
Duration: 2 days (approx.)

From USD $739.45
Central Hiroshima, Iwakuni, and Yakiniku or Sushi (Local Food) Tour, Hiroshima, Overnight Tours
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Central Hiroshima, Iwakuni, and Yakiniku or Sushi (Local Food) Tour

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We will start this off by going to the Memorial Peace Park Museum and explore the history of where the first atomic bomb went off, and you will be able to see ...  Read more

Location: Hiroshima, Japan
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $185.09
PRIVATE CHUFFEUR SERVICE, Hiroshima, Cultural Tours
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PRIVATE CHUFFEUR SERVICE

Create a perfect multi-city day trip to visit Hiroshima, Miyajima, and Iwakuni thanks to this customizable, 8-hour private tour. Enjoy access to a private ...  Read more

Location: Hiroshima, Japan
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $277.64
Hiroshima and Miyajima Day Tour from Osaka, Osaka, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Hiroshima and Miyajima Day Tour from Osaka

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See Hiroshima’s historic sites on this 13-hour tour from Osaka. Ride a bullet train to Hiroshima and then a boat to Miyajima Island, where you’ll see the ...  Read more

Location: Osaka, Japan
Duration: 13 hours (approx.)

From USD $356.31
2-Day Hiroshima Tour from Kyoto Including Miyajima and Kurashiki, Kyoto, Day Trips
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2-Day Hiroshima Tour from Kyoto Including Miyajima and Kurashiki

Visit top World Heritage sites in Miyajima, Hiroshima and Okayama on this 2-day guided from Kyoto. Marvel at the graceful red gate of Itsukushima Shrine, take ...  Read more

Location: Kyoto, Japan
Duration: 2 days (approx.)

From USD $739.45
13-Day Classic Japan Tour: Nikko, Hakone, Takayama, Hiroshima, and Kyoto from Tokyo, Tokyo, ... 
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13-Day Classic Japan Tour: Nikko, Hakone, Takayama, Hiroshima, and Kyoto from Tokyo

Discover the cultural highlights of Japan, from the neon-lit streets of modern Tokyo to the ancient temples of Kyoto, on this 13-day tour through the Land of ...  Read more

Location: Tokyo, Japan
Duration: 13 days (approx.)

From USD $4,845.00

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