Enjoy a cultured exploration of Japan’s lesser-visited Hiroshima region, an area packed full of fascinating museums, deeply symbolic peace monuments, and the UNESCO-listed Itsukushima Shrine.
Your Hiroshima and Miyajima tour will be self-guided to suit your pace and to minimize costs. A city that’s suffered great adversity in modern times, Hiroshima has rebuilt itself as a city that honors those who tragically lost their lives in World War II. The city is home to many outstanding museums and parks that pay homage to its lost children. Meanwhile, the spiritual hub of Miyajima just a 10-minute ferry ride away in the Inland Sea offers a more ancient look at Japanese history and spirituality.
In Hiroshima, the A-Bomb Dome, Children’s Peace Monument and the Peace Memorial Museum are moving, important homages to world peace, while the Floating Torii Gate of Itsukushima Shrine, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, reveals the deeply spiritual, stunning side of this seaside region. Listed as one of the “Three Views of Japan,” the vermillion Floating Torii Gate is one of the most-photographed sites in the country. On this gentle, self-guided tour that includes transfers by bullet train, you’ll find out just why these cultural gems are so important to the Japanese—and to the rest of the world.