Hiroshima: Peace & Paper Cranes

Hiroshima 3-Day History & Culture Tour

Prices from £385 pp

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Duration3 days / 2 nights (flexible)


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Hiroshima will always be known for the events of 1945, but this once war-shattered city is now a place of love and prosperity. You’ll spend two nights here, and will find a welcoming atmosphere and thriving food scene. During your stay, you’ll take a tour of the city and can spend time in the beautiful Peace Memorial Park - a symbol of how peace now prevails.

What's included

  • Accommodation – price based on 2 people sharing
  • Half Day City Tour

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Arrival in Hiroshima

Today you’ll arrive and make your way to your hotel near the centre. Hiroshima is easily explored on foot, and also has a great tram system, so you should have no problems finding something to do for the evening. The city boasts some great restaurants and vibrant nightlife, so grab a bowl of ramen, enjoy a drink or two, and maybe embarrass yourself in a karaoke bar?

A view across the river in Hiroshima across to lots of city buildings

City Tour

You’ll meet your guide this morning and set off by public transport to the centre of the city, where you’ll visit Peace Memorial Park – a tranquil, reflective place dedicated to the legacy of the Hiroshima nuclear attack in 1945. The park is home to many beautiful memorials and monuments, as well as a very good museum.

You’ll then visit Shukkeien Garden, which means “shrunken-scenery garden”, where valleys, mountains, and forests are represented in miniature, before your tour finishes around lunchtime and you’re free to enjoy the rest of the city at your own pace.

Lady on bridge in Shukkeien Garden Japan

Miyajima Island

We can also arrange on a guided trip to the supremely scenic Miyajima Island, either in addition to, or instead of the included Hiroshima tour. You’ll catch the ferry over and can explore the many sights, including the Torii Gate, and you’ll also meet the very confident local deer! It’s the perfect place to just wander and soak up the peaceful atmosphere, before returning to the city for the evening.

We can also arrange for you to kayak through the Torii Gate, or if you’re into your cars then maybe a tour of the Mazda headquarters would be more your speed? Just have a chat with your Travel Specialist so we can make your Hiroshima trip just how you want it.

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Woman standing in from of the Torii Gate


After another evening taking in the buzz of Hiroshima’s restaurants and bars, and a good night’s sleep, you’ll head back the station ready to continue to your next Japanese destination.

Hiroshima Atomic Bomb Dome and a view across the river of other city buildings
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