Popular Museums & Exhibitions in Hiroshima
Our most recommended Hiroshima Museums & Exhibitions
1. From Hiroshima: Private Tour to Kure
Meet your local guide in Hiroshima and head out of the city for a 40-minute train ride that will lead you to the port and major ship building city of Kure, situated on the Seto Inland Sea. You'll be paired with guides that are passionate about the place they call home and who choose to spend their free time sharing it with like-minded travelers matched to them. The itinerary can be customized according to your interests. You could visit the Yamato Museum, where you can learn about the largest battleship in the world. Here you can also explore a collection of authentic relics from World War II. If submarines are more your thing, the JMSDF Kure Museum awaits. Just next door to Yamato, this museum is shaped like a huge submarine. Known as the “Iron Whale Museum'', here you can browse torpedos, vessel parts and just about everything else you’d hope to see at a world-class military museum...
2. Hiroshima and Miyajima: Private Full-Day Guided Tour
Following a morning hotel pickup, take the JR local train to Miyajima-guchi and transfer to a ferry boat toward Miyajima Island. One of the most beautiful places in Japan, spend some time walking around the island to see the Great Torii Gate, Itsukushima Shrine, and Taishoin Temple. Enjoy lunch on the island. After the visit to Miyajima, take a tram to the Peace Memorial Park. Hiroshima is well known as the city on which the first atomic bomb was dropped. Walk around the park and see some of the monuments, including the Children's Peace Monument, Peace Bell, and Flame of Peace. You will then visit the museum to gain a better understanding of what occurred on that August 6 of 1945. Make your trip to Japan more memorable with this historic day tour led by a knowledgable guide.
3. Hiroshima: Hiroshima and Miyajima World Heritage Tour
First stop is a tour through the Peace Memorial Park and Museum. Here, you will learn the horrors of the atomic bomb and how the people of Hiroshima coped with the tragedy. Feel the breeze as you go up to the Orizuru Tower's observatory area. Here you can get a wide view of the city. The Orizuru (paper crane) is considered as a symbol of peace; learn how to make one and make a wish. At the top of the Orizuru Tower, you'll enjoy a lunch of local cuisine. After lunch, your guide will take you to see the Aorigi Tree, which brought hope after the atomic bomb. Then visit the Atomic Bomb Dome, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Learn more about Japanese life and feel the revival of the city. You will then take a ferry across the water to Miyajima, where you will visit the famous Torii gate and Itsukushima shrine.
4. Hiroshima & Miyajima Island Private Guided Tour
Discover Hiroshima and Miyajima Island on a fully customizable private tour. Choose what you would like to experience, what time you would like to start your tour, and the local partner will arrange a tour to suit you. Start your day by meeting your guide at your hotel, then choose to sites you wish to visit depending on your interests. Example 6-hour Itinerary: Meet your guide at your hotel in Hiroshima and first visit Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park. See the Hiroshima Prefectural Industrial Promotion Hall, known today as the Atomic Bomb Dome, which was one of the very few buildings that survived the atomic bombing of Hiroshima on August 6, 1945. Today, the building serves as a memorial to the victims of the bombing, and as a symbol of international peace. Visit the onsite Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum and learn more about the bombing. See poignant artifacts from the...
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