tour types

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Custom

Just let us know what destinations you like or what kinds of sights or activities you enjoy. We will create a custom tour for you.

Independent

These are preset tours that allow you to experience the best of a country with the freedom to go at your pace and visit sights that are interesting to you.

Private

Our Private Tours are designed to give you the convenience of a group tour with the freedom and privacy of independent travel.

Small Group

These tours are fully guided with set dates for up to 12 travelers.

experiences

destinations

To get an idea of where you can go when you visit Japan, please take some time to browse our destinations pages. Click on any of the links below for a short description of the destination's location, history and characteristics.

Hiroshima

Hiroshima

Hiroshima, a large city of more than one million people, is located in Hiroshima Prefecture in the Chugoku Region of Japan. Hiroshima was an important castle town during the Edo period (1603 - 1867). It still retains many of its historic streetcar lines and runs some of its older streetcars.

Hiroshima is well known as the first city to experience the horrors of the atomic bomb, detonated on August 6, 1945. The bomb went off over the Hiroshima Prefectural Industrial Promotion Hall, located in what had been a busy downtown area.

Genbaku Dome (Atomic Dome)
The remaining few walls and steel framework of the Genbaku Dome, HiroshimaPromotion Hall were preserved and is known as The Hiroshima Peace Memorial, though locals call it Genbaku Dome (Atomic Dome).

Peace Memorial Park and Museum
The Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park was created in the area surrounding Genbaku Dome. The park, with its museums, monuments and lecture halls, serves as a memorial to the victims, a reminder of the devastation wrought by the bomb, and to advocate for the cessation of nuclear weapons.

The Peace Flame was lit in 1964 and has burned continuously ever since. The Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum educates visitors about the bomb and contains many artifacts, including a clock which reads 8:15: the time the bomb exploded.The rebuilt city is often the site for conferences concerning peace and human rights.

Sightseeing in Hiroshima
Hiroshima has a rich history and visitors will find much to see and do. The Shukkeien Garden was established in 1620. Designed to represent a smaller version of nature, its name can be translated into “shrunken-scenery garden”. Shukkeien Garden is a peaceful retreat in the midst of the large, bustling, modern city.

If you are lucky enough to be in Japan during baseball season we encourage you to see a game, which is a wonderful way to experience modern Japanese culture. Even if you don’t like baseball you’ll have a great time watching the fans, sampling the food and cheering for the local team, the Carp.

Hiroshima is famous for its food, specifically Okonomiyaki, a 'must try' for lunch or dinner. ‘Okonomi’ means as you like it and ‘yaki’ means cooked. It is hard to explain but we have never heard of anyone not liking it. The Hiroshima area is also known for its oysters.

Miyajima
An hour away, Miyajima, famous for its natural beauty and what appears to be floating Torii gate at Itsukushima Shrine, is a popular side trip for visitors to Hiroshima. Considered sacred as well as one of the most beautiful places in Japan, Miyajima provides a quiet atmosphere after the excitement of Hiroshima.

Tours that Visit Hiroshima:

Kyushu Hot Spring Tour

Natural hot spring baths, or onsen, are fairly common in Japan but Kyushu island is home of one of the best, Beppu.

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In the Shadow of Mountains

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Additional Resources

Official Website of Hiroshima City in English.
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum

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