Kintaikyo and Miyajima 1-Day tour with a local guide
You will visit not only Miyajima, the world heritage in Hiroshima, but also Iwakuni, Yamaguchi to see the Kintaikyo bridge, which is one of the most uniquest bridge in Japan with its own long history.
Discover the beauty of Hiroshima and Yamaguchi with a professional and informative guide!
Hiroshima is known as a city that was bombed by nuclear bomb ( atomic bomb ) for the first time in the world and thus, the town is also known for a peace town.
Also, Hiroshima is located in the southwestern part of the Japanese archipelago.
Thanks to this location, Hiroshima is blessed with a mild climate. In addition, rich nature of the Seto Inland Sea and the Chugoku Mountains adorn Hiroshima's four seasons with vivid color of the nature.
◆About Kintaikyo bridge
This bridge is one of the three most excellent/oldest bridges of Japan, ranked together with the Uji-bashi bridge and the Yamasaki-bashi bridge. Kintaikyo bridge is also famous for the wooden bridge. The construction of this bridge is very unique and original. It has been designated as a national scenic spot in 1922.
Alongside Matsushima and Amanohashidate, this place is known as one of the Japan's best scenic spots.
Itsukushima Shrine, which was built up to the current form by Taira-no-Kiyomori in the 12th century.
The location of this shrine is very unique with the great red gate called "Torii" in the ocean.
You will be amazed the beauty of the contrast between blue ocean and red gate. When it comes to low tide, you can get close to this gate by walking seabed. This shrine was listed as a world heritage site in 1996.
*Admission fee of this ropeway is additional fee.
You can go up to the highest mountain in Miyajima with ropeway. 360° panoramic view is spectacular.
Also, there is Reika-do eternal fire hall at the top of this mountain. The fire of this hall continues to fire for about 1200 years.
This fire was used to light the flame of peace in the Hiroshima peace memorial park.
◆History of peace memorial park
This peace memorial park is located in the center of Hiroshima and was built with great feeling to avoid repeating the disaster suffered by the atomic bomb. Silent prayer is devoted on every August 6th at 8:15AM in this park.
9:00AM Hotel pick-up in Hiroshima city
10:45AM-12:00AM Walk around Kintaikyo breidge
12:30PM-1:00PM Lunch at Iwakumi station
5:00PM Tour concludes at Hiroshima peace memorial park