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Hiroshima: Miyajima Cultural Walking Tour with Food Tastings

Product ID: 388670
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Visit beautiful Miyajima island and the world heritage site, Itsukushima Shrine. See Daishoin Temple and Momijidani Park. Sample some local Miyajima delicacies.
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Duration: 4.5 hours
Starting time 10:00 AM
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  • Explore Miyajima, the Sacred Island of the Gods with a local, knowledgeable guide
  • Take an in-depth look inside Itsukushima Shrine and Daishoin Temple
  • Learn about the differences between the Japanese Shinto religion and Buddhism
  • Try out some local delicacies such as fresh oysters or fried dumplings
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Meet up with your friendly local guide and take the ferry to the sacred island of Miyajima. Learn about how this site is deeply rooted in Japanese mythology and religion, specifically Shinto and Buddhism. See the famous Torii gates, enter Itsukushima Shrine, and learn how to pray there.

After taking an in-depth look at Itsukushima Shrine and learning about Japan's Shinto religion, visit Daisho-in Temple, one of the most important temples of Shingon Buddhism. Here, your guide will share their knowledge about Buddhism's role in Japan and this temple's significance to the island.

Next, enjoy a stroll to Momijidani Park where you can check out the seasonal leaves. Momiji means "red leaves" or "maple tree", and Miyajima Island is famous for it. Spend time walking around and basking in nature.

Then, your guide will take you to the five-storied pagoda and Senjokaku Hall for more cultural exploration.

To finish off your cultural highlights walking tour, your guide will introduce you to some of the local delicacies. Try fresh oysters, fried momiji (red maple leaves) dumplings, and other delicious sweet and savory treats.
  • Entrance fees
  • 4 food samples of local delicacies
  • Guide
  • Tour photos
What’s Not Included
  • Additional foods and drinks (available for purchase)
  • Ferry fare to Miyajima (360 JPY round-trip)

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Meeting point

Meet in front of the 7-Eleven Hiroshima Miyajima Guchi store 10 minutes before the start time. Your guide will be holding a signboard saying "Magical Trip".

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What to bring
  • Cash
Know before you go
• All ages are welcome on this tour
• You do not need to pay for the guide's food and drinks
• Please bring some cash for ferry fee (360 JPY) and additional snacks and drinks

From US$ 74.95 per person

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Product ID: 388670