Excursion HIR1 - 9 Hours - £125pp
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park is a memorial park in the center of Hiroshima. It is dedicated to the legacy of Hiroshima as the first city in the world to suffer a nuclear attack, and to the memories of the bomb's direct and indirect victims. The Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park is visited by thousands of people each year. The park is there in memory of the victims of the nuclear attack on August 6, 1945.
The Fukuromachi Elementary School was one of the closest schools to ground zero when the atomic bomb fell on August 6, 1945. They lost about 160 students and teachers and the building was heavily damaged. After a few days, the school became a first aid station, and its black burned wall became a message board to find missing people. The Peace Museum is the section of the school building with the basement of the former Municipal Fukuromachi Elementary School in Hiroshima. The school is keeping it as a relic of the atomic explosion, to foster peace, and to send their information to the world.
Okonomi-mura (literally "Okonomiyaki Village") is a Hiroshima-style okonomiyaki food theme park located and one of the top food destinations for families in Japan. Here you will enjoy traditional Okonomiyaki, a popular pan-fried food that consists of batter and cabbage. Selected toppings and ingredients are added which can vary greatly (anything from meat and seafood to wasabi and cheese). This variability is reflected in the dish's name; "okonomi" literally means "to one's liking".
Miyajima is a small island less than an hour outside the city of Hiroshima. It is most famous for its giant torii gate, which at high tide seems to float on the water. The sight is ranked as one of Japan's three best views. Reached by a short ferry ride, once on the island it is best discovered on foot.
While officially named Itsukushima, the island is more commonly referred to as Miyajima,Japanese for "shrine island". This is because the island is so closely related to its key shrine, Itsukushima Shrine, in the public's mind. Like the torii gate, the shrine's main buildings are built over water.
Please note that this excursion requires considerable walking and therefore would not be suitable for those with walking difficulties.
Please note that lunch will consist of a typical Japanese okonomi set-menu and includes one soft drink.
- Panoramic city sightseeing by private charter coach
- Experienced and knowledgeable Japanese/English speaking guide
- Visit of the Peace Memorial Park and entrance to the Museum
- Entrance to the Fukuromachi Elementary School
- Visit the Okonomiyaki Village and lunch stop
- Okonomiyaki lunch included with one soft drink
- Coach transfer to Miyajima ferry departure point
- Return Ferry crossing to Miyajima
- Escorted walk and free time on Miyajima
Available when travelling on tour:
AA CA CF CH CI CJ - excursion departure 15 October
FC FD ID - excursion departure 29 October
£125pp - Use the Excursion Booking Form link to make your booking
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