Hiroshima tour from Osaka and Kyoto

If you are staying Osaka or Kyoto, it is possible to make a Hiroshima tour in a day. In Hiroshima you can visit two World Heritage sites. For Hiroshima day trip from Osaka, you take Shinkansen from Osaka, and then join in a tour in Hiroshima.

Ready-made Hiroshima tour from Osaka

There are several Hiroshima tours available from Osaka and Kyoto. For example, I recommend Hiroshima and Miyajima 1 Day Bus Tour from Osaka and Kyoto. This tour visits both Miyajima and Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum with no additional costs. If you like to take Shinkansen ride, then Osaka Departure – 1 Day Hiroshima & Miyajima Tour is for you.

Hiroshima Peace Memorial (Genbaku Dome)

Hiroshima Peace Memorial including Genbaku Dome, was one of the few structures to survive the atomic bombing of Hiroshima on August 6, 1945. The dome was originally the Hiroshima Prefectural Industrial Promotion Hall. It has remained in its ruined state as a reminder of the destructive power of nuclear weapons. The building is a part of a World Heritage Site since 1996.

Genbaku dome in Hiroshima: Hiroshima tour from Osaka
Genbaku dome in Hiroshima

There is a long line to buy tickets to enter the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum. If you join a tour, you don’t have to wait in line by yourself.

Itsukushima Shrine (Miyajima)

Itsukushima Shrine is located on the island of Miyajima in Hiroshima Bay. This shrine is famous for its iconic “floating” torii gate that appears to be standing in the water at high tide. The shrine was first built in the 6th century and has been rebuilt and expanded several times throughout history. It is one of the most scenic spots in Japan. And it is a World Heritage Site.

Miyajima in Hiroshima
Miyajima in Hiroshima

For other tours from Osaka, check here. For the information about Kyoto, check Hidden Gems in Kyoto.


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