Half Day Beauty and Culture Tour

Enjoy the seasonal beauty and the silence of Japanese cultures in downtown Hiroshima
Key Features
  • Discover the seasonal beauty and the silence of Japanese culture at:
    • Mitaki Temple (1,200-year history)
    • Shukkeien (Japanese garden built as a Villa for Hiroshima Feudal Lord)
    • Hiroshima Castle (including the city view from the observation deck of the tower)
  • Contents of 3 packages (A, C & D):
    • A (Guide Only Package) : Expenses such as transportation, admission, lunch for you and guide are not included
    • C (Fun Package) : A + All-Inclusive + Safety Enhancement + Digest Movie + Cultural Experience. No additional payment is required
    • D (Taxi Package) : C + Taxi ride
  • Free Option: Zoom Zoom Stadium (professional baseball) visit available (stadium open days only)
Tour Prices (JPY)
  • Adults & Children (12 years old or above) - Please refer to the price list
  • Children (6 to 11 years old) - Free in Package A. JPY 1,000/person in Package C & D, depending on the total number of passengers.
Itinerary (approx. 4 hours)
【Hiroshima Station <-- (bus) --> Shukkeien】
  • Shukkeien (45 min)
【Shukkeien <-- (bus) --> Hiroshima Castle
  • Hiroshima Castle (50 min.)
  • Hiroshima Gokoku Shrine (10 min)
【Hiroshima Castle <-- (taxi) --> Mitaki Temple】
  • Mitaki Temple (60 min)
【Mitaki Temple <-- (taxi & train) --> Hiroshima Station
  • Free option: Visit Professional Base Ball Stadium (public open days only)
Other Information
  • Meeting Point: Hiroshima Station 2F Shinkansen Exit
  • Pickup Service: If you want hotel/port pick-up services, please let us know
  • Starting Time: 9:00 or 13:00 (adjustable depending on customers desires)
  • Payment: JPY cash on site (option: credit card through PayPal in advance)
  • Min. Number of participants: 2 adults or children (12 years old or above) - For a solo traveler, please contact for estimates.
  • Tour conductor: 1 person
  • Responsibility: Planned and conducted by Hiroshima Local Tours
Please send us your inquiry with your preferred tour name, date and participant numbers through the e-mail function shown at the bottom. We will confirm the availability and share our suggested timetable with the estimate and terms & conditions for your review.
Mitaki Temple - Established about 1,200 years ago for an austere lifestyle by Kobo Daishi (Kukai), who also founded the Daishoin Temple in Miyajima. Once you visit Mitaki Temple you will find yourself transported to a mysterious past time. Everyone enjoys Mitaki temple for the following reasons:
  • Seasonal Beauty -- The Temple allows a person to experience its beauty with heightened senses – For all the seasons, Mitaki Temple makes you enjoy the great greenery, autumn leaves, or snowing quietness. The Temple is recognized  as the most famous location to view the autumn leaves in Hiroshima city. 
  • The 1,200-year history has resulted in a lot of stone statues and monuments, and the structures and atmosphere are very different from ordinary temples. This tour will  explore all of them, while you are understanding the traditional Japanese temple worship culture.
Mitaki Temple Bell
Mitaki Temple Tahotou
Mitaki Temple Rokkakudo
Mitaki Temple Tea House
Mitaki Temple Jizo
Mitaki Temple
Mitaki Temple Mossy Stones
Mitaki Temple 16 Rakans
Shukkeien - This garden is the most famous Japanese garden in Hiroshima. Designed and developed by Soko Ueda,  a master of tea ceremony. The garden opened about 400 years ago with tea houses. ”Shukkeien” means "Miniaturized Scenery Garden" and is a circuit-style garden where a pond is arranged in the center with small islands, simulated mountains, valleys, bridges and Japanese style structures to sit and enjoy the sights.
Shukkeien Garden offers incredibly beautiful views which can be enjoyed through all four seasons.
Hiroshima Castle -- Visit the beautiful castle, explore the hidden histories in the yard and enjoy the city views from the observation deck of the tower.
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Mazda Zoom Zoom Stadium (Free Option with time extension) - On the the stadium open days (about 8 days a month), you may visit the stadium and enter the concourse where you can view the whole stadium inside.
This is a free option, depending on your choice. If you want to confirm when the open days or the game days are, please feel free to contact us by e-mail. 
Zoom Zoom Stadium
View from concorse
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