Tour of Hiroshima City

From Tokyo Sta. to Hiroshima Sta. by Shinkansen / 4 hours

From Hiroshima Sta. to Kamiyacho by Streetcar

Leave luggage at the hotel.

From the hotel to Hiroshima castle
10min. by walk / 0.7km
To go & see

Hiroshima Castle


The castle was destroyed in the atomic bombing and was restored in 1958. The inside of the castle tower is a museum, where the structure of the castle and the life and culture of the castle town of Hiroshima are displayed using actual materials, models, and videos. You can take photos wearing Samurai costumes. From the observation room, you can see the Atomic Bomb Dome, Green Arena, and even Miyajima on a clear day.
Data:Hiroshima Castle
Address/21-1 Motomachi, Naka-ku, Hiroshima, Hiroshima Prefecture 730-0011 
From Hiroshima Castle to Atomic Bomb Dome
16 min. by walk / 1.3km
To go & see

Atomic Bomb Dome


The Atomic Bomb Dome was built as the Hiroshima Prefectural Industrial Promotion Hall, where various expositions were held. Because of its modern European style architecture, which was rare at the time, it quickly became a symbol of Hiroshima. Although it is only 200 meters away from the hypocenter, it miraculously escaped total destruction and is now a symbol of peace in Hiroshima.
Data:Atomic Bomb Dome
Address/ 1-10 Otemachi, Naka-ku, Hiroshima, Hiroshima, 730-0051
From Atomic Bomb Dome to Peace Memorial Park
2 min. by walk / 0.2km
To go & see

Peace Memorial Park


This is a large park in the center of Hiroshima City. There is the Atomic Bomb Dome, which is registered as a World Heritage Site, the Cenotaph for the Atomic Bomb Victims, Hiroshima International Conference Center, and the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum.
Data:Peace Memorial Parka
Address/ 1 -1 Nakajimacho, Naka-ku, Hiroshima, 730-0811
From Peace Memorial Park to Peace Memorial Museum
1 min. by walk / 0.1km
To go & see

Peace Memorial Museum


Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, opened in 1955, displays materials to convey the inhumanity of the atomic bombing and the horrific damage caused by the bombing. The permanent exhibition was extensively renovated in 1991. An audio guide in English is also available.
Data:Peace Memorial Museum
Address/ 1 -2 Nakajimacho, Naka-ku, Hiroshima, 730-0811
TEL/ 082-241-4004
From Peace Memorial Museum to Kamiyacho
15min. by walk / 1.2km



It is in the center of Hiroshima City, crowded with department stores and shopping malls, and there are many restaurants to choose from. It is also a convenient place to transfer to the streetcar. Hiroshima-style okonomiyaki with noodles in it, Hiroshima oysters with their rich, concentrated flavor, so many things to eat here!
Address/ Kamiyacho, Naka-ku, Hiroshima, Hiroshima 730-0031

Rhiga Royal Hotel Hiroshima


Rhiga Royal Hotel Hiroshima is conveniently located in the center of the city. When you enter the hotel, you can relax in a calm and high quality space. The hotel has seven restaurants, a swimming pool, fitness center, and other facilities to make your stay more comfortable. From the rooms and restaurants on the higher floors, you can even see the islands in the Seto Inland Sea.
Data:Rhiga Royal Hotel Hiroshima
Address/ 6-78 Motomachi, Naka-ku, Hiroshima 730-0011
TEL/ 082-502-1121


The Beauty of Water Mirror - Itsukushima Shrine and Kintai Bridge

Departure from the hotel

From the hotel yo Miyajima Ferry Terminal
45min. by train / 22km
To go & see

Miyajima Ferry


You can walk there from the JR Sanyo Line or the streetcar Hiroshima Miyajima-guchi. No reservations are required, and the ferry leaves several times an hour, so you can board without worrying about the time. The third floor of the ferry has an observation deck.
Data:Miyajima Ferry
Address/ 1-11-6, Miyajimaguchi, Hatsukaichi, Hiroshima 39-0411
From the Miyajima Terminal to Itsukushima Shrine
40min. by ferry & walk / 4km
To go & see

The Island Shrine of Itsukushima


The island of Miyajima has been worshipped as a deity since ancient times. It is the only one of its kind in Japan to be built on a site where the tide can rise and fall. The gorgeous architectural beauty attracts many visitors. At low tide, you can walk across to the Otorii gate.
Data:The Island Shrine of Itsukushima
Address/ 1-1 Miyajimacho, Hatsukaichi, Hiroshima 739-0588
TEL/ 0829-44-2020



Momiji Manju is a must-have souvenir from Hiroshima. There are many stores selling everything from the standard old-fashioned to the more unusual varieties. Miyajima is the number one producer of rice paddles in Japan. How about getting one as a souvenir for good luck?
From Miyajima to Miyajimaguchi Station.
40分 ferry & walk / 4km

Move to Iwakuni city

Take Sanyo line to Iwakuni Station
From Iwakuni Sta. to Kinataikyo by bus

90min. by train & bus / 30km
To go & see



Kintaikyo Bridge, known as a miraculous bridge, spans the Nishiki River in Iwakuni City, Yamaguchi Prefecture, and is popular for its beautiful five-story wooden arches, which can be viewed from the riverbank, the riverbed, or on a sightseeing boat.The geometric patterns of the wooden structure, made by traditional construction methods, are beautiful and fascinating even if you are not a fan of structures.
Address/ 14-51 Imadumachi, Iwakuni, Yamaguchi 740-8585 
From Kinatikyo to Iwakuni castle
10min. by Ropeway
To go & see

Iwakuni Castle


Iwakuni Castle, built in 1608, is a mountain castle with the Nishiki River as its natural outer moat. The castle was demolished by order of the shogunate seven years after it was built, and was rebuilt in 1962. The castle tower is an observatory from which you can see the whole of Iwakuni.
Data:Iwakuni Castle
Address/ 3 Yokoyama, Iwakuni, Yamaguchi 741-0081
From Iwakuni castle to the hotel
90min. by Highway bus / 50km

Rhiga Royal Hotel Hiroshima (the 2nd night)


History of the Navy and Marine Transport in Kure city

Check out at the hotel

From the hotel to Yamato museum
60 min. by bus / 25km
To go & see

Yamato Museum


This is a science museum where you can learn about the history of Kure, which flourished as a shipyard. The highlight of the museum is the one-tenth scale "Battleship Yamato. The length of the ship is a remarkable 26 meters! There are also outdoor exhibits and a park adjacent to the museum, so you can spend a whole day here on a sunny day.
Data:Yamato Museum
Address/ 5-20 Takaramachi, Kure, Hiroshima 737-0029
From Yamato Museum to JMSDF KURE MUSEUM
1min. by walk
To go & see



This is the first museum in Japan to display an actual giant submarine on land. The museum introduces the history of the Maritime Self-Defense Force and the historical relationship between Kure City and the Maritime Self-Defense Force. You can even board a real giant submarine, but on the ground!
Address/ 5-32 Takaramachi, Kure, Hiroshima 737-0029
TEL/ 0823-21-6111
From Kure Station to Hirosima Station
45min. by train / 23km

Back to Tokyo by Shinkansen


Tour Fee
Per Person
Peak Season (1 room for 2 people)  48,400JPY~
Off season (1 room for 2 people) 56,300JPY~
Round trip Bullet train(Tokyo - Hiroshima)、2nights accommodation withbreakfast Tax

Sights Information

Houseboat in Iwakuni

You can enjoy the cherry blossoms in spring, the cormorant fishing in summer, and the autumn leaves on a houseboat along the Nishiki River in Iwakuni. From the boat, you can see the Kintaikyo Bridge from directly below and have a tasteful time.

Mitarai District

Mitarai flourished as a port town waiting for the wind and tide in the Edo period, and was selected by the government as a townscape preservation district in 1994. Mitarai, which has been reclaimed several times due to narrow land, is built with a mixture of merchant houses, teahouses, boatyards, residences, shrines, and temples.

Hiroshima Streetcar

The streetcars depart from JR Hiroshima Station one after another, and there is almost no waiting time. It's a very convenient transportation system that takes you not only to the center of the city, but also to Miyajima-guchi and Hiroshima Port. There is a wide variety of trains, from the latest models to the ones that were exposed to the atomic bomb.

Sandan Gorge

This is a large gorge about 16 km long in Akiota Town, about 50 km deep in the mountains from Hiroshima City. A landscape like a Japanese painting awaits you. The scenery is especially beautiful in spring when the leaves are freshly green and in autumn when the leaves turn red. You can also experience kayaking and SUP.


Onomichi is famous as a city with many hills. It is also known as the starting point of the Shimanami Kaido. There is a tour on another page, please see #Setouchi for more details♪