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 (of whom there may have been as many as 140,000). Within the park you will find spectacular gardens, open green space, seating areas and public art works by local artists
Atomic Bomb Dome is the remains of the former Prefectural Industrial Promotion Hall. This building promotes Hiroshima’s local industries and has become a significant reminder of Hiroshima’s past history and a memorial to all the people who were killed in the atomic bombings. During the nuclear bomb explosions the Atomic Bomb Dome was one of the few buildings that still remains standing today. Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the A-Bomb Dome is a tangible link to Hiroshima’s history and a reminder of the fight to get rid of war, nuclear weapons and bringing peace to the world.
Itsukushima Shrine is a Shinto shrine on the island of Miyajima. Itsukushima Shrine is known as the “floating” tori gate. It is a UNESCO World Heritage site and the Japanese government has designated several buildings and possessions as National Treasures. It is a dramatic gate and at high tide it appears to be floating during high tide. At low tide you are able to reach it by foot and you can enjoy collecting shellfish. This unique and long lasting shrine has an interesting legend behind so don’t forget to ask about it to the locals or your tour guide.
Take a cruise to Itsukushima Shrine best known for its “floating tori” on the sea, the gate to Itsukushima.
Visit Atomic Bomb Dome and Museum to learn the history of Hiroshima.
Arrive in Osaka and transfer to your hotel.
Osaka Hiroshima (B)
This morning proceed to Osaka Station for a bullet train to Hiroshima.
Hiroshima Osaka (B)
Today you will be exploring Itsukushima Shrine in the morning. Travel to Hiroshima Atomic Bomb Dome, one of the only remaining buildings after the explosion. Then visit Atomic Bomb Museum followed by Memorial Peace Park. Travel back to Osaka to join your core tour.