Peace Tour

Go around Hiroshima's atomic bomb heritages by bicycle with a local guide


From JPY

\6,500.00

【About the fees】

・Bicycle rental,Guide staff and Insurance are included.

・Admission fees and experience fees are not included.

・Please pay by cash at our office.

 

【OUTLINE】

 This is a tour where you will go around the atomic bomb heritages in Hiroshima as well as places related to peace. A guide born and raised in Hiroshima will lead the way.

 

【HIGHLIGHTS】

 You will be guided to the hidden points where you can see the 'real' Atomic Bomb dome. Let's go to the places that were really far away from the place of impact but that still suffered enormous damage. A peace tour where you can go around local places and learn about things which you won't understand by only visiting the Peace Museum. Sense the feelings of Hiroshima's inhabitants and the story of Hiroshima through the local guide from Hiroshima. Be surprised by the amount of revival of Hiroshima by taking a bicycle tour.

 

【SCHEDULE】
Arrival→Cycling→(Lunch)→Cycling→End

【DETAILS】
There are lots of atomic bomb heritages in the suburbs of Hiroshima, other than the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park. Each of them has its own unique story. Going around and looking at those relics, the guide will tell you about the destructive power of the atomic bomb and the situation of the damage in those days. You will realize how once-destroyed Hiroshima has vigorously revived to be a city abundant in green in over 70 years from the end of the war. Experience the real Hiroshima at first hand with local staff born and raised in Hiroshima, something which you cannot learn from only books and pictures.

【Route explanation】
●10:00-10:15 Gathering
Meet up with your guide at the meeting place. Introduce yourselves to each other and talk about the route of today. After checking the story of the tour,let's go!

10:15-10:25 Center of the explosion、Atomic Bomb dome and Aioibashi bridge

You will be shown the Atomic Bomb dome, the bridge that became a target and the location where a lot of bombs exploded. You will also go to a secret spot where you can see the Atomic Bomb dome from the real front.

10:25-11:45 Pattern 1 Peace Park、Museum

You will be guided to mainly the inside of the Peace Park and the Museum and look at it from a local's perspective.

10:25-11:45 Pattern 2 Fukuromachi Municipal Elementary School's Peace Museum, Hiroshima city hall museum, The former bank of Japan

Next, you will be going to atomic bomb heritages in the neighborhood of the center of the explosion. There are significant local materials that are carefully conserved and which you can't find in the Peace Park.

11:45-12:00 Higashisenda Park

The former Hiroshima University site is currently used as a large park. You will also find a building made with bricks that endured the explosion and the image of that moment still remains.

12:00-13:00 Lunch Time

Choose between having lunch in the park or eating at a restaurant nearby. (Paying is necessary)

12:00-12:15 Miyukibashi bridge

The border line of the area which suffered great damage from the atomic bomb. There is a monument on which you can find a picture taken at the moment when a lot of people sought help on the bridge.

12:15-12:40 Former Army Clothing Warehouse

The most top class atomic bomb heritage in existence. At the time it was a facility creating uniforms etc. for the army. It was the place where a lot of people would get medical care sheltered from danger after fleeing the city area. Even though it was quite far from the center of the explosion, an iron door that has been deformed by the heat can be found, so you can imagine the power of the impact.

12:40-13:00 Kyobashi river/Peace Boulevard

You will go towards the end of the tour along the riverside of the Kyobashi river. Half-way you will also pass trees exposed to radiation and the Kyobashi bridge which still remains since then.
※In the case of lunch, the time will change with 1 hour, so you will arrive at the meeting place again at 14:00.

【THINGS TO NOTE】
Time:3 hours/1 person
Meeting point:Peacecle Tourist Information Office
2-29 Kyobashicho, Minami-ku, Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima 
Access:
1.  A 4-minute walk from the south exit of JR Hiroshima station
2.From the south exit, go to the south exit underground square and take exit 8 to go to the ground. Go in the direction of Enkougawa.
3.Cross the Ekimae-ohashi bridge and turn right at the first traffic light. Enter Jonan-dori street.
4.The store is in front of APA Hotel Hiroshima-Ekimae. (Peacecle Tourist Information Office)
Language support:English(Tue, Thu, Sat)
Included :Bicycle rental fee・Guiding fees・Bicycle insurance fee
Participation requirements :
For those who are 145 cm or taller, adult's pricing will apply
Child price: Free of charge if they do not ride a bicycle
(Only two bicycles with a child seat are for rent.  Please inquire beforehand)
Free Wi-Fi :◯
Other things to note :
Disclaimer: This tour is not a private tour and up to 10 persons can join.
People who would prefer a private tour are advised to book the "A custom-made cycling tour in Hiroshima".
Insurance:Insurance corresponding to bicycle accidents is available  (included in the price)
Other (disclaimer):Depending on the weather conditions and the like, the tour may be canceled for safety reasons

【TRIVIA】
Hiroshima is the first city in human history that experienced an atomic bomb. An argument was that no one wants to remember such a tragic experience and that the  the visible damage of the Atomic Dome should be destroyed, but it has been preserved as a symbol of peace to the present with the desire to appeal peace with nuclear abolition as the city that experienced the atomic bomb. In 1996 the Atomic Bomb Dome was registered as a World Heritage Site.

【NEARBY AREA INTRODUCTION】
The atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima on August 6 1945, and the city suffered a lot of damage which remains in the history of war. But just three days later, despite the bomb hitting nearby trains and railroads, the city train started moving again in cooperation with the people of Hiroshima. The streetcar is still the same as then, and is still running in the city. The trains that people in the town have reconstructed with all of their strength are still watching over the people in the town with a warm gaze.

【CANCELLATION POLICY】
7 to 4 days before the tour date 40% of the tour price
3 to 2 days before the tour date 60% of the tour price
The day before the tour date, on the day of the tour 100% of the tour price