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】

Timetable

10:00/14:00

Meeting up

 

10:30/14:30

Enko River Hiroshima has developed along with the rivers. The guide will tell you the geographical features of Hiroshima and so on while looking at the scenery.

 

10:45/14:45

Hitoshima Castle You are shown to Hitoshima Castle and Gokoku Shine and learn about culture and history. There is the remain of the headquarter where the initial report of the atomic bombing was transmitted. The guide will you tell you the situation right after the A-bombing and the sufferings of the victims.

 

11:15/15:15

Peace Memorial Park The guide will you show you to the Atomic Bomb Dome and so on. He will introduce stories from the locals' point of view not known from the exhibitions in the Museum and books.

 

11:50/15:50 

Sendamachi, Miyukibashi Bridge, Kyobashi River, etc. The guide will show you the actual townscape of Hiroshima in the suburbs away from the touristic area. You will find beautiful Hiroshima vigorously revived from the tremendous damages by the atomic bombing while visiting numerous A-bomb heritage sites and listening to the episodes handed down in Hiroshima.

 

13:00/17:00

The tour finishes at the meeting point *You will get photo data taken on the day. *Peace Memorial Museum can be included upon request. (Extension charge: 1,000 yen/hour, payable in cash on the day.  Not possible In case of a shared tour.) *The timetable may change depending on the circumstances.


【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