We’ll drive west of the city to the famed Shrine Island of Miyajima and we’ll take a short ferry ride across the channel to the island to marvel at one of Japan’s most revered and ancient pilgrimage destinations: The elegant Itsukushima Shrine, a Shinto “palace on the sea” with its sentinel Great Torii Gate towering from the water fronting the shrine. Afterward, continue to the west to the rustic but equally elegant Kintaikyo Bridge, an ancient five-span arch bridge of timber and stone spanning the banks of the Nishiki River.
**please enquire if your preference might be to substitute a tour of PEace Memorial Park and the A-Bomb Dome Memorial in place of the visit to Miyajima.
After greeting you at your hotel or agreed meeting point, we will head straight to the historic island Miyajima with its famed shrine and Great Torii gate and enjoy a guided tour of its historical religious and cultural structures and then, following a sushi lunch en route, an hour by car to the west to visit the ancient historic Kintai Bridge, before returning you to your hotel we’ll head up into the hills to a traditional thatch-roofed restaurant roadside inn for refreshments.
It’s a favorite for domestic visitors with its display of enormous koi carp flags, and literally hundreds of red and white lanterns.
If you are arriving for a day trip from Kyoto or Osaka, I will be happy to recommend your best inbound train schedule and make return bookings for you.
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**plus late model vehicle – sedan/van – hire including all tolls, fuel, and parking – cost TBCaccording to the size of the vehicle required: 2 – 3 guests ¥15,000 / 4 – 6 guests ¥22,000 payable in cash JPY on the day of the tour.