Join me for a guided tour of two of the region’s perhaps lesser-known but very equally captivating and historic attractions.
Mitaki Temple is a serenely quiet, hidden gem, nestled on a hillside on the outskirts of the city of Hiroshima, and dotted with Buddhist statues and little-known memorials for A-Bomb victims.
Then followed by a sushi lunch en route, to the west we’ll visit Kintai Bridge, an elegant ancient five-span arch wood and a stone bridge spanning the banks of the Nishiki River; its high arches were originally constructed without nails.
Perhaps you might sample one of the delicious dozens of ice cream flavors before we head back to Hiroshima City stopping by at Shukkei-en Gardens a picturesque and tranquil Japanese garden, landscaped by a Tea master in the early 17th century with valleys, bridges, teahouses, arbors, a delightful way to cap off the day’s lovely excursion.
I’ll greet you at your hotel or designated meeting point and we’ll make the short drive to Mitaki Temple stroll the grounds, then drive to the famed landmark Kintai Bridge, the elegant, wooden bridge of five bold arches spanning massive stone pillars across the Nishiki River, stopping for sushi en route. We’ll then drive back to Hiroshima to stroll through the oasis in the downtown that is Shukkei-en the beautiful classic, landscaped Japanese gardens.
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 TBC according to the size of the vehicle required: 2 – 3 guests ¥15,000 / 4 – 6 guests ¥22,000 to be payable in cash in JPY on the day of the tour