Witness Stunning Itsukushima Shrine on a Quick Sea Kayak Tour
Duration: 1 Hour(s) (approx.)
Location: Hatsukaichi-shi, Hiroshima
【Outline】Witness a stunning view of the Itsukushima Shrine, a World Heritage Site, from the sea on a kayak. You don't need much time, use one hour of your trip to make a valuable memory of the breathtaking shrine. This tour is recommended for tourists in Miyajima and for those who want to try kayaking for the first time. Enjoy the breathtaking view of the great shrine gate of Itsukushima Shrine from the sea.
・Experience an exciting sea kayak tour in on the gorgeous sea.
・Witness a rare and stunning view of the great shrine gate of Itsukushima Shrine from the sea.
・Our tour only takes an hour, so you can fit it in your busy schedule!
【Schedule】1. Welcome! 10 minutes
Put on the equipment and listen to the briefing.
2. Practice paddling on the beach 10-15 minutes
Move to the beach where the sea kayaks are prepared. Put on the safety gear. The instructor will tell you how to use the paddle, control the kayak, and avoid danger.
3. Practice paddling in the sea and move toward the great shrine gate 30 minutes
Paddle out and move toward the target in the sea. You will practice moving forward and backward, stopping and turning the kayak by yourself.
Once you got used to it, we will paddle toward the great shrine gate.
View the Itsukushima Shrine, a World Heritage Site from the sea and take photos.
You can take photos with the shrine gate in the background. It will make a great photo to show your friends and family of your amazing trip in Japan.
5. Go back to the beach and take photos
Take photos with the sea kayak, Itsukushima Shrine and the shrine gate in the background. You will have plenty of content to share on your social media!
6. The end of the tour
Then your tour will finish!
The great shrine gate of Itsukushima Shrine has been under renovation since June 2019.
There is a possibility that can not be seen as normal.
Thank you for your understanding.
【Things to note】
58 Miyajima-cho, Hatsukaichi-shi, Hiroshima-ken739-0533
※Please come 10 minutes before the tour starts.
●ACCESS：About 1 hour and 10 minutes in total from Hiroshima station
・access to Miyajima
Go to Miyajima-guchi station from Hiroshima station by JR Sanyo line (about 25min).
It is a 3-minutes walk from Miyajimaguchi station from Miyajimaguci pier/
Tale JR Miyajima Ferry or Matsudai Ferry (about 10 minutes ) to Miyajima Pier.
About 20 minutes walk from Miyajima Pier
Meeting point: in front of the Miyajima History and Folklore Museum located on the way to Miyajima Aquarium from the exit of Itsukushima Shrine.
＜Look for these signs!＞
・A square signboard with "HART ADVENTURE CENTER" on the lattice windows.
・A signboard with "すみれぐさ" on the door.
・An old and tasteful building from the 1920s.
・"Hana," a Shiba dog, sometimes looking out of the door.
●Starting time : 10:00, 11:30, 13:00, 14:30, 16:00
*The time slot may differ depending on the change in tide level.
●Participation requirements：9 years old and over
*For elementary school children, a guardian needs to ride on the same kayak.
*Each kayak is for two passengers. If there are an odd number of people, one person will be on the kayak with the tour guide.
●Language support： English
●Included： A set of necessary equipment (kayak, paddle, protective gear, waterproof gear), sea kayak guide fee
●Excluded： Spare clothes, towel
●Free Wi-Fi： ×
●Other things to note：
・Clothing will be prepared depending on the weather and temperature.
・Please come in clothes which you do not mind getting wet. In summer, shorts and a T-shirt are suitable.
・Our facility is covered by liability insurance.
※ The time slot of the tour may differ depending on the change in tide level. If there has been a time change, you will be notified in advance.
14 to 8 days before the tour date 30% of the tour price
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
※Right after the online settlement is made, a cancellation fee of 10% will be incurred in case of cancellation.
※The cancellation fee includes handling charges.