Hiroshima Cycling Peace Tour with Local Guide
Duration: 2 Hour(s) (approx.)
Location:Hiroshima-shi, Naka-ku, Hiroshima
This is a guided cycling tour in which participants ride an electric bicycle and learn about the reconstruction of Hiroshima's bombed heritage sites and how we are trying to protect peace in the city of Hiroshima. This tour is led by our friendly team from Hiroshima.
- Learn about local feelings towards the Peace Park from about 70 years ago.
- The area within a 2.5km radius from the hypocenter was severely damaged. We are heading to multiple bombed heritage sites that still remain.
- You will ride a comfortable electric bicycle through the local area to experience the Hiroshima Peace Museum and more.
- We will take you to unique places well-known by our local Japanese team.
- We will ride along the beautiful riverside and in the park to get an idea of the destruction of Hiroshima at that time and how the city has changed into what it is now.
Meeting up → Head to Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park and the site of the atomic bombing in Hiroshima city → End of tour
In Hiroshima City, there are many heritage sites in the suburbs in addition to the Peace Memorial Park, each with a story connected to the atomic bombing.
While at the heritage site of the bombing, we will introduce you to the power of the atomic bomb and the situation at the time. 70 years after the war, the destroyed Hiroshima has been dramatically revitalized, and now you can see it full of greenery. You can get a real sense of it through your own eyes, and cycling is the best way to do that.
With the guidance of our local staff, who grew up in the city, come and experience the real Hiroshima that you can't experience through photos and books.
＜About the route＞
[11:00 / 15:00] Meeting up
[11:05/15:05] Peace Memorial Park
What is the Peace Memorial Park? Learn about the memories contained in the monuments and the Atomic Bomb Dome and what happened 70 years ago.
[11:30/15:30] 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 be given data of the photos taken on the day.
*If you wish, we can also guide you to the Atomic Bomb Museum.
(Additional hour, plus 1,000 yen cash payment on the day. Not
possible when combined with other guests, only from 11:00 to 13:00)
*The timetable may change depending on the situation on the day.
【Things to note】
- Time： 2 hours per person
- Meeting Place: Rest House of Hiroshima Peace Park
1-1 Nakajimacho, Naka Ward, Hiroshima 730-0811
- Access：3-minute walk from Hiroshima Station on the Hiroshima Electric Railway, Atomic Bomb Dome Station, or Hondori Station.
- Language support：Japanese, English
- Included ：The price includes rental bicycles, English speaking guide and insurance fee for bikes.
- Participation requirements ：
Regardless of age, customers taller than 145cm/4.8ft can participate.
- Children’s fee: Free – if your children don't ride a bike. (We have 2 child seat bikes. Feel free to confirm it in advance.)
- Free Wi-Fi ：None（Hiroshima Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the city）
- Other things to note ：
It will be a mixed tour for up to 10 people. If you would like a private tour, we also offer a bespoke plan.
Insurance available: Insurance for bicycle accidents (included in price)
Others (exemption from liability): Depending on the weather, etc., it may be canceled for safety reasons.
★If the plan cannot be held due to rain
・You can change to the "Rainy Day Limited Peace Route" plan.
If you would like to change it, please select Yes from the options that will appear later.
・If you do not wish to change it, we will offer a refund.
In that case, please select the option number that will appear later.
"Rainy Day Limited Peace Route" (same price as the regular plan)
～A walking tour around the actual scenery and reconstruction that happened in the center of the Hiroshima Peace Park～
Visit the hypocenter, which was reduced to scorched earth in an instant. Walk around the site with a radius of about 0.5 km to 1 km.
11:00 / 15:00 set
・Peace Memorial Park
・Atomic Bomb Dome
・Former Bank of Japan
・Fukuromachi Elementary School
・Takeout shops recommended in the city
*Sweets etc. depending on the season (included in the price)
【HEALTH AND SAFETY MEASURES】
・Face masks required for travelers in public areas
・Face masks required for guides in public areas
・Face masks provided for travelers as needed
・Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
・Social distancing enforced throughout the experience
・Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
・Gear/equipment sanitized between uses
・Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
・Guides required to regularly wash hands
・Regular temperature checks for staff
・Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
Hiroshima was the first city to be hit by an atomic bomb in the world. It was a tragic event in history. Initially, the A-Bomb Dome became the focus of controversy regarding whether to preserve or destroy it, as the ruins may elicit horrible memories for the survivors. However, it was decided that the Dome would be preserved and convey the tragic atomic bombing experience as a symbol of peace. It was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1996.
【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.
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.