Hiroshima Peace Cycling Tour with Local Guide (2h Course)

Hiroshima
Hiroshima Peace Cycling Tour with Local Guide (2h Course)
9,000
  • Duration: 2 Hour(s) (approx.)

  • Location:Hiroshima-shi, Naka-ku, Hiroshima

    Product code:EN-HSM-4006-40061

【OUTLINE】

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.

【HIGHLIGHTS】

  • 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.


【SCHEDULE】

Choose from two start times, 11:00 or 15:00.

Meeting up → Head to Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park and the site of the atomic bombing in Hiroshima city → End of tour

★If you are late for the meeting time without prior notice, the tour will be cancelled.
In addition, even if you contact us in advance, it may be canceled due to the convenience of other customers.


【DETAILS】

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.

[12:00 / 16:00] Did you know that there is still a train running today that survived the atomic bombing, known as the A-Bombed Streetcars?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 3,000 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】

  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Meeting Place: Rest House of Hiroshima Peace Park
    1-1 Nakajimacho, Naka Ward, Hiroshima 730-0811
  • Access:Take the Hiroshima Electric Railway train from Hiroshima Station and get off at Atomic Bomb Dome Station (about 20 minutes). 5-minute walk from Atomic Bomb Dome Station.
  • Language support:Japanese, English
  • Included :The price includes rental bicycles, English speaking guide and insurance fee for bikes.
  • Participation requirements :
    ① Adult bicycle (electric): Height 145 cm or more
    ② Bicycle with seat for children (electric) or A baby trailer: Infants' ride here are free of charge.
    *Bicycles with seats for children (electric) are for children under 22 kg and under 115 cm. A baby trailer can accommodate two children at the same time, but since the maximum load capacity is 45 kg, each child must weigh less than 18 kg when riding in the cart at the same time.
    ③ Children's bicycle (cross bike type): 2 Children's bicycles* for one booking are available.
    Children under age 15 can use both children's bicycles and adult bicycles at child rate.
    * for children of height 110 cm to 145 cm
    ** The number of ② and ③ is limited, so please contact us before making a reservation if you wish.
  • Free Wi-Fi :None(Hiroshima Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the city)
  • Other things to note :
    ★If you are late for the meeting time without prior notice, the tour will be cancelled.
    In such cases, a 100% cancellation fee will be incurred on the day of the tour and is non-refundable.In addition, even if you contact us in advance, it may be canceled due to the convenience of other customers.
    ★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
    ・Hypocenter
    ・Former Bank of Japan
    ・Fukuromachi Elementary School
    ・Main street
    ・Takeout shops recommended in the city
    *Sweets etc. depending on the season (included in the price)

  • Click here for Frequently Asked Questions


【FUN FACTS】

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. 


【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