Osaka – Hiroshima – Osaka
We have a very early breakfast before embark on our next exiting expedition. We depart for the Shin-Osaka station where we board a high-speeds bullet train bound for the city of Hiroshima.
Our first stop is the Hiroshima’s Peace Memorial Park, located in the center of the city. It takes up over 120,000 square meters and is dedicated to the legacy of Hiroshima as the first city in history to suffer a nuclear attack. Before the atomic bomb, the area where the Peace Park now stands used to be the political and commercial heart of the city, and for this reason it was chosen as the pilot’s target during World War II. It was decided that the area was not to be redeveloped, but instead devoted to peace memorial facilities.
The park’s main attraction is the Peace Memorial Museum. The museum covers the history of Hiroshima and the advent of the nuclear bomb. It provides visitors an opportunity to hear eyewitness testimonies and learn about the devastating effects the A-bomb had on the city of Hiroshima and its people.
Acquaint yourself with genuine Japanese cuisine as we enjoy lunch at a local restaurant.
After lunch we board a ferry to Miyajima Island, a small sacred island located in the Inland Sea. It has been a holy place of Shintoism since the earliest times. Here we will find perhaps the most photographed site in Japan; The Floating Torii Gate which has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Located at Itsukushima Shrine, the Floating Torii Gate is considered one of Japan’s ‘3 Most Beautiful Views’.
Return to the mainland by ferry late afternoon and board a high-speed bullet train to Osaka.
Overnight Hilton Hotel Osaka Breakfast and lunch