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HIROSHIMA AND MAZDA FACTORY TOUR

Per Person (Based on 2 passengers) $376 USD
Per Person (Based on 3 passengers) $276 USD
Per Person (Based on 4 passengers) $231 USD
Per Person (Based on 5 passengers) $215 USD
Per Person (Based on 6 passengers) $197 USD
Per Person (Based on 7-8 passengers) $197 USD
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HIROSHIMA AND MAZDA FACTORY TOUR

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How fun it was to discover the Mazda tour and museum.

Founded in Hiroshima in 1920, the Mazda Motor Corporation still remains at its roots while representing one of the top auto producers in Japan. With only one tour a day you will be met by your guide in the morning and head straight to the Mazda headquarters. The extensive plot of land plays home to everything from research and development to production to the final shipment. Your tour will take you through the vehicle assembly line giving you the chance to see the scientific process that goes into each vehicle's construction. The highlight of your tour will be the glimpse into the future of manufacturing while at the Mazda Museum. With the environment, safety and style in mind, Mazda has to continually innovate in order to stay active in the highly competitive Japanese auto industry. What they are working on will amaze you. After a taste of Japan's industrial landscape you head back to the heart of the city.

The complex past of Hiroshima makes it one of the most captivating locations in Japan as the remembrance of August 1945 intertwines with the perseverance of over 1 million residents. You’ll begin in Hiroshima's Peace Memorial Park, which covers over 120,000 square meters of the central city with trees, lawns, and walking paths. Before the dropping of the atomic bomb in 1945, the area of what is now the Peace Park was the political and commercial heart of the city. The district’s importance in the city made it a target for the American pilots when they were determining where to drop the bomb. As Hiroshima began its recovery, it was decided that the area not be redeveloped but instead be devoted to peace memorial facilities. The park's main attraction is the Peace Memorial Museum. Consisting of two buildings, the museum surveys the history of Hiroshima and the advent of the nuclear bomb. Its strongest focus is on the events of August 6: the dropping of the bomb and its destructive effects on the region.

A visit to the unique Shukkeien Garden will be a nice break to the emotional weight that goes along with time at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial. Known in English as the "shrunken-scenery garden" Shukkeien is made up of miniature garden landscapes sculpted into valleys, mountains and forests. The entire garden is connected by a path which weaves around an inner pond. This path will take you through all the small-scale landscapes that are based off the traditional aesthetics of Japanese gardens. The thought that this garden has been maintained for close to 400 years provides a certain amount of inherent importance that amplifies the serenity of your surroundings.

  • This tour includes:
  • Meet and greet at cruise ship pier or area hotel
  • Transportation with public transit (costs included)
  • Private English speaking guide
  • Mazda Factory Museum
  • Peace Memorial Park
  • Peace Memorial Museum
  • Shukkeien Garden

Days of Operation

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Sun
Mon - yes
Tue - yes
Wed - yes
Thu - yes
Fri - yes
Sat - no
Sun - no

Departures (local time)

  • 9:15 AM (8 hrs) Start time is not flexible.

Transfer / Meeting Instructions

No Taxi Required Specific pick up or taxi instructions will appear on your voucher after you purchase your trip.

Special Instructions

• All entrance fees are included in the price of the tour.
• Contact ShoreTrips if you are interested in a private vehicle for the duration of this tour. This tour uses public transportation.
• The start time to this tour isn't flexible as the only English led tour at the Mazda Factory starts at 10:00 AM.
• Please note, that we have limited English speaking guides and this tour must be booked well in advance.

Restrictions

• This excursion uses public transportation to arrive at each location. The fees associated with this are included in the price.
• Lunch is not included in the price of the tour.
IMPORTANT. This tour has a cancellation/refund policy that is non-conforming with ShoreTrips standard policy. Full refunds will be made for cancellations due to your ship not making its scheduled port stop if you have notified the vendor or ShoreTrips of this situation at least 72 hours prior to the scheduled stop. 50% refunds will be made cancellations due to your ship not making its scheduled port stop if you have notified the vendor or ShoreTrips of this situation at least 48 hours prior to the scheduled stop. No refunds will be made for cancellations made in the last 48 hours prior to the scheduled stop. Excursion Protection insurance is available and highly recommended and will be offered to you during the checkout procedure.