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PRIVATE: HIROSHIMA AND SAIJO SAKE VILLAGE

The cancellation policy on this tour is outside of the normal ShoreTrips Terms of Service. The tour is non refundable 18 days prior to the tour date. If your ship does not make port, this tour will be non-refundable. Please take out travel insurance to cover this rare occurrence. This tour will NOT be refundable in cases in which conditions make it impossible for the ship to dock and disembark passengers in a timely manner.
Per Person (Based on 2 participants) $389 USD
Per Person (Based on 3 participants) $299 USD
Per Person (Based on 4 participants) $244 USD
Per Person (Based on 5 participants) $214 USD
Per Person (Based on 6 participants) $195 USD
Per Person (Based on 7 participants) $174 USD
Per Person (Based on 8 participants) $169 USD
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PRIVATE: HIROSHIMA AND SAIJO SAKE VILLAGE

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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.

From Hiroshima you will take a short train ride to the Saijo Sake Village. With a population of just over 4,000 this small town just east of Hiroshima has made a name for itself as one of the best sake producers in all of Japan. Your focus will be on the Sake Brewery Street or as locals call it, Sakagura-dori. Passing eight of Saijo's breweries you will have the chance to learn about sake brewing from start to finish with plenty of time for samples along the way. We won't dare test your tolerance by stopping at all 8 so your guide will pick out a couple of his/her favorites! Saijo is Japan's equivalent to Tuscany or Napa Valley. The best of the best in the world of Sake.

  • This Tour Includes:
  • Meet and greet at cruise ship pier or area hotel
  • Use of public transportation, included
  • Licensed English speaking guide
  • Peace Memorial Park
  • Peace Memorial Museum
  • Shukkeien Garden (time permitting)
  • Saijo Sake Village
  • Sake brewing tastings and exhibits

Days of Operation

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Mon - yes
Tue - yes
Wed - yes
Thu - yes
Fri - yes
Sat - yes
Sun - yes

Departures (local time)

  • 8:00 AM (8 hrs)
  • 9:00 AM (8 hrs)

Transfer / Meeting Instructions

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

Special Instructions

• Tour is done using public transportation (costs included).
• Entrance fees to the Peace Memorial Museum and the Shukkei-en Garden are included in the tour cost.
• Lunch is not included in the tour cost.

Restrictions

• Please note, that we have limited English speaking guides and this tour must be booked well in advance.
• Due to time constraints, the Shukkeien Garden is included only when pick up/drop off is from the city center.
• We will do our best to confirm the tour at the standard pricing, however there may be a surcharge on holidays and from the end of December to the New Year.
The cancellation policy on this tour is outside of the normal ShoreTrips Terms of Service. The tour is non refundable 18 days prior to the tour date. If your ship does not make port, this tour will be non-refundable. Please take out travel insurance to cover this rare occurrence. This tour will NOT be refundable in cases in which conditions make it impossible for the ship to dock and disembark passengers in a timely manner. In case of extreme delay of ship’s arrival or immigration, the tour may have to be shortened.
• Due to the extreme costs of hospitalization and medical services in Japan, we strongly recommend purchasing independent travel insurance that will cover you for injuries or illness while in Japan.