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【Teaser Trip】Hiroshima/ ”With a tour guide with 20 years of experience: Trip to visit a sacred island, Miyajima”

Unesco World Heritage History Culture Experience
1,500 JPY - / person
About 1 hours
Language: English

What we'll do

My name is Yoshimi Nakao, your tour guide.
I will guide you as I always do in my real tours.

The oldest name of Miyajima was Itukishima, the island to worship gods.
Since ancient times, people regarded the island itself as a god.
In 593, a shrine to worship gods was built in the sea, but why in the sea?

The island, and Mount Misen, is famously known as one of Japan’s Three Most Scenic Spots.
14% of the island is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

I’ll relate various experiences I’ve had as a manners instructor and a tour guide as well.

Why don't you join me to make your knowledge of Miyajima professional one?

After experiencing this tour, I am sure you’ll want to visit Miyajima on a real tour by yourselves.

Details

Price per person (tax included)
1,650 JPY - / person
Max participants
Up to 10 people
Languages
Hosted in English
Communication tools
Please download Zoom in advance.
Purpose
Best for learning Japan
Things you need to know before the tour

【Teaser Trip 】
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The teaser trips will be held using Zoom meetings.
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Personal computers and smartphones can be used to participate, but when using a smartphone,
please be sure to download the Zoom application in advance.
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The URL for the teaser trip will be sent to the email address you used to register no later than one
hour before the start time.
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The meeting room will open to participants five minutes before the start of the teaser trip.
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Participants may join the teaser trip even if the start time has passed. However, please note that we
will not be able to receive or respond to messages after the trip begins.
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Please make sure that your microphone is off and your camera is on during the teaser trip.
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Depending on the internet connection on the day of the teaser trip, there may be issues with the
sound or video. We ask for your patience and understanding.
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Any internet or data fees incurred by participation in the teaser trips are the sole responsibility of the
participant.
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In order to avoid any mishaps or trouble, the teaser trips may be recorded.
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The company and the WOW U mediators (guides) will not be responsible for any malfunctions of
participants’ computers, smartphones, or tablets that may occur during the teaser trips.
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Reservations cannot be canceled after payments have been made. Please double check your
reservation before finalizing your purchase.

Highlights

  1. 1
    The history of the World Heritage Miyajima

    The Itsukushima shrine stands on Miyajima island where the island itself is worshipped as a sacred god.
    But why local people worship the island as a god?
    Through the 20-year of guiding experience, I have learned in what point the guests get curiosity.
    I am ready to answer various kinds of questions you may wonder.

  2. 2
    Itsukushima shrine

    Why was the shrine built in such a way as if it were floating on the sea?
    Why is the red Torii Gate standing in the water?
    You will learn the proper manners to visit a shrine in Japan.

  3. 3
    Senjokaku and five storied pagoda

    Toyotomi Hideyoshi, the famous Samurai visited Miyajima and ordered to build Senjokaku for the war dead.
    What is a pagoda? Why Senjokaku left unfinished?

  4. 4
    Shopping street

    Hiroshima is famous for oysters, vegetable pancakes and lemons.
    Just strolling around at the shopping street is so fun.

Yoshi

A veteran guide with 20-year of guiding experience will offer you a virtual tour.

Hi, there! My name is Yoshimi. I was born and raised in Hiroshima. Having worked for All Nippon Airways and Virgin Atlantic Airways as a flight attendant, I now work as a tour guide, an interpreter and an instructor for manners and etiquette. I have been working as a nationally licensed tour guide including for VIPs for 20 years since 2001. Since I live in Hiroshima, I mainly offer tours in and around Hiroshima. Two of the most popular sightseeing spots in the world, Peace Memorial Park and Miyajima, are in Hiroshima. You must visit the sacred island "Miyajima". Sacred deer welcome us on the island. I am happy to customize your tour, so shoot me a note. Why don't you join me to make your knowledge of Miyajima professional one?

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