Hiroshima City Loop on Sightseeing Bus

Overview

Discover Hiroshima’s best sightseeing spots on a bus loop around the city! Hop on and off through the day at any of the major sites, from the A-bomb Dome and Peace Memorial Park to art museums, central shopping districts, and more. Book now!

Highlights

  • Choose from 3 different city routes stopping at Hiroshima’s major attractions
  • Explore Hiroshima on a hop-on-hop-off bus around the city!
  • Visit the UNESCO World Heritage site of Peace Memorial Park, art museums, famous shopping districts, and more
  • Ride on the bus for unlimited times during one day for only 400 JPY!

Key Information

Important Information

- QR code is valid for 90 days from the booking date - When boarding the bus, please enter from the front door and present your bus ticket to the driver - The bus’ scheduled times are subject to change depending on traffic conditions - The bus’ scheduled departure times are listed at the JR Hiroshima Station Shinkansen Exit

Description

If you’re visiting Hiroshima, there’s no better and easier way to explore the city than by its famous sightseeing bus! The bus runs along three different routes, all beginning and ending at JR Hiroshima Station. In between, you’ll have the chance to stop by the city’s major attractions — from various museums, shopping districts, a World Heritage site, and more. Hop on and off for as many times as you like during the day, and discover Hiroshima’s cultural and historical heritage that continues to draw visitors from all over the world. With a departure point right outside of JR Hiroshima Station, this bus is perfect for those traveling by a JR rail pass or catching a shinkansen. Whether you pick the orange, green, or lemon route, all buses will pass by the UNESCO World Heritage site of the A-Bomb Dome and the Peace Memorial Park. The A-bomb Dome belongs to the former Prefectural Industrial Promotion Hall. After the atomic bomb in 1945, it was one of the few structures to remain standing. Along with the dome, the Peace Memorial Park is home to various monuments and museums that give tribute to Hiroshima’s unique and indelible history. History aside, you can be sure to see much more of Hiroshima with the sightseeing bus. For art-lovers, the bus stops by three different art museums. Hiroshima Museum of Art exhibits a mix of French Impressionist paintings and Japanese paintings from the post-Meiji era, while the Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art focuses exclusively on contemporary art. The Hiroshima Prefectural Art Museum showcases Important Cultural Properties from Hiroshima, folk art by local artists, works from Central Asia, and more. For shopping galore, Namiki-dori Street, Hatchobori, and Kamiyacho are Hiroshima’s popular shopping districts, filled with everything from large department stores to small retail stores. You can also stop by cultural sites such as the staggering Hiroshima Castle and the historic Toshogu Shrine, dedicated to the first shogun and unifier of Japan, Ieyasu Tokugawa. To see more of Hiroshima’s reconstructed shrines and temples from its history as a castle town, stop at Futabanosato Historical Walking Trail. The 10-kilometer trail connects sixteen religious buildings in one easy route. Book now for a full day of city adventures with Hiroshima’s sightseeing bus!

How it works

- Please show your QR code at the bus ticket office on the first floor of JR Hiroshima Station (Shinkansen Exit) to exchange for a bus ticket https://rakuten-travelexp.net/hiroshima-sta-bus-ticket-office office opening hours: 8:30 am - 18:30 pm - Please present your bus ticket to the driver when boarding the bus

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