The Hiroshima Cycling Peace Tour
A course on two wheels that covers sites related to the tragic atomic bombing of the city and its appeal for peace
This guided bicycle tour covers sites related to the 1945 atomic bombing of Hiroshima, its reconstruction efforts, and its appeals for peace. Participants ride electric bicycles over a three-hour course led by local guides.
Visits are made to well-known sites such as the Atomic Bomb Dome, Hiroshima Peace Park, and Aioi Bridge—the target of the bomb. Participants have a chance to learn much more of the tragic experience, by visiting places like the Red Cross Hospital, the Gokoku Shrine gate, which withstood the blast, and a surviving weeping willow that represents the resilience of the people of Hiroshima.
The guides share stories of the city at the time of the bombing, and inspiring tales of rebuilding as the tour passes through beautiful modern-day Hiroshima. Through this eye-witness itinerary, the tour expresses the hope that Hiroshima communicates to the world: that nuclear weapons should never be used again.
1 Nakajima-cho, Naka-ku, Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima-ken
approx. 180 min. or more