We thoroughly enjoyed our tour. We were escorted every step of the way with friendly, helpful guides, from hotel to Shinkansen train, to bus to ferry. Our guide, Naoko, was so knowledgable about the history and significance of both Miyajima and Hiroshima. She was friendly, cheerful, and enthusiastic. She answered every question and if she didn't know the answer right then and there, she researched it and responded to it later. In Hiroshima, she gave a solemn account of the bombing and the resulting devastation to human life. She thoroughly explained the memorials and exhibits we would see. Every part of our trip ran smoothly. It was a very long day but worth it.