Three-days cultural trip to Hiroshima, Innoshima, and Shusaku-Festival


Hiroshima, Genbaku Dome Hiroshima is best known as the first city in history to be destroyed by a nuclear weapon when the United States Army Air Forces dropped an atomic bomb on it near the end of World War II. Hiroshima means "Wide Island". Most notable is the Dome which was the only structure left standing near the nuke’s hypocenter, therefore it is named the "Genbaku Dome".
Miyajima is famous for the Itsukushima Shrine. According to records, the shrine was established in the time of Empress Suiko. The warrior-courtier Taira no Kiyomori gave the shrine its present form. The island is one of Hayashi Razan's "Three Views of Japan". Miyajima, Itsukushima Shrine
Innoshima, Shusaku Memorial Museum Honinbo Shusaku Igo Memorial Museum, located on Innoshima isle, is perhaps the most sacred place for Go players. It is said that a Go player gets two stones stronger by touching the monument. Would you like to confirm the legend?
Shusaku-Festival is an annual Go festival held in Innoshima civic center to honor Honinbo Shusaku. As one of the most traditional and largest Go festivals in Japan, it is held the 68th time in 2016. More than 600 participants enjoy the numerous Go events, no matter if they are top pros or amateur players. Shusaku-Festival

Program and schedule

Sat, July 9th
 - 07:30: Departure from the U-Community Hotel
 - 12:00: Innoshima civic center
 - 13:45: Shusaku memorial, Shusaku's tomb, and Shusaku's former residence
 - 16:00: Fukuyama Castle
 - 18:00: Lodging in Fukuyama

Sun, July 10th
 - 07:30: Departure from the hotel reception
 - 08:30: Innoshima civic center, 68th Shusaku-Festival
 - whole day: Go tournamens and events at the Shusaku-Festival
 - 19:30: Lodging in Hiroshima

Mon, July 11th
 - 09:00: Departure from the hotel reception
 - 09:15: Atomic Bomb Dome and the Peace Memorial
 - 11:30: Ferry to Miyajima island, visit the Itsukushima Shrine
 - 15:00: Return to Osaka (estimated arrival: 20:30)

Price and payment

 - 35.000 JPY per person in a twin bed room (only 8 twin bed rooms available!)
 - 37.000 JPY per person in a single room

Note: Camp participants staying at the U-Community Hotel have the option to check out for these two nights and get a refund of 12.000 JPY (single room) or 10.000 JPY (twin room).
No refund is possible for TTS though since the TTS rate is a package price.

The price includes:
 - Transportation via bus
 - Hotel accommodation
 - All entrance fees
 - Registration fee for the Shusaku-Festival

Not included:
 - Meals

You can either pay it together with the remaining amount for the camp via bank transfer or Paypal latest by June 12th (two weeks before the camp), or via cash on site on June 26th.