My boyfriend and I have one week for leisure travel in May and have an itinerary to visit Kyoto, Nara, and Hiroshima. We then travel to Tokyo, where he will be at a conference for a week and I have the luxury of more sight-seeing! We are working in a day trip to Nikko before his meetings begin.
In evaluating cost/benefit, the round trip cost of transportation and a day tour to Hiroshima is quite expensive. From the reviews I've read, it appears people spend a couple of hours there and find it solemn and informative. But, is it worth it for a day trip from Kyoto? I recognize the historical importance, but would like unbiased input as to whether or not it is a "must." Thank you!