1 day itinerary

Ultimate Guide to Miyajima

Tour the famous World Heritage site of Miyajima which is popular for the splendor of its scenery. Fully take in the attractiveness of Miyajima for which the entire island is an object of worship filled with sites including Itsukushima Shrine with its red buildings rising above the sea and all-natural Momijidani Park.

Day 1

Itsukushima Shrine ( 10:30 AM ~ 11:20 AM )
Momijidani Park ( 11:30 AM ~ 12:30 PM )
Miyajima Ropeway ( 12:40 PM ~ 01:40 PM )
Homotsu-kan (Treasure Hall) ( 02:00 PM ~ 02:50 PM )
Daisho-in ( 03:00 PM ~ 04:00 PM )
Miyajima Omotesando Arcade ( 04:15 PM ~ 05:00 PM )

Day 1

Day 1 - Hiroshima

10:30 AM 11:20 AM   -   Itsukushima Shrine

Tour Itsukushima Shrine, a World Heritage site with its beautiful buildings and torii gate which is located in the middle of the sea. Stroll through the magnificent shrine buildings whose impression changes with the rise and fall of the tides.

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Business Hours Everyday ( 06:30 AM ~ 05:00 PM )
Price Adults: 300 JPY
Child: 100 JPY
Address Miyajimacho, Hatsukaichi-shi, Hiroshima See map
Telephone 0829-44-2020
Website http://visit-miyajima-japan.com/en/

11:30 AM 12:30 PM   -   Momijidani Park

From the fresh leaves of spring to the colors of late autumn, you can enjoy Momijidani Park all throughout the seasons. After a walk through the park, have lunch at the locally recommended Yamamura Chaya (Yamamura Teahouse).

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Price FREE
Address Momijidani Park, Miajimacho Hatsukaichi-shi, Hiroshima See map
Telephone 0829-44-2011
Website http://www.miyajima.or.jp/english/spot/spot_momiji.html

12:40 PM 01:40 PM   -   Miyajima Ropeway

Head up Mt. Misen by ropeway. After boarding at Momijidani Station, transfer at Kayadani Station to head for Shishiiwa. Enjoy the superb view from the Shishiiwa Observatory. Take the ropeway back down the same way to return to Momijidani Station. Then head to Homotsu-kan via Momijidani Park.

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Business Hours December-February 9am – 5pm
March-October 9am – 5:30pm
November 8am – 5:30pm
Furthermore, during particular times such as long weekends, the ropeway operates under a special schedule
There are irregular closures for periodic inspections and maintenance

Price Adults (12 and older) round-trip 1,800 yen one-way 1,000 yen
Children (6-12) round-trip 900 yen one-way 500 yen
Address Momijidani Park, Miyajimacho, hatsukaichi,Hiroshima See map
Telephone 0829-44-0316
Website http://miyajima-ropeway.info/en/miraculous-scenery/index.html

02:00 PM 02:50 PM   -   Homotsu-kan (Treasure Hall)

Homotsu-kan possesses numerous National Treasures and National Important Cultural Properties. Along with the Heike-no-Ukyo sutra, precious cultural properties including swords and helmets can be seen here. Afterwards, you can also tour the adjacent Tahoto pagoda which was constructed in the 16th century.

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03:00 PM 04:00 PM   -   Daisho-in

Walk over to Daisho-in Temple which is the oldest temple on the island. There are many sites to see within its huge grounds including precious Buddhist statues and architecture. One recommendation is to select the sites that you want to see, taking into consideration the boarding time for the ferry going back to the mainland.

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Business Hours Everyday
Price FREE
Address Daishoin Temple, Miyajimacho Hatsukaichi-shi, Hiroshima See map
Telephone 0829-44-0111
Website http://www.miyajima.or.jp/english/spot/spot_daishoin.html

04:15 PM 05:00 PM   -   Miyajima Omotesando Arcade

Omotesando is the most bustling area on Miyajima. You can enjoy Hiroshima cuisine and souvenir shopping.

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Business Hours Weekdays ( 09:00 AM ~ 06:00 PM )

The arcade is open 24 hours a day but the opening times for each store vary

Varies depending on the establishment
Price For shopping, prices vary depending on the establishment
Address 838 Miyajimacho Hatsukaichi-shi, Hiroshima See map
Telephone 0829-44-2011
Website http://www.miyajima.or.jp/english/index.html

Plan your trip to Hiroshima

Chat with a local tour guide who can help organize your trip. Request a Tour!

Plan your trip to Hiroshima

Chat with a local tour guide who can help organize your trip. Request a Tour!

By Midori