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Miyajima Hiking trails

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Milan, Italy
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Miyajima Hiking trails

Hello,

during my next trip to Japan in late March/early April I plan to do a day trip to Miyajima from Kyoto.

After visiting the Itsukushima Shrine, I'll want to reach the summit of Mt. Misen; for sure I'll ascend using the ropeway, but I was wondering: how long it would take to walk back DOWNHILL from Mt Misen summit ti Daisho-in? If it doesn't take too long, I would like to walk.

Also, my parents (in their early 60's) will be with me: is it a difficult or tiring walk? Otherwise, we'll take the ropeway both ways.

Thanks

Hiroshima, Japan
posts: 69
1. Re: Miyajima Hiking trails

Hi DottIng

It takes around 90 minutes to walk UP the Daishoin Route, so it should be a quicker coming down. There are a lot of steps and it can be quite hard on the knees if you are not used to hiking, but if reasonably fit you should be OK.

Paul

http://www.gethiroshima.com

Milan, Italy
posts: 982
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2. Re: Miyajima Hiking trails

Hi Paul,

thanks for the helpful info; i guess that the walk downhil might then be a little over an hour, then; it sounds fine.

Hiroshima, Japan
posts: 69
3. Re: Miyajima Hiking trails

An hour sounds about right. I recently went up and down with my 10 year old son - up in 90 min and a quick walk down in less than an hour.

Paul

4. Re: Miyajima Hiking trails

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