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“Breathtaking views” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Miyajima Ropeway

Miyajima Ropeway
Miyajimacho, Hatsukaichi 739-0588, Hiroshima Prefecture
+81 829-44-0316
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Ranked #1 of 4 Activities in Hatsukaichi
4.0 of 5 stars 126 Reviews
Type: Lookouts, Adventure
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Tokyo, Japan
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“Breathtaking views”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

Walked from the ferry up to the ropeway (about 45 minutes) and took the ropeway all the way to the top. Once there, you get fantastic views all around. The summit is another kilometer or so hike which is relatively steep and will give you a good sweat. It was a bit slippery with a thin layer of snow, but really enjoyed the hike in that sort of brisk weather. Met a few deer along the way and took lots of great pictures. Definitely worth the time.

Visited January 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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“Very good”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

It goes slow enough for you to take pictures. Enjoyed the ride. There are toilets and coffee area when you get off so you can refresh before the climb.

Visited November 2012
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Sydney, Australia
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“Sweeping views from atop Mount Misen”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012 via mobile

A must-do during a visit to Miyajima Island. Walking up the mountain is an option, but it takes 2 to 2-1/2 hours (1 hour to come down) and it's straight steps. Lots and lots of steps. Taking the Ropeway (or gondola) up and walking down can be a nice compromise if you want some exercise, but there's no shame it taking the Ropeway both directions. You might even strike up a conversation with a Japanese visitor like we did, a teacher from Hiroshima. It's nice to be in a place where people don't let the language barrier dampen their curiosity or kindness. True all over Japan.

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“Greadt day out”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Really relaxing day out, it was unfortunate the weather wasnt the best but such is life! Not too crowded and we did the hike at the end although the distance covered was far greater than what was advised the distance was.

Visited May 2012
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“Great views and good hiking”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Great views over the area. We had quite a long wait though to go up since it was the weekend so it was a bit busier but a great way to get up. There is about another half hour to walk to actual get to the summit. We chose to walk down which was about another hour and a half. If you want to explore, make sure you leave enough time since the ropeway doesn't go right to the summit. Also make sure you go prepared with water, snacks and clothing - remember it is a mountain island and there are signs warning you to be prepared for changes to the weather as well as to be careful of snakes and hornets.

Visited October 2012
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