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Miyajima

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Scenic site that includes the Itsukushima Shrine, Otorii Gate and visit to Mt. Misen.
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Miyajimacho, Hatsukaichi 739-0500, Hiroshima Prefecture
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Definitely one of my top highlights of 3 weeks travelling in Japan. Next time I would also book a night on the island. Visited all temples and also went up the mountain and just had the best time ever. Was there ich the first ferry...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Wanderwolke
Reviewed 4 days ago

Miyajima Island is a delightful island just 10 minutes by ferry from Hiroshima. Although we had quite inclement weather, it was still a great day. The autumn colours were exquisite & the many gardens were just beautiful. Also not to miss is a restaurant over...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Margaret M
Reviewed 1 week ago

I spent a day here while staying in Hiroshima. There's a bus that takes you to the ferry station. You take a ferry to this island. The island has small local deer that roam around freely. They will follow you if they know you have...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank KellyS197
Reviewed 1 week ago

There are a lot of people as you would expect with such a beautiful sight. For the ferry, stay lower if you want to get off before the mob of visitors. If you can, I would also recommend spending more than 4 hours at this...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 17JajaB
Reviewed 1 week ago

I will say first: Stay for a night or more in this Island. Is just wonderful. We got the last ferry departing Hiroshima. The ferry almost for us only. The sunset was on and when on the ferry the views were fantastic: Sun rays on...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Juan_and_Andrea
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hiroshima is the base from which to visit the sacred island of Miyajima, which has the Itsukushima shrine and its floating Torii Gate which is very worth taking a photo. We went by train and then by a short ferry ride over to the island...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Stirfry151
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From Hiroshima center it takes about an hour by tram and a 15 minute ferry crossing to get to the island. Boat after boat is unloaded and especially in the beginning and the shopping street the place is overcrowded (at least it was on the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank DickZe
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of my favorite place in Japan , I’ve been there in the afternoon till the night I saw the low tide around 3 pm till the high tide , it starts around 4/5 pm and the maximum level is around 7 pm. Amazing colours...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Melissa C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This whole place was amazing. Must visit if staying in Kyoto or closer like Hiroshima or osaka. Deer roam freely. The mountain is stunning with a ropeline to take you up with spectacular views. The floating tori shrine is stunning and if you like beer...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank buburay
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Apparently the Diamond Princess got the parking spot at the Hiroshima Port, but that actually worked out better for us. By docking at Itsukaichi we were between Peace Park and Miyajima Island. 30 minutes to the Peace Park via Hiroden, 20 minutes to the ferry...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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VeraWan
July 9, 2018|
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Response from stevehB3641ZN | Reviewed this property |
We visited on July 6 and the trains and train delays had the greatest impact on our trip there. Miyajima itself and the ferries had limited impact.
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KazEkoV
June 18, 2018|
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Response from MilindPnq | Reviewed this property |
Hi Kevin, I would suggest less than half day would be sufficient, please check weather forecast as if it’s raining then other than lunch you may not able to spend time on Miyajima Island
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LisaS10713
June 3, 2018|
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Response from gellis1112 | Reviewed this property |
Miyajima was great. I too have problems with both knees, bout managed the final walk to the top. Take your time!
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