JR Nishinihon Miyajima Ferry

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JR Nishinihon Miyajima Ferry

JR Nishinihon Miyajima Ferry
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5:45 AM - 10:30 PM
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5:45 AM - 10:30 PM
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5:45 AM - 10:30 PM
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Ed H
Ontario, CA115 contributions
Nov 2019
If you have a JR train pass you may use it on the JR Ferry for free transport to Miyajima Island. The trip was around 10 minutes, quick and smooth. We were at the island during November of 2019. During this time they were doing repair work giant torii shrine so it was completely covered up.
Written August 15, 2020
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Peter R.
Ulsan, South Korea1,348 contributions
Oct 2019
There are two operators which provide the frequent ferry service between Miyajimaguchi and the island of Miyajima. If you have travelled from Hiroshima by tram with a 1-day combined tram and ferry pass then you would use the Miyajima Matsudai Kisen Ferry (blue and white vessels). As I had travelled by JR train using a JR West Hiroshima-Yamaguchi Area Pass, I headed to the JR Nishinihon Ferry (orange and white vessels). The two adjacent ferry terminals are within 100 ~ 150m of the Hiroden-Miyajimaguchi tram terminus and JR Miyajimaguchi Station respectively.
The JR Sanyo Line Local Train from Hiroshima takes just 28-mins to Miyajimaguchi whereas the tram (Line 2) would take over 1hr from terminus to terminus. The ferry crossing takes a mere 10-mins to traverse its' route and each ferry operator runs at about 15-min intervals. In typically efficient fashion the ferries (which carry vehicles as well as foot traffic) are turned around and despatched swiftly, even in busy periods. In the brief crossing you pass quite close to the famous O-Torii, which at the time I travelled was unfortunately shrouded in scaffolding.
Written July 15, 2020
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Dr_Bingcarlos
Quezon City, Philippines583 contributions
Nov 2019
We visited the island of Miyajima. Took a train from Hiroshima and then ransferred to the JR ferry for a short ferry ride to the island. The ferry was very comfortable with separate room for the elderly and an open deck on top.
Written February 11, 2020
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naihpos
Singapore, Singapore1,999 contributions
Jan 2020 • Solo
Had the JR kansai west pass so it covered the ferry ride..remember the queue to the JR ferry boarding point is on the right
Written January 14, 2020
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PandaHouston
Houston, TX6,193 contributions
Dec 2019
We visited Miyajima on Saturday, December 28. It was super crowded even though the Torii Gate was under renovation and covered in scaffold. We were staying in Fukuoka. Prior to leaving the US, we bought the 7 Day JR Sanyo Sanin Northern Kyushu Pass for $200 per person. With this JR pass, we took the 1.5 hour Hello Kitty Shinkansen to Hiroshima. Then it was another 30 minute train ride to Miyajimaguchi station and a 10 minute ferry to Miyajima. All this was included with the JR Pass.

The ferry goes back and forth. We did not have to wait long and the ferry was clean and had plenty of seating.
Written January 10, 2020
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Krishhere
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India1,408 contributions
Jul 2019 • Couples
The ferry is the only mode of transport to Miyajima and starts from the Miyajima-guchi pier. There are two ferry operators. Choose the JR ferry for two reasons. if you have a JR rail pass, the to and fro ride on the ferry is free. More importantly, the JR ferry takes you through the Great Torri gate during high tide (check the timings in red in the attached picture). You get to take great pictures. The best time to take a picture of the gate and the shrine is in the evening when the lights come on
Written November 28, 2019
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I love travelling
Island of Gozo, Malta68 contributions
Nov 2019 • Couples
We had the JR pass, so this ferry was FREE 🌝. Took the JR to the ferry from the city. Immediately we got off the train, a 100 metres or so further down, you get to the ferry. U can sit outside or inside. Gets you to very close to the shrine.
Written November 25, 2019
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Warner L
Pasadena, CA668 contributions
Nov 2019
This is one of two ferries servicing the island, if you have a rail pass it is free and if not still a good price though you have to wait to purchase a ticket.
Written November 14, 2019
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Rumples
Tucson, AZ11,012 contributions
Oct 2019
This JR ferry takes only 10 minutes from Miyajimaguchi to the island of Miyajima, famous for its Great Torii and Itsukushima Shrine. We had a Japan Rail Pass so could ride the JR ferry for free, but there is also the Matsudai ferry on the route that does not honor the pass. Both charge the same fare (180 ¥). The ferry makes frequent crossings, starting at 6:25 and ending at 22:42 from Miyajimaguchi. There are five crossings during the busiest hours.

I considered the boat to be clean, safe and in good condition with much space for passengers inside and outside. We crossed on the Great Torii Route, which is followed by JR between 9:10 and 16:10. This takes the vessel quite close to the massive gate, which is supposed to provide stunning photo ops. Alas, we only saw the torii encased in canvas and scaffolding. It is currently under restoration, which is not expected to be completed until at least August 2020.

To reach the ferry dock, we took the JR Sanyo line (free with our passes) from Hiroshima Station. The crowded train took 25 minutes and I had to stand for about 15 minutes. At Miyajimaguchi, we followed good signage to the ferry, passing through a tunnel in the process. Though there was a huge crowd, the boarding process went smoothly and efficiently.

Schedules and much information about Miyajima are available from the JR Tourist Information Center on the second floor of the Hirojima Station.
Written October 24, 2019
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Nastame
Harrogate, UK1,686 contributions
Oct 2019
Staff are very efficient at getting people on and off so turn around times are quick. Don't be phased by long queues. They disappear very quickly. It's a very short, but pleasant trip across to the island.....and, if up you have one, you can use your Japanese Rail Card for the crossing.
Written October 23, 2019
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