Well worth a visit to stay on the island for there is a lot to do and see, only though at night most restaurants close at 20.oo only maybe 3 open later, and it will be packed during the day, but if you are in...More
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We combined this destination with an afternoon sightseeing in Hiroshima. We used our JR pass to get the ferry across. Unfortunately we only spent one night and one day there - I wish we could have spent longer. In hindsight I could have happily skipped...More
What a wonderful place, definitely must see. A stroll across the island after visiting the Hiroshima memorial worked a treat. Roaming dears on the beach and in the village were so cute.
going to Japan and not visiting Miyajima should be considered a SIN! This place is magnificent, it was very easy to get there with the train from Hiroshima, then ferry, all covered by JR pass. You can visit some shops were they make this typocal...More
We had always wondered where this iconic view of Japan was. As you approach the island from the fast ferry in the early morning at low tide, you can see the Tori Gate in the distance. There are several types of lodging on the island,...More
We took the whole day to wander round Miyajima, check the Temples and Shrines, rise up the ropeway and admire the momiji. It wasn’t too expensive, not too tiring and although there’s loads of tourists it didn’t feel too crowded. Lots of deer so be...More
Miyajima is an island near Hiroshima and for those staying in Kyoto or Osaka areas, it can be visited on a day trip. Hiroshima can be accessed by Shinkansen or bullet train from Shin Osaka Station or Kyoto Station in less than two hours. From...More
Miyajima is vert easy to get to - from Hiroshima station, you take the San-yo line right to the end and walk 3mins to the ferry terminal. From there you have a choice in 2 ferries - a JR run one and a private company....More
The ferries across to Miyajima are very regular and take about 10 minutes. They go past the floating Tori gate on the way across. The island is beautiful and it is easy to spend a great day sight seeing here. Take the cablecar up and...More
The Japanese culture is so unique and interesting that one cannot miss a day at Miyajima Island. The view of the Torii Gate from the approaching Ferry is very special especially on a sunny day, the presence of both Shinto and Buddhist shrines in the...More