Itsukushima (Miyajima) tour for first-time visitors to Hiroshima
What we'll do
The Itsukushima Jinja Shrine exhibits a beautiful illusion- like appearance as if it is floating in the sea. Enjoy a 360-degree panoramic view of the shrine from the summit. This is a luxury tour that is enjoyed from both the sea and the mountains. Climb to the summit by Miyajima Ropeway and take in the picturesque scenery of Seto Inland Sea. This scenic tour is great for any ages and abilities and can be experienced all year round.
9:00 a.m. Meet at Miyajima Sanbashi Pier Ferry Terminal
9:20 a.m. Itsukushima Jinja Shrine
11:00 a.m. Miyajima Ropeway
11:30 a.m. Mt. Misen
1:00 p.m. Finish at Miyajima Sanbashi Pier Ferry Terminal
2:00 p.m. Meet at Miyajima Sanbashi Pier Ferry Terminal
2:20 p.m. Itsukushima Jinja Shrine
4:00 p.m. Miyajima Ropeway
4:30 p.m. Mt. Misen
6:00 p.m. Finish at Miyajima Sanbashi Pier Ferry Terminal
①9:00 a.m. ②2:00 p.m.
Miyajima Sanbashi Pier Ferry Terminal
※Those coming by ferry from Miyajimaguchi should be extra careful to arrive on time.
▼JR West Miyajima Ferry
※Please make sure to check the ferry operation status yourself.
【Notes regarding late arrivals】
・If you are more than 15 minutes late for the meeting time without contacting your guide, the tour will be automatically cancelled.
・Please note that the tour cannot be extended in the event of late arrival.
- Price per person
- 13,800 JPY ~ / person
- Max participants
- Up to 6 people
- Hosted in English
- Things you need to know before the tour
【Things NOT included in the price of the tour】
・Transportation fees (transportation to and from the meeting place, transportation during the tour)
・Food expenses (meals, including drinks, will not be provided)
【Things included in the price of the tour】
-Itsukushima Jinja Shrine JPY 300
-Miyajima Ropeway JPY 1840
【Items not allowed on the tour】
【Conditions for participation】
No age limit; anyone can participate.
【Other important things to note】
・This tour will be led by a nationally certified guide.
・This tour requires a minimum of two and can accommodate a maximum of six participants.
※Solo travelers wishing to participate in this tour may do so if they pay the fee for two people.
※If the minimum number of participants is not met, the tour may be cancelled.
・Transportation during this tour will likely be on foot.
・Depending on the weather, the stops on the route are subject to order changes or cancellation.
・Please make sure to wear clothes that are easy to move in and comfortable shoes.
1Itsukushima Jinja Shrine
Itsukushima Shrine, a shrine in Miyajima, is registered as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. With its bold and creative structure that takes the sea as its setting, and characteristic 9th-11th century architecture, this is one of Japan's greatest shrines. When the tide comes in, one can admire the mysterious architectural beauty as the Shrine appears to float in the sea. The main shrine building (the structure where the Shinto Shrine is celebrated) which has been painted in a vivid scarlet color, is both pretty and distinctive. Also, the large Torii (A Traditional Japanese Shrine Gate) floating on the sea is a famous feature.
Leading up to the highest peak of Miyajima, the Miyajima Ropeway will give travelers a uniquely serene view as they begin the ascent of Mt. Misen, which sits 535 meters above sea level. While you are moving up the gondola, you’ll have an unparalleled view of the Seto Inland Sea and its many beautiful islets. Travelers who make it all the way to the Kiezu-no-Reikando Hall will have an opportunity to see the Kiezu-no-hi “The Eternal Flame”, which has been kept alight for 1200 years. Overlooking Misen Primeval Forest, which has been designated as a World Cultural Heritage site since 1996, there is no end to the wonderment nature lovers will feel when visiting Miyajima by ropeway. Anyone looking to be awed by the sheer beauty of Japan will find something in Miyajima.
Standing at over 1640 ft (500) meters above sea level, Mt. Misen is the highest peak on Miyajima. With beautiful scenic views and lush forest, the flora of Mt. Misen would be enough to satisfy any nature enthusiast. But a much rarer sight can be seen by those who decide to take the mountain paths up. Deer can occasionally be seen wandering the mountain and, as a much rarer sight, a small number of wild monkeys also inhabit the forest. For those who wanted to see what the mountain had to offer without climbing up the mountain in its entirety, there is a network of ropeways that can help travelers in ascending the mountain. And for those who have the tenacity to make it all of the ways to the summit, they will be rewarded a stunning view over the mountain’s lush forest and of the Seto Inland Sea. If you are interested in Buddhist temples, it is also worth making a stop at Daishoin Temple on your way up.