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Trekking Tour of the World Heritage Miyajima

Enjoy the sights from Miyajima’s highest point (535m) on Mt. Misen and enjoy amazing views of Itsukushima Shrine and the Seto Inland Sea.

Overview

Miyajima is an island and a world cultural heritage site that has been a hotspot of faith since ancient times. On this walking tour, a local guides you to Miyajima's highest peak, Miyama, and to Itsukushima Shrine.

original-bf4dec27f1293586d76d49b8e2a06b36d61c65b2.jpgff5e340c4672f08ff5e3116322f85a9807f2a7b2.jpg1) Travel to the ferry stop (10:00-10:30)

S__49274913.jpg2) Itsukushima Shrine (10:30-11:00)
You will cross to the island of Miyajima by ferry and visit Itsukushima Shrine. Itsukushima shrine is widely known for being one of the "Japan Sankyo” (Japan's three most famous scenic spots), alongside "Matsushima" in Miyagi and "Amanohashidate" in Kyoto, and is also recognized as a World Heritage Site. Miyajima is one of the tourist attractions which symbolizes Japan. Stay at Itsukushima Shrine for about 30 minutes and enjoy the spectacular view of the famous red torii gates floating in the sea.
※Note: The torii gates are currently under construction and are completely covered with scaffolding. Construction is planned to end by August 2020, so be aware that if you undertake this tour you will likely not to able to see the torii gates properly!

ee82fb65caadd1a9024ab6c3f820e4378ae603e0.jpg3) Daishoin (11:00-11:15)
Nearby at the base of Mt. Misen is the Daishoin Temple. There are many things to see at Daishoin such as a cave filled with 88 Buddhist icons representing all 88 temples of the Shikoku Pilgrimage. As you walk up the stairs to the temple, spin the wheels that line the stairs - they are inscribed with Buddhist scriptures (sutra) and turning them is said to have the same effect as reading them, so you can benefit from the blessings of reading sutra.

S__49274912.jpg4) Mt. Misen (11:20-13:45)
Next, we will begin hiking Miyajima's highest mountain, Mt. Misen (altitude 535 m), which is the highlight of this tour. Along the way, we will walk through the cathedral courses from the back of the cathedral to the summit along three hiking trails leading up and around the mountain. While climbing, we’ll take a break but then keep up the climb of about 2000 stone steps and aim for the summit. As the guide will guide you according to your pace, you can enjoy the scenery without worry. At the top of the mountain there is an observation platform, and Itsukushima Shrine can of course be enjoyed with a wonderful view overlooking the Seto Inland Sea up to the islands of Ehime prefecture on the other side. After a break at the summit, we’ll walk to the ropeway stop, hop on, and go down the mountain.

S__49274910.jpg5) Lunch (14:00-15:00)
Having most likely worked up a hunger, your guide will escort you to a restaurant that suits your preference for lunch. After lunch, the ferry returns from the harbor to Miyajimaguchi on the other side, and the tour ends.

Highlights

・Enjoy the great view of the Seto Inland Sea from the top of Mt. Misen.
・View the grand torii over the ocean from Itsukushima Shrine.
・Photograph deer in the vicinity of Itsukushima Shrine.
・Make a pilgrimage to Daishoin, known as the "Wandering Cave".

Note

・Please join us wearing comfortable walking shoes.
・The hike up the mountain is suitable for guests who are able bodied and with reasonable fitness. If you suffer from any injury or problems with strenuous activity, you made need to instead take the cable car at your own extra cost.
・The tour is designed for a minimum of two guests. Solo travelers are asked to consult with us about a solo tour option.
・Please add ¥5,000 per group to the tour price for hotel pick up.

  Price ¥11,000 per adult

Children (Age 6-12): ¥6,000
Children (Under 5): Free of charge
¥20,000 for a private 1-person booking


  Duration 5.5 hours(approx)
  Hours of availability

Start Time 10:00 am

  Inclusions

・English guide
・One-way ropeway ticket
・Round trip ferry ticket
・Admission fee
・Local Tax

  Exclusions

・Food & Drink
・Hotel pick up & drop off

  Participants 2〜8 people

Meeting Point

Miyajimaguchi station, ticket gate.
※ The tour ends at the same point.

Reviews (5)

rajeev(USA)★★★★★

Mayumi was excellent

My wife and I had a really good hike with Mayumi up Mount Meris in Miyajima island. She was very knowledgeable and helpful. I strongly recommend her.

Latifa(Singapore)★★★★

Asuza san

Miyajima Island was a good tour..just hope for more halal food to eat there..

Fazillah (Group of 9 pax)(Singapore )★★★★★

Osaka - Hiroshima - Miyajima Island Tour by Bullet Train

We have a good experience taking the bullet train to Hiroshima to visit Miyajima
Island to see Itsukushima Torii Gate and the Shrine.
Our tour guide - Azusan-San was very friendly, helpful and knowledgeable.
We strongly recommend to our friends to use your service.

Douglas Smith(UK)★★★★★

Miyajima Trip

One of the highlights of the entire holiday . Beautiful weather and trip was by fast boat to the island, The day passed so quickly moving around the island and also the trip to the Shrine.

TCrusafon(Spain)★★★★★

Miyajima and Hiroshima Tour

We had a lovely day in Miyajima island. Our guide Eijirou was very knowledgeable. He showed us around and gave us all the relevant information about the Itsukushima Shrine and the island, in general. He was also our guide on the tour of Hiroshima. Although the museum was closed due to the Corona virus, the walk round the Atomic Bomb Dome and the Peace Memorial Park was most moving/interesting.The view of the city from the Orizuru tower was stunning!

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