Miyajima Ropeway at Mt. Misen

Miyajima Ropeway At Mt. Misen

Aloha. It’s Mr. Wada back on duty. I would like to show you around Miyajima Ropeway at Mt. Misen this time. Mt. Misen is one of the must-go places in Miyajima, Hiroshima. It is especially recommended for autumn leaves. There are TWO ways to get to the top. One is by cable car, and the other is hike which takes about 2 hours. This time we will go for cable car.

Miyajima Ropeway at Mt. Misen

Tickets for the cable car (Japanese call it Ropeway) are available at the cable car station and also at a souvenir store on the way (I recommend the store). There are free bus rides driving up to the cable car station from near the souvenir store. FYI, the station gets VERY busy especially in the afternoon. I strongly suggest to come over in the morning.

Access

Momijidani Ropeway Station

Miyajimacho, Hatsukaichi, Hiroshima

 

Souvenir Store

357 Miyajimachō, Hatsukaichi-shi, Hiroshima

 

Fees

Return One way
Adult 1,800 yen 1,000 yen
Child 900 yen 500 yen

*Cash only

 

Business Hours

March – October 9:00 – 17:00
November 8:00 – 17:00
December – February 9:00 – 16:30

 

Contact

082-944-0316

 

Website

Miyajima Ropeway

 

NOTE
As I’ve mentioned, you could take a bus ride to the cable car station but I recommend to walk for checking nice photo spots on the way. Well, it’s only a 8-minute walk after all.

 

Gallery

Going up by Miyajima Ropeway

 

Hike to the top of Mt. Misen

From the nearest station (Shishiiwa Station) to the top of Mt. Misen we need to walk for 30 minutes. It sounds like a nice exercise huh?

 

Cool views.

NOTE
Greeting
when encountering other hikers would be a nice experience. Just say ‘Konnichiwa‘ and people would respond to you. It’s a little communication!

 

Top of Mt. Misen

Here we are. This is the top of Mt. Misen. It feels sort of like I’ve achieved something big. Hehe.

NOTE
You should carry your jacket and an extra shirt either in summer or winter. We visited it early November though the sun was strong. I took my jacket off on the way up. However, at the observatory my sweat got me chilled (by wind)! Had to put on the jacket again!

Alright. Let’s call it a day.

 

Lastly

How do you find it? It was rather early for autumn leaves but the views were definitely worth a visit. If you happen to visit Miyajima, please add Mt. Misen to the list. To get to the cable car in the morning, staying over in Miyajima would be preferred like we did but at the campsite. Here is another post about it. Please check it out as well if you are interested.

See you around!

Affordable Camping in Miyajima

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Hi there enjoying spring? It’s Mr. Wada on duty! It will soon be a good season for early-summer camp. There is a place to grant my wish to go camping and sightseeing at once. This time I will share how you can do it in Miyajima!

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About Miyajima

It’s one of the three great views of Japan (Matsushima in Miyagi Prefecture, Amano-Hashidate in Kyoto Prefecture, and Miyajima in Hiroshima Prefecture). The other two are sorta hard to access since these are far from cities. However, Miyajima won’t give you a hard time.

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Access

Get to the Miyajima ferry port

Accessible by either car or train.

Train:
The nearest station is JR Miyajimaguchi Station.

Car:
There are many parking places near by. One at the port costs 1,000 yen for a day.

Take the Ferry

Ferries to Miyajima leave every 10 minutes. Get a ticket (180yen/one way) and bon voyage!

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Reference : Access | Miyajima Official Website – Japan

It’s actually only a 10-minute ride to Miyajima. What you see towards Miyajima first from the ferry would be the Great Torii (gateway at the entrance of Shinto shrines) on the sea. It is a symbol of Miyajima.

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Welcome to Miyajima

As landing Miyajima, deers will welcome you. No worries, they are gentle and friendly.

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Say hi and pet them.

Now what to see in Miyajima? OK, check the following.

Main Street

After saying good-bye to the deers, walk towards the Great Torii/shrine that you saw from the ferry, there is a shortcut, but why not pass through the main street of Miyajima? There are many stores on this street. Take a look and and perhaps come back later for getting souvenirs.

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Fresh oysters – look quite yummy.

The Great Torii

You are at the end of the shopping street. Now you see the Great Torii right there. It is a part of the Itsukushima Shrine but since it is built 200 meters away from the shrine itself, we can access it without entering the shrine. When the tide is low you can go down and walk around it. It really depends on what time you get in there.

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Comparison of during high tide and low tide.

Itsukushima Shrine

I’m not explaining its history etc here. Even if you aren’t into shrine & temple stuff, simply checking out the view from the shrine is quite something.

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How to Access the Camping Area

There is a camping area (kinda on the other side of the island). It’d be a good way to see the Great Torii when the tide is both high and low. Although it’s a 40-minute walk from the ferry port.

 

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2.8Km…!

 

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No worries, there are buses also.

Check-in

Get to the camping area? Check-in and pay fees at the reception.

Note: I strongly recommend to reserve in advance. It would be busy especially during the holidays.

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There are deers everywhere!

Facilities

This place offers a ready-to-use tent (already set up!). What you need to bring is a sleep bag/blanket.

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Note: BBQ set is also available for rent (if you need). Pretty cool, isn’t it?

Fees

A rental tent costs from 2,100 yen (for 4 people). Since it’s run by the city, it’s such a good deal!

Reference: Camp Sites and Cabins | Miyajima Official Website – Japan

Lastly

Aside from these places, there are also Miyajima Aquarium and cable cars to the mountain. Please try camping in Miyajima if you get a chance and lemme know how it goes. See you around!

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Hiroshima-style Okonomiyaki – a must try!



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