Hatsukaichi

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Itsukushima Shrine which includes mountains and heritage elements

Just outside of Hiroshima City, find a serene getaway nestled in between the mountains and the sea, where one of Japan’s most recognizable torii gates has stood for centuries.

Hatsukaichi is a city in Hiroshima prefecture that is best known for its history as a seaside marketplace and as the gateway to the magnificent Itsukushima Shrine on Miyajima Island. Its name is derived from the city’s traditional hosting of a produce market on the 20th day of each month, dating back to the Kamakura Period. Visit this pretty coastal city to enjoy the region’s delicious fresh seafood, local produce and breathtakingly beautiful Shinto shrine.

Discover a diverse landscape as you explore the city’s wide-reaching limits, from the island of Miyajima to the rugged and mountainous hinterland. If you’re lucky enough to visit during the 20th Day Market, spend the morning checking out handcrafted wooden items, fresh produce and local seafood. Pack a picnic and prepare for some exploration of Hatsukaichi’s wilderness and sacred areas. Hatsukaichi is an ideal spot for leisure and adventure activities, such as hiking, kayaking or skiing. See dramatic mountains, lush valleys, clear streams and picturesque farms.

Set aside a day or two to explore Miyajima, the island directly offshore from Hatsukaichi. The Itsukushima Shrine on this island is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, as well as a National Treasure of Japan. It is said that a shrine has existed here for over 4,000 years and the Itsukushima Shrine holds deep historical and cultural significance. The shrine, which is accessible by ferry, appears at its most beautiful and tranquil at high tide. During this period, it appears as though the shrine and its mighty red torii gate are floating on the water. Also on Miyajima, you can find the Miyajima Natural Botanical Garden, the Miyao Castle Ruins and the Miyajima Public Aquarium.

The city can be reached in under an hour by train from Hiroshima City. Hatsukaichi is a destination for all seasons: climb Mount Misen or kayak in the sea in the summer, watch the maple leaves turn at Momijidani Park and pick chestnuts in fall, hike amid the cherry blossoms in spring or ski fresh powder in winter.

Grandvrio Hotel Miyajima Wakura
Grandvrio Hotel Miyajima Wakura
3.5 out of 5
1-1-37 Miyajimaguchinishi, Hatsukaichi, Hiroshima
The price is AU$201 per night from 31 Oct. to 31 Oct.
Situated in Hatsukaichi, this hotel is 0.6 mi (1 km) from JR Nishinihon Miyajima Ferry and within 3 miles (5 km) of Miyajima Ferry Terminal and Omotesando Shopping ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (30 reviews)
"全てにおいて星5つです!"

Reviewed on 12 Oct. 2021

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Aki Grand Hotel & Spa
Aki Grand Hotel & Spa
3.5 out of 5
1-1-17 Miyajimaguchi Nishi 1-chome, Hatsukaichi, Hiroshima
The price is AU$245 per night from 4 Nov. to 4 Nov.
Situated on the waterfront, this hotel is 0.7 mi (1.2 km) from JR Nishinihon Miyajima Ferry and within 3 miles (5 km) of Miyajima Ferry Terminal and Omotesando ...
4/5 Very Good! (205 reviews)
"Property is old but well maintained with beautiful views."

Reviewed on 23 Aug. 2021

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Miyajima Grand Hotel Arimoto
Miyajima Grand Hotel Arimoto
4 out of 5
364 Minamimachi, Miyajima-cho, Hatsukaichi, Hiroshima-ken
Situated in the historical district, this hotel is steps away from Setonaikai National Park, Itsukushima Shrine and Five-Story Pagoda. Daisho-in and Miyajima ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (244 reviews)
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"Miyajima is great, loved our stay in the hotel, central."

Reviewed on 30 Mar. 2020

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3 out of 5
Miyajimaguchi 4-3-52-3, Hatsukaichi, Hiroshima
The price is AU$70 per night from 28 Oct. to 28 Oct.
Situated in Hatsukaichi, this apartment building is within 1 mile (2 km) of JR Nishinihon Miyajima Ferry and Setonaikai National Park. Miyajima Ferry Terminal ...
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1165 Ebisumachi, Miyajimacho, Hatsukaichi, Hiroshima
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1BR good for 8PPL in the scenic Island of Miyajima
1BR good for 8PPL in the scenic Island of Miyajima
Ebisumachi-1165 Miyajimach?, Hatsukaichi, Hiroshima Prefecture
The price is AU$294 per night from 1 Nov. to 1 Nov.
Situated in Hatsukaichi, this apartment building is steps away from Setonaikai National Park, Omotesando Shopping Arcade and Miyajima Ferry Terminal. Machiya ...
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