Holidays in Momijidani Park

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Momijidani Park showing a bridge and a park

View one of Japan’s most legendary fall sights and see blazing fall colors in this garden of maple trees at the foot of holy Mount Misen on Miyajima Island.

Momijidani Park (Maple Leaf Park) is a remarkable garden of beautifully maintained Japanese maple trees in the foothills of Mount Misen, directly behind the famous Itsukushima Shrine. Wander through the elegantly designed park to enjoy overlooks of Momijidani River escarpments, traditional bridges and the mesmerizing foliage of hundreds of maple trees.

Stroll along the paths that lead through enchanting groves of over 200 maple trees, which were first cultivated in this area in the Edo period. The path winds over cut-stone steps and gentle hills and along the banks of the river. From a picturesque wooden bridge, painted red, enjoy views of the water coursing over smooth stones.

This park is a favorite spot for locals to visit to admire the turning of the seasons. It is renowned for its magnificent fall leaves. Visit Momijidani Park during the fall to see the maple leaves turn rich autumnal tones of red, orange and gold. The colors are particularly impressive when contrasted with the gray stone steps and the dense green cypress trees. Bring your camera to take photographs of the awe-inspiring kaleidoscope of colors.

Ascend the sacred slopes of Mount Misen on foot or via the Miyajima Ropeway, which departs from the center of Momijidani Park. Several serene walking paths lead up through Mount Misen’s ancient forests and pass quiet temples. Whichever way you climb the mountain, you’ll be amazed by the vistas from the summit. From the Mount Misen Observatory and the Shishiiwa Observatory, enjoy breathtaking views of the surrounding hilltops, the forested valleys and the many islands of the Seto Inland Sea.

Momijidani Park is open daily and free to enter. It is about a 20-minute walk from Miyajima Pier. Pay a fee to use the Miyajima Ropeway. The best time to visit Momijidani Park is during the months of November and December. The cherry blossoms are also a delight to view in spring, while summer brings lush green foliage to the park. Nearby, find swimming beaches, a relaxing campground and several vacation accommodations.

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Traditional Machiya Hotel Shiomachi-An
Traditional Machiya Hotel Shiomachi-An
2.5 out of 5
73-2 Miyajima-cho, Hatsukaichi, Hiroshima-ken
The price is AU$375 per night from 19 Dec. to 19 Dec.
Situated by the ocean, this guesthouse is steps away from Museum of History and Folklore, Itsukushima Shrine Treasure Hall and Daiganji Temple. Miyajima Aquarium ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (226 reviews)
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Reviewed on 10 Aug. 2021

Traditional Machiya Hotel Shiomachi-An
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3.5 out of 5
Momijidani Miyajima, Hatsukaichi, Hiroshima-ken
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The price is AU$494 per night from 7 Dec. to 7 Dec.
Situated in the historical district, this ryokan is within a 5-minute walk of Setonaikai National Park and Itsukushima Shrine. Miyajima Ferry Terminal is 0.7 ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (165 reviews)
"This had been on my radar for years, having stopped in to check it out in the past. The entrance/lobby area is wonderful and the staff members are also wonderful - I guess that is what sold me on it. I finally had a chance to stay there, so made the reservation. I have been in many high end and low ..."

Reviewed on 29 Jan. 2020

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Hotel Kikunoya
Hotel Kikunoya
3 out of 5
335 Miyajimacho, Hatsukaichi, Hiroshima-ken
Situated near the beach, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Setonaikai National Park and Itsukushima Shrine. Miyajima Ferry Terminal is 0.8 mi (1.3 km) ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (207 reviews)
"Great location, food was good. I enjoyed hot-bath. The staff are very friendly and professional. a shuttle bus service was very helpful."

Reviewed on 6 Nov. 2019

Hotel Kikunoya
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Miyajima Hotel New Kotobuki
Miyajima Hotel New Kotobuki
2.5 out of 5
739-0553 , 515 Miyajima-cho, Hatsukaichi, Hiroshima-ken
The price is AU$302 per night from 7 Dec. to 7 Dec.
Miyajima Hotel New Kotobuki
Traditional Machiya Hotel Shiomachi-An
Traditional Machiya Hotel Shiomachi-An
2.5 out of 5
73-2 Miyajima-cho, Hatsukaichi, Hiroshima-ken
The price is AU$375 per night from 19 Dec. to 19 Dec.
Traditional Machiya Hotel Shiomachi-An
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Iwaso
3.5 out of 5
Momijidani Miyajima, Hatsukaichi, Hiroshima-ken
The price is AU$494 per night from 7 Dec. to 7 Dec.
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Hotel Kikunoya
Hotel Kikunoya
3 out of 5
335 Miyajimacho, Hatsukaichi, Hiroshima-ken
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Miyajima Female Only Fujinoya
Miyajima Female Only Fujinoya
3 out of 5
Miyajima, 334-7, Htsukaiti City, Hatsukaichi, Hiroshima (prefecture)
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Miyajima Guest House Mikuniya - Hostel
Miyajima Guest House Mikuniya - Hostel
1 out of 5
327 Chue-machi, Miyajima-cho, Hatsukaichi, Hiroshima-ken
Miyajima Guest House Mikuniya - Hostel
Miyajima Grand Hotel Arimoto
Miyajima Grand Hotel Arimoto
4 out of 5
364 Minamimachi, Miyajima-cho, Hatsukaichi, Hiroshima-ken
Miyajima Grand Hotel Arimoto
Ryoso Kawaguchi
Ryoso Kawaguchi
2.5 out of 5
469 Miyajima-cho, Hatsukaichi, Hiroshima
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Miyajima Hotel Makoto
Miyajima Hotel Makoto
3.5 out of 5
755 Miyajimacho, Hatsukaichi, Hiroshima-ken
The price is AU$316 per night from 10 Dec. to 10 Dec.
Miyajima Hotel Makoto
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