Holidays in Mount Misen

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Forested footpaths and a scenic ropeway lead up to Miyajima’s tallest peak, where you can spot wildlife and examine intriguing rock formations and Buddhist relics.

Revel in the quiet beauty of the wooded summit of Mount Misen as you hike through ancient forest, visit tranquil Shingon Buddhist monuments or soar over the treetops on a ropeway. Regarded as a holy mountain, Mount Misen is the guardian of many myths and legends. Its peak rises 1,755 feet (535 meters) above the Seto Inland Sea and provides a breathtaking viewpoint that overlooks the island-studded sea and Hiroshima City’s skyline in the distance.

Choose from three main hiking trails to reach the peak of Mount Misen. For a gentle stroll with expansive views, follow the Daisho-In Trail. The Momijidani and Omoto trails are steeper and pass through some of Mount Misen’s ancient forests. On these trails you might see Japanese hemlock, fir trees and red pines amid the densely forested mountainside. Look for wild deer grazing in this pristine forest and be alert for monkeys in the treetops.

Alternatively, ascend Mount Misen via the Miyajima Ropeway. Take in unbeatable views of the Seto Inland Sea from your gondola. There is an observation platform at the ropeway’s Shishi-iwa terminus. On a clear day, you can see the Shikoku Mountains in the distance, as well as the distant outline of Hiroshima City. Re-energize for your hike to the summit of Mount Misen with a coffee from the station’s café.

The summit trail is strewn with intriguing geological formations. Pass by Kanman-iwa (Ebb-and-Flow- Rock) or see if you can see the whale shape in Kujira-iwa. Kuguri-iwa is a natural archway in the ancient rock. There are also several Buddhist relics dotted throughout the mountaintop. The exquisite Misen Hondo (Main Hall) and Reikado (Hall of the Spiritual Flame) are connected to the Daisho-in Temple complex at the base of the mountain.

Reach Mount Misen’s summit for free by embarking on the 1.5- to 2-hour walk from the township of Miyajima. Purchase a ticket and take the 20-minute ropeway ride from the Miyajima ferry pier or Itsukushima Shrine. Walk for 30 minutes from the ropeway station to reach the temple relics and mountaintop.

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A farm surrounded by the primeval forest on the goddess island of Miyajima
A farm surrounded by the primeval forest on the goddess island of Miyajima
Address Provided by Property Manager, Hatsukaichi, Hiroshima Prefecture
The price is AU$131 per night from 2 Nov. to 2 Nov.
Situated by the ocean, this agritourism property is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Setonaikai National Park and within 6 miles (10 km) of Shishiiwa Tenbodai and Dainichido. ...
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"コロナ禍でも忙しく過ごさせていただいており、ありがたいことなのですが慌ただしい日々に少々息苦しさを感じておりました。 そんな折に宮島中野農園さんにお邪魔させていただくことになりました。 星を見上げながらのお風呂タイム、豊かな自然に囲まれた中でぼーっと眺める風景、周りに建物がなく明かりがないので星が綺麗に見えて最高でした。 また仲間と一緒に訪れたいとです‼️"

Reviewed on 15 Sep. 2021

A farm surrounded by the primeval forest on the goddess island of Miyajima
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 ...
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Hotel Kikunoya
Hotel Kikunoya
3 out of 5
335 Miyajimacho, Hatsukaichi, Hiroshima-ken
Situated near the beach, this hotel is steps away from Setonaikai National Park, Momijidani Route and Syokei House. Itsukushima Shrine and Momijidani Park are ...
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"Great location, food was good. I enjoyed hot-bath. The staff are very friendly and professional. a shuttle bus service was very helpful."

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A farm surrounded by the primeval forest on the goddess island of Miyajima
A farm surrounded by the primeval forest on the goddess island of Miyajima
Address Provided by Property Manager, Hatsukaichi, Hiroshima Prefecture
The price is AU$131 per night from 2 Nov. to 2 Nov.
A farm surrounded by the primeval forest on the goddess island of Miyajima
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Miyajima Grand Hotel Arimoto
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364 Minamimachi, Miyajima-cho, Hatsukaichi, Hiroshima-ken
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Traditional machiya-hotel Shiomachi-an
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