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【Hiroshima・Miyajima】Exploring Aki: COOL HIROSHIMA Mountain Hiking Experience In Miyajima Misen! Guided Tour

Etc. included in the price
  • Beginners welcome - First try
  • Operate rain or shine
  • Children welcome
  • Recommended for foreigners
  • Possible number of bookings
  • Participating age
    12Age ~ 100 Age
  • Duration
    4~5 hours
Plan description

The first-ever mountain hiking experience for overseas visitors in Miyajima and the tour is conducted by an officially recognized guide.
We will take ’Omoto’ course which is considered to be the most scenic route among other hiking courses.​ ​

The distance from ferry terminal to the top of the mountain is about 6 km. We will reach 535 m. height above sea level slowly within 3 hours.​ ​
On the way to the top you can see many 'chouseki', roadside stones for indicating distances and some old chouseki-stones have 'Ojizo-sama' (a statue of god who looks over children and travelers).
Close to the peak of the mountain, there is a Miyama Shrine built over 1200 years ago as an "okunomiya" (rear shrine) of Itsukushima Shrine and the summit of the Miyajima mountains is worshiped as a territory of God.​ ​​ ​​ ​
This hiking route was actually a pathway to the shrine since it was opened 1200 years ago.​ ​

The mountain roads are surrounded by deep forests home to many endemic species, huge and mysterious rocks formed by nature, existing historical sites - all of these attract tourists to the Mount Misen.​ ​
Along the way you will see many beautiful scenery you would love to capture on your camera, especially a view to the Seto Inland sea from the top of the mountain is incredible.​ ​
In winter Mount Misen covered in snow and the view of Seto Inland sea below can be exceptionally beautiful.​ ​

Enjoy Miyajima's history and nature through mountain hiking.

Join our Omoto course of Mount Misen hiking tour to learn about Miyajima’ history and culture, and enjoy its nature as well.​ ​

This route is also a pathway to the Miyama Shrine and as you step further you might feel as if you were entering the territory of God.​ ​

A distance between each chouseki is 109 meters, which is
counted as "icho" and after one "icho" you will know how long is left to reach your destination.

Kiezuno Reikado (A holy flame that keeps burning and never extinguishes)

At Reikado near the peak of the mountain there is a holy flame that keeps burning over 1200 years and it became known as 「Kiezunohi」which means never extinguishing fire.​ ​

It is used as a source flame for the light of Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park

At this Reikado, a hot water boiled in a big kettle is believed to cure all kinds of diseases.​ ​

One cup of this hot water will definitely make you feel relaxed.​ ​


Free choice of descent routes

To descend a mountain you will be offered the best route depending on seasons, weather conditions and your physical ability and etc.

In autumn you can take cable car to watch beautiful autumn foliage.

If you enjoy walking down a bit more, we recommend 'Daishoin course', which passes through the Daishoin Temple.

This route is perfect to descend a mountain.

* Please note that a cable car will be overcrowded during the May holidays, autumn foliage seasons, and weekends.


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    Detailed information of this plan

    Required minimum number of participants 2 Person(s)
    Possible number of bookings 2~6
    Operating period All-year-round
    Assembly time 9:45
    Booking deadline until 23:59 3 days before

    Changing room Toilet
    Shower Parking

    Dress code - Must bring items ★Clothing★
    - Easy to move clothes
    ・A full-length trousers(No jeans recommended )
    ※Depends on season and weather, for more information please contact us.​ ​
    ・Shoes suitable for mountain hiking(trekking shoes)

    ★Must-bring items★
    lunch meal, drinks(500 ml bottle), raincoat, sweets (candy, chocolates)
    ※We also provide raincoats.
    About rental items nothing special

    Matters require attention ★No smoking during hiking.
    ★Expectant mothers are not allowed for this tour.
    ★For the safety of all tour participants, please inform us in advance if you have any chronic diseases or had a serious surgery before.​ ​
    Other notifications ★Recently, helicopter rescues are increasing on Mount Misen and mostly requested by overseas visitors.​ ​
    Unsuitable footwear for a mountain walk like sandals, falling and breaking bones, being unable to descend after getting dark, deviating from the established route, lack of preparation and lack of basic knowledge about mountain climbing are the main causes.​ ​​ ​

    For your safety and enjoyment in the mountains please select an experienced guide who knows Miyajima Mountains very well.
    This tour will be conducted by a guide officially recognized by Miyajima City Office.

    ■Miyajima Sightseeing MAP
    ■Highlights of Mount Misen
    ■Miyajima Misen Hiking Routes MAP

    Plan attractions

    プランの魅力 On the top of Mt. Misen の画像

    On the top of Mt. Misen

    プランの魅力 Reikado の画像

    Reikado Try hot water which is believed to cure all kinds of diseases​ ​

    プランの魅力 Misen Hondo の画像

    Misen Hondo The principal image is Kokuzo Bosatsu and on both sides are the Fudo Myo-o and the Bishyamonten, which are also worshiped here.​ ​

    プランの魅力 Observatory の画像

    Observatory You can enjoy a view

    プランの魅力 Miyama Shrine​ ​ の画像

    Miyama Shrine​ ​ This Miyama shrine holds a rank called 「Okumiya」of Itsukushima Shrine

    プランの魅力 In front of Miyajima Miyama Nioimon の画像

    In front of Miyajima Miyama Nioimon It is said that this gate is closed after 2 pm in the past to prohibit mountain climbing.

    プランの魅力 Sometimes deer welcomes you on the pathway to the shrine. の画像

    Sometimes deer welcomes you on the pathway to the shrine.

    プランの魅力 Omoto Shrine​ ​ の画像

    Omoto Shrine​ ​ The God controlling rich harvest and food in general is enshrined here.

    プランの魅力 Otori Gate of Itsukushima Shrine and mountains behind. の画像

    Otori Gate of Itsukushima Shrine and mountains behind.

    プランの魅力 Descending ・Photo shooting and tour ends の画像

    Descending ・Photo shooting and tour ends

    Time schedule


    Assemble Omoto Shrine

    Start climbing

    Start climbing -Go through the stone Buddha statue, Fuji rock, Fubuki rock, Daishido, Iwayadaishi, Niomon, observatory, etc.

    ​ ​Arrival to the top of the mountain(Lunch)

    ​ ​Arrival to the top of the mountain(Lunch)


    Visit Misen Shrine, Misen Hondo, Reikado with an indelible fire, etc.

    Start descending​ ​

    Start descending​ ​ Get off at Ropeway / Shishiiwa Station or the Daishoin mountain climbing course.

    ~ 16: 00

    ~ 16: 00 Go down the mountain, take a commemorative photo and finish

    Access - Map

    Miyajimacho, Hatsukaichi-shi, Hiroshima Prefecture, Hiroshima
    Assembly point

    Omoto Shrine​ ​

    ※If you arrive by ferry on the tour day, we will pick up from ferry terminal.​ ​
    ※If you are staying at one of Miyajima hotels, we will pick up from hotel lobbies.

    If you arrive by car

    Reach 'Miyajimaguchi Pier' from SANYO Expressway'Ono IC' or 'Hatsukaichi IC' change to National Route 2 (about 10 min.)

    ※All roads in Miyajima island are very narrow, mostly suitable for walking tours. Please use parking lot on Miyajimaguchi side.​ ​​ ​

    If you arrive by train

    Walk to Miyajimaguchi Pier (About 6 minutes from JR Miyajimaguchi station). Take JR Miyajima sea liner or Miyajima Matsu-tourist ferry bound for Miyajima.

    ※A 30 min. walk from Miyajima Pier. A 15 min. walk from Itsukushima Shrine.

    If you arrive by other means of transportation

    Ferry arrivals

    We will pick up from a ferry pier.

    Miyajima hotel guests

    We will pick up from a hotel lobby

    ※For pick-up service, please indicate upon booking.

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