Trekking Tour Of The World Heritage Miyajima - Hiroshima

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  • Duration: 6 Hrs
  • Departure Time :
    10:00 am
  • Departure Details :
    Miyajimaguchi station, ticket gate.
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    Cancel up to 2 days in advance for a full refund

Overview

Miyajima is an island and a world cultural heritage site that has been a hotspot of faith since ancient times. On this walking tour, a local will guide you to Miyajima's highest mountain and Itsukushima Shrine. Itsukushima Shrine is listed as an UNESCO World Heritage Site and known for its red "floating" gate. Another highlight of the tour is hiking Miyajima's highest mountain - Mt. Misen (altitude 535 m). Enjoy the nature and mesmerizing view when you arrive at the summit!

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Meet your guide at Miyajimaguchi Station (approx. 30 mins train ride from Hiroshima Station) in the morning and the tour will take the ferry cross to the island of Miyajima by ferry and visit Itsukushima Shrine.

Itsukushima Shrine is widely known for being one of three most famous attractions in Japan (alongside "Matsushima" in Miyagi and "Amanohashidate" in Kyoto), and is also recognized as a World Heritage Site. Stay at Itsukushima Shrine for about 30 minutes and enjoy the spectacular view of the Otorii floating in the sea from the shrine. Next, you will visit Itsukushima Shrine as the main shrine of the Shingon sect Omuro faction that is known for its festival. The Kukai opened in 806, and there is a deep connection with the Imperial family, and also maintains a stature worthy of a visit from the Dalai Lama in 2006. There are many scenic spots such as "Oshima caves," where the Buddha statues of Shikoku eight hundred locations are lined up in the dark cave, the golden sparkle and Kana 1000 Amida Buddha are arranged in order, with beautiful precincts harmonized with the surrounding nature to great effect. We will stay at Daishoin about 30 minutes.

Next, we will enter the hike of Miyajima's highest mountain - Mt. Misen (altitude 535 m), the highlight of this tour. Along the way, you will walk through the cathedral courses from the back of the cathedral to the summit along three hiking trails leading up and around the mountain. While climbing, youll take a break to catch your breath and then keep up the climb of about 2000 stone steps and aim for the summit. As the guide will guide you according to your pace, you can enjoy the scenery without worry. At the top of the mountain, there is an observation platform, and Itsukushima Shrine can be enjoyed with a wonderful view overlooking the Seto Inland Sea up to the islands of Ehime Prefecture on the other side.

After a break at the summit, youll move on to the ropeway stop and start heading down the mountain. Having most likely worked up a hunger, your guide will escort you to a restaurant that suits your preference for lunch at your own expense. After some food and rest, take the ferry and return from the harbor to Miyajimaguchi on the other side. You'll be taken back to theMiyajimaguchi Station where the tour concludes.

Inclusions

  • Local taxes
  • Tour escort/host/guide
  • Small-group tour
  • Walking tour
  • Round-trip ferry
  • One-way ropeway ticket

Exclusions

  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Children must be accompanied by an adult

A minimum of 2 people per booking is required

A maximum of 8 people per booking

Not recommended for participants with heart complaints or other serious medical conditions

Not recommended for pregnant women

Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair

Not wheelchair accessible