Welcome to Miyajima

Beyond the shrine, Miyajima has some good hikes on sacred Misen, as well as temples and cheeky deer that do what they want, when they want, and will eat your map (or JR Pass) right out of your pocket if you're not careful.

Top experiences in Miyajima

Miyajima activities

$567.65 Private & Custom Tours

Private Full Day Hiroshima Tour

You will be picked up at your hotel in Hiroshima City at 10am by your English-speaking driver and be transferred to Miyajima Island. You will then visit the UNESCO World Heritage site, Itsukushima Shrine. Your English speaking guide will show you the proper manners to visit Japanese shrines.Then, after visiting the shrine, you will walk along the local traditional food street where there are many food stands. Here you can decide to have lunch. *Please note: lunch will be on your own. After your visit in Miyajima, you will be transferred back to Hiroshima where you will visit the Peace Memorial Park and the A-Dome. At Peace Memorial Park, you will have a chance to offer your own paper cranes to pray for peace.Arrive at 4pm to your hotel in Hiroshima, where the tour will conclude.

$41.20 Private & Custom Tours

Miyajma Island Rickshaw Private Tour with Itsukushima Shrine

When making your booking, select which time between 9:30am to 5:30pm you wish to begin. At the designated departure time, meet your local private guide at the Miyajima Ferry Terminal where you board the rickshaw. As you start pedaling, listen as your guide provides detailed history of Miyajima Island, one of the three most scenic spots in Japan and site of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Itsukushima Shrine. The shrine is built over water and famous for its floating red torii gate.Depending on the season, Miyajima is also famous for pink cherry blossoms in the spring and orange maple trees in the fall. The tours described below are sample routes. They may be customized based on your preferred start and end point, the length of your tour, and your personal points of interests.30- to 45-Minute OptionCruise right from the ferry terminal to the center of Miyajima's charming townhouse-filled street and old-fashioned shopping arcade. Continuing on the path along the waterfront, enjoy the great view of the large, orange torii in the water, in front of the Itsukushima Shrine. Going behind the shrine to the Momijidani, you are guaranteed to see colorful foliage in the autumn.1-Hour OptionTravel along the most scenic spots and streets of Miyajima. Start in the townhouse-filled street, then take in a waterfront view overlooking the bay with its huge, orange torii and the Itsukushima Shrine. After leaving the crowded tourist area, head for a quiet, secluded temple at the bottom of the mountain. Return to the ferry terminal by passing through the oldest part of town, noted for its stone walls.2-Hour OptionSame as the 1-hour option, plus: retrace your steps through the small shopping arcade and town houses to reach the ferry terminal.

$91.56 Cultural & Theme Tours

Japanese Cultural Experience set of 3

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Okeiko Japan Miyajima, Hatsukaichi, Hiroshima Prefecture, Chugoku5 min walk from the Miyajima ferry port toward "Tokujuji". Duration: 2 hours

$350 Day Trips & Excursions

Hiroshima one day private walking Tour

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Itsukushima Shrine, Hatsukaichi, Hiroshima Prefecture, ChugokuYou could visit two world heritages in one day with our guide. In this tour, you could visit both Miyajima(Itsukushima shrine) and atomic bomb dome. Sample itinerary is as follows.(Since it is private tour, we will do our best for you to customize for you.)We meetup at your hotel or Hiroshima station on 9am. Then move to Miyajima by public train and ferry. It takes about 1 hour. When we reach to Miyajima, we are welcomed by local deer and head for beautiful shrine(Itsukushima shrine). After 15 minutes walking, we get to beautiful Itsukushima shrine and enjoy in that shrine. That shrine is built on the ocean, you may feel calm and mysterious atmosphere. Duration: 4 hoursStop At: Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, Hiroshima, Hiroshima Prefecture, ChugokuWhile we go back to ferry station, we pass by Kiyomori street and see many stores and eat lunch. After lunch, we move to atomic bomb dome and peace memorial museum. We will pray world's peace and finish one day tour.Duration: 3 hours

$128.18 Cultural & Theme Tours

Hiroshima & Miyajima 1-Day Tour from Hiroshima

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: Hiroshima Castle, Hiroshima, Hiroshima Prefecture, ChugokuThis castle was built in 1589, You can only see the main building without small houses which is for defending from enemies, because the world was already became peaceful at this era.Stop At: Atomic Bomb Dome, Hiroshima, Hiroshima Prefecture, ChugokuThis is symbol of peace in Hiroshima prefecture.This construction designed by Jan Letzel from Czech republic in 1915. It was destroyed by Atomic bomb in 1945, and was listed world heritage in 1996.Duration: 15 minutesStop At: Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, Naka, Hiroshima, Hiroshima Prefecture, ChugokuThis is Peace memorial park in Hiroshima prefecture.There are more than 35 monuments. We will introduce the most impressive monuments.Duration: 35 minutesStop At: Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, Hiroshima, Hiroshima Prefecture, ChugokuIt was opened to the public since 1954,there are over 50 pieces peaceful monuments. Also we have free time in the Peace Memorial Museum.Every August we held on the peace memorial ceremony praying for forever peace in this whole world.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Okonomimura, Naka, Hiroshima, Hiroshima Prefecture, ChugokuLunch: Okonomi-yakiThere are 2 options with lunch or without lunch And also, you can offer vegetarian optionDuration: 50 minutesStop At: JR Nishinihon Miyajima Ferry, Hatsukaichi, Hiroshima Prefecture, ChugokuWe will take a return ferry on this tour for going to Miyajima island.Duration: 20 minutesStop At: Itsukushima Shrine, Hatsukaichi, Hiroshima Prefecture, ChugokuThis shrine was built in 593 by emperor, but most of construction was rebuilt in 1168 by Kiyomori Taira.This shrine was built on the sea. Because,ancient people believed Miyajima island was goddess.The signature of Itsukushima shrine is Otorii gate which stands itself.The high is same size of the great Buddha in Nara prefecture.The pillar's diameter is 10m. You can walk there by your foot when law tide.Duration: 50 minutesStop At: Daishoin Temple, Hatsukaichi, Hiroshima Prefecture, ChugokuAt the Miyajima island, not only Itsukushima Shrine but also Daishoin is photogenic.There are many Jizo guardian statues in rainbow color costumes. Also relaxing Budda statue and many lanterns you can discovered.Duration: 30 minutes

$120 Tours & Sightseeing

Hiroshima, Miyajima and Iwakuni Two Day Self-Guided Tour

Your adventure begins at Hiroshima Station at 8 am.  There, you will receive your train pass, hotel reservation details, guidebooks, and maps with written directions. You will also get a chance to ask any last minute questions. All of our day tours are self-guided. You will have support throughout your trip. If any needs arise, we’ll be a phone call away. Once we help you board the correct streetcar, you will arrive at your hotel. Feel free to drop your luggage off while you explore the museum and A-dome site.For lunch, you might choose to go to Hondori street and enjoy okonomiyaki, a Hiroshima favorite.Afterwards, board the streetcar back to Hiroshima station to go to Miyajima. Enjoy the ferry ride and your first peek at Itsukushima shrine. While on Miyajima enjoy the quaint streets and many shops. Eat some Momiji Manju. We'll tell you our favorite places to buy them! Make your way over to the Miyajima ropeway. You'll be sure to run into some deer along the way(be careful not to feed them!) The ropeway ride and Mount Misen offers some of the best views in the city.You may choose to go back to Hiroshima for dinner or explore Miyajima Island after dark. Don't worry, we'll inform you of the ferry and train departure times.Day 2  Iwakuni, Japan is an hour by train from Hiroshima. Riding the local train is a memorable experience. It is home to Kintaikyo, Iwakuni Castle, Kikko Park, the White Snake museum, and many other attractions. Once you arrive at Iwakuni Station, a short bus ride takes you to Kintai Bridge. You will hear the flow of the Nishiki River below your feet as you cross the famous Kintai Bridge. Take a leisurely stroll in Kikko Park and enjoy the greenery and koi ponds. A short ropeway ride takes you to Iwakuni castle.  There are many dining options in the area. Be sure to try a local delicacy- Iwakuni sushi.  This is the perfect trip if you want time away from the city. Your tour ends when you arrive back at Hiroshima Station.