Miyajima 1-day itinerary. © touristinjapan.com
Chugoku, Hiroshima, Itineraries

Miyajima 1-day Itinerary

Miyajima is widely considered one of the top 10 destinations in Japan. The sacred island off the coast of Hiroshima appears in almost every list of recommended places to visit in Japan, and for a good reason; it is extremely beautiful and charming. The world famous Itsukushima Shrine (UNESCO world Heritage), the tame Miyajima deer …

Main gate at Fudo-in Temple, Hiroshima. © touristinjapan.com
Attractions, Chugoku, Hiroshima, Temples and Shrines

Futabanosato Walking Trail

The Futabanosato trail is a historic 10km walking trail in Hiroshima.  Hiroshima is mostly associated with the atomic bombing which happened on August 6 1945. The history of the horrors which happened here rightfully occupies a lot of the city’s museums, parks and monuments. Today Hiroshima consists primarily of modern buildings as very few buildings …

View from Mount Misen Observatory, Miyajima. © touristinjapan.com
Chugoku, Hiroshima, Nature

Mount Misen Hiking Trails (Miyajima)

Mount Misen on Miyajima has for centuries attracted humans. The mountain has been considered sacred since at least the 9th century, and today remains a very important mountain for the shrines and temples in the area. There are multiple hiking trails, of different difficulties, on and around Mount Misen. Mount Misen isn’t a very high …