Miyajima Walking Tour

Discover the beauty of Miyajima like a local
Discover the beauty of Miyajima like a local
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1 Day (8 Hours)
Availability : Daily
Max People : 8


All prices are per group (irrespective of the number of people) and include only the Region Expert (English Speaking Guide) fee and Region Expert’s transportation fee. Lunch/ dinner/ incidental expenses & your and Region Expert’s entrance tickets and your public transportation fee are not included. You will need to pay directly on the spot.


All prices are inclusive of tax and credit card fees. No hidden charges.
Bookings can be made up to 72 hours before the listed departure time. A credit card will be required (and authorized for the tour amount) to make a booking, but it will only be charged once our team has confirmed the availability of your requested date.



We will pick you up from your accommodation at the beginning of the tour and drop you back at a location of your choosing (within Hiroshima) after the tour. Please make sure to fill in the correct accommodation (and address) when booking the tour.


Miyajima Ferry

To be able to visit Miyajima, you will need to take ferry to the island. It takes about 10 minutes by ferry to travel from Miyajimaguchi pier to the world cultural heritage site of Miyajima. Two ferry companies operate between Miyajimaguchi and Miyajima island; the JR ferry and the Miyajima Matsudai Kisen.

Miyajima Ropeway

At 500 meters above sea level, Mount Misen is the highest peak on Miyajima. On clear days, it affords spectacular views of the Seto Inland Sea and as far as Hiroshima City. There are also a number of Buddhist structures near the peak. A ropeway leads up the mountain from town, but it is also possible to climb up on foot. Miyajima Ropeway operates two types of aerial ropeway systems, circulating and funicular in series, which is unique in Japan. As if walking in the sky, you can enjoy spectacular views of the Seto Inland Sea and primeval forest.

Ropeway fee (separated from Tour price, to be purchased on the spot)>
Roundtrip for Adults : JPY1,800 per person / Children (6-12 years old) : JPY900 per person

Itsukushima Shrine

The centuries-old Itsukushima Shrine on Miyajima is the source of both the island’s fame and its name. Formally named Itsukushima, the island is more popularly known as “Miyajima”, literally “shrine island” in Japanese, thanks to its star attraction. The shrine is known worldwide for its iconic “floating” torii gate.

The shrine and its torii gate are unique for being built over water, seemingly floating in the sea during high tide. The shrine complex consists of multiple buildings, including a prayer hall, a main hall and a noh theater stage, which are connected by boardwalks and supported by pillars above the sea.

Entrance fee (separated from Tour price, to be purchased on the spot)>
Adults : JPY300 per person / Students : JPY200 per person

Renovation works on Miyajima’s famous floating torii gate are scheduled to start in June 2019. During the renovation works, the torii gate will be covered up by scaffolding. It is not known yet exactly how long the renovations will take, but they are expected to take at least around one year.

Miyajima Food Street (Omotesando Shotengai).

Omotesando Shotengai on Miyajima is a souvenir and gourmet snack route stretching 350 meters long and lined with nearly 70 shops to keep you fueled while you explore the sacred island.

Local delicacies include succulent grilled oysters sold by the piece and grilled sticky rice balls, or pettara pottara, that are stuffed with either oyster or salt-water eel. Deep-fried momiji manju (maple leaf-shaped cakes traditionally filled with sweet red bean) are served up in various fusion flavors ranging from matcha to mocha – the deep-fried texture tastes a bit like a Japanese Twinkie.

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