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3 Days And 2 Nights Trip in Hiroshima and Miyajima: Day 2

2019/03/25
NIPPON HODAI
Enjoying local gourmet, visiting World Heritage Sites, hiking, shopping...there are a lot of activities that you can do in 3 days!
Visit various classic tourist attractions in Hiroshima on Day 1, then visit the famous Itsukushimajinja Shrine and have a go on the night cruise in Miyajima on the second day, and finish off with some shopping in Hiroshima city on Day 3!

Head to Miyajima, a World Heritage Site on Day 2!

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Head over to Miyajima on the second day of your trip!
First, you must get on the tram and transfer to Miyajimaguchi.

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Train: Hiroshima Electric Railway (Line 2 headed for Hiroden-miyajimaguchi)
Hiroshimaekimae
⇩68mins
Hiroden-miyajimaguchi
 

Grab an Anago-meshi (conger on rice) lunchbox

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Buy an anago-meshi lunchbox at the well-esbtalished store called "Ueno" at Miyajimaguchi! Remember to let it cool down a bit before diving in for a better taste!

Boxed lunch 1,470JPY

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On foot
1min
あなごめし うえの(ANAGOMESHI UENO)
広島県廿日市市宮島口1-5-11
Shop:9:00-19:00(Wed 18:00) Restaurant:10:00-15:00,16:00-19:00(Wed 18:00)
Open all year round (Wed: Only Bento)
https://www.anagomeshi.com/
Go here
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Board a ferry to Miyajima!

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It takes 10 minsutes for the ferry to get to Miyajima, a World Heritage Site.
You may choose from 2 types of ferry offered but the price and transportation time are the same for both.
Here you will see the bright red Otorii (Japanese traditional gate to the shrine) at Itsukushimajinja Shrine.
This time you will be traveling on a JR ferry.
Get on the ferry that departs from Miyajimaguchi from 9:10am to 4:10pm to get a closer look at the Otorii!

Ferry (round-trip) 360JPY→Free if you show your pass!

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Ferry: JR Miyajima Ferry
Miyajimaguchi
⇩10mins
Miyajima-sambashi
宮島口桟橋乗船場(MIYAJIMA GUCHI PIER)
広島県廿日市市宮島口1-11-5
6:25-22:42
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Have some oyster curry bread for breakfast

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A new Hiroshima specialty that is gaining attention!
Try the "Oyster Curry Bread"made with Hiroshima Oysters!
You can also grab a "One Hand Okonomiyaki (Japanese savory pancake)" which can be eaten casually with just one hand.

Oyster Curry Bread/One Hand Okonomiyaki 400JPY each

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On foot
8mins
BIG SET 宮島本店(BIG SET MIYAJIMA HEAD SHOP)
広島県廿日市市宮島町浜之町853-2
8:00-18:00
N/A
Go here
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Visit the World Heritage Site of Itsukushimajinja Shrine

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The shrine as well as the Otorii popping up from the sea are the highlights of this trip!
Pay a visit to the Main Shrine, which can be found at the end of a corridor of vermillion pillars.
Head towards the sea and you will be able to see the beautiful Otorii!

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On foot
1min
厳島神社(ITUKUSHIMA SHRINE)
広島県廿日市市宮島町1-1
6:30-18:00
Open all year round
Go here
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Overlooking the sea from Senjokaku Hall

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Senjokaku Hall, which was built in about 400 years ago, can be found just beside the Itsukushimajinja Shrine.
It remains an incompleted sutra library.
There is no wall inside, so you will be able to overlook the sea from there!

Admission: 100JPY

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On foot
1min
豊国神社(TOYOKUNI SHURINE)
広島県廿日市市宮島町1-1
8:30-16:30
Open all year round
Go here
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Eat Bento (lunchbox) at Momijidani Park

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Enjoy the anago-meshi bento that you have bought earlier at the beautiful Momijidani Park!
You will be surrounded by about 700 maple trees, but be careful not to get attacked by the wild deers!

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Ropeway
Momijidani
⇩15mins
Shishiiwa
紅葉谷公園(MOMIJIDANI PARK)
広島県廿日市市宮島町紅葉谷
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Open all year round
Go here
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To the Divine Mountain of Mt. Misen

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To get to Mt. Misen, you must first get to the ropeway by taking the free shuttle bus located at the entrance of Momijidani Park.
Get a good view of the sea as you ride the ropeway to Mt. Misen!
When you arrive at the mountain, you can hike around to experience the untouched nature and explore the massive oddly-shaped rocks.

Regular price (round-trip) 1,800JPY → Show your pass to get a 450JPY off!

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On foot
1min
宮島ロープウェー 紅葉谷駅(MIYAJIMA ROPEWAY MOMIJIDANI STATION)
9:00-17:30
N/A
Go here
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Bake your own Momiji-yaki

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Try making the Momiji Manju (maple-leaf-shaped bun), a Miyajima specialty!
Eating your Manju while enjoying the scenery at the outdoor observatory will definitely be an unforgettable experience!

300JPY per person (reservation needed for 2 people or more)

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On foot
120mins
ハートインもみじ“ちょこっと”手焼き体験工房(HEART IN MOMIJI "CHOKOTTO" HOMEMADE EXPERIENCE WORKSHOP)
10:00-12:00/13:30-15:30
Open all year round
Go here
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Hiking Mt. Misen

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Walk for about 20 minsutes on foot after getting off the ropeway and you will find the Misenhondo Hall and the Reikado Hall, where the fire inside has been kept burning for 1200 years.
Pass below the giant rocks and the halls, and 10 minsutes later, there you are!
The top of Mt. Misen with an amazing view awaits!
The hike takes about 2 hours.

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Free Shuttle Bus
Miyajima Ropeway Momojidani Station Bus Stop
⇩3mins
Momojidani Park Entrance
弥山(MT. MISEN)
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Open all year round
Go here
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Walk along the Omotesando Shopping Street

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You can find many souvenir shops and restaurants along this 350 meters long street.
Enjoy eating while walking as you shop!
You will find Momiji Manju, oysters, deer-related merchandise of Miyajima, and many more!

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On foot
6mins
宮島表参道商店街(MIYAJIMA OMOTESANDO SHOPPING STREET)
-
Open all year round
Go here
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Lucky local ice-cream

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As soon as you exit Sambashi, you will find "Kimamaya" right in front of you.
It is a store specializing in take-out ice cream.
Don't hesitate to try the "Deer Poop Ice-cream", which has chocolate covered barley puffs as topping to resemble deer poop!

Deer Poop Ice-cream 400JPY

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On foot
6mins
きまま家(KIMAMA-YA)
739-0588 廿日市市宮島町860-10
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Enjoy local Miyajima beer

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You can taste not only the 9 original types of beer served at Miyajima Brewery, but also dishes that make use of oysters and eels, among other local ingredients.
Enjoy the cuisine as you gaze upon the Five-Storied Pagoda and the Otorii!

Momiji Ale 650JPY

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On foot
9mins
宮島ブルワリー(MIYAJIMA BREWERY)
広島県廿日市市宮島町459-2
11:00-20:00
Thu
Go here
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Enjoy the nightview on the cruise

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Visit the mysterious Itsukushimajinja Shrine lit up by the houseboats!
You should be able to go under the Otorii on ferry during high tides.
Grab the chance to have this unique experience that is limited to the period after sunset!

Adults: 1,600JPY ※Reservation required at least 2 hours in advance

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On foot
宮島参拝遊覧船(MIYAJIMA LIGHT-UP CRUIESE)
17:55-,18:35-,19:15-,19:55-, 20:35-,21:15-
N/A
Go here
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Spend the night on Miyajima

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Spend the night on Miyajima!
You may view the illuminsations at Itsukushimajinja Shrine until 11pm whilst soaking up the transquil surroundings.
A walk early in the morning may also be a good choice to enjoy the beautiful environment!