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Access to Miyajima with a Japan Rail Pass

Discover the beautiful island with its temples and shrines

rIDE A JR FERRY

Miyajima Torii

Easily reached in about 40 minutes from Hiroshima, Miyajima is a treasure of an island only 2 km (1 ¼ miles) off the mainland in the Seto Inland Sea.

Trains depart from Hiroshima Station every 15 minutes for the 26-minute ride to Miyajimaguchi (JR Sanyo line), from where it is a 2-minute walk to the ferry bound for Miyajima.
Miyajima oysters
You can ride on the JR Ferry for free with the Japan Rail Pass, it will take you 10 minutes to reach Miyajima.
 
What to see in Miyajima ?

What to see ?
ITSUKUSHIMA SHRINE
No doubt you’ve seen pictures of its most famous landmark, a huge red torii, or shrine gate, rising out of the water. Erected in 1875and made of camphor wood, it is one of the largest torii in Japan,measuring more than 16 m (53 ft.) tall. It guards Miyajima’s main attraction, Itsukushima Shrine, designated a World HeritageSite in 1996. It is ranked one of the three most scenic spots in Japan. Open daily, 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., ¥300.

MOMIJIDANI KOEN
Momijidani Koen (Red Maple Valley Park) is one of the most famous maple leaf valley parks in Japan. The park is located at the foot of Mt. Misen, along Momijidani River, behindItsukushima Shrine. In autumn, the blazing colors of the valley are truly breathtaking.
Where to stay in Miyajima ?

Where to stay ?
IROHA RYOKAN 蔵宿いろは
589-4 Miyajimacho, Hatsukaichi, Hiroshima, 739-0559
 Tel : 08-2944-0168 / www.visit-miyajima.jp
Located in Miyajima’s Omotesando Avenue, a five minute walk from Itsukushima Shinto Shrine and Miyajima Pier. The hotel offers a restaurant and Japanese-style rooms with free internet access.

MOMIJISOU もみぢ荘
Momijidani-kouennai, Miyajima-cho, Hatsukaichi-shi,Hiroshima, 739-0500
Tel: 08-2944-0077
In the famous Momijidani Park, this peaceful quiet accommodation is surrounded by beautiful maple trees.

Where to eat in Miyajima ?

Where to eat ?
KAKI-YA 牡蠣屋 Hiroshima prefecture’s most famous delicacy, oysters, right next to Itsukushima Shrine! From the ferry terminal,turn right and walk along the coast, turning left to enterthe shopping street. Kaki-ya is just past the post office.
Open daily, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Tel:08-2944-2747 / www.kaki-ya.jp

Your Pass at the best price

National JR Pass From $ 262
JR Kansai Pass From $ 20
JR Kyushu Pass From $ 137
JR Shikoku Pass From $ 82
JR West Pass From $ 173
JR Hokkaido Pass From $ 150
JR Central Pass From $ 128
JR East Pass From $ 237
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