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Miyajima Ropeway, Hatsukaichi

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Take in the scenery during a trip on Miyajima Ropeway, a cable car that heads up to the summit of a mountain. The two main lines offer impressive views during the ascent to the mountain's peak, 535 m (1,744 ft) above sea level. The first line covers a distance of 1.1 km (0.7 mi), while the second takes you up 0.5 km (0.3 mi) to the summit. The ride up provides an interesting and exhilarating experience, with unobstructed views of the island's coast and the mountainside scenery. Make Miyajima Ropeway a centerpiece of your Hatsukaichi vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Hatsukaichi tour planner.
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  • It is recommended that you landed on Itsukushima, never go. The very landscape of the rugged island, panoramic view of Itsukushima Shinto from the ropeway, Seto Inland Sea, which mind is the only views that are struck. A little climbing, but also Mt. Misen should go absolutely. Come here, what a waste.
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  • The ropeway offers a great way to enjoy the views over the island and Hiroshima. We went in the afternoon and did not have to queue for the tickets or to enter the ropeway. Please be aware that the pl...  more »
  • To save some time by as much as more than 500 m of altitude, it's hard... You can always go down to feet! Arrived late in the day, we had no problem waiting but in the day, it must be long!
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  • The price of the rope way was 1800 yen for a return ticket or 1000 one way. In the end we decided to walk which took us about an hour up and about 50 minutes down. Great views from the top. There are 3 paths up the mountain, the middle one (which we came down on) is much better than the path from the ropeway, so would suggest that would be the best way to walk up.
  • If you are an experienced mountaineer who relishes opportunities to run up hills and has an insufferable 26.2 sticker on the back of your Rav 4 back home than by all means avoid this modern convenience. But if you're like me and want to conserve some energy while bragging you funiculared an island then spend the extra bucks. Besides, it's a grueling 30 minute trudge to the mountain top from the highest station, so you'll earn the shortcut.
  • Take the ropeway to the top of Mount Misen on Miyajima for wonderful views of the island, Hiroshima bay, and the Seto Inland Sea. You'd better take your walking shoes and water though, as there's lots of (hilly) walking to be done for the best views at the observation station
  • A bit expensive when you can enjoy the walk for Mt Misen. We took the ropeway one-way up for the curiosity and the path down for the sport.
  • Expensive, but having walked both up and down the mountain, I can assure you that it is very well worth it. The view is amazing.