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Mount Misen, Hatsukaichi

4.6
#2 of 79 in Parks in Hiroshima Prefecture
Mountain Nature / Park
Climb to the top of Mount Misen, the highest peak on Miyajima island. Choose from three hiking trails taking different routes to the summit, the longest of which offers the most scenic views and takes a couple of hours to complete. You can also take the ropeway lift to a certain point near the peak, and enjoy the scenery from the air along the way. Trek through primeval forest and see various plants and rock formations, or pay a visit to the observatory on the summit for panoramic views of the sea, and even Hiroshima on a clear day. Work out when and for how long to visit Mount Misen and other Hatsukaichi attractions using our handy Hatsukaichi travel itinerary maker.
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  • Mountains on the ropeway station leaving Grandpa and Auntie's run under the blazing sun, came back and forth. Shirts are sweat ended with. 360 ° panoramic views can be seen from the Mt. Misen Observatory. Come recommended.
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  • Bit of a hike to get up the mountain by walking in summer - bring lots of water, some snacks and sunscreen. It's worth it at the top and great to really earn the views. We went up the middle route pas...  more »
  • Went up here early, at around 6.30am. lovely hike up although tiring! I went up via the Daishoin route. So beautiful, especially at the start with the temples you pass and the waterfalls you walk alon...  more »

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Where to stay in Hatsukaichi

With its historic temples and shrines, scenic coastal areas, and wealth of inland trekking potential, Hatsukaichi has a number of accommodations to complement the vast array available in neighboring Hiroshima. Many visitors do decide to stay in the larger city to the east, but if you're particularly set on staying in Hatsukaichi, you won't be disappointed by the choice. Look close to the sea for the more upmarket rooms offering views of the bay, and on some of the narrower side streets for budget-friendly guesthouses and hostels. The same goes for the island just offshore. With its shrine and history, many choose to stay on Itsukushima, close to the Miyajima shrine.
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