Mount Misen, Hatsukaichi

4.6
#2 of 79 in Parks in Hiroshima Prefecture
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. To visit Mount Misen and get the most from your holiday in Hatsukaichi, create itinerary details personal to you using our Hatsukaichi road trip planner.
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  • October 4, 2017
    Get your top, you are rewarded with a wonderful panoramic view of the sea, the island and other country. The climb to the top is 2.5 km from the start or from the end of the 700 meter ropeway. In Sun and heat is a heavy climb. The ropeway is beautifully to take, back down through the forest is good to do on simple shoes. This saves you ¥ 800-1000 to return-ropeway-costs and in addition you can see what else.
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  • October 3, 2017
    it is a walk of a few hours to the top but you won't be disappointed. Take the Daishoin path up, visiting the Daishoin temple before you start the walk. The well maintained pathway leads you through b...  more »
  • September 29, 2017
    We took the rope way to the lower summit and walked to the peak from there; even that was too much for some of the family! A seriously steep walk , both up and down, to get to the main peak, but worth...  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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