Mt. Misen, Miyajima

4.7
#2 of 227 in Nature in Chugoku
Climb to the top of Mt. 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 Mt. 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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  • Mt. Misen is prbably the highest peak on Miyajima and makes for a spectacular view, once the strenous hike is completed. We made the "mistake" of planning the ascend from east to west, which proved...  more »
  • took the cable car up and walked down, about 2 hours, quite a feat. 3 courses to choose from. too early in the season for the autumn colours. a very busy island.  more »
  • Very beautiful and amazing place, easy to access. should spend at least 1 day. plz come here when you come to hiroshima  more »
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  • Beautiful view of Hiroshima from the top. The observatory tower will give you a 360 degree view of the island. I enjoyed the hiking which i felt very worth.
  • Absolutely beautiful view from the top and an equally lovely hike. It is about 20-30 minutes to the top from the exit of the ropeway and there are a ton of stairs to get there. There is plenty of space to rest and take it all in once you make it to the top. The hike up and down is basically stairs the entire way (see photo) so it can be rough at times if you aren't used to walking stairs for 2-3 hours. Make sure you wear good shoes!
  • The hiking trails are excellent. One of the better hikes I have been on. They did so much work to make stone steps up the mountain. It is a very steep climb. 2000 steps up 1800 vertical feet in 2.4 miles. Unless you are an experienced hiker, runner, or cyclist that likes climbing, most will find the hike grueling and ropeway may be the better bet. Most of people I saw climbing were in pain. I like to climb so it was fun for me. Lol. Plenty of areas that have exposure to drop-offs and cliffs.
  • Beautiful views of the entire island and surrounding Hiroshima Bay!
  • Took the rope way and then hiked up to the top. Very warm day but it was worth it. Be prepared with good shoes and water!

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