Miyajima Miyajima


Miyajima, also known as Itsukushima, is a scenic island located in the Hiroshima Prefecture of Japan. It’s renowned for the iconic Itsukushima Shrine, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and its floating torii gate, which appears to rise from the sea at high tide. The island is also home to wild deer, which roam freely and are considered sacred. In addition to its natural beauty and rich cultural heritage, Miyajima offers a variety of attractions including hiking trails, traditional shops, and delicious local cuisine, such as the famous Miyajima oysters and Momiji Manju sweets.


Ferry from Miyajimaguchi

  • The ferry from Miyajimaguchi to Miyajima takes about 10 minutes and costs around 180 yen one way. The JR Miyajima ferry is free for Japan Rail Pass holders. The ferry terminal in Miyajimaguchi can be reached in 30 minutes by train from Hiroshima Station for 420 yen one way.

Direct Ferry from Hiroshima Peace Park

  • The direct ferry from Hiroshima Peace Park to Miyajima takes about 45 minutes and costs around 2,200 yen one way. This is a convenient option if you’re visiting the Peace Park, but it’s more expensive than taking the ferry from Miyajimaguchi.

JR Train from Hiroshima

  • The JR train from Hiroshima to Miyajimaguchi Station takes about 30 minutes and costs around 420 yen one way. From Miyajimaguchi Station, it’s a short walk to the ferry pier.

Tram from Hiroshima

  • The tram from Hiroshima to Miyajimaguchi takes about 70 minutes and costs 280 yen one way. This is the cheapest option, but it takes longer than the train.


  • If you’re driving, you can park your car at the ferry terminal in Miyajimaguchi for around 1,000 yen per day. From there, you’ll need to take the ferry to Miyajima, which takes about 10 minutes and costs around 180 yen one way. Please note that private vehicles are not allowed on the island.



Miyajima Ropeway


Itsukushima Shrine

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