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Hiroshima In A Day: Miyajima | Japan Travel Guide

Japan travel guide to what to do and eat in Miyajima, Hiroshima in a day!

Hiroshima is near the bottom of the main island Honshu and a must visit when coming to Hiroshima is the island Itsukushima, more popularly known as Miyajima. It’s one of Japan’s top 3 scenic sights, most famous for its giant torii gate, which at high tide seems to float on the water.

Miyajima island is also a great place for a day trip from the Kansai region like Kyoto and Osaka but I would recommend staying in Hiroshima for a few days to explore Hiroshima city and another day for Miyajima island.

I started my trip off at Hiroshima station and took a 25 minute train ride to JR Miyajima-guchi station.

From there it’s less than a 5 minute walk to the ferry terminal where you will take a 10 minute ferry ride to go to Miyajima island.

Places visited:
Itsukushima Shrine and the “floating tori gate”
Omotesando Shopping Street
Momiji Bridge
Daisho-in Temple
Senjokaku and the 5 story Pagoda

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JAPAN TRAVEL GUIDE | 15 THINGS TO DO IN HIROSHIMA, JAPAN - If you're planning a Japan trip in 2018, Hiroshima is place that needs to be on your Japan Itinerary! In this video I give you 15 Things to Do in Hiroshima, from the Hiroshima Atomic Bomb Dome, Miyajima Island, Rabbit Island and of course, trying Hiroshima's signature dish, Okonomiyaki and much more!

1 - Atomic Bomb Dome
2 - Hiroshima Peace Park
3 - Meet an A-Bomb Survivor
4 - Cat Café
5 - Miyajima Island (Itsukushima)
6 - Okonomiyaki
7 - Okunoshima (Rabbit Island/Bunny Island)
8 - Little Mermaid (Japanese Bakery)
9 - Takehara
10 - Cherry Blossom (Sakura)
11 - Onomichi
12 - Christmas Day
13 - Nagerekawa
14 - Mazda Museum
15 - Hiroshima Castle

I've spent the last 2 months in Hiroshima doing a Workaway at AkiCafe Hostel and 36 Hostel and teaching English online. This has given me a great opportunity to explore Hiroshima extensively. If you're interested in Japanes history, shrines, temples, days out and more, Hiroshima is the place for you!

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Hiroshima. We know this city has a past, but now Hiroshima is a modern, cosmopolitan city with excellent culture, nature, and food.

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No.3 2:52 Mount Misen

No.4 3:50 Mazda Museum

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No.7 7:25 Okonomimura Village

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Are you planning a Japan trip in 2018? Heading to Tokyo, Osaka and Kyoto with a Hiroshima day trip? Why not stay another day and check out one of the awesome Things to do in Hiroshima by visiting the beautiful Miyajima (or Itsukushima) Island?

Miyajima Island is located an hour south of Hiroshima. It is also known as Itsukushima Island, well known for Itsukushima Shrine, the Great Torii Gate, the 5 storey Pagoda and Otomesando Shopping Street, as well as wild deer!

In this video I not only show you these sights, but also a detailed look at how to get there from Hiroshima, all with the aim of saving you money!

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In Kyoto, we visited the hillside shrine of 10,000 red gates – Fushimi Inari along with the bamboo forest in Arashiyama via the Hozugawa river cruise. In Kobe, we tasted some of the most tender beef in the world: Kobe Beef. In Hiroshima, we spent time at the national peace memorial museum to learn about the devastating effects of the nuclear bomb dropped at the end of World War Two; as well as visiting the shrine in the sea at Miyajima.

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Itsukushima Shrine


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Momijidani Park


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Miyajima Ropeway


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Homotsu-kan (Treasure Hall)


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Daisho-in


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Miyajima Omotesando Arcade



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Planning a trip to Hiroshima, Japan? In this video, I travel from Osaka to Hiroshima on a JR Expressway Bus to begin a Workaway at AkiCafe Guesthouse. I'll be here for up to 3 months!

If you're not sure about Japan bus travel, this video has a couple of useful tips. You can also check out the more in depth video I did on Japan Bus Travel in the playlists below.

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Hiroshima's okonomiyaki is its best known regional specialty. A savoury layered pancake of noodles, cabbage, pork and many other ingredients, it's a must-try for any visitor to the city.

In this episode I visit Yagenbori Hassho - known to locals as the famous Blue Hassho - which many say is the city's best, and learn how to eat okonomiyaki like a Hiroshima local.

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Put that together with a once-a-year oyster festival celebrating Japan's best oysters makes Miyajima Island just off Hiroshima a must-visit destination in Japan.
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Itsukushima Shrine


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Daigan-ji Temple


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Gojunoto (Five Storied Pagoda)


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Houkoku Shrine (Senjokaku)


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Miyajima Omotesando Arcade


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Miyajima (High-speed Ferry/World Heritage Sea Route)


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MIYAJIMA JAPAN: A guide to Itsukushima and Hiroshima

A guide to Miyajima Island (actually named Itsukushima) and the city of Hiroshima. We visited Peace Memorial Park, which was a sobering and powerful experience. Miyajima Island might be my favorite place in all of Japan. The roaming deer, the nature, the scenery, the street food - all incredible. And the floating torii gate of Itsukushima Shrine is amazing. The Miyajima ropeway up Mount Misen leads to some of the most beautiful views you'll ever see.


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Kobe In A Day: What To Do And Eat In Kobe | Japan Travel Guide

1 day Japan travel itinerary guide on what to do and eat in Kobe. Kobe offers much much more than just Kobe Beef!

Kobe is under an hour away from Kyoto and Osaka, so it makes the perfect day trip as well.

Kobe is very well known for their famous Kobe Beef, however this city has much more to offer than just that. In this video let me show you how to travel around Kobe efficiently and visit the must see places in just one day.

1 day in Kobe is enough to see the main areas of the city, however if you want to do more activities like hiking, going to the onsen or more hands on cultural experiences then a few days would be better.

Also, If you have more days to spend here then I definitely recommend checking out more of the local areas and back streets!!!

Things to do in Kobe city, Japan:

JR Shin-Kobe Station
Shin-Kobe Ropeway
Nunobiki Waterfall
Nunobiki Herb Gardens
Kitano District (Ijinkan foreign residents houses)
Sannomiya Station
Steakland Kobe Beef
Nankinmachi Kobe China Town
Meriken Park
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April 14-15, 2016
We took the shinkansen again, this time to Hiroshima. We spent the first day exploring Hiroshima, and the second day we visited the island Miyajima (or Itsukushima)

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Hiroshima:
When we arrived at Hiroshima station it was raining, so we decided to take a tour bus “meipuru~pu” (haha so cute!). The tour bus stopped right next to Hiroshima station and our hotel. And since we had JR Pass, we could ride the bus for free. Otherwise I think it was 100 or 200 yen.

Atomic Bomb Dome & Peace Memorial Museum
Although visiting these places is not particulary “fun”, I think it is something everyone should see. A very grounding experience, and a stark reminder for future generations of the horrors of war. Very moving, and very sad.

Hiroshima style Okonomiyaki 広島風お好み焼き
We decided to try some Hiroshima style okonomiyaki for dinner. In this style, the ingredients are layered rather than mixed. Since it was raining we decided to just find a place inside the station. I think it was the one called “Takasago Maru” but there were lots of other restaurants as well, so I could be mistaken. We just went for the first one that we spotted.


Hotel Granvia Hiroshima
We stayed at this very convenient hotel with direct access to Hiroshima station. We had a standard room, so it was a bit small at usual, but it had a nice big bathtub and a great view. The hotel bar was also very nice, with good drinks.



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Miyajima:
The next day the sun was shining, so we decided to take a ferry to this island. While officially named Itsukushima, the island is more commonly referred to as Miyajima, shrine island. Since we had the JR Pass we took the train to Miyajimaguchi and then the ferry from there, since it’s free with the JR Pass.

When we arrived, the first place we saw was an “Owls forest”, with real owls :o Though I love owls, however I don’t think it’s suitable to keep them as pets like that. And even though I love watching owls up close, I would love it more if they were free ~

Then we went on a stroll in the shopping street. A very touristy place, but filled with delicious things to eat. We tried Momiji manju, Hiroshima nikuman(ju), oysters, ice cream, fish cakes and more. Manju is a sort of steamed bun with different fillings, and Momiji Manju are distinguished by their momiji (maple) leaf shape. There was so many delicious things to try!

Itsukushima Shrine
Then walking along the beach over to Itsukushima shrine. Most famous for its giant torii gate, which at high tide seems to float on the water. Although, we didn’t go into the shrine, we decided to keep walking.

Daisho-in Temple (大聖院)
We instead walked to Daisho-in, located at the base of Mount Misen. It is also one of the most famous temples in Miyajima, with many beautiful buildings and statues.

Mount Misen (弥山)
From Daisho-in's temple grounds, a hiking trail leads to the summit of Mount Misen. We read that the hiking trail takes about 2 hours, and it was pretty accurate. It was quite hot that day, so I'm glad we decided to bring lots of water. Even taking the ropeway you still have to walk a bit to reach the summit. But if you can make it, the view is well worth the effort. We decided to take the ropeway down at least ~

Then we spent some time relaxing at the beach. And when evening came, the water had subsided a bit because of the tide, so we could almost walk over and touch the torii gate.

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Day trip from Hiroshima to Miyajima (the floating torii!)

Are you ready for an amazing day trip to Miyajima island? We'll show you the amazing floating torii, the Miyajima tide, but also locals and tourists interacting with the Miyajima deer (which is why it's known as Deer island of Japan)!
Yet the Miyajima torii isn't the only amazing thing this island is known for. If you love street food, seafood and oysters, be aware that there's plenty of that for you on Miyajima island! Whether you're planning to spend the night in a traditional ryokan (just like us) or to make it a day trip from Hiroshima, there are so many things to do in Miyajima that will make you fall in love with this tiny, beautiful island off the coast of Japan!

In case you are looking for a detailed article on what to do in Miyajima, you can find it on our Miyajima Japan Guide:

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To most people, Hiroshima means just one thing. The city's name will forever evoke thoughts of 6 August 1945, when Hiroshima became the target of the world's first atomic-bomb attack. Hiroshima's Peace Memorial Park is a constant reminder of that day, and it attracts visitors from all over the world. But leafy Hiroshima, with its wide boulevards and laid-back friendliness, is a far from depressing place. Present-day Hiroshima is home to a thriving and internationally minded community, and it's worth spending a couple of nights here to experience the city at its vibrant best.

Atomic Bomb Dome
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Perhaps the starkest reminder of the destruction visited upon Hiroshima in WWII is the Atomic Bomb Dome. Built by a Czech architect in 1915, it was the Industrial Promotion Hall until the bomb exploded almost directly above it. Everyone inside was killed, but the building was one of very few left standing near the epicentre. A decision was taken after the war to preserve the shell as a memorial.

The building has since become a haunting symbol of the city, and was declared a Unesco World Heritage Site in 1996. Try to wander past in the evening when it's quiet and the propped-up ruins are floodlit.

Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
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The main building of Hiroshima's premier museum houses a collection of items salvaged from the aftermath of the atomic bomb. The displays are confronting and personal – ragged clothes, a child's melted lunch box, a watch stopped at 8.15am – and there are some grim photographs. While upsetting, it's a must-see in Hiroshima. The east building presents a history of Hiroshima and the development and destructive power of nuclear weapons.

The museum is undergoing major renovations. The east building will be closed until spring 2016, at which point the main building will close until a 2018 grand reopening. During its closure, some items from the main building will be on display in the east building. Check the website for the latest developments.

Peace Memorial Park
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Hugged by rivers on both sides, Peace Memorial Park is a large, leafy space criss-crossed by walkways and dotted with memorials. Its central feature is the long tree-lined Pond of Peace leading to the cenotaph . This curved concrete monument holds the names of all the known victims of the bomb. Also at the pond is the Flame of Peace , set to burn on until all the world's nuclear weapons are destroyed.

Look through the cenotaph down the pond and you'll see it frames the Flame of Peace and the Atomic Bomb Dome across the river – the park was planned so that these features form a straight line, with the Peace Memorial Museum at its southern end.

Just north of the road through the park is the Children's Peace Monument , inspired by Sadako Sasaki, who was two years old at the time of the atomic bomb. When Sadako developed leukaemia at 11 years of age, she decided to fold 1000 paper cranes. In Japan, the crane is the symbol of longevity and happiness, and she believed if she achieved that target she would recover. She died before reaching her goal, but her classmates folded the rest. A monument was built in 1958. Sadako's story inspired a nationwide spate of paper-crane folding that continues to this day. Surrounding the monument are strings of thousands of colourful paper cranes sent here from school children around the country and all over the world.

Nearby is the Korean Atomic Bomb Victims Memorial . Many Koreans were shipped over to work as slave labourers during WWII, and Koreans accounted for more than one in 10 of those killed by the atomic bomb. Just north of this memorial is the Atomic Bomb Memorial Mound – the ashes of thousands of unclaimed or unidentified victims are interred in a vault below.

There are other monuments and statues throughout the park, and plenty of benches, including along the riverside looking across to the Atomic Bomb Dome, making this a pleasant area to take a break and reflect.

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Saijo might be the best place to explore sake in Japan. With 9 breweries within easy walking distance of each other, an afternoon stroll around the town quickly becomes a sake tasting adventure.

Only about 45 minutes from Hiroshima by train, Saijo Sake Town is an easy day trip from Hiroshima.

JAPANESE STREET FOOD - DELICIOUS food in HIROSHIMA, Miyajima Island, JAPAN

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If you're on Miyajima Island, there's some Hiroshima street food you have to try! Sample sea eel in the form of steamed buns, Hiroshima oysters (Hiroshima produces 80% of Japan's oysters) and momiji manju a maple leaf shaped sponge cake filled with fillings such as red bean, custard, red bean and cheese! Miyajima Island also has it's own beer which is worth sampling.

Miyajima Island is a great day trip from Hiroshima. It's famous for it's torii gate which appears to be floating in the water when the tide is high. The torii gate is the entrance to the Itsukushima Shrine. Miyajima Island is home to friendly deer, loads of gardens, parks and shrines and there's plenty to explore.

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