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Steeped in history and a symbol of peace that resonates around the world
Short trip from Osaka to Hiroshima

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Tom Miyagawa Coulton / I'm from Britain / I have lived in Japan for 14 years.

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I was born in Tokyo but grew up in the UK.
I returned to Japan seven years ago and I have been earning a living as a photographer and writer.
Two years ago, my wife and I moved out from central Tokyo to the small historic town of Mitarai on Osaki Shimojima Island in Hiroshima. So far, it has been a great experience to live and work this rural community in the Seto Inland Sea.

Hiroshima’s two World Heritage Sites draw visitors from all corners of the globe. In the heart of the city, the Atomic Bomb Dome invites us to meditate on the cost of war and the value of peace. Just across the water, Itsukushima Shrine with its harmonious natural setting engages our aesthetic appreciation. You can enjoy Hiroshima’s savory ‘okonomiyaki’ pancake in the city, with each restaurant offering its own subtle take on this famous dish. Hiroshima Prefecture as a whole also has much to offer. Easily accessible from the Hiroshima City are mountains to the north and islands and beaches to the south. And with a short hop to the east you can explore the historical gems of Mitarai and Takehara. However long you have at your disposal, rest assured time spent in Hiroshima is time well spent.

Shin-Osaka Station

JR Sanyo Shinkansen Nozomi/Hikari/Sakura/Mizuho (1hr 31min)
¥9,710

Hiroshima Station(JR Sanyo Shinkansen)

Transfer (11min)

Hiroshima Station(JR Sanyo Line)

JR Sanyo Line (28min)

Miyajimaguchi Station

Walk (3min)

Miyajimaguchi JR Ferry Terminal

JR Miyajima Ferry (10min)
¥360

Miyajima Pier

Walk (12min)

Itsukushima Shrine

  • Estimated time:30min
  • Estimated cost:¥300

The iconic shrine known the world over

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Walk (10min)

Daisho-in Temple

  • Estimated time:20min
  • Estimated cost:Free

A beautiful temple at the foot of Mount Misen

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Walk (15min)

Toyokuni Shrine & the Five-Tiered Pagoda

  • Estimated time:20min
  • Estimated cost:¥100

The distinctive shrine and pagoda on the hill overlooking Itsukushima Shrine

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Walk (5min)

Lunch

  • Estimated time:1hr

Indulge your appetite with an array of local food and snacks

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Walk (15min)

Miyajima Ropeway Momijidani Station

Miyajima Ropeway

  • Estimated time:14min
  • Estimated cost:Return ticket : ¥1800

Enjoy the stunning views on the way up to Mount Misen

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Miyajima Ropeway (14min)
¥1,800 (Round-trip)

Miyajima Ropeway Shishiiwa Station

Walk (25min)

Mount Misen Observatory

  • Estimated time:10min
  • Estimated cost:Free

An unrivaled panoramic view of the Seto Inland Sea

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Walk (25min)

Miyajima Ropeway Shishiiwa Station

Miyajima Ropeway (14min)

Miyajima Ropeway Momijidani Station

Walk (15min)

Omotesando Shopping Street

  • Estimated time:1hr 40min

Hunt for souvenirs on this vibrant shopping street in Miyajima

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Walk (10min)

Inn on Miyajima Island (Check-in and dinner)

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Viewing the O-Torii at Night

  • Estimated time:20min
  • Estimated cost:Free

Enjoy the beautifully illuminated iconic gate after dark

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Walk (10min)

Accommodation

Spend a peaceful night in Miyajima and see the island in a new light

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Miyajima Pier

JR Miyajima Ferry (10min)
¥360

Miyajimaguchi JR Ferry Terminal

Walk (3min)

JR Miyajimaguchi Station

JR Sanyo Line (28min)
¥410

JR Hiroshima Station

Walk (5min)

Hiroshima Dentetsu Hiroshima Station

Streetcar (14min)
¥160

Genbaku Dome-mae Stop

Walk (1min)

The Hiroshima Peace Memorial (Atomic Bomb Dome)

  • Estimated time:10min

A symbol for peace recognized across the world

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Walk (5min)

The Peace Memorial Park and Museum

  • Estimated time:1hr
  • Estimated cost:¥200

A deeply thought-provoking museum and park

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Walk (15min)

Lunch (Okonomiyaki)

  • Estimated time:1hr

Hiroshima’s original style of cooking Japan’s famous savory pancake

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Walk (15min)

Orizuru Tower

  • Estimated time:1hr
  • Estimated cost:¥2,200

A viewing platform near the Peace Memorial Park and Atomic Bomb Dome

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Walk (15min)

Hiroshima Castle

  • Estimated time:1hr
  • Estimated cost:¥370

Learn about Edo Japan as you climb to the top of the castle.

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Walk (15min)

Shukkei-en Garden

  • Estimated time:1hr
  • Estimated cost:¥260

Peace and tranquility in the middle of the city

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Walk (20min)

Hiroshima Station

JR Sanyo Shinkansen Nozomi/Hikari/Sakura/Mizuho (1hr 25min)
¥9,710

Shin-Osaka Station

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