Private Full-Day Tour of Miyajima from Hiroshima

An hour away from Hiroshima city is a scenic spot, Miyajima, which is a popular sightseeing destination for visitors.
We recommend this tour for first-time visitors to Miyajima.
You will visit Itsukushima Shrine, registered as a World Cultural Heritage, and other must-see popular spots in Miyajima. A half-day tour is perfect if you are short on time.
You will also visit a hidden museum which introduces Miyajima’s history and culture, and a store selling wood carvings, a traditional craft.
All the spots are recommended by otomo guides who know the area well.
Of course, you can try the locally famous oysters and specialties.
Let the otomo guide help you experience Miyajima for the first time.
* Duration: 5 to 6 hours
* Starts: Hatsukaichi, Japan
* Trip Category: Cultural & Theme Tours >> Cultural Tours




An hour away from Hiroshima city is a scenic spot, Miyajima, which is a popular sightseeing destination for visitors.
We recommend this tour for first-time visitors to Miyajima.
You will visit Itsukushima Shrine, registered as a World Cultural Heritage, and other must-see popular spots in Miyajima. A half-day tour is perfect if you are short on time.
You will also visit a hidden museum which introduces Miyajima’s history and culture, and a store selling wood carvings, a traditional craft.
All the spots are recommended by otomo guides who know the area well.
Of course, you can try the locally famous oysters and specialties.
Let the otomo guide help you experience Miyajima for the first time.

Itinerary
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Stop At: Itsukushima Shrine, 1-1 Miyajimacho, Hatsukaichi 739-0588 Hiroshima Prefecture

Miyajima’s symbolic shrine stands in the middle of the sea and the floating torii gate is magnificent. The beautiful view from the red shrine is a masterpiece.
You will feel an undescribable wind once you enter the shrine. Let’s experience the gorgeous view of the ocean and the red shrine, which is registered as a World Cultural Heritage site♪

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Itsukushima Floating Torii Gate (Temporarily Under Construction), 1-1 Miyajimachō, Hatsukaichi, Hiroshima 739-0588, Japan

・ Otorii: It is a powerful Otorii towering above the sea. The contrast between the blue sea, blue sky, and vermilion is the beauty of the highlight. The highlight is where you can see a completely different appearance at low tide and high tide. You never know which torii you can see until the day!

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Miyajima History Folk Museum, 57 Miyajimacho, Hatsukaichi 739-0533 Hiroshima Prefecture

A museum that displays various cultural properties related to Miyajima’s history and culture, including Kiyomori Taira who built Itsukushima Shrine. The buildings and gardens which are registered as a national tangible cultural property are also worth seeing.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Daishoin Temple, 210 Miyajimacho, Hatsukaichi 739-0592 Hiroshima Prefecture

Miyajima’s oldest temple built more than 1200 years ago. Recently, it is a popular spot for visitors from abroad because of the divine favor found only in Miyajima! The autumn leaves are also beautiful if you decide to visit in Fall.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: KAKIWAI, 422 Miyajimachō, Hatsukaichi, Hiroshima 739-0588, Japan

・KAKIWAI: Let’s take a short break in the middle of the tour at this cafe where you can eat Miyajima’s famous oysters.
KAKIWAI is known for having the best view in Miyajima, as such, you can enjoy looking over the blue Seto Inland Sea.
Try the delicious oysters while looking at Miyajima’s beautiful scenery♪

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Senjokaku Pavilion, 1-1 Miyajimachō, Hatsukaichi, Hiroshima 739-0588, Japan

・Toyokuni shrine: A hidden relaxing spot which is the size of nearly 5 tennis courts! The best part is that it remains unfinished which you will see by the bare ceilings and pillars. Enjoy the unique atmosphere and the time slowly passing by.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Miyajima Omotesandō Shōtengai (Kiyomori-dōri), 535 Miyajimachō, Hatsukaichi, Hiroshima 739-0588, Japan

・Miyajima Omotesando Shopping Street: Miyajima’s main street, which is 350m long, leads to Itsukushima shrine.
You will find delicious confection, Momiji Manju (a bun filled with sweet red bean paste and is shaped like a maple leaf) and oysters, as well as the collection of Miyajima’s traditional crafts, such as rice paddles! Let’s find a gift for yourself which will remind you of Miyajima♪

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: 宮島彫工房 ひろ川, Japan, 〒739-0551 Hiroshima, Hatsukaichi, 宮島町北之町東表571

・Miyajima’s carving workshop “Hirokawa”: Both a workshop and a store where you can observe Miyajima’s traditional craft, Miyajima-Bori (wood carving).
You will find ladles with Japanese handwriting which will be a perfect gift from Miyajima. Enjoy looking at the craftsmanship that has been handed down for centuries.

Duration: 15 minutes