Mount Misen, the sacred mountain on the holy island, is also the highest peak on Miyajima at 535 meters. On clear days, it offers spectacular views of the Seto Inland Sea and up to Hiroshima City. The sea around the island and the island belong to the »Setonaikai National Park«.There are three trails that lead to Mt. Misen ": the" Momijidani Route ", the" Daisho-in Route "and the" Omoto Route ". Of the three, the Daisho-in Route offers the best views and is not as steep as the other two. It takes 1.5 to 2 hours to reach the summit from the city.
November 19, 2019
There is a nice lookout on the top. It has picknick spaces, toilets and a 360° view. We came up with the ropeway and hiked down the mountain on the western route. Like this you have a better view but going downhill can be even more exhausting.
December 10, 2019
Great view over Hiroshima and the surrounding islands. The hiking trails are also described in English (also on the way, which is rare in Japan). East route has many stairs, goes steeply up through a valley. West route was a little longer, fewer stairs. At the ferry port there is also a map of the 3 main routes in English and a map of the island in German.
Incidentally, I also saw branches to other routes, since this is a tourist island, it should also work, otherwise I would be a bit careful in Japan if the route still exists.
January 17, 2020
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