Things to do in Miyajima
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Must see around: Chugoku attractions
Several boats make the connection between Hiroshima and Miyajima.
With a Japan Rail Pass -- Go to Miyajimaguchi (27 minutes westward, departures about every 15 minutes) where the JR ferry crosses the bay in about 10 minutes.
Without pass -- Other companies do the boat ride from Hiroshima port or the Peace park, but these are longer and more expensive (about ¥2,000 / ~US$ 18.00 one-way).
Ferries every 15 minutes from 6am to about 10pm
If you have a choice, plan your stay in Miyajima under good weather:
- half a day onsite is not enough
- in one day you have to select visits
- allow two days to see a more complete and in depth tour
Spending a night on the island is expensive but magical
Ryokans and hotels are expensive: not less than ¥10,000 (~US$ 90.00) for a correct room
Besides, Hiroshima offers good accommodation for just over ¥3,000 (~US$ 27.00)
Official website (in English)
7 days = US$ 270
14 days = US$ 430