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Mount Misen

Hatsukaichi, Hiroshima Prefecture
+81 829-30-9141
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It was suggested to us to visit Mount Misen. We caught the ferry across and then walked around... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Steve C
Greater Sydney, Australia
via mobile
Panoramic Views

We took the last cable car of the day up - which was fine but I would have preferred more than... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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Hatsukaichi, Hiroshima Prefecture
+81 829-30-9141

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It was suggested to us to visit Mount Misen. We caught the ferry across and then walked around various parts of the island and visited a number of temples, very peaceful. We then walked up to the cable car and travelled to the top of...More

Thank Steve C
Reviewed 5 days ago

We took the last cable car of the day up - which was fine but I would have preferred more than 15mins at the top to take in the view. There's a free shuttle bus to the bottom of the cable car - but the...More

Thank Wrightoff
Reviewed 1 week ago

The hike up to Mount Misen was beautiful. There are plenty of areas to rest and enjoy the breath taking views. I used the ropeway and then hiked up the rest. However, it is possible to hike up via foot to reach the summit.

Thank Sharizaard
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

At 535m (1755ft) the holy Mt Misen is the highest peak on Miyajima. The natural environment has been kept intact here resulting in amazing views over the Sea of Japan, Seto inland sea and Shikoku mountains, this is certainly not one to miss if you...More

Thank Thebates22
Reviewed 1 week ago

Walked to the ropeway from the hotel, then up the two stages and finally about 40 minute walk to the observatory at the top. Quite a jaunt but well worth the effort for the blue skies and awesome view.

Thank davemartin3
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The hike up the mountain is beautiful! There are plenty of areas to enjoy the view and the steps are quite easy to hike up, as in if you enjoy walkig up hills (good news, it doesn't only go uphill for 90 minutes). We took...More

Thank Janet B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Long climb, but beautiful. If you wanna save some time and energy, you can take a cable car to the top. Beautiful shrine on Mt. Misen top.

Thank Lucas M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Take the free bus to the rope way, that way you can save some energy for the climb. It was definitely NOT EASY I REPET NOOOOOTTT EASY!! But it was so worth it!! amazing views along the way.

Thank Ucfcastillo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The trip here was easy, just take the jr line all the way to Miyajimaguchi Station, and then from there, follow the directions to the boat.. or the crowd. you wouldnt get lost. lots of people but the boats are huge and their frequencies are...More

Thank squirraix
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Unfortunately it was beating down with rain when we walked up Mt Misen, but the beautiful canopy of trees on the trail up made it worth doing, plus the chance to shift a few kilos of delicious Japanese food after some overindulgence. Recommend walking the...More

Thank Laura D
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Briane R
Good evening! I am planning to do The Daishoin Route from Mt. Misen back Miyajima . I am planning to do the hike around 5-6 pm at night. My question is will it be safe? will there be enough light to guide me back down or ? Kind Regards, Briane R
24 February 2017|
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Response from H. M | Reviewed this property |
Hiking at night is not safe. Please don't do it.
Hi everyone, I have 2 questions. If you can just answer one of the 2, please do: 1) Many people say you should hike early. We'll be there around mid-May and will be staying on the island the night before. How early should we start hiking? 2) Which trail do you recommend on the way up and down? (I've read from two or three people they recommend the Omoto trail which is longer but more natural) Thank you for your answer(s)!
20 January 2017|
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Response from BAM1113 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Koral88 Even if you take the ropeway there's still a considerable distance to walk to get to the top of Mt. Misen from the platform where the ropeway ends. It's a lovely uphill trail and the views are worth it. We rode... More
How long will it take to hike up to Mount Misen without taking a cable car?
27 May 2016|
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Response from dutchiedonuts | Reviewed this property |
Just an FYI on the climb. There is a lot of uneven type steps but still very safe. Just a variety of step types is all. It took me & my buddy around 1 - 2 hours. You'll be stopping a lot on the way to take pictures... More