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Miyajima

Miyajima is a small island located off the coast of Hiroshima, Japan. It is part of the Seto Inland Sea, and is accessible by ferry or a short ride on the Miyajima Ropeway. The island is known for its beautiful scenery, and is a popular tourist destination.

The most famous feature of the island is the Itsukushima Shrine, a Shinto shrine built on the shore of the island in 593. It is a National Treasure of Japan, and is famous for its “floating” torii gate, which appears to be floating in the sea during high tide. The shrine is also known for its beautiful cherry blossom trees, which bloom in the spring.

Miyajima is also home to some of Japan’s oldest temples and shrines, including Daisho-in Temple and Senjokaku Shrine. The island is also home to the Daishoin Garden, a beautiful Japanese garden built in the Edo period.

In addition to its historical and religious sites, Miyajima is also home to a number of natural attractions, including the Momijidani Park, which is known for its beautiful maple trees. The island is also home to Mt. Misen, which offers spectacular views of the Seto Inland Sea.

Miyajima has a long and rich history, and was an important site during the Edo period. It was also the site of a major naval battle between the Imperial Japanese Navy and the United States Navy during World War II. Today, the island is a popular destination for tourists, who come to experience its beautiful scenery and visit its many historical sites.

Excursion tips for a day in Miyajima

Miyajima is a beautiful island off the coast of Hiroshima prefecture in Japan, and it is a great place to visit for a day trip. Here are some of the activities you can do as a tourist in Miyajima:

1. Visit the iconic Itsukushima Shrine, a Shinto shrine known for its iconic red torii gate that appears to be floating in the water.

2. Visit the Daisho-in Temple, a Buddhist temple located on the slopes of Mt. Misen.

3. Take a stroll along the waterfront and explore the many souvenir shops and restaurants.

4. Take a cable car ride up Mt. Misen to get a stunning view of the island and the Seto Inland Sea.

5. Go on a Miyajima deer-spotting tour and take pictures of the friendly deer that roam the island.

6. Visit the Miyajima Aquarium and learn about the local marine life.

7. Take a boat tour around the island and enjoy the beautiful scenery.

8. Sample some of the local delicacies such as momiji manju (maple leaf-shaped cake) and oysters.

9. Try your hand at making traditional Japanese crafts such as calligraphy and origami.

10. Visit the Miyajima Public Aquarium and see the wide variety of sea creatures.

Experience Miyajima with unforgettable activities by our partner GetYourGuide. The offer is also ideal as a special gift idea for family and friends who are planning to visit Miyajima. Cancellations are possible up to 24h before the start of the activity (unless otherwise stated in the activity description), with a full refund of the booking price.

The climate in Miyajima

Miyajima in Japan experiences four distinct seasons. In spring, the climate is mild and pleasant, with temperatures ranging from 10-20°C. Summer is hot and humid, with temperatures reaching up to 30°C. In autumn, temperatures cool down and the leaves turn a beautiful shade of red, orange and yellow. Winter is cold and wet, with temperatures ranging from 0-10°C. All seasons offer a unique experience and something special to explore, making Miyajima a great place to visit throughout the year.

Cruise weather for Miyajima

Our weather forecast for Miyajima helps plan your stay according to the weather. For sunny days, pack light and breathable clothes, swimwear, and sunscreen. For winter weather, it's recommended to bring warm clothes, gloves, a hat, sturdy footwear, and a raincoat.

Date Icon Temperature Wind speed/gusts Cloudiness/Visibility Air humidity/pressure Sunrise/Sunset
Jul. 21st 2024 Jul. 21st 2024 max: 31.2 °C
min: 25.1 °C
12.6 m/s
20.2 m/s
29.1 %
17.9 m
77.0 %
1,011 hPa
05:13:56
19:20:14
Jul. 22nd 2024 Jul. 22nd 2024 max: 30.2 °C
min: 24.1 °C
8.6 m/s
11.5 m/s
6.0 %
24.1 m
81.4 %
1,011 hPa
05:14:36
19:19:37
Jul. 23rd 2024 Jul. 23rd 2024 max: 29.9 °C
min: 24.2 °C
11.9 m/s
14.8 m/s
83.9 %
23.2 m
84.6 %
1,009 hPa
05:15:18
19:18:59
Jul. 24th 2024 Jul. 24th 2024 max: 28.9 °C
min: 24.3 °C
7.6 m/s
10.4 m/s
71.9 %
23.3 m
87.2 %
1,008 hPa
05:15:59
19:18:19
Jul. 25th 2024 Jul. 25th 2024 max: 29.7 °C
min: 24.4 °C
9.0 m/s
12.2 m/s
67.1 %
24.1 m
82.1 %
1,007 hPa
05:16:41
19:17:38
Jul. 26th 2024 Jul. 26th 2024 max: 28.8 °C
min: 24.4 °C
6.5 m/s
10.4 m/s
66.5 %
24.1 m
82.7 %
1,011 hPa
05:17:23
19:16:56
Jul. 27th 2024 Jul. 27th 2024 max: 25.3 °C
min: 23.8 °C
7.6 m/s
9.7 m/s
100.0 %
23.4 m
91.1 %
1,013 hPa
05:18:06
19:16:12
Jul. 28th 2024 Jul. 28th 2024 max: 24.5 °C
min: 23.5 °C
8.6 m/s
29.2 m/s
100.0 %
15.5 m
94.5 %
1,011 hPa
05:18:48
19:15:26
Jul. 29th 2024 Jul. 29th 2024 max: 24.0 °C
min: 23.1 °C
9.4 m/s
15.5 m/s
100.0 %
14.1 m
96.0 %
1,009 hPa
05:19:31
19:14:39
Jul. 30th 2024 Jul. 30th 2024 max: 28.1 °C
min: 23.3 °C
8.3 m/s
14.0 m/s
97.2 %
24.1 m
86.4 %
1,007 hPa
05:20:14
19:13:51
Jul. 31st 2024 Jul. 31st 2024 max: 28.3 °C
min: 23.8 °C
7.6 m/s
7.2 m/s
80.1 %
23.0 m
83.9 %
1,006 hPa
05:20:57
19:13:01
Aug. 1st 2024 Aug. 1st 2024 max: 29.8 °C
min: 24.6 °C
8.6 m/s
9.7 m/s
43.0 %
24.1 m
75.7 %
1,003 hPa
05:21:41
19:12:10
Aug. 2nd 2024 Aug. 2nd 2024 max: 28.7 °C
min: 25.1 °C
7.9 m/s
6.8 m/s
56.0 %
19.0 m
85.9 %
1,001 hPa
05:22:24
19:11:18
Aug. 3rd 2024 Aug. 3rd 2024 max: 27.6 °C
min: 24.3 °C
7.2 m/s
10.4 m/s
79.6 %
18.5 m
91.6 %
1,000 hPa
05:23:08
19:10:25
Aug. 4th 2024 Aug. 4th 2024 max: 26.2 °C
min: 23.9 °C
5.4 m/s
5.8 m/s
93.5 %
17.9 m
91.7 %
1,002 hPa
05:23:52
19:09:30

Cruises to Miyajima

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Scheduled ship calls in Miyajima, Japan
Date Ship Arrival Departure Details
Apr. 7th 2025 Monday, 7th of Apr. 2025 LE SOLEAL 02:00 pm 07:00 pm
Apr. 14th 2025 Monday, 14th of Apr. 2025 LE SOLEAL 03:00 pm 08:00 pm
Apr. 27th 2025 Sunday, 27th of Apr. 2025 Scenic Eclipse II 12:00 am 12:00 am
May 15th 2025 Thursday, 15th of May 2025 Scenic Eclipse II 12:00 am 12:00 am
May 20th 2025 Tuesday, 20th of May 2025 LE SOLEAL 02:00 pm 08:00 pm
May 26th 2025 Monday, 26th of May 2025 LE SOLEAL 07:00 am 06:00 pm
May 27th 2025 Tuesday, 27th of May 2025 Scenic Eclipse II 12:00 am 12:00 am
May 29th 2025 Thursday, 29th of May 2025 HANSEATIC inspiration 12:00 am 12:00 am
Jun. 11th 2025 Wednesday, 11th of Jun. 2025 Scenic Eclipse II 12:00 am 12:00 am
Jun. 20th 2025 Friday, 20th of Jun. 2025 HANSEATIC inspiration 12:00 am 12:00 am
May 25th 2026 Monday, 25th of May 2026 HANSEATIC inspiration 12:00 am 12:00 am

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