Directions to Miyajima

Miyajima from Hiroshima station Miyajima from Hiroshima station

Photo: Courtesy of Hiroshima Prefecture

On this page, J-Hoppers Hiroshima Guest House, a hostel in Hiroshima city , explains how to access Miyajima from Hiroshima station.

To ferry terminal from Hiroshima sta.

Miyajima is an island, jima&shima stand for an island in Japanese ,so you will have to take a ferry. First, I will explain how to get to the ferry terminal from JR Hiroshima station.

There are two stations near the ferry terminal. Both names are Miyajimaguchi. One is JR and the other is Hiroden (shorten of Hiroshima Electric Railway) which runs trams (streetcars) in the city.

To JR Miyajimaguchi station, take the JR Sanyo Line (normally bound for Iwakuni) for 27 minutes and it costs 420 yen. If you choose get there by a tram, it takes more than double the time (however, the fare is as low as 250 yen).

Hiroshima sta. (platform 1)
JR Sanyo Line (bound for Iwakuni)
Miyajimaguchi sta. (27 min, 420 yen)

To ferry terminal from the guest house

There are three ways to get from J-Hoppers Hiroshima Guest House to the ferry terminal. ① With a JR Rail Pass, ② Without a JR Rail Pass, and ③ High Speed Ship.

① With a JR Rail Pass

  • Take a tram (No.2 or No.3) from Dobashi station and get off at Hiroden Nishi Hiroshima. (200yen/14mins)
  • Go to JR Nishi Hiroshima station located next to the tram station. Take a JR train (Sanyo line bound for Iwakuni) and get off at Miyajimaguchi.
  • Walk to the ferry port. (3mins)
② Without a JR Rail Pass
  • Take a tram (No.2) from Dobashi station and get off at Miyajimaguchi station which is the last stop. (270yen/51mins)
  • Walk to the ferry port. (1min)
③ High Speed Ship
  • Take a high speed ship from Motoyasu pier which is located in 150m to the south from A-bomb dome (2300yen one way). The official site

High Speed Ship in Hiroshima

Photo: Aqua Net Hiroshima Co. Ltd.

Ferry terminal

It takes about 3 minutes on foot from JR Miyajimaguchi station to the Miyajimaguchi Passenger Terminal. On the way to the passenger terminal, there are restaurants such as Miyajima's famous conger eel, okonomiyaki and souvenir shops.

The commercial facility etto next to the passenger terminal also has restaurants and cafes. To Miyajima from Hiroshima station

Ferry boading

JR West Miyajima Ferry and Miyajima Matsudai Kisen run to Miyajima about every 15 minutes. It takes about 10 minutes to Miyajima. The Fare (one way) is 200 yen for adults, 100 yen for children. Since Oct. 1 2023, a Miyajima visit tax of 100 yen will be added when you purchase a boarding ticket.

Attractions in Miyajima

Since ancient times, Miyajima has been regarded as one of the "Three Most Beautiful Spots" of Japan, and as a part of the Seto Inland Sea National Park. It has received several distinctions, such as a place of extraordinary scenic beauty, exceptional history, a scenic preservation area, and a natural monument.

You can get Miyajima Map and Mt. Misen Map on this page . All photos are provided by Hiroshima Prefecture.

  • Adorable deers
    Adorable deers
    In Japan, deer is regarded as the messengers of Shinto gods. Feeding the deer is banned in Miyajima.
  • Deer Poop Ice Cream
    Deer Poop Ice Cream
    Some ice cream shops on Miyajima sell Deer Dropping Ice cream... Don't worry, those are not real ones.
  • Momiji Manju
    Momiji Manju
    There are some special Momji Manju that you can only have in Miyajima. Please try a Fried Momiji Manju.
  • Touching O-torii
    Touching O-torii
    During low tide, you can walk to the foot of the great Torii.
  • Hiking Mt. Misen
    Hiking Mt. Misen
    Mt. Misen is the highest place on Miyajima Island and on a clear day provides breathtaking views of the Seto Inland Sea. It takes about 90 - 120 minutes climibing.
  • Miyajima Aquarium
    Miyajima Aquarium
    Features various sealife and interactive displays around the Seto Inland Sea. Miyajima Aquarium
  • Raw Oysters
    Raw Oysters
    Oysters are the most famous seafood in Hiroshima. You can eat it even raw!
  • Anago-meshi
    Grilled conger eel served over rice, is now considered a local specialty. Many Miyajima restaurants serve it.
  • みやじまさん
    Miyajima Crafts
    Find some souvenirs for your friends and family. Shakushi (rice scoop) , Kendama (cup and ball) and more.

How was it? Did you know how to get to Miyajima from Hiroshima Station and how to enjoy Miyajima? If you are thinking of sightseeing in Miyajima or Hiroshima, please stay with J-Hoppers Hiroshima Guest House.