10 Things to Do in Hatsukaichi That You Shouldn't Miss

Hatsukaichi is a city of some 120,000 people located in Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan. The name derives from a market traditionally held on the 20th of each month with hatsuka meaning "20th day" and ichi translating to "market".

1. Miyajima

Miyajimacho, Hatsukaichi 739-0500, Hiroshima Prefecture Sights & Landmarks, Nature & Parks, Islands, Points of Interest & Landmarks, Historic Walking Areas More
Excellent
73%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
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4.5 based on 4525 reviews

Miyajima

Scenic site that includes the Itsukushima Shrine, Otorii Gate and visit to Mt. Misen.

Reviewed By VadimM67 - Murmansk, RussiaMurmansk, Russia

Postcard landscape.

Miyajima means " Shrine island "in Japanese. Is a popular name, but more correctly - Itsukushima. Itsukushima is almost a mandatory element of a tourist's trip to Hiroshima. Two reasons. It is one of the three famous postcard landscapes of Japan, along wi

2. Itsukushima Shrine

1-1 Miyajimacho, Hatsukaichi 739-0588, Hiroshima Prefecture Sights & Landmarks, Historic Sites, Sacred & Religious Sites
Excellent
68%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
3%
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1%
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4.5 based on 3281 reviews

Itsukushima Shrine

The famous shrine built on stilts with its torii gate set in the sea.

Reviewed By Niel-Wolverhampton - Wolverhampton, UKWolverhampton, UK

A great day trip!

The shrine itself is fairly simple but somehow iconic. The ferry crossing helps build a sense of expectation and then you can enjoy a pleasant stroll, albeit with the crowd of people who have also streamed off the boat, to the shrine. There are plenty of

3. Mt. Misen

Miyajimacho, Hatsukaichi 739-0588, Hiroshima Prefecture Nature & Parks, Mountains
Excellent
65%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 1109 reviews

Mt. Misen

Reviewed By julians917 - Jakarta, IndonesiaJakarta, Indonesia

Lovely peaceful if arduous walk up the mountain

Really enjoyed the walk, if only because most others seemed to take the ropeway. Beautiful peaceful woodland with friendly deer and birdsong all the way plus a few shrines to divert the attention. Reasonable fitness needed but the steps are generally in g

4. JR Nishinihon Miyajima Ferry

1-11-5 Miyajimaguchi, Hatsukaichi 739-0411, Hiroshima Prefecture Transportation, Ferries
Excellent
41%
Good
44%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1218 reviews

JR Nishinihon Miyajima Ferry

Reviewed By WelshLorna - Cwmbran, United KingdomCwmbran, United Kingdom

Great service

Frequent and free ferry service to JR travel pass holders. About a 10 minute wait in between ferries at peak times and a 10 minute journey across.You get amazing views of both the island and of the Tori Gate on the journey across.Excellent and efficient s

5. Daishoin Temple

210 Miyajimacho, Hatsukaichi 739-0592, Hiroshima Prefecture Sights & Landmarks, Sacred & Religious Sites
Excellent
68%
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23%
Satisfactory
7%
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4.5 based on 524 reviews

Daishoin Temple

Reviewed By RobertJE - London, United KingdomLondon, United Kingdom

Quirky and interesting

A short walk above the town the Daishoin temple has a series of lovely buildings and quirky features. The starting point is the stairs with spinning metal wheels along the handrail with inscriptions of Buddhist scriptures. There are thrn a series of build

6. Miyajima Ropeway

Miyajimacho, Hatsukaichi 739-0588, Hiroshima Prefecture Transportation, Tramways
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45%
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Satisfactory
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Poor
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Terrible
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4 based on 721 reviews

Miyajima Ropeway

Reviewed By Sarah C - OaklandOakland

Took the Ropeway Down

We hiked to the top of Mount Misen but took the ropeway down. It is a beautiful ride and you can see the forest from above. We also saw a huge raptor!

7. Itsukushima Shrine Torii

Miyajimacho, Hatsukaichi 739-0588, Hiroshima Prefecture Sights & Landmarks, Points of Interest & Landmarks, Historic Sites, Sacred & Religious Sites More
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71%
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4.5 based on 401 reviews

Itsukushima Shrine Torii

Reviewed By alan2303 - Shoreham-by-Sea, United KingdomShoreham-by-Sea, United Kingdom

Tide in for us so very happy

I must admit to having looked up the state of the tide for our visit as I had heard that high water is the most attractive time to visit. I didn’t have any choice in the matter but was just fortunate. The Torri gate from the ferry was great and the shrine

8. Momijidani Park

Hatsukaichi 739-0541, Hiroshima Prefecture Nature & Parks
Excellent
38%
Good
49%
Satisfactory
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Poor
1%
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4 based on 280 reviews

Momijidani Park

Reviewed By RobertJE - London, United KingdomLondon, United Kingdom

A lovely park even in winter

Momijidani park sits above the town and on the way to the cable car (which was closed in February 2019 when we visited). The park is lovely even in winter but I would imagine is wonderful in spring or autumn. Seeing the deer wandering freely, crossing the

9. Miyajima Public Aquarium

10-3 Miyajimacho, Hatsukaichi 739-0534, Hiroshima Prefecture Nature & Parks, Zoos & Aquariums
Excellent
28%
Good
50%
Satisfactory
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Poor
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4 based on 260 reviews

Miyajima Public Aquarium

Reviewed By norex2 - Ljubljana, SloveniaLjubljana, Slovenia

Amazed!

We didn’t really plan to visit here, but whilst in Miyajima we scrolled through the reviews of aquarium on TA and with such good reviews, we were convinced. Entrance fee is 1,400 yen per person, which seemed steep, but it was well worth it. The aquarium i

10. Shishiiwa Tenbodai

Miyajima-cho, Hatsukaichi 739-0500, Hiroshima Prefecture Sights & Landmarks, Observation Decks & Towers
Excellent
35%
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54%
Satisfactory
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4 based on 87 reviews

Shishiiwa Tenbodai

Reviewed By TheShis - Tel Aviv, IsraelTel Aviv, Israel

Stunning views on a clear day.

Take the ropeway to the mountain's top station (at a rather expensive 18US$ per adult), to get some amazing views of the bay and of the Hiroshima region.It is absolutely essential you go up the ropeway only on a sunny and clear day, as otherwise, you'd be

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