A trip to Hiroshima to taste japan’s world-class sacred culture and unique nature

Hiroshima Prefecture is full of charms, such as the “A-bomb Dome” which conveys the horrors of war to the present, and the “Itsukushima Shrine” famous for its shrines on the sea, as well as exquisite gourmet dishes such as Hiroshimayaki and traditional crafts grown independently in rich nature.

Since the prefecture has a variety of facial expressions depending on the area, you may be wondering how to turn around, but if you want to enjoy Hiroshima-likeness, you should first make an itinerary around Miyajima, where Itsukushima Shrine is located.

Sightseeing Vol.1 2019/11/12

【DAY1】Compare the Kumano brush making experience and the popular gourmet

Experience making my brush at Kumano’s “Brush Village Workshop”

 ↓40 minutes by car

“Soupless Tantan Noodles” is eaten and compared in Hiroshima City.

Hiroshima City Nights

 

It takes about four hours from Tokyo Station to Hiroshima Station by Shinkansen Nozomi.

 

From there, we head to Kumano, a famous production area for brushes that are attracting worldwide attention, but before that, we will have lunch around Hiroshima Station.

 

The ekie station building at Hiroshima Station, which was just reopened in autumn 2019, is full of restaurants serving Hiroshima’s specialties, including Hiroshima yaki and oyster dishes.

 

In recent years, there is also a shop of local noodles “Soup-free Tantan noodles” that are popular in recent years, so it is also ideal for eating and comparing.

 

After the meal, we go to “Brush Village” in Kumano-cho, Aki-gun.

 

Let’s try to make brushes while learning about the history of brush making that has been passed down from generation to generation in Kumano.


【DAY2】Approaching Miyajima's charm from various angles

Hiroshima Station

 ↓30 minutes by train

Miyajimaguchi Station

 ↓10 minutes’ walk

Visit to oysters at “Shimada Fisheries”

 ↓10 minutes by ferry

Visit the World Heritage Site “Itsukushima Shrine”

 ↓10 minutes’ walk

Experience tracing a picture of a Buddhist image at “Daiseiin”

 ↓2-hour walk to Mt. Misen’s summit

Another world heritage site ” Mt. Misen” is an exhilarating hike

 ↓An hour’s walk from Mt. Misen’s summit and ropeway

To “Miyajima Craft Manufacturing Co., Ltd.” which manufactures shamoji, a specialty of Miyajima


On the second day, we went sightseeing in Miyajima all day long.

 

The oyster landing experience starts at 7:00 a.m., so if you stay around Hiroshima Station, you’ll need to head for the first train.

 

There are plenty of accommodations near Miyajimaguchi Station, so if you’re worried about the morning, it’s a good idea to move around the night before.

 

In the oyster landing experience, you can either return to the departure point after the tour or have them drop off at Miyajima as it is, so you can choose according to your schedule.

 

After visiting “Itsukushima Shrine”, we trace a picture of a Buddhist image at Daiseiin, and then we went straight to Mt. Misen.

 

It is a very hard course, but the superb view from the top of the mountain is a sigh.

 

When you use the ropeway to descend, look for souvenirs such as Miyajima’s famous shamoji, and enjoy gourmet oysters and specialty foods such as anango.


Miyajima is crowded depending on the time of year, so you can take a planned walk.

Basically, it is a course that can be turned around by public transportation, but only the “brush village” on the first day is an area where the number of buses is small, so if the time is not right, it is a good idea to take a taxi.

 

Miyajima is a popular spot for tourists from all over the world, so be prepared to be crowded on weekends and during the fall foliage season, such as the Itsukushima Shrine, the ropeway to Mt.

 

Misen, and popular restaurants.

 

It is smooth to reserve things that can be reserved in advance, such as visiting Ichi in the morning.


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