Itineraries 3days

Island Tour

Island Tour

An itinerary for those who want to experience the Beauty and wonder of the many islands found in the Seto Inland Sea.

Day 1

01 Hiroshima Station (広島駅)

Hiroshima Station is the bustling transportation hub of our peaceful city, and one of the principal entertainment hubs as well. All JR lines in the city stop here, and from here, people can take numerous buses and streetcars anywhere in the city, or even out of town. The ekie shopping complex located inside the station building also has no shortage of restaurants and souvenir shops to keep visitors busy for hours.

Address
2-37 Matsubaracho, Minami Ward, Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture, JAPAN

Detail

JR Miyajima-guchi Station, Miyajima Pier [Tram (Miyajima Line) & Miyajima Ferry]

02 Rental Kimono Miyajima Komachi (レンタルきものみやじま小町)

Rental Kimono Miyajima Komachi is a kimono rental store located a 5-minute walk from Miyajima Pier and a 6-minute walk to Itsukushima Shrine. It is located in an alleyway between the stores in Miyajima’s Omotesando Shotengai (the Main Street of Miyajima), so it is recommended to check the location beforehand with your smartphone or guidebook. The store rents out kimonos and yukata (thin summer kimonos), and you can also wear the borrowed kimonos to explore Miyajima.


Rental Fee (per person)
¥4,800~

Address
553-40 Miyajima-cho, Hatsukaichi, Hiroshima Prefecture, JAPAN

Detail

Transportation: By foot

03 EBISUYA Miyajima (えびす屋宮島)

EBISUYA Miyajima offers a service that allows visitors to tour Miyajima on a rickshaw (a traditional Japanese transportation method). The Ebisuya rickshaw not only takes you to your destination but also provides you with a tour guide who can tell you more about Miyajima and its attractions. There are four different courses to choose from, and each course has a maximum capacity of two people per rickshaw (multiple rickshaws will be used to guide three or more people).


Service Fee (per person)
¥3,000~

Address
556-3 Miyajima-cho, Hatsukaichi, Hiroshima Prefecture, JAPAN

Detail

04 Rental Kimono Miyajima Komachi (レンタルきものみやじま小町)

Rental Kimono Miyajima Komachi is a kimono rental store located a 5-minute walk from Miyajima Pier and a 6-minute walk to Itsukushima Shrine. It is located in an alleyway between the stores in Miyajima’s Omotesando Shotengai (the Main Street of Miyajima), so it is recommended to check the location beforehand with your smartphone or guidebook. The store rents out kimonos and yukata (thin summer kimonos), and you can also wear the borrowed kimonos to explore Miyajima.


Rental Fee (per person)
¥4,800~

Address
553-40 Miyajima-cho, Hatsukaichi, Hiroshima Prefecture, JAPAN

Detail

Transportation: By foot

05 Kinsuikan (錦水館)

Kinsuikan is a fancy, traditional ryokan located minutes away from Miyajima’s famed Itsukushima Shrine and bustling Omotesando shopping arcade. As one would expect from any ryokan, Kinsuikan offers exquisite meals in lavish dining rooms as well as hot springs with healing properties, and even day trippers can bathe in the afternoon or evening.  The rooms also feature views of either the Seto Inland Sea or the town, and guests can even order room service so they can enjoy the high life in solitude.

Address
1133 Miyajimacho, Hatsukaichi, Hiroshima Prefecture, JAPAN

Detail

Day 2

01 Kinsuikan (錦水館)

Kinsuikan is a fancy, traditional ryokan located minutes away from Miyajima’s famed Itsukushima Shrine and bustling Omotesando shopping arcade. As one would expect from any ryokan, Kinsuikan offers exquisite meals in lavish dining rooms as well as hot springs with healing properties, and even day trippers can bathe in the afternoon or evening.  The rooms also feature views of either the Seto Inland Sea or the town, and guests can even order room service so they can enjoy the high life in solitude.

Address
1133 Miyajimacho, Hatsukaichi, Hiroshima Prefecture, JAPAN

Detail

Transportation: Miyajima Ferry, JR Onomichi Station [Sanyo Line]

02 Ichibankan

Ichibankan” is a ramen restaurant located about a 10-minute walk from Onomichi Station. The ramen served in Onomichi is called “Onomichi Ramen,” and is characterized by a light chicken-based soup with a rich flavor and a lot of back oil. Ichibankan is one of the most popular Onomichi ramen restaurants, offering ramen with plenty of green onions and a clear, special soup.

Address
2-9-26 Tsuchido, Onomichi City, Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan

Detail

03 Shimanami Rent-A-Cycle (しまなみレンタサイクル)

Traversing the Shimanami Kaido by bicycle either from Onomichi to Imabari or Imabari to Onomichi is a bucket-list item for a great many Japanese people as well as for tourists from abroad. Although going all the way provides the most enriching experience, it is more than possible to rent a bicycle from select points on Honshu, Shikoku, or any of the six islands in between. Those who wish to show up empty-handed can do so, as these Rent-A-Cycle stations have plenty of bicycles and helmets to lend, and customers simply pay by the day. Given how popular the Shimanami Kaido is year-round, tourists are advised to made reservations in advance during high seasons of travel.

Address
9 Higashigosho, Onomichi, Hiroshima Prefecture, JAPAN

Detail

Cycling along the Shimanami Sea Route (as far as you can go)

04 Bella Vista Spa & Marina Onomichi (ベラビスタ スパ・アンド・マリーナ 尾道)

Bella Vista Spa & Marina Onomichi is a seaside resort located on the eastern extreme of Onomichi City, actually closer to Fukuyama than to Onomichi’s city center. A free shuttle bus at Onomichi Station whisks overnight guests away to a coastal paradise equipped with hot springs, massage parlors, delectable dining options, and much more! As it is a significant distance away from the hubbub of the usual tourist sites, this resort is fit for those who wish for a serene and classy vacation to Onomichi.

Address
1344-2 Urasaki-cho Obiraki, Onomichi, Hiroshima Prefecture, JAPAN

Detail

Transportation: Onomichi Port → Matsunaga Port & Taxi

05 Bella Vista Spa & Marina Onomichi (ベラビスタ スパ・アンド・マリーナ 尾道)

Bella Vista Spa & Marina Onomichi is a seaside resort located on the eastern extreme of Onomichi City, actually closer to Fukuyama than to Onomichi’s city center. A free shuttle bus at Onomichi Station whisks overnight guests away to a coastal paradise equipped with hot springs, massage parlors, delectable dining options, and much more! As it is a significant distance away from the hubbub of the usual tourist sites, this resort is fit for those who wish for a serene and classy vacation to Onomichi.

Address
1344-2 Urasaki-cho Obiraki, Onomichi, Hiroshima Prefecture, JAPAN

Detail

Day 3

01 Bella Vista Spa & Marina Onomichi (ベラビスタ スパ・アンド・マリーナ 尾道)

Bella Vista Spa & Marina Onomichi is a seaside resort located on the eastern extreme of Onomichi City, actually closer to Fukuyama than to Onomichi’s city center. A free shuttle bus at Onomichi Station whisks overnight guests away to a coastal paradise equipped with hot springs, massage parlors, delectable dining options, and much more! As it is a significant distance away from the hubbub of the usual tourist sites, this resort is fit for those who wish for a serene and classy vacation to Onomichi.

Address
1344-2 Urasaki-cho Obiraki, Onomichi, Hiroshima Prefecture, JAPAN

Detail

Transportation: [Taxi, Sanyo Line]

02 Mihara Station (三原駅)

From the moment passengers step off the train, tourism is instantly possible as the Mihara Castle Ruins are visible from the platform. Mihara Station forms part of the center of Mihara City, and as such, numerous stores and restaurants of interest are concentrated around here. Drop by one of the okonomiyaki joints in the middle of sightseeing for an exclusive Miharayaki, renowned for adding fresh chicken offal as a topping.

Address
1-1-1 Shiromachi, Mihara, Hiroshima Prefecture, JAPAN

Detail

Transportation: Kure Line

03 Tadanoumi Station (忠海駅)

Tadanoumi Station is a humble station right by Tadanoumi Port, which is most tourists’ first stop on their journey to Okunoshima, the infamous “Rabbit Island” off the coast of Takehara. As such, the station sign also features a rabbit mascot to remind tourists to disembark here if they wish to see the bunnies. Its location also makes it easy to squeeze a quick visit to either Takehara Preserved Historic District or Mihara Castle in the same day as well.

Address
1-1-1 Tadanoumi Nakamachi, Takehara, Hiroshima Prefecture, JAPAN

Detail

Transportation: Ferry

04 Ōkunoshima (大久野島)

Okunojima is an uninhabited island located about 15 minutes by ferry from Omishima Island, one of the islands on the Shimanami Kaido, and from Tadanoumi Port, a short distance from JR Tadanoumi Station. Okunojima has long been famous as the “Rabbit Island,” with about 900 wild rabbits living on the island. Okunojima is also known as the island where the former Japanese Army secretly conducted poison gas experiments during World War II, and the island is dotted with facilities such as the Poison Gas Museum.

Address
Okunoshima, Tadanoumi-cho, Takehara, Hiroshima Prefecture, JAPAN

Detail

Transportation: Ferry, Kure Line

05 Mihara Station (三原駅)

From the moment passengers step off the train, tourism is instantly possible as the Mihara Castle Ruins are visible from the platform. Mihara Station forms part of the center of Mihara City, and as such, numerous stores and restaurants of interest are concentrated around here. Drop by one of the okonomiyaki joints in the middle of sightseeing for an exclusive Miharayaki, renowned for adding fresh chicken offal as a topping.

Address
1-1-1 Shiromachi, Mihara, Hiroshima Prefecture, JAPAN

Detail

Hiroshima Station (広島駅)

2-37 Matsubaracho, Minami Ward, Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture, JAPAN

Rental Kimono Miyajima Komachi (レンタルきものみやじま小町)

553-40 Miyajima-cho, Hatsukaichi, Hiroshima Prefecture, JAPAN

EBISUYA Miyajima (えびす屋宮島)

556-3 Miyajima-cho, Hatsukaichi, Hiroshima Prefecture, JAPAN

Rental Kimono Miyajima Komachi (レンタルきものみやじま小町)

553-40 Miyajima-cho, Hatsukaichi, Hiroshima Prefecture, JAPAN

Ichibankan

2-9-26 Tsuchido, Onomichi City, Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan

Shimanami Rent-A-Cycle (しまなみレンタサイクル)

9 Higashigosho, Onomichi, Hiroshima Prefecture, JAPAN

Bella Vista Spa & Marina Onomichi (ベラビスタ スパ・アンド・マリーナ 尾道)

1344-2 Urasaki-cho Obiraki, Onomichi, Hiroshima Prefecture, JAPAN

Bella Vista Spa & Marina Onomichi (ベラビスタ スパ・アンド・マリーナ 尾道)

1344-2 Urasaki-cho Obiraki, Onomichi, Hiroshima Prefecture, JAPAN

Bella Vista Spa & Marina Onomichi (ベラビスタ スパ・アンド・マリーナ 尾道)

1344-2 Urasaki-cho Obiraki, Onomichi, Hiroshima Prefecture, JAPAN

Tadanoumi Station (忠海駅)

1-1-1 Tadanoumi Nakamachi, Takehara, Hiroshima Prefecture, JAPAN

Ōkunoshima (大久野島)

Okunoshima, Tadanoumi-cho, Takehara, Hiroshima Prefecture, JAPAN