Hiroshima Miyajima - How to travel from Hiroshima to Miyajima including train and ferry details.

It is very easy to travel Hiroshima - Miyajima. Miyajima is an island, so you'll have to take a ferry to get there. The main ferry terminal on the mainland is Miyajimaguchi (宮島口), which you can reach from JR Hiroshima Station by JR train (¥400, 25 minutes, or ¥570 for a combination ticket with the ferry). From Miyajimaguchi Station it is short walk via an under pass to the Miyajimaguchi Ferry Terminal. There are several convenience and souvenir stores around the Miyajimaguchi Ferry Terminal to entertain you while you wait for the ferry.

JR Miyajima Ferry
JR Miyajima Ferry

An alternative route is by tram line #2 (¥270, 70 minutes from Hiroshima JR Station). The tram line also passes by the Hiroshima Peace Park and may thus be more convenient for visitors also touring Hiroshima.

From Miyajimaguchi, JR and Matsudai ferries to Miyajima run up to 10 times an hour. The trip takes 10 minutes and costs ¥170 each way; Japan Rail Pass holders can use the JR ferry for free. Ferries return to the mainland until midnight, so it is possible stay until after most of the tour groups leave in the evening before returning on a later ferry.

Matsudai Miyajima Ferry
Matsudai Miyajima Ferry

There are also direct ferry connections from Hiroshima Peace Park to Miyajima, running once an hour or so from near the Hiroshima Peace Memorial and taking only 23 minutes, but these charge ¥1640 for the privilege.




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