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Mount Misen

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Address: Hatsukaichi, Hiroshima Prefecture
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Spectacular views - worth the effort

Spectacular views of the inland sea from the summit makes this very worthwhile. It gets busy at the weekend so if, as we were, you are staying on the island it is well worth... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Ian S
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Spectacular views of the inland sea from the summit makes this very worthwhile. It gets busy at the weekend so if, as we were, you are staying on the island it is well worth making the effort for an early start to beat the crowds. You can either take the cable car (ropeway) or walk. A good solution is to... More 

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We took the ropeway up and walked down. It's quite a walk if you are thinking about walking both ways, you have to be fit to do so I think. Even when using the ropeway, you will have to climb 0.7 km to the top, and it is steep. The view on the top is beautiful and worth the work... More 

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seattle
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We took the gondola up, hiked for another hour and a bit to get to the very top, view was okay, and walked all the way down. Our legs and knees were dying. We have seen more spectacular mountain sites so maybe we are being snobs but it was okay.

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Thank jhtdang
Greater London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went there on a sunny day. We took the ropeway and then climbed for the last km (doing the walk from the bottom of the island can be long especially if you are doing a 1day trip). Best thing to do in miyajima if you are fit enough and there is sun.

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Thank paolinobs
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our plan after an overnight on Miyajima, up the ropeway, quick trip up Mizen, and down the other side via Daisho-in. Which is what we did. But the day warmed up, the climb was a lot stiffer than I expected, and 15 yo wasn't thrilled. The view when you get there IS great. The temples on the way are great.... More 

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Shenley, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It takes a couple of hours to get to the top by ropeway or walking. You have to be reasonably fit to climb the hundreds of steps to the top but the views are worth it.

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Thank Ross B
Ashburn, Virginia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We didn't expect hike of this magnitude after our ride up on the rope way to the summit but it was a pretty steep climb. The ascent to the ropeway itself was very picturesque and we saw streams, garden parks and the primal forest. From the station it is roughly a half mile hike but it is a very steep... More 

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Thank Ko E
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We walked it from sea level and it is a step climb up but worth it for the views at the top, and asking the way. We took a different path down to vary the views- both were well sign posted & maintained

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It doesn't matter if you climb the mountain by foot (very strenuous) or with the 2-part ropeway, the view from its top are absolutely stunning. The surrounding islands contrast with the deep blue color of the sea to make an awesome photo-op. While there isn't much to do on the mountain itself once you've reach its top, the views are... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fantastic views from the top. Take the ropeway and then cover the extra on foot, takes about 30-40 minutes if you are reasonably fit.

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