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Mount Misen

Hatsukaichi, Hiroshima Prefecture
+81 829-30-9141
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Hiked it up and back in August

My two adult kids and I hiked up Mt Misen two weeks ago in August - in reading this review, take... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Berkeley, California
Good path, well maintained but a rather heavy climb

The heat (over 35 degrees) made this a difficult hike. We went up by cable car (it is called "rope... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Hatsukaichi, Hiroshima Prefecture
+81 829-30-9141

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My two adult kids and I hiked up Mt Misen two weeks ago in August - in reading this review, take into account the fact that it was 80 degrees with 80% humidity. Overall, it was a hard hike up and a mush easier hike...More

1  Thank psychcal
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The heat (over 35 degrees) made this a difficult hike. We went up by cable car (it is called "rope car"), taking a shuttle from the village (else I would suffer terrible knee pain the next day). On arrival, it is still at least 30...More

1  Thank Jan_Lelie
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A lot of people stay at sea level to wander the town and admire the torii gate when visiting Miyajima. That's a mistake. Ascending Mt Misen has a spiritual component, but for tourists it is mainly the sights and the view. From the peak you...More

2  Thank GVancouver
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We reached our Ryokan a little later than expected and the cable cars take a really long time. (I have to admit we really winged this part of the trip so we had not prepared as well as we should have!) The cable cars alone...More

Thank Mia1987dxb
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

The best thing on Miyajima is hiking to Mount Misen. The hike up takes to about 1,5 hours, but do take your time when it is during the hot mid day.  You can also take the cable car up and walk down, which might be...More

1  Thank François V
Reviewed 31 July 2017

There are some great photo opportunities at the summit. Try to get there before 4 to ensure that you will be able to make use of the observatory and if you are tired, don't miss the last ropeway down.

Thank Daryl S
Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

Bit of a hike to get up the mountain by walking in summer - bring lots of water, some snacks and sunscreen. It's worth it at the top and great to really earn the views. We went up the middle route past the Daishon temple...More

2  Thank Rachel M
Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

Went up here early, at around 6.30am. lovely hike up although tiring! I went up via the Daishoin route. So beautiful, especially at the start with the temples you pass and the waterfalls you walk along. A little unnerving was the many warning signs telling...More

1  Thank Zutot6
Reviewed 6 July 2017

It is quite a climb up and was glad to have taken the ropeway to near the top of the mountain. Then I had energy to explore the top and sites on the hike back down to the town.

Thank SJVBeijing
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

A really nice hike that takes around 2 hours in slow tempo for the way up. I enjoyed the walk in the jungle as much as the view donut was no let down that the ropeway was closed. The hike is very easy with stairs...More

Thank Andreas S
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Briane R
24 February 2017|
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Response from H. M | Reviewed this property |
Hiking at night is not safe. Please don't do it.
20 January 2017|
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Response from BAM1113 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Koral88 Even if you take the ropeway there's still a considerable distance to walk to get to the top of Mt. Misen from the platform where the ropeway ends. It's a lovely uphill trail and the views are worth it. We rode... More
28 May 2016|
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Response from dutchiedonuts | Reviewed this property |
Just an FYI on the climb. There is a lot of uneven type steps but still very safe. Just a variety of step types is all. It took me & my buddy around 1 - 2 hours. You'll be stopping a lot on the way to take pictures... More