Exhilarating Half-Trekking Tour to See Miyajima From the Mountainside (Local Lunch Included)
- Duration: 4 Hours (approx.)
- Location: Hatsukaichi-shi, Hiroshima
- Product code: EN-HSM-4066-40661
Experience the stunning views of the islands floating in the Seto Inland Sea, including the island of gods, Miyajima, and savor the local cuisine on the mountainside!
This tour starts from Miyahama Onsen and includes a one-way trek of about 270m and one hour guided by an experienced guide to the peak of Mt. Kyogoya, which towers over Miyahama Onsen. One of the tour's highlights is the introduction of historical stories of Miyahama Onsen, Mt. Kyogoya, and Miyajima by the guide, and a lunch made with local ingredients enjoyed on the mountaintop. After the climb, you can relax and refresh at Miyahama Onsen.
■ The panoramic view of Miyajima from Mt. Kyogoya is exceptional
Miyajima is known as the island of gods and has been worshipped as a divine place since ancient times. From Mt. Kyogoya, you can observe the untouched natural beauty of the western part of Miyajima, which has remained virtually unchanged since ancient times and which Kukai and Taira no Kiyomori might have seen. Interestingly, it is said that this area was one of the candidate locations for the construction of Itsukushima Shrine. Enjoy the different views of Miyajima, the island of gods, in the eastern part, where Itsukushima Shrine is located.
In addition, the sight of oyster rafts, which are used to cultivate the local specialty oysters of Hiroshima, lined up on the sea between Miyajima and Miyahama Onsen, is impressive. This unique scenery created by the beauty of the Seto Inland Sea and the numerous islands is not to be missed.
■ Savor the local taste of oysters with the breathtaking view
After making the effort to trek to the mountain's goal point, it is time for lunch. The view of the Seto Inland Sea and the island of gods when the sun is directly overhead is truly divine. To enjoy the taste of Miyahama's local cuisine, this tour offers an oyster bento lunch and freshly steamed oysters, served hot and fresh by the guide on the spot!
Please enjoy the marriage of fresh oysters harvested locally, boasting the largest production volume in Japan, with Hiroshima's lemon. (Note: The lunch menu may vary depending on the season. If you cannot eat oysters, please inform us when making your reservation, as we can prepare a substitute, such as an eel bento.)
■ A local guide who knows Miyahama Onsen inside and out will show you around
Our local guide will provide information about the history of Miyahama Onsen, why it is known as a "beauty hot spring," and the secrets of the area. You can also listen to tales of Miyajima, which is located on the opposite bank of the sea, while gazing at the mountains where Kukai trained.
Furthermore, this tour includes "secret spots" that only a local guide can introduce you to, providing a unique and unforgettable experience.
Please look forward to it until the day ♪
*In this plan, 1% of the sales price will be used for cleaning activities for safe climbing and environmental conservation activities.
- Mt. Kyogoya offers a breathtaking panoramic view of Miyajima Island and the Seto Inland Sea that you won't find anywhere else!
- Savor the delicious taste of locally-made bento and oysters while taking in the stunning ocean view, complete with oyster rafts floating on the water!
- Our knowledgeable local guide will share with you the hidden stories of Miyahama Onsen and Miyajima that you won't hear anywhere else!
- After a satisfying climb, relax and rejuvenate your tired muscles in the soothing hot springs!
[10:30] Meet and discuss the flow of the day
[10:40] Start climbing
[11:40] Lunch at the halfway point (270m)
【THINGS TO NOTE】
- Duration：3.5 hours
- Meeting point：Miyahama Onsen ground golf [MAP]
※Please search for "Benimansaku no Yu" on Google Maps. It is located above the Benimansaku no Yu second parking lot.
1-19-43, Miyahama Onsen, Hatsukaichi-shi, Hiroshima 739-0454
By car： About 10 minutes along Route 2 from JR Onoura Station toward Iwakuni
By Public transportation: Take the Ohno Heart Bus from the north exit of Onoura Station → Get off at Miyahama Onsen → 1 minute walk
By walk：A 25-minute walk from JR Onoura Station
※We also recommend taking a taxi from JR Onoura Station (about 1,000 yen).
- Language support：Japanese, English
- Items to bring：
・Sun prevention measures
・Change of clothes in hot weather when you sweat
◎ Upper body: A shirt made of polyester material that dries quickly even if you sweat and a windbreaker
*We do not recommend cotton material, especially in the cold season because the sweat will make you cold.
◎ Lower body: long pants, shorts + spats, etc.
◎Shoes: Climbing shoes (those with firm and uneven soles)
◎ Bag: Rucksack
◎Others: hat, sunglasses, work gloves (We recommend wearing gloves when climbing rocky areas.)
- Participation requirements：
・Participation age：10-70 years old
・Not recommended for travelers with back problems.
・Not recommended for pregnant travelers.
・Not recommended for travelers with heart problems or other serious medical conditions.
- Free WI-FI：No
- Other things to note：
・Weather based decisions will be decided by the guide based on the weather forecast at noon the day before. If we decide to cancel, we will contact you by e-mail by 16:00 the day before.
*Please refrain from making decisions on your own.
・Even if we decide to hold the event, if there is a sudden change in the weather on the day, we may decide to cancel for safety.
・On the day, please use the restroom in advance and gather. There are no toilets in the mountains.
・Climbing takes about 40 minutes to 1 hour, but the road is not paved. There are places where you will climb while using ropes on the way, so please prepare proper clothes.
・We will carry out the tour in the case of light rain.
・Depending on the season, we may serve a lunch box rather than the oyster lunch box.
・The end time of the experience may change depending on the situation.
・Please understand that there is a risk of injury in the natural environment, and consider purchasing insurance yourself.
(We introduce insurance that you can easily join)
−1-Day leisure insurance
−Montbell outdoor insurance
【HEALTH AND SAFETY MEASURES】
・Face masks required for travelers in public areas
・Face masks required for guides in public areas
・Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
・Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
・Gear/equipment sanitized between uses
・Guides required to regularly wash hands
・Regular temperature checks for staff
・Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
・Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
・Contactless ticket redemption
7 to 4 days before the tour date: 40% of the tour price
3 to 2 days before the tour date: 60% of the tour price
The day before the tour date, on the day of the tour: 100% of the tour price
※Right after the online settlement is made, a cancellation fee of 10% will be incurred in case of cancellation.
※The cancellation fee includes handling charges.