To get there we walked the two and a half miles to the Iwakuni train station. From there is is a short train ride north. We got off at the Miyajimaguchi Station and walked to the port. To get to the island you have to take a ferry ride for about $20.
|Side building with pogoda|
The island has muliple parks scattered around the island. On the west side of the island is a rope way that has cable cars to take you up the mountains. Mt. Misen is the tallest mountain on the island and is 1,755 feet above sea level.
We decided to walk through Momijidani park and take the ropeway. Along the way up the foothills we passed many shrines and temples.
|Entrance to Shinto Shrine|
|Climbing the mountain|
At the top is another shrine and the eternal flame. The signs read that the flame has been burning constantly since the 1100s. It was used to light the flame in the Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima.
|A shinto shrine|
The view from the top was magnificent... and worth all those stairs.
There is a small tower with a snack/ drink shop at the top of Mt. Misen. We shared a bowl of udon noodles with tofu and shaved ice. It was very tasty!