Miyajima宮島

Miyajima, an island of Hiroshima, is one of Japan’s three most typical attractions. 1,900 cherry blossom trees are dotted in parks, shrines or along roads. Tahoto pagoda, Uguisu alley and the five-story pagoda are recommended sights to admire cherry blossoms. The collaboration of red Torii Gate of Itsukushima Shrine, blue sea, green trees and pale pink sakura is ready for you to take the best photograph in Miyajima.

Admission: free of charge

Number of sakura trees: 1,900

The age of trees:

Variety: Yamazakura, Somei Yoshino, Weeping cherry and Oshima zakura

2019/2020 Cherry Blossom Viewing Dates at Miyajima

Cherry blossom viewing period: late March to early April

Best time to view in 2019: late March to early April

Best time to view in 2020 (estimated): late March to early April

Light-up:

Cherry blossom festival in 2019: not available

How to visit

Access: Trains depart from Hiroshima Station every 15 minutes for the 26-minute ride to Miyajimaguchi on JR Sanyo line, from where it is a 2-minute walk to the ferry bound for Miyajima. You can ride on JR Ferry for free with Japan Rail Pass, it will take 10 minutes to reach Miyajima.
Address: Miyajima is an island located on the Seto Inland Sea, which is about 20 km from central Hiroshima.
Japanese address: 広島県廿日市市宮島町