Stay on the Magical Island of Miyajima
Discover the hospitality and beauty of a classic Japanese ryokan
After the crowds of day trippers disappear on the last ferry, Miyajima becomes a magical place. Savor the serene evening atmosphere of this island in the Seto Inland Sea—part of the Setonaikai National Park—at Iwaso Ryokan, an inn that first opened in 1854.
Iwaso is one of the most famous ryokan, or Japanese inns, on the island of Miyajima, with a history that dates back more than 160 years. Located in the most ideal location on this magical island, it features authentic Japanese-style accommodations in a beautiful natural setting. Visit in autumn and behold the blazing red leaves of the maple trees. Iwaso Ryokan comprises three buildings: the honkan main building, hanare cottages, and the shinkan annex. The main building and cottages were constructed by miyadaiku, traditional carpenters who built Japan’s beautiful temples and Shinto shrines, and all the rooms are cozy and comfortable. For dinner, enjoy delicious fresh and seasonal local cuisine served privately in your guest room. The peaceful atmosphere around Iwaso is sure to make for a relaxing stay.
Iwaso is perfectly positioned to allow easy exploration of the rest of the island. The UNESCO World Heritage Site of Itsukushima Shrine is just a short walk down the hill, while the ropeway leading to the island’s peak and breathtaking ocean views is about 10 minutes on foot in the opposite direction.
Access: From Shin-Osaka Station, take the Tokaido-Sanyo Shinkansen to Hiroshima Station (about 1 hour and 20 minutes); transfer to the local train to Miyajimaguchi Station (about 25 minutes); walk to the Miyajima Ferry Terminal (about 3 minutes); the ferry to Miyajima Pier takes about 10 minutes; Iwaso is about a 15-minute walk from the pier.
345-1 Miyajima-cho, Hatsukaichi-shi, Hiroshima-ken
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