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Special Morning Hike in Hiroshima


Ⓒ Asageshiki  

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Start your day in a special way and discover another face of Hiroshima from the top of Mt. Futaba

Hiroshima City



Ⓒ Asageshiki


The Asageshiki hiking tour takes you through the quiet forests and crisp early morning air of Mt. Futaba, a place rich in nature just a 10-minute walk from Hiroshima Station. 


Located in the direction of the so-called “demon gate” northeast of Hiroshima Castle, Mt. Futaba is home to many temples and shrines and has been revered as a power spot since ancient times.
Built in 1648, Hiroshima Toshogu Shrine is the starting point of the tour. Here you can admire the majestic and elegant architecture and learn about the history of the castle town of Hiroshima from the Shinto priests. Walk through a forest of sacred trees and rows of torii (traditional Shinto shrine gates), breathe in the mystical energy of the place, and let the serene atmosphere refresh your body and soul.


Ⓒ Asageshiki


The tour continues to Okumiya, a shrine overlooking the Peace Pagoda. Here you will have a special breakfast and experience nodate, a traditional outdoor tea ceremony performed by the tour guide, while enjoying panoramic views of Hiroshima City and the Seto Inland Sea as far as the island of Miyajima. The tour name, Asageshiki, is the combination of two words: “asage,” which means “breakfast,” and “asageshiki,” meaning “morning scenery.” Asageshiki original bento box is filled with local products and has a menu for vegetarians and vegans. What better way to start your day than having breakfast and sipping a cup of matcha green tea in front of a spectacular view?


Ⓒ Asageshiki




How to get there


10 minutes walk from JR Hiroshima Station


2-1-18 Futabanosato, Higashi-ku, Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima-ken



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