The holy Mount Misen on top of Miyajima island can be explored on foot, or by ropeway. Although you'll still have to walk for about 30 minutes to reach the very top of the mountain by ropeway, it takes away most of the effort as it takes almost an hour to hike the path to the peak. I started after lunch and the light was still great for photos when I got to the top. There are beautiful views as you walk through the main Momijidani park up to the ropeway. The trail continues from there if you are up for the challenge of hiking to the top. Views of the Seto-inland sea and many islands dotted around Hiroshima are quite stunning.
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Travelling abroad to discover new places, getting to know different cultures and learning foreign languages has always been my passion. I was born and raised in Germany; however, for a few years now I've been very lucky to be able to spend my life abroad. I lived for some time in England and Ital...