Enjoy Winter Fun in Hiroshima

Enjoy Winter Fun in Hiroshima

Experience the winter of Hiroshima with five senses

Day 1

Departs from Hiroshima Station

JR/ Ferry

Visit Itsukushima Shrine

The name Itsukushima literally means 'island of worship' and from ancient times the island itself was worshipped as a god. The mystical Itsukushima Shrine built on the water was inscribed as a World Heritage Site in 1996. A place where people have long carried out ancient rites, Itsukushima Shrine has become world renowned, attracting visitors from all over Japan and the rest of the world.
It was originally built 1423 years ago in 593CE by Saeki no Kumamoto. Later, Taira no Kiyomori became heavily involved with the shrine. It is said he erected this shrine on top of the water after becoming the first samurai to assume the role of the Daijō-Daijin (the head of the imperial government). In 1571, it is said the Mōri clan renovated the main hall and reconstructed the large torii gate and arched bridge. Click for details.

  • Itsukushima Shrine
Oyster Cuisine - The Taste of Winter

Oyster farming in Hiroshima dates back 450 years and today Hiroshima is Japan's largest producer. Cultivated in the mild climate and nutrient-rich waters of the Seto Inland Sea, Hiroshima oysters are famous for being large, juicy and delicious.
Oysters are in season from November to March. In February, thousands flock to Miyajima for their annual oyster festival. Click for details.

  • Oyster dish
World Heritage Sea Route (total 45 min.)

This boat connects Hiroshima's two World Heritage sites - the Peace Memorial Park and Itsukushima Shrine on Miyajima.Click for details (English).

  • World Heritage course
Hiroshima Dreamination (Peace Boulevard)

Hiroshima Dreamination started in 2002 with an aim to produce an awe-inspiring winter attraction. Sponsored by several corporations and groups, the Peace Boulevard in central Hiroshima is lit up with an array of illuminations and light installations. Hiroshima Dreamination Official Site (Japanese)

  • Hiroshima Dremination

Day 2

"Snow Liner" Departs from Shinkansen Exit of JR Hiroshima Station. (Japanese Only) Click for details (Japanese).

*Operates from late December to early March.

Highway Bus "Snow Liner" (90 minutes)

Megahira Highlands "Megahira Ski Resort"

About an hour drive from Hiroshima city, this ski resort is situated on the north side of Mt. Megahira in the Chugoku Mountains. The resort offers different runs that suit all levels from beginner to advanced. Artificial snow helps keep slopes in good condition throughout the ski season. The resort also has an information center, locker rooms, lounges, and accommodation facilities with a natural hot spring. Night skiing is also available everyday during the ski season.

  • Megahira Ski Resort
Megahira Onsen(Hot Spring)

There is a hot spring facility in the ski resort.
Click for details.

  • Megahira Onsen(Hot Spring)
"Snow Liner" arrives at Shinkansen Exit of JR Hiroshima Station. (90 min.)

*There are also plenty of other ski resorts in Hiroshima Prefecture to choose from.

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