questions & answers: using the japan rail pass

hiroshima to itsukushima and back

hiroshima to itsukushima and back

greetings I'm looking at staying at all ryokan somewhere in Hiroshima but most if not all are on the island Itsukushima can i get their via the rail pass? and if so how?


Hello there,

The JR Pass covers travel to Itsukushima (also known as Miyajima). To get there from Hiroshima, take a local train to Miyajima-guchi and from there use the JR Ferry to Itsukushima. Miyajima is about 30 minutes away from Hiroshima, including the Ferry.

An other nice area to search for a Ryokan not too far from Hiroshima is Iwakuni.

Hope this helps,


thank you daniel just booked the ryokan on the island looking at the sea ^.^ only 2 more hotels to book then real planing starts!


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