A part of Miyajima and Itsukushima-Jinja Shrine are designated as World Cultural Heritage sites and are representative tourist spots in Japan. There is another popular sightseeing spot “Momijidani Park” in Miyajima. In the autumn leaves season, its beauty is attracting attention and bustling with a large number of tourists.
“Momijidani Park” is about 5 minutes on foot from Miyajima Itsukushima-Jinja Shrine and about 15 minutes on foot from Miyajima pier. It is a beautiful natural park, throughout the four seasons, and as its name suggests, you can see the beautiful scenery, especially during the autumn leaves season.
To “Momijidani Park”, first take the “Hiroshima Station” bound for JR Sanyo Main Line direction Iwakuni and get off at “Miyajimaguchi Station”. Then, board the ferry from Miyajimaguchi pier and get off at “Miyajima harbor”, from there to Miyajima is about 20 minutes on foot. The time required from Hiroshima Station to Miyajima is about 1 hour if you do not include connecting time.
Most people who visited “Momijidani Park” tell the splendor of autumn leaves. Miyajima’s “Momijidani Park” is praised as one of the three most famous scenic spots in Japan, along with Amanohashidate and Matsushima, and it attracts people with outstanding beauty. Many people drop in on the way home after visiting Itsukushima-Jinja Shrine. The red bridge in the park is shining beautifully not only for the season of autumn leaves but also for the fresh green season.
In the peak season where the “autumn leaves festival” is held, autumn leaves are lighted up as well. A beautiful autumn leaves such as acer palmatum, Japanese maple and ginkgo in the park seems to emerge in the night sky is breathtakingly beauty. If you have the opportunity, please visit “Momijidani Park” in the evening.
“Miyajima Island”, the tourist resort popular as the three most famous views in Japan. Itsukushima-jinja Shrine is famous, but the “Momijidani Park” (Colored Leaves Valley Park) of Miyajima is popular because colored leaves are beautiful. The very beautiful spectacle has spread in the Momijidani Park in autumn with 700 colored maples.
Itsukushima-jinja Shrine in Miyajima is famous, and the main shrine and great torii which appear on the sea are a popular sightseeing spot.
However, the famous place, where autumnal leaves are beautiful, is located in Miyajima called “island of God” from ancient times.
The primeval forest still remains in Miyajima untouched by human hands as an “island of God.”
The Momijidani Park is in the foot of the primeval forest “Mt. Misen.” The Momijidani Park is a beautiful park located in the place of approximately 20 minutes on foot from the Miyajima pier which is an entrance of Miyajima island.
There are approximately 700 trees turning red in The Momijidani Park, and approximately 560 of them are iroha maples (acer palmatum).
The middle of November to the end of the month is the best time to see of autumnal leaves every year. It is said that the place around the Momijibashi bridge is a perfect autumnal-leaves spot especially.
The colored leaves floats on the surface of the water of the brook flowing through the park, and the colored leaves which are bright red on the surface of the water shiningly is wonderful contrast.
The Momijidani Park is full of many tourists more than usual every year when the time of best time to see comes every year.
A deer said to be an errand of God walks in fantastic scenery. There are many wild deer in Miyajima.
Such deer are also walking along Momijidani with the tourist as if it was enjoying the season of autumnal-leaves.
|Name:||Miyajima Momijidani Park|
|Address:||Miyajimacho Hatsukaichi, Hiroshima 739-0512 Japan|
|Access:||JR Sanyō Honsen Line Miyajimaguchi Station. About 10 minutes from Miyajimaguchi Port to Miyajima Island by ferry.|
|Tel:||(+81)829-44-2011 (Miyajima Tourist Association)|
|Price / Charge:||Free|