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Momijidani Park

A serene haven of maple splendor at the foot of Mt. Misen

Photo of Momijidani Park, Japan (紅葉谷公園 by Steven Perez)

Momijidani Park, nestled at the foot of Mt. Misen on Miyajima Island, is celebrated for its picturesque autumn display. Visitors are captivated by over 200 maple trees that blaze with diverse hues each fall. The park is not just a visual spectacle but also a place rich in cultural and natural experiences.

About Momijidani Park

Established in the late 19th century, Momijidani Park has become an integral part of Miyajima’s landscape, blending its stunning natural beauty with cultural and religious significance. Located at the sacred Mount Misen’s base, the park offers walking trails through the foliage, leading to historical sites such as Daisho-in Temple and Tahoto Pagoda. Visitors can enjoy the tranquility, observe local wildlife like deer, and absorb the serene atmosphere.

The park is renowned in autumn when the maple trees create a vibrant panorama. The Momijidani River that flows through the park complements this visual splendor. In spring, cherry blossoms offer a different, yet equally captivating, experience.

Momijidani Park is also where trails ascend to Mount Misen’s summit. The Daisho-in Course is popular for its views and milder ascent, while the Momijidani Course is more demanding. An alternative to hiking is taking the Miyajima Ropeway from Momijidani Station to the summit.

While the park is beautiful year-round, an autumn visit is ideal to witness the maple leaves’ stunning display. However, the park’s appeal and the nearby Itsukushima Shrine ensure a memorable experience whenever you visit. Momijidani Park is a must-see for those who appreciate nature’s beauty and cultural history. It offers leisurely walks, challenging hikes, and moments of reflection through the changing seasons.

Getting There the easiest way to reach Momijidani Park

Miyajima Pier
 JR Miyajima Ferry + 1 more

 10-20 minute walk (0.9km)

Around Momijidani Park

Momijidani Park

Park in Miyajima

open 24 hours
closed Irregularly


紅葉谷公園, 宮島

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