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Shishi-iwa Observatory

Overlooking Hiroshima and the Seto Inland Sea

Photo of Shishi-iwa Observatory, Japan (獅子岩展望台 by Steven Perez)

Located near the peak of the Miyajima Ropeway, Shishi-iwa Observatory provides expansive views of the Seto Inland Sea and the dynamic maritime routes near Hiroshima.

About Shishi-iwa Observatory

Shishi-iwa Observatory is an engaging destination for visitors to Hiroshima. Easily reached via the Miyajima Ropeway, it offers panoramas that encompass Hiroshima and Kure Ports, the Itsukushima Strait, and Akinada island. The observatory highlights the region’s maritime significance and natural beauty.

From Shishi-iwa Observatory, one can start the hike to Mt. Misen. Taking roughly one to two hours one way, the trek offers interaction with the local wilderness. The observatory serves dual purposes: a peaceful viewpoint and a trailhead for hikers.

Many visitors may not fully appreciate the interplay between nature and industry as ships navigate the Itsukushima Strait. It is worth pausing to watch this scene. Those hiking towards Mt. Misen can uncover quieter trails for a more personal encounter with the area’s natural environment.

Getting There the easiest way to reach Shishi-iwa Observatory

Miyajima Pier
 JR Miyajima Ferry + 1 more

 10-20 minute walk (0.9km)

Around Shishi-iwa Observatory

Shishi-iwa Observatory

Lookout in Miyajima

open 24 hours
closed Irregularly


獅子岩展望台, 宮島

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