Encounter of landscapes that can only be seen in the morning

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There are many things to enjoy in the morning in Hiroshima, such as the sea of clouds floating in the Seto Inland Sea, the rising sun seen from the World Heritage Island Miyajima, and the landing of oysters held early in the morning. Here are some spots where you want to get up a little early the morning after one stay in a  and go out.

[Hiroshima] “Peace Clock Tower”, a sound for peace every morning


Sending wishes for peace from the “Peace Memorial Park”

At the clock tower standing in the Peace Memorial Park, a chime sounds every day at 8:15, the time of the atomic bombing, to convey the wish for the abolition of nuclear weapons and lasting peace to the whole world. It has also been selected by the Ministry of the Environment as one of the “100 Japanese Sounds We Want to Keep”.

[Access] Straight from Atomic Bomb Dome-mae Tram Stop (From JR Hiroshima Station to Atomic Bomb Dome-mae Tram Stop: Approx. 16 minutes by tram bound for Miyajima)

[Miyajima] Go to “Itsukushima Shrine” in the morning when divine light shines

Early morning worship at the shrine wrapped in silence


Itsukushima Shrine opens its doors from 6:30 in the morning, so it is recommended to visit the shrine early in the morning when there are relatively few people. The divine morning light shines into the shrine, creating a solemn atmosphere. You can slowly enjoy Itsukushima Shrine, which is full of highlights.
[Access] About 15 minutes on foot from Miyajima Pier (To Miyajima Pier: About 3 minutes on foot from JR Miyajimaguchi Station, transfer to the ferry at Miyajimaguchi Pier, about 10 minutes)

[Hatsukaichi] Take a boat with a fisherman to see the landing of oysters


Enjoy delicious oysters after the tour

Hiroshima boasts the largest production volume of oysters in Japan. In winter, when it's in season, landings are held here and there. The oyster producer “Shimada Suisan” holds a tour where you can see oyster landings up close. After the tour, you can also enjoy porridge with plenty of oyster flavor at the oyster hut.

[Access] Get off at JR Miyajimaguchi Station or Hiroden Miyajimaguchi Station and walk for about 10 minutes along National Route 2 towards Yamaguchi

【Miyoshi】Fantastic sea of clouds seen at “Takataniyama Observatory” in the early morning


Take your chance and go to see the early morning when the weather conditions are right

A scenic spot overlooking the sea of clouds spreading over the Miyoshi Basin. If you look down at the deep fog from the summit, the mountains stand like islands floating in the ocean, and the “sea of fog” envelops Miyoshi city. It is dyed orange with the sunrise, and the sight of the sea of clouds changing its expression as it is invited by the blowing wind is a masterpiece. It can be seen early in the morning on a sunny day from autumn to early spring.

[Access] About 15 minutes by taxi from JR Miyoshi Station

[Mihara] Sea fog seen from “Fudekage Mountain” like a natural art


The beauty of the largest archipelago in the Seto Inland Sea spreads

Fudekage-yama at an altitude of 311m facing the Seto Inland Sea. The beauty of the archipelago overlooking from there is said to be the best in the Seto Inland Sea. In winter, a natural phenomenon called “sea fog” occurs in which fog covers the Seto Inland Sea. The natural art that can be seen only for a few hours before dawn, when the weather conditions are cool and clear, is so beautiful that you can sigh. When the season comes, many people start early in the morning to see this scenery.

[Access] About 25 minutes by taxi from JR Mihara Station

【Saijo】Enjoy Unique Morning Sceneries at the “Sake Brewery Street”


A tasteful townscape lined with sake breweries

Saijo is known as one of the top three breweries in Japan. There are seven breweries lined up on the Sakagura-dori Street on the south side of Saijo Station, where you can enjoy sake brewerie visits and purchase original sake brewery goods. When it's time for sake brewing, steam rises from the red brick chimney early in the morning, and the area is enveloped in the atmosphere unique to the sake capital.

[Access] About 10 minutes on foot from JR Saijo Station

[Kure] The morning of Kure begins with the raising of the Self-Defense Force flag and the sound of trumpets


Start sightseeing in Kure from “Alley Karasukojima”

In Kure, “Kimigayo” (national anthem of Japan) is played with a trumpet in the morning and evening to coincide with the raising and lowering of the national flag and the Self-Defense Force flag. You can listen to the trumpet sounds at Alley Karasukojimaa, a park where you can see ships up close.

[Access] About 10 minutes by taxi from JR Kure Station

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