Romantic time of the sea & sunset

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You can see the scene of the Seto Inland Sea dyeing orange from a cruise ship, or visit famous places for the sunset. We will guide you to a spot where you can see a beautiful sunset.

[Miyajima] The Great Torii of Itsukushima Shrine Dyed in the Sunset's colors

A must-see at dusk wrapped in gradation!

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The symbol of Itsukushima Shrine, “Otorii”, is of course a sight that rises above the sea during the day, but you can't miss it at dusk. In the evening, the sun sets on the other side of the Otorii gate, and a fantastic gradation wraps one side. It is also recommended to walk around the Otorii gate, which is dyed red in red at low tide.
[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)

[Kure] “Yugure Cruise” where you can see ships by the sunset


Listen to the performance of “Kimigayo” and watch the lowering of the Self-Defense Force flag

In Kure, where the main base of the Maritime Self-Defense Force is located, many ships are anchored off the coast of Kure Bay. The “Kure Bay Ship Tour” is where you can get very close to such active ships. In the evening, it changed its name to “Yugure Cruise” (Sunset Cruise) and set sail 15 minutes before sunset. On ships, “Kimigayo” is played on the trumpet along with the sunset time, and you can watch the Self-Defense Force flag quietly lowering from the cruise ship.

[Access] Boarding location: 1st floor of Kure Central Pier Terminal (about 10 minutes on foot from JR Kure Station)

[Hiroshima] Take a Maritime Walk in the Seto Inland Sea Dyed in the Sunset with a “Sunset Cruise”


Go on a cruise where you can be healed by the evening view of the Seto Inland Sea and the pleasant sea breeze

A regular route that goes back and forth from Hiroshima's sea gateway “Hiroshima Port” to Etajima “Mitakashima”. Among the 10 flights a day, there are operating 3 flights in the evening with its name changed to “Sunset Cruise.” The appearance of islands silhouetted in the orange Seto Inland Sea is so beautiful that you will lose your words. Enjoy an elegant 90-minute boat trip.

[Access] Boarding location: Hiroshima Port (About 35 minutes by tram bound for Ujina from JR Hiroshima Station, get off at Hiroshima Port Tram Stop)

[Onomichi] Setoda Sunset Beach, One of the Most Famous Sunsets in Hiroshima


View the sunset over the Seto Inland Sea from the beach of Ikuchijima

A vast 800m long beach on Ikuchi Island, which is connected by the Shimanami Kaido. As the name suggests, it is famous for watching the sunset, and the beautiful scenery that dyes the Seto Inland Sea orange spreads out. The Shimanami Kaido is also known as a mecca for cycling, and you can also cross the bridge by bicycle while gazing at the beauty of the archipelago. There are also lodging facilities on the island, so it is recommended to stay slowly for a day.

[Access] From Setoda Port, take the Honshi Bus Kaihatsu Nishimawari (return is Higashi mawari) for about 5 minutes and get off at Sunset Beach Iriguchi. It is also possible to access it by taxi.
(To Setoda Port: About 40 minutes by Setouchi Cruising Onomichi-Setoda route from Onomichi Port, which is a short walk from JR Onomichi Station, or about 5 minutes on foot from JR Mihara Station on the Yuba Kisen Setoda/Sawa/Mihara route from Mihara Port 30 minutes. (The ferry from Setoda Port to Mihara also operates at night.)


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[Hiroshima City] See the Atomic Bomb Dome Illuminated by the Sunset on the Sunset River Cruise
~Walking on the Water on a Pleasure Boat Full of Liberation~

A river cruise that departs from Motoyasu Pier near the Atomic Bomb Dome. About 40 minutes while watching the Atomic Bomb Dome illuminated by the setting sun and the cityscape of Hiroshima You can enjoy a cruise. Advance reservations are required, and food and drink can be brought on board.

[Access] Boarding Location: Motoyasu Pier (About 16 minutes by tram bound for Miyajima from JR Hiroshima Station, get off at Genbaku Dome-mae stop, and walk a short walk)

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