Miyajima Matsudai Ferries

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Enjoy the ride on Miyajima Matsudai Ferries to and from Miyajima - World Heritage Sites and Japan's renowned three most scenic spots

Access and Ferry Terminal

Access to Miyajima-guchi

By train and streetcar

< From Hiroshima City center (Atomic Bomb Dome) >
Board Hiroden Miyajima Line 2 at Atomic Bomb Dome and get off at Miyajima-guchi Sta. (approx. 45 min.).
figure: the route from Hiroshima city center (Atomic Bomb Dome) by streetcar
< From JR Hiroshima Station >
Board Hiroden Miyajima Line 2 at the Hiroshima Sta. stop just in front of the south exit of JR Hiroshima Station and get off at Hiroden Miyajima-guchi Sta. (approx. 70 min.).
figure: the route from JR Hiroshima Station by train

When using the JR train, buy a ticket to Miyajima-guchi.

Board the JR Sanyo Line train bound for Iwakuni at JR Hiroshima Station and get off at JR Miyajimaguchi Sta. (approx. 25 min.).

For further information about the Hiroden Miyajima Line, go to the Hiroshima Electric Railway Co., Ltd. website.

By car

< From Kansai Area >
Get off the Hiroshima Iwakuni Road (expressway) at the Hatsukaichi interchange and proceed toward Iwakuni on Route 2. Miyajima-guchi ferry terminal is approx. 10 min. from the interchange.
figure: the route from Kansai Area to Iwakuni, Hiroshima area by car

At Miyajima-guchi, use the Momiji-Honjin car park which is conveniently located close to the ferry terminal.

  • A car ferry service is available. However, there is no car park on Miyajima Island.
  • In and around Miyajima-guchi, there are many other car parks.
< From Kyushu Area >
Get off the Hiroshima Iwakuni Road (expressway) at the Ono interchange and proceed toward Hiroshima on Route 2. Miyajima-guchi ferry terminal is approx. 10 min. from the interchange.
Wide-area map
Wide-area map
Narrow-area map covering area around Miyajima-guchi
Narrow-area map covering area around Miyajima-guchi

Information about Miyajima Matsudai ferry terminal

Guide map showing the ferry terminal
Guide map showing the ferry terminal

By train and streetcar

For passengers arriving by streetcar

  1. photo: exit at the Hiroden Miyajima-guchi Station
    1.Exit at the Hiroden Miyajima-guchi Sta. ticket gate.
  2. photo: proceed to the Miyajima Matsudai ferry terminal
    2.Proceed to the Miyajima Matsudai ferry terminal.
  3. photo: ticket counter
    3.Buy your ticket at the ticket counter (or from the ticket-vending machine).
  4. photo: the boarding gate
    4.Board the ferry at the boarding gate.

For passengers arriving by JR Sanyo Line

  1. photo: exit at the JR Miyajimaguchi Station
    1.Exit at the JR Miyajimaguchi Sta. ticket gate.
  2. photo: the underground walkway
    2.Walk toward the sea and enter the underground walkway.
  3. photo: the underground walkway
    3.Walk through the underground walkway.
  4. photo: the stairs heading in the direction of the Miyajima-guchi port
    4.Walk up the left-side stairs heading in the direction of the Miyajima-guchi port.
  5. photo: the sidewalk to the ferry terminal
    5.Follow the sidewalk to the ferry terminal.
  6. photo: Proceed to the Miyajima Matsudai ferry terminal
    6.Proceed to the Miyajima Matsudai ferry terminal.
  7. photo: ticket counter
    7.Buy your ticket at the ticket counter (or from the ticket-vending machine).
  8. photo: the boarding gate
    8.Board the ferry at the boarding gate.

For passengers arriving by car

From Hiroshima City - 1

  1. photo: Route 2 toward Iwakuni and the large signboard
    1.Take Route 2 toward Iwakuni and pass over the Miyajima Kyoteijo boat-racing stadium. Turn left at the large “カーフェリー (Car Ferry)” signboard.
  2. photo: the railroad
    2.Go across the railroad crossing and go toward the large car park.
  3. photo: entrance the large car park
    3.Enter the large car park (parking fee is payable).
  4. photo: ferry terminal
    4.After parking your car, go to the Miyajima Matsudai ferry terminal through the passage next to the Momiji-Honjin building.
  5. photo: the end of the passage
    5.Turn right at the end of the passage.
  6. photo: ticket counter
    6.Buy your ticket at the ticket counter (or from the ticket-vending machine).
  7. photo: the boarding gate
    7.Board the ferry at the boarding gate.

From Hiroshima City - 2

  1. photo: Route 2 toward Iwakuni
    1.Take Route 2 toward Iwakuni and turn left at the "Miyajima-guchi Sta." intersection.
  2. photo: the Miyajima-guchi traffic roundabout
    2.Turn left just before the Miyajima-guchi traffic roundabout.
  3. photo: road toward the large car park
    3.Go toward the large car park.
  4. photo: entrance the large car park
    4.Enter the large car park (parking fee is payable).
  5. photo: the Miyajima Matsudai ferry terminal
    5.After parking your car, go to the Miyajima Matsudai ferry terminal through the passage next to the Momiji-Honjin building.
  6. photo: the end of the passage
    6.Turn right at the end of the passage.
  7. photo: ticket counter
    7.Buy your ticket at the ticket counter (or from the ticket-vending machine).
  8. photo: the boarding gate
    8.Board the ferry at the boarding gate.

From Iwakuni

  1. photo: the Sarachi Wakare intersection
    1.Take Route 2 toward the Hiroshima city and turn right at the "Sarachi Wakare" intersection.
  2. photo: the road
    2.Go along the road.
  3. photo: the Miyajima-guchi traffic roundabout
    3.Go straight, and you do so, you will see the Miyajima-guchi traffic roundabout on your right.
  4. photo: entrance the large car park
    4.Enter the large car park (parking fee is payable).
  5. photo: the Miyajima Matsudai ferry terminal
    5.After parking your car, go to the Miyajima Matsudai ferry terminal through the passage next to the Momiji-Honjin building.
  6. photo: the end of the passage
    6.Turn right at the end of the passage.
  7. photo: ticket counter
    7.Buy your ticket at the ticket counter (or from the ticket-vending machine).
  8. photo: the boarding gate
    8.Board the ferry at the boarding gate.

For passengers using the car ferry

  1. photo: the signboard
    1.Follow the “宮島ゆきカーフェリー (Car ferry for Miyajima)” signboard and go through the entrance next to the large car park.
  2. photo: the ticket counter
    2.Buy your ticket at the ticket counter.
  3. photo: the boarding gate
    3.Following the instructions of the staff, board the ferry at the boarding gate.