Pack extra clothing in case your kids decide to splash in the water by the Itsukushima Shrine.
The town of Miyajima is a small and walkable. We brought a single stroller and a backpack for the day. However, you can’t take strollers with you on the gondola.
At low tide you can walk out to the torii gates at Itsukushima Shrine. If possible, try to time your visit accordingly.
Miyajima Island offers the perfect day trip when visiting Hiroshima with kids. A short ferry to Miyajima your family gets to experience iconic beaches and stunning views. Once you arrive, take the Miyajima Ropeway up Mount Misen. From there it’s a short hike to the summit, which provides glorious views of the bay below. After your ride back into town, head to the beach to see the torii gate set in the sea. The Itsukushima Shrine is an iconic site of Japan and your kids will love splashing in the shallow water for the rest of the day.