Miyajima Kayak

Explore Miyajima's UNESCO site by Miyajima kayak tour!

We provide Miyajima Kayak tour and Stand Up Paddle tour throughout the west region of Hiroshima, based on Miyajima Island. The peaceful ocean of Miyajima is perfect for starting your kayak experience. In ancient times, this astonishing scenery awed many travelers. Come to paddle through the same scenery with us.

Itsukushima Island World Heritage site surrounded by vast nature

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Itsukushima Island (Miyajima). Surrounded by many islands such as Enoshima, Kogurokamishima, Oonasamijima, Noumishima, these islands, and the ocean creates a contrast to form a divine scenery. The view of the “ocean in the front and the Misen primeval forests (a World Heritage Site registered along with Itsukushima Shrine) in the back” that you can see from the kayak is purely magnificent.

Very Close from Downtown Hiroshima City

Miyajima is accessible by ferry or boats. There are several different routes. It takes about 45 minutes from JR Hiroshima station via train and ferry. There is also a direct route from Peace Memorial Park.

Just Bring Yourself!

Tours are available throughout the year, and we have gears and clothing rental ready for you. Feel free to contact us anytime.

How do I book a tour?

If you have already made plans, please click on the reservation button below.

We conduct kayak tours for individuals, groups, as well as corporate retreat and summer camp for kids. For inquiries, contact us from the button below.

Miyajima Kayak
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04:14 19 Jun 24
Awesome tour with a great guide, highly recommend if you're visiting the area.
Sarah NixSarah Nix
13:09 02 Jun 24
Went on the Nature Exploration 1/2 day course with friends - it was the most amazing experience and absolutely would recommend this to others!!This tour takes you to the backside of Miyajima- it was basically serene empty ocean waters with amazing views and only the occasional Japanese fishermen or family going camping. This is a perfect way to skip the busy tourist areas and explore parts of the island that very few people see. We also got to swim!Our guides Shin and Mao spoke English with us and gave us great conversation and information about Miyajima! They were so fun to talk to and gave us so many good recommendations for food/other suggestions to visit in the area. They picked us up at Miyajima pier, gave us all the equipment/footwear etc we might need, and drove us to and from the kayaking spot. They also had showers if we needed them at the end of the kayaking and took photos for us the whole time. Amazing service and wonderful staff!Thank you so much Shin and Mao!! We loved this experience and we loved getting to meet you!!
02:29 02 Jun 24
It was my first time kayaking and it was a lot of fun! ! The stories told by the guide, who grew up locally, were very interesting, and since I was with a child, he searched for sea creatures on the empty beach behind Miyajima, which was a valuable experience. If I have the opportunity, I would definitely like to use it again. thank you very much!
04:09 16 May 24
This was our first overnight trip together as a father and son.It was a pleasant tour with not a single cloud on the day.While rowing or ashore, I received many loving explanations of Miyajima, and I fell in love with Miyajima more than ever.Next time I would like to participate in a longer tour.
10:55 15 May 24
During my trip to Hiroshima, I learned that it was possible to canoe through Miyajima's Great Torii Gate, which was a valuable experience.First, we were given a simple lecture, and after going out to sea, we were able to easily ride.The instructors were very responsive and I was able to listen to various stories and learn about the history of Hiroshima.It took about 2 and a half hours, but it was over so quickly that I had so much fun that I wanted to do it again.I highly recommend it to anyone going to Miyajima! !
Lucas TerracinoLucas Terracino
14:07 15 Apr 24
Kayaking through the Itsukushima coastline with Shin was the absolute highlight of my Hiroshima trip. He was fantastic, his excellent English made communication a breeze, very knowledgeable and will also take pictures while kayaking. Great guide in every way.When I was having issues to reach the spot in time Shin was incredibly helpful and even picked us up to ensure we made it on time for our kayak adventure.The calm waters around Itsukushima are perfect for beginners, so don't hesitate to give it a try! This is a must-do experience for anyone visiting Hiroshima Prefecture.If I come back to Miyajima I'll make sure to drop Shin a message!
09:15 07 Oct 23
We recently went on a kayak tour, and it was an amazing experience from start to finish. The initial instructions were clear and made us feel confident about the adventure ahead. The tour itself was absolutely beautiful, with breathtaking scenery.One of the highlights was paddling through the Torii gates, which was a fantastic and unique experience. The guides were not only skilled at kayaking but also provided interesting insights about the island, the Shrine, the natural surroundings, and the local wildlife.Overall, it was a superlative experience that I would highly recommend to everyone. If you're looking for an adventure that combines nature, culture, and fun, this kayak tour is an absolute must-do!Thank you Alex and companion!
Gareth PeatGareth Peat
11:39 15 Sep 23
What a great experience! We visited Miyajima in mid-August this year and did an evening kayak tour around the eastern side of the island. It was very quiet and peaceful in comparison with the area around the ferry port and gate.Shin was an excellent host and responded quickly to our (fairly last minute) request to go paddling. He picked us up from the port and dropped us back, providing all the necessary equipment. We kayaked to a small secluded beach that was otherwise inaccessible, where we had a swim, explored the rock formations and looked in the rock pools. We also saw the sun set on the way back.Highly recommended!
Jessica NewmanJessica Newman
05:08 15 Apr 23
My husband and I went out with Shin yesterday and it was one of the best adventures we've had in Japan! Shin was very knowledgeable and went above and beyond to provide us with history and information about the island. He speaks very good English! He also took photos of us while we were out there, and even made us coffee on the beach while we waited for the tide to come in! 🙂 we were the only ones out on the water! Highly recommend!! Thanks Shin!

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Setouchi Experience (Produced by Ikeda Souken Co., Ltd.)

Address: Miyajimacho 977-3, Hatsukaichi, Hiroshima 

TEL: 050−5437−2506