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Jan 9th, 2019, 06:29 PM
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Other options: Kurashiki, Okayama, Himeji (you could stop en route)...

And again, Miyajima could be perfect for a 2-night stop -- it all depends on you!
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Jan 10th, 2019, 06:44 AM
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Do you think 3 nights at Miyajima would be way too much? I might be more inclined to go down there if we stay longer, but don't want to stay longer if we'll run out of stuff to do. I've found some hiking maps and it looks like we could fill a 2nd day with hiking to the beach and kayaking maybe? Just not sure about that. I don't want to get there in the afternoon, spend an hour walking around and then think I made a mistake by planning 3 nights there.
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Jan 12th, 2019, 03:15 PM
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Do you think 3 nights at Miyajima would be way too much? I might be more inclined to go down there if we stay longer, but don't want to stay longer if we'll run out of stuff to do. I've found some hiking maps and it looks like we could fill a 2nd day with hiking to the beach and kayaking maybe? Just not sure about that. I don't want to get there in the afternoon, spend an hour walking around and then think I made a mistake by planning 3 nights there.
i still havenít been to the 9/11 museum. I have no desire to see that, and I havenít yet decided whether I really want to visit Auschwitz. The DC Holocaust Museum was enough for me. But Hiroshima was wonderful to see because itís a story of a city that had to rebuild itself, and chose peace. I highly recommend it since youíll be so close.

i think 3 nights on Myajima would be great. Youíd feel like you had plenty of time to do everything. I donít think youíll run out of stuff to do unless youíre the go-go-go types. You definitely wonít feel like itís time to go
after an hour. But as always, itís a question of where else that night could be spent... you didnít give us the ďorĒ so I donít know if a third night is what Iíd choose.

i really enjoyed Kurashiki so if thatís an option Iíd probably do that over a third night at Myajima.
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Jan 13th, 2019, 07:11 AM
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My plans aren't firm yet so at this point it looks like it might be Miyajima OR Kiso Valley day trip from Nagoya, plus maybe another night in Nagoya to see Hikone castle. I'm trying to avoid moving around every 2 nights, but it would be possible to have 2 nights in Nagoya and 2 nights in Miyajima (but then that's one day less in each of Osaka and Tokyo), or no Nagoya and 3 nights Miyajima. I've also pondered day trips from Miyajima, like Iwakuni. The other concern about Miyajima I have is crowds. We'd be there the first week of July (not a weekend though), before Japan's summer holidays I think. If it's usually over the top crowded during the day, I'd probably skip it. I can't really get a feel for how crowded it generally is around that time. The idea for 3 nights in Miyajima came from not wanting to move around so much. BTW, marvelousmouse, your trip report was one of the first I read when I started planning.
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