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Hatsukaichi-shi, Hiroshima-ken Japan

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April 2017
¥5 - ¥2000

Miyajima Marathon

April 2 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
miyajima run

This spring road race on Miyajima pretty much duplicates the long-running autumn "Miyajima Cross Country" organised by the Hiroshima Seniors Running club. There are two distances, a 15km and a 5km. The 15km is on the same course as the autumn event, starting from in front of Miyajima Junior High School and runs out along the coast in the opposite direction to Itsukushima Shrine, past Tsusumigaura Beach Park, up and then down a steep winding 1km hill and then another…

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August 2017
Free

Miyajima Fireworks Festival

August 11 @ 7:40 pm - 8:40 pm
Miyajima Fireworks

Hiroshima's most well known fireworks festival. 5000 fireworks explode over the sea silhouetting Itsukushima Shrine's O-torii. Worth seeing, but expect huge crowds (300,000 people showed up last year) and you should get there early to avoid a fight for the prime viewing spots. For those relying on the train, a good tip for the return trip on the way back to Hiroshima is to take the first train heading in the opoosite direction (Iwakuni bound) one stop so you can…

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