Miyajima Park & Ride Golden Week 2015

At peak times, traffic into Miyajima-guchi to take the ferry can get really backed up both along Route 2 and from the Sanyo expressway, and Golden Week is definitely one of those times. If you are planning to head to Miyajima during the holiday next week and must take the car or don’t want to dodge the daytime traffic by just hitting the Shima-akari illuminations after dark, Hatsukaichi city has set up a few park and ride options using either the local train, streetcar or shuttle bus.

Two other options are taking the cruise boat from Peace Memorial Park or from Marina Hop (¥1200 one way, ¥2000 round trip – ¥600 and ¥1000 for children) from where the ferry price includes free parking.

Paul Walsh

Paul arrived in Hiroshima "for a few months" back in 1996. He is the co-founder of GetHiroshima.com and loves running in the mountains.