14 Restaurants to Visit When Sightseeing Around Itsukushima Shrine in Miyajima, Hiroshima

Publish-date: Apr 23 2018 Update-date: Apr 27 2018
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14 Restaurants to Visit When Sightseeing Around Itsukushima Shrine in Miyajima, Hiroshima

This article will introduce 14 of the best restaurants to dine at when visiting the World Heritage Site, Itsukushima Shrine (Itsukushima Jinja), which is in Miyajima. You will no doubt love the Hiroshima-style cuisine that's on offer!

1. Miyajima Bocca Al-che-cciano (Italian Cuisine)

1. Miyajima Bocca Al-che-cciano (Italian Cuisine)14 Restaurants to Visit When Sightseeing Around Itsukushima Shrine in Miyajima, Hiroshima

This restaurant is located in an area facing the sea of Miyajimaguchi, which is directly in front of Itsukushima Shrine. They make full use of the land they're on by serving Italian cuisine that shows off the sea and fields. Most of their ingredients, such as high-quality seafood from Sanyo and Sanin, are carefully selected from the Setouchi region. They also make good use of the abundance of citrus fruit available in this region by incorporating the fruit into their Italian dishes. One great example is the [Aquamare with Setonai Seafood and Hiroshima Lemon] (2,800 JPY). These fruits beautifully accentuate the natural flavor of the fish, which are also taken from the Setouchi region. Come to this restaurant and enjoy some delicious regional cuisine while gazing upon an outstanding view of Itsukushima Shrine!

Miyajima Bocca Al-che-cciano

Open: Lunch 11:00 am - 3:00 pm (L.O. 2:00 pm), Dinner 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm (L.O. 8:30 pm)
Closed: Tuesday
Average price: [Dinner] 5,500 JPY / [Lunch] 2,500 JPY
Address: 1F, Reale Mare Bogenso, 1-8-14, Miyajima-guchi, Hatsukaichi-shi, Hiroshima (Map)
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2. Miyajima Les Clos (Italian Cuisine)

2. Miyajima Les Clos (Italian Cuisine)14 Restaurants to Visit When Sightseeing Around Itsukushima Shrine in Miyajima, Hiroshima

Found in a corner of Miyajima, this cafe and restaurant serve Italian cuisine that uses plenty of ingredients from Hiroshima. Grown in the Seto Inland Sea's naturally temperate climate, all their ingredients are full of nutrition and cooked to perfection. They are especially particular about their anago (conger eel), which is a Miyajima specialty. Their [Anago Peperoncino] (1,700 JPY) is an amazing Italian dish that incorporates Japanese elements, such as plenty of anago. The building housing this restaurant was originally a mansion built over 100 years ago, but it is now a modern space that combines traditional Japanese and Western styles. Why not kick back and make yourself at home while gazing at their seasonal Japanese garden?

Miyajima Les Clos

Open: Lunch and Cafe 11:30 am - 5:00 pm (L.O. 4:30 pm), Dinner 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm (L.O. 8:00 pm)
Closed: Irregular
Average price: [Dinner] 5,000 JPY / [Lunch] 2,000 JPY
Address: 527-1, Miyajima-cho, Hatsukaichi-shi, Hiroshima (Map)
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

3. Kakiya (Creative Cuisine)

3. Kakiya (Creative Cuisine)14 Restaurants to Visit When Sightseeing Around Itsukushima Shrine in Miyajima, Hiroshima

Only a 5-minute walk from Miyajima Port, Kakiya specializes in oysters procured in Miyajima. The chef skillfully cooks each and every dish, getting involved in every step of the process, from the selection of ingredients to their preparation. Customers will no doubt enjoy watching the chef grilling oysters over charcoal on the grill to the side of the counter. The recommended dish is the [Special Kakiya Set Meal] (2,690 JPY) that includes several oyster dishes, such as kaki-fry (deep-fried oysters). Enjoy the deliciousness of juicy oysters here!

Kakiya

Open: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm *Depending on the season
Closed: Irregular *Depending on the season
Average price: 1,500 JPY
Address: 539, Miyajima-cho, Hatsukaichi-shi, Hiroshima (Map)
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4. Yakigaki no Hayashi (Kaiseki)

4. Yakigaki no Hayashi (Kaiseki)14 Restaurants to Visit When Sightseeing Around Itsukushima Shrine in Miyajima, Hiroshima

Only a 10-minute walk from Miyajima Port, this restaurant is particularly proud of the way it accentuates the original taste of fresh oysters caught from Jigozen, Hiroshima Prefecture. Their [Grilled Oysters] (4 pieces for 1,200 JPY) are so magnificently plump and fragrant that you would be hard-pressed to find a match elsewhere! Although they are a long-standing restaurant with over 60 years of history, they have a warm and relaxing atmosphere that makes it easy for anyone to drop by!

Yakigaki no Hayashi

Open: [Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Sunday, National Holidays, Day before National Holidays] 10:30 am - 5:00 pm (L.O. 4:30 pm)
[Saturday] 10:30 am - 5:30 pm (L.O. 5:00 pm)
Closed: Wednesday
Average price: 2,000 JPY
Address: 505-1, Miyajima-cho, Hatsukaichi-shi, Hiroshima (Map)
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

5. TP dining & café TINO (Teppanyaki)

5. TP dining & café TINO (Teppanyaki)14 Restaurants to Visit When Sightseeing Around Itsukushima Shrine in Miyajima, Hiroshima

This teppanyaki (ingredients grilled on an iron griddle) restaurant serves dishes made with high-quality, handpicked ingredients in a warm and cozy space. Customers will not only enjoy the magnificent texture, taste, and aroma of the various dishes served, but also the chef's impressive cooking performance. The crispy yet succulent [Saga Wagyu Steak] (from 3,800 JPY) is a dish sure to impress, made by grilling Saga Wagyu (a type of high-quality beef) steak to delicious perfection. Indulge yourself with delicious steak while overlooking the majestic ocean from their large windows!

TP dining & café TINO

Open: Lunch 11:00 am - 3:00 pm, Cafe 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm, Dinner 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm (L.O. 10:30 pm)
Closed: Tuesday
Average price: [Dinner] 4,000 JPY / [Lunch] 1,000 JPY
Address: 2-8176-4, Miyahama Onsen, Hatsukaichi-shi, Hiroshima (Map)
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

6. Aka Kara Hatsukaichi Miyajima Kaido Branch (Izakaya)

6. Aka Kara Hatsukaichi Miyajima Kaido Branch (Izakaya)14 Restaurants to Visit When Sightseeing Around Itsukushima Shrine in Miyajima, Hiroshima

This restaurant serves regular izakaya (Japanese pub) cuisine, as well as authentic Wagyu yakiniku (Japanese BBQ). Their signature dish is the [Aka Kara Nabe] (990 JPY) - a hot pot dish of meatballs and Wagyu offal in a sweet and spicy soup made with aka-miso and chili peppers. The spiciness level of the soup can be adjusted by 11 levels to suit your taste. Though Aka Kara is more well-known for serving Nagoya cuisine, it also serves regional Hiroshima cuisine made with ingredients like oysters from Miyajima Port and fresh boar meat caught by local hunters.

Aka Kara Hatsukaichi Miyajima Kaido Branch

Open: 5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Closed: None
Average price: 2,800 JPY
Address: 1-3-37, Sumiyoshi, Hatsukaichi-shi, Hiroshima (Map)
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

7. Teppan & Robatayaki Taishin (Teppanyaki)

7. Teppan & Robatayaki Taishin (Teppanyaki)14 Restaurants to Visit When Sightseeing Around Itsukushima Shrine in Miyajima, Hiroshima

This restaurant has an extensive menu consisting of top-quality dishes like A5-ranked Wagyu, ji-buta (local pork), ji-dori (local chicken), okonomiyaki (Japanese savory pancake) that you can snack on, and seafood caught from nearby waters. While their various kinds of [Beef Steak] (from 1,580 JPY) are delicious, it is the unique Hiroshima creation - the [Hiroshima Uni-horen] (1,800 JPY) - that really cannot be missed! This delicious new creation consists of uni (sea urchin) luxuriously topped with spinach and bacon sautéed in butter. Refreshing sashimi dishes are also available on the menu to allow customers to cleanse their palate.

Teppan & Robatayaki Taishin

Open: [Tuesday - Thursday, Sunday] 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm (L.O.10:00 pm)
[Friday, Saturday] 5:00 pm - 12:00 am (L.O. 11:00 pm)
Closed: Monday
*If Tuesday falls on a national holiday, then they will be open on Monday and close on Tuesday instead
Average price: 4,000 JPY
Address: 1-8-10, Shin-machi, Otake-shi, Hiroshima (Map)
Sourcehitosara (Japanese)

8. CUCINA ITALIANA Amici (Italian Cuisine)

8. CUCINA ITALIANA Amici (Italian Cuisine)14 Restaurants to Visit When Sightseeing Around Itsukushima Shrine in Miyajima, Hiroshima

Authentic Italian cuisine - made with local ingredients like fresh seafood from the Setouchi region and pesticide-free vegetables delivered from Kita Hiroshima-cho, and then sprinkled with Italian seasonings like Italian salt, olive oil, and balsamic sauce - is what's served at this restaurant. They are skillfully made by the chef, who studied in Brescia, which is in northern Italy. The menu consists of courses and set menus (lunch from 1,500 JPY, dinner from 2,500 JPY), with the [Duck Breast Tagliata with Modena Balsamic Sauce] being particularly recommended from the course menu. CUCINA ITALIANA Amici also stocks a wide variety of wine. The chef can kindly guide you if you are unsure as to which wine will go best with your meal.

CUCINA ITALIANA Amici

Open: Lunch 11:30 am - 3:00 pm (L.O. 2:00 pm), Dinner 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm (L.O. 9:00 pm)
Closed: Tuesday, Monday evenings
Average price: [Dinner] 3,500 JPY / [Lunch] 1,600 JPY
Address: 1F, Sound Hall, 4-47-6, Ajina, Hatsukaichi-shi, Hiroshima (Map)
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

9. miya (Italian Cuisine)

9. miya (Italian Cuisine)14 Restaurants to Visit When Sightseeing Around Itsukushima Shrine in Miyajima, Hiroshima

Located along the coast of Miyahama Hot Springs (Miyahama Onsen), this restaurant serves Italian-inspired Western cuisine. Here, customers can enjoy delicious cuisine made with fresh seafood and seasonal vegetables while looking out over the Seto Inland Sea. Their pasta dishes, such as the [Japanese Raw Uni Cream Spaghetti] (1,999 JPY) that relies on the natural flavors of the ingredients instead of the sauce to make it delicious, are particularly popular. One great thing about this restaurant is that in the summer, you can sit on the terrace hanging above the sea while enjoying your meal. They are definitely worth a visit if you wish to enjoy delicious cuisine in a beautiful, resort-like location!

miya

Open: [Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday] 11:00 am - 10:00 pm (L.O. 9:30 pm)
[Thursday] Lunch 11:00 am - 3:00 pm (L.O. 2:00 pm)
Closed: Thursday
*Only open for lunch on the 1st, 2nd, and 4th Thursday of every month
Average price: [Dinner] 3,000 JPY - 8,000 JPY / [Lunch] 1,000 JPY - 2,000 JPY
Address: 2-3-10, Miyahama Onsen, Hatsukaichi-shi, Hiroshima (Map)
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

10. Miyajimaguchi (Japanese Cuisine)

10. Miyajimaguchi (Japanese Cuisine)14 Restaurants to Visit When Sightseeing Around Itsukushima Shrine in Miyajima, Hiroshima

This homely restaurant, located next to Miyajima, is serving delicious dishes at a reasonal price, moreover focuses on using local ingredients such as dishes made with small sardines and oysters, which are specialties of Setouchi. Ji-zake (Japanese local alcohol) and ji-beer (local craft beer) are also available. Recommended dishes include the delicious [Small Sardine Sashimi] (600 JPY) and [Small Sardine Tempura] (600 JPY). The ingredients for these dishes are freshly delivered from the market. The [Deep-fried Oyster Set Meal] (1,000 JPY) is also highly recommended. It is served piping hot with a generous portion of succulent oysters!

Miyajimaguchi

Open: Lunch 11:00 am - 3:00 pm (L.O. 2:30 pm), Dinner 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm (L.O. 9:30 pm)
Closed: Tuesday *Open if Tuesday falls on a national holiday
Average price: [Dinner] 2,000 JPY / [Lunch] 1,000 JPY
Address: 1-12-4, Miyajima-guchi, Hatsukaichi-shi, Hiroshima (Map)
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

11. Daruma no Hassho Miyajima branch (Okonomiyaki, Monjayaki)

11. Daruma no Hassho Miyajima branch (Okonomiyaki, Monjayaki)14 Restaurants to Visit When Sightseeing Around Itsukushima Shrine in Miyajima, Hiroshima

This popular restaurant serves okonomiyaki and teppanyaki cuisine made with oysters from Miyajima. The [Oyster Teppanyaki] (1,000 JPY) is a popular must-try, containing high-quality, plump oysters that are fragrant rich and delicious. Also, a highly recommended dish is the [Oyster, Meat, Egg Soba] (1,300 JPY). This luxurious okonomiyaki dish is generously topped with lots of oysters before being served. The combination of oysters, thickly-sliced domestic pork belly, and Chinese noodles goes together fantastically!

Daruma no Hassho Miyajima branch

Open: 10:30 am - 8:30 pm (L.O. 8:00 pm)
Closed: Irregular
Average price: [Dinner] 800 JPY / [Lunch] 800 JPY
Address: 278, Kubo-machi, Miyajima-cho, Hatsukaichi-shi, Hiroshima (Map)
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12. Kagi Shippo (Teppanyaki)

12. Kagi Shippo (Teppanyaki)14 Restaurants to Visit When Sightseeing Around Itsukushima Shrine in Miyajima, Hiroshima

Kagi Shippo has a delicious and unique menu, consisting not only of local Hiroshima specialties like okonomiyaki, but also an extensive à la carte menu that uses handpicked ingredients, which are carefully prepared. The [Okonomiyaki and Meatball Soba] (550 JPY) is particularly recommended. Hiroshima-style okonomiyaki is unique because it contains noodles, and the ones used at this restaurant have a firm texture that you will surely get addicted to. The drinks are sure to flow when eating piping hot okonomiyaki on their chic Brooklyn-style restaurant floor!

Kagi Shippo

Open: Lunch 11:30 am - 2:00 pm (L.O. 1:30 pm), Dinner 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm (L.O. 10:30 pm)
Closed: Sunday
Average price: [Dinner] 2,000 JPY / [Lunch] 1,000 JPY
Address: 1-11-2, Miyauchi, Hatsukaichi-shi, Hiroshima (Map)
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

13. Takeda Furin-tei (Japanese Cuisine)

13. Takeda Furin-tei (Japanese Cuisine)14 Restaurants to Visit When Sightseeing Around Itsukushima Shrine in Miyajima, Hiroshima

Takeda Furin-tei is a casual restaurant near Itsukushima Shrine that serves Miyajima specialties, such as anago rice and oysters. Their [Anago on Rice] (1,890 JPY) is particularly recommended. It consists of domestic anago placed on top of flavored hot rice. The [Anago Yanagawa Rice Bowl] (1,430 JPY) is also very popular, consisting of anago and burdock covered with beaten cooked egg and then placed on top of a bowl of hot rice. Another must-try is the [Deep-fried Oysters Set Meal] (1,700 JPY), containing 6 pieces of deep-fried oysters from Hiroshima.

Takeda Furin-tei

Open: 11:30 am - 4:00 pm
Closed: Tuesday *Open if Tuesday falls on a national holiday
Average price: 1,200 JPY
Address: 536, Miyajima-cho, Hatsukaichi-shi, Hiroshima (Map)
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

14. Izakaya Taishin (Izakaya)

14. Izakaya Taishin (Izakaya)14 Restaurants to Visit When Sightseeing Around Itsukushima Shrine in Miyajima, Hiroshima

Izakaya Taishin is only a 3-minute walk from Otake Station. From Miyajimaguchi to Itsukushima Shrine, this station is only 4 stops away. They offer a seasonal menu, made with an abundance of fresh seafood procured from the Setouchi region. The most recommended dish is the [Assortment of Fresh Fish Sashimi] (700 JPY – 3,900 JPY). They also offer a variety of handpicked shochu (Japanese alcohol) and sake (another type of Japanese alcohol) for customers to enjoy their meal. Why not visit and have a nice drink while enjoying some delicious fresh sashimi?

Izakaya Taishin

Open: [Monday - Thursday, National Holidays] 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm (Food L.O. 10:00 pm, Drinks L.O. 10:30 pm)
[Friday, Saturday, Day before National Holidays] 5:00 pm - 12:00 am (Food L.O. 11:00 pm, Drinks L.O. 11:30 pm)
Closed: Sunday *Open on Sunday if Monday falls on a national holiday
Average price: 3,800 JPY
Address: 1-8-9, Shin-machi, Otake-shi, Hiroshima (Map)
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

The restaurants mentioned in this article all serve food full of Hiroshima flavors, such as seafood from the Setouchi region like oysters and anago, as well as locally-produced vegetables. Why not visit them before or after visiting Itsukushima Shrine?

Disclaimer: All information is accurate at time of publication.
Publish-date: Apr 23 2018 Update-date: Apr 27 2018
Author: SAVOR JAPAN

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