Must-Try Gourmets In Miyajima! The Best 10 Local Gourmets

One of the biggest cities in the Chugoku region – Hiroshima. In Hiroshima, there are a number of famous sightseeing spots. Especially Miyajima is one of the most popular areas and Itsukushima Shrine is where you must visit! If you have a chane to visit Miyajima, there are quite a few gourmets you must try.

Melon Bread Ice Cream

Melon Bread Ice Cream
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Melon Bread Ice Cream is something many Japanese people would love, and that Melon Breat Ice Cream can be tried here in Miyajima. “The World No.2 Yummy Melon Bread Ice Cream”, located near Momijidani Entrance in Miyajima, offers a freshly made Melon Bread with vanilla ice cream, which is called “Melon Bread Ice Cream”.

A rusk is put inside the bread so that you can use it as a spoon, and a combination of the bread and ice cream is great. If you are seeking something new, then why not try this one?

Name: World No.2 Yummy Melon Bread Ice Cream
Address: 389-2, Minamimachi, Miyajima Town, Hatsukaichi City, Hiroshima
Phone: +81-80-3899-3465
Time: 9:00-17:00
Access: Drive 35 mins from Miyajimaguchi Station

Map: map to World No.2 Yummy Melon Bread Ice Cream

Momiji Manju

Momiji Manju
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When it comes to the local sweets in Hiroshima, it is “Momiji Manju”. Momiji Manju made at “Miyatoyo” is all handmade and it is the first shop to offer Momiji Manju with cheese.

There are some different flavours including smooth sweet bean paste, mashed sweet bean paste, matcha, blueberry, apple, yuzu, almond & chocolate, cream, and the most popular – cheese. You can get one individually, so it is great to have it while enjoying a walk. This is what you must try once you are in Miyajima.

Name: Miyatoyo
Address: 854-1, Hamanomachi, Miyajima Town, Hatsukaichi, Hiroshima
Phone: +81-829-44-0148
Time: 9:00-17:30 *subject to change
Close: None
Access: Drive 30 mns from Miyajimaguchi Station

Map: map to Miyatoyo

Pettara Pottara

Pettara Pottara
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A new local gourmet of Aki – “Pettara Pottara”. Pettara Pottara is basically sticky rice produced in Hiroshima with locally farmed oysters on top, and covered with congers also from Hiroshima, and grilled with the original sauce.

Outside – crispy, inside – soft. Fresh oysters and congers are really well with sticky rice. This is actually good for hot pot as well as walking around while having a walk. This is what you must try when you visit Miyajima!

Name: Pettara Pottara
Address: 1183-2, Kitanomachi, Miyajima Town, Hatsukaichi, Hiroshima
Phone: +81-829-44-2075
Access: Drive 30 mins from Miyajimaguchi Station

Map: map to Pettara Pottara

HAYASHIYA Tea’s Parfeit

HAYASHIYA Tea's Parfeit
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On the street little far from a busy street of Omotesando, there is this “CAFÉ HAYASHIYA” which feels a nostalgic atmosphere. This cafe was born as part of project of the famous cafe “Yakigaki no Hayashi” with the most popular menu being “HAYASHIYA Tea’s Parfeit”.

This is a luxury original parfeit which contains a roll cake, Miyajima granola, soft serve, BOCCANO gelato, and homemade sweet bean paste. It also looks adorable as there is a little deer shaped cookie on top!

Address: 504-5, Miyajima Town, Hatsukaichi, Hiroshima
Phone: +81-80-1932-0335
Time: (Weekdays) 11:00-16:30 (Sat/Sun/Pub) 11:00-17:00
Close: Wednesdays, Tuesdays (Irregular)
Access: Drive 30 mins from Miyajimaguchi Station



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“Agemomiji” – a new kind of the local gourmet in Miyajima, offered by “Momijido”. Agemomiji is a deep fried castella and you can choose from 3 flavours; sweet bean paste, cream, and cheese. You will find a new, but original mouthfeel.

It feels so crispy outside, and soft inside – Agemomiji is something you have never tried. If you have a plan to visit Miyajima, try this local gourmet as well!

Name: Momijido
Address: 448-1, Miyajima Town, Hatsukaichi, Hiroshima
Phone: +81-829-44-2241
Time: 9:00-18:00
Close: Irregular
Access: Drive 30 mins from Miyajimaguchi Station

Map: map to Momijido


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One of the new local products in Miyajima – it is “Nigiriten” by “Miyuki”. It is basically a stick deep fried Kamaboko (boiled fish paste), and has 14 different flavours such as oysters, squid, squid tentacles, shrimps, crabs, octopus, octopus & spring onions, cod roe, chicken meatballs, quails, lotus roots, burdock, edamame, spring onions & ginger, cheese, cheese & bacon, asparagus & bacon, potato & bacon, and Hiroshima style Okonomiyaki etc. Octopus & spring onions and asparagus bacon are especially recommended.

They start making it once you make an order, so you can enjoy the freshly made Nigiriten on the spot! You will sure be addicted. Try have it while enjoying a trip to Miyajima.

Name: Miyuki
Address: 459-7, Nishihama, Saiwaicho, Miyajima Town, Hatsukaichi, Hiroshima
Phone: +81-829-44-2798
Map: map to Miyuki


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By the idea of the owner of the long established inn “Kinsuikan” in Miyajima, “Anagoman” of “Marukin Honpo” was born. They import the best congers in each season and use it as the ingredients.

Putting a small amount of Yuzu peppers makes it even more delicious, and a combination with congers is amazing. It also contains a lot of vegetables, and you will be very satisfied because you will get a huge portion! If oyu have a chance to visit Miyajima on your trip, try the freshly made “Anagoman” here!

Name: Marukin Honpo
Address: 1133, Miyajima Town, Hatsukaichi, Hiroshima
Phone: +81-829-44-2131
Time: 10:00-18:00
Map: map to Marukin Honpo

Kakiya Teishoku

Kakiya Teishoku
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This popular restauraut “Kakiya” was once listed on the Michelin Guide. Each oyster farmed locally in a rich environment of Hiroshima is quite big, and has natural sweetness. They do not use too much seasonings so that you can get the real taste of natural oysters.

However, “Kakiya Teishoku” is actually not on the menu list (it is a off-menu item). It is a set meal with grilled oysters, rice with oysters, deep fried oysters, pickled oysters, and miso soup with oysters. Why not try it once you are in Miyajima?

Name: Kakiya
Address: 539, Miyajima Town, Hatsukaichi, Hiroshima
Phone: +81-829-44-2747
Time: 10:00-18:00 (subject to change)
Close: Irregular
Access: Walk 10 mins from Miyajima Sanbashi

Map: map to Kakiya


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Located right behing Omotesando, you will find a lantern of this popular restaurant – “Kishibe”. It is a restaurant filled with a friendly atmosphere which offers the best Okonomiyaki. Batter is made of eggs, and it feels so soft. In addition to that, the original sauce goes well with the ingredients!

One of the recommended menus here is “Okonomiyaki Special” – containing spring onions, meat, squid, shrimps, and squid tempuras. But “Tonkotsu Shoyu Ramen” with a few pieces of special char sius is also something you must try! Okonomiyaki of Kishibe, with a nostalgic atmosphere, is a must-try place in Miyajima!

Name: Kishibe
Address: 483-2, Miyajima Town, Hatsukaichi, Hiroshima
Phone: +81-829-44-0002
Time: 11:00-14:00 / 17:00-21:00
Close: Thursdays / 3rd Wednesday
Access: Walk 10 mins from Miyajima Ferry Terminal

Map: map to Kishibe


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“Ueno” – a long established restaurant in Miyajima launched in 1901. At the restaurant, which has been loved by the locals for so long, you can try a popular “Anagomeshi” as well as other menus of congers.

Of all menus, a seasoned grilled conger is one of the most recommended gourmet. Nor simmered or steamed, congers grown in a rich environment are simply grilled and taste great with rock salt and Japanese pepper. Also “Anago no Kamataki Meshi” is strongly recommended. Try “Ueno” when you go on a trip to Miyajima”.

Name: Ueno
Address: 1-5-11, Miyajimaguchi, Hatsukaichi, Hiroshima
Phone: +81-829-56-0006
Access: Walk 2 mins from Miyajimaguchi Station

Map: map to Ueno

Let’s Enjoy The Best Gourmets In Miyajima, Hiroshima!

How was it? I have introduced the best 10 gourmets in Miyajima, where there are a quite few popular sightseeing spots including Itsukushima Shrine. Did you find any of those interesting? Because Miyajima is located near Seto Inland Sea, you can get the freshest seafood anytime so that you won’t get bored! Try now and visit Miyajima!

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