Mount Misen is the highest peak on Miyajima, a small semi-tropical island located a short ferry ride from Hiroshima. The island is sparsely populated, and deer roam freely through the forests and streets at lower altitudes. The particular latitude of the island gives it a unique biome in which coniferous trees coexist with lush jungle plants and wildlife, including monkeys and poisonous snakes.

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The path to the top of Mount Misen is dotted with small shrines and temples, which bear offerings from pilgrims and passersby.

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In addition to the steep, winding hiking path, the peak can be reached via a cable tramway. The climate at the top of the mountain is more arid than at the bottom, and hosts lizards, crows, and colonies of wasps. The peak offers 360-degree views of the surrounding bay and islands, as well as the mainland.

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