The small island of Miyajima is considered one of three great views in Japan, alongside with Matsushima and Ama-no-hashidate. The island itself has long been worshiped, and its shrine was listed a World Heritage Site in 1996. The 'floating' view in the sea of the building and torii gate is dreamlike against the backdrop of a mountain with primeval forest.
Other attractions include a five-story pagoda and a huge prayer hall with nearly 1,000 tatami mats. There are a park, an aquarium and spaces where you can stroll around with deer. Try some local delicacies such as rice with steamed 'anago' eel and roasted oyster. For souvenir, sweet bun in the shape of maple leaf (momiji-manju), which dates back over a century, has an exquisite fluffy taste.
Purposesurreal&cool,spiritual places,cherry blossom viewing,shrine/temple,sightseeing,major
Airport/Sta.Hiroshima Airport (about 58.7km) Google Transit
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5.0a week ago
Beautiful to visit for a day trip when in Hiroshima. Plenty of things to see in the island and good food to choose from. Stay a bit later to see the shrine at night!
5.0a week ago
I do love this Island and felling sad that I could not saw the temple and the shrine when the water tide(I think that landscape will be more beautiful) BTW you can spend your time for all day or stay weekend on this Island!! And do not forget to try to eat the shell!!! 🐚
5.03 weeks ago
This really is a world away from any place I have ever visited. The iconic shrines. The mountain forest walks. Mysterious and stunning. Thank you, Miyajima!
5.04 weeks ago
Miyajima has roaming deer, great hiking trails and plenty of places to eat. It's also just a short 10-minute ferry ride from Hiroshima that is covered by the JR pass - don't pass this place up if you're in Japan! Note however that many places here close early.
5.02 months ago
Lovely place that I wish had stayed in for a longer time! I suggest alienating a whole day and night here!