Miyajima (Hatsukaichi City, Hiroshima Pref.)
An island with a world cultural heritage property, the impressive Otorii (grand gateway) seems to float above the sea at the entrance to the Itsukushima Shrine.
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- (Jun. - Aug.)
- (Sept. - Nov.)
- (Dec. - Feb.)
- : Culture
- : Gourmet
- : Relaxation
- : Shopping
- : Scenery
- : Convenience
- Itsukushima Shrine
Built on the sea, the solemn roof made of the bark of Japanese cypress trees and trim columns of the vivid vermilion-painted main building provide a perfect example of the "shindenzukuri" style of building seen during the Heian Period (from the end of the 8th century through the end of the 12th century).
- The style of building used for the residential buildings of the nobility during the Heian Period
- Mt. Misen
Mt. Misen, the main peak on Miyajima, provides a view of the Setonaikai, the Inland Sea of Japan, from the mountain top. In addition, the mountain has been considered a sacred place from ancient times, and near the top of the mountain you will find the Reikado Shrine and the Sankido Shrine.
- Momiji Manju (Japanese maple buns)
These are buns taking the shape of maple leaves, and they were first created on Miyajima Island. Traditionally they were filled with mashed or crushed bean jam, but recently other variations have appeared, with filling made from Japanese green tea, chocolate, cream or cheese, etc.
- By air:
- Haneda Airport - Hiroshima Airport; 1 hour 15 minutes
- Hiroshima Airport - Hiroshima Station; 1 hour by bus
- By train:
- Hiroshima Station - Miyajimaguchi Station; 25 minutes
- Hakata Station - Hiroshima Station - Miyajimaguchi Station; 1 hour 30 minutes
- Tokyo Station - Hiroshima Station - Miyajimaguchi Station; 4 hours 30 minutes
- By boat:
- Miyajimaguchi Port - Miyajima Port; 10 minutes
- Official Website of the Miyajima Tourism Promotion Office