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Miyajima
宮島

The island that is the nearest to God:

Miyajima is a small island in the west of Hiroshima, and there is one of the representatives shrines Itsukushima Shrine of Japan which is registered to the World Heritage. It is the island that has been deified as the island where gods live to the Japanese for a long time. In addition, it is also well- known for red leaves. It is 25 km away from Hiroshima, not so far, so many people visit the island where the accommodations are also available.

Access and Getting Around

There are no bridges to Miyajima Island, vessels are the main way to get to the island. Because it is close to Hiroshima, JR trains and cruises are used to get to Miyajima. Seeing the light of Itsukushima Shrine on a night cruise is strongly recommended. Besides the shrine, hiking on the Mount Misen is also worth recommending.

By train and vessel 

25 minutes from Hiroshima Station to Miyajima-kuchi Station by the JR Sanyo Line or from Atomic Bomb Dorm to Miyajima-kuchi Station by the Hiroshima Dentetsu train for 50 minutes, then to Miyajima for 10 minutes by vessel.

By cruise

45 minutes from Atomic Bomb Dome to Miyajima. 40 minutes from Hiroshima Station to Marina Hop Ship by bus, then 25 minutes to Miyajima by Marina Hop Ship.

By car

40 minutes from Hiroshima Station. There are some traffic regulations on the island, it is better to park the car at the ferry terminal and take a vessel.

Miyajima

Features

Itsukushima Shrine

-Historic Sites 

Itsukushima Shrine is famous for big red Torii which seems totally to float in the sea when the tide of the sea rises.We cannot help being attracted by the solemn red wooden main shrine, the corridor,the floor board without using any nails, the hanging lantern, the noh stage and the illuminations that are turned onwhen the sun sets, which makes the mysterious scene.It is a tourist attraction not t...

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Hokoku Shrine

-Shrines 

the wooden building of a huge pillar and a five-storied Pagoda are the characteristic,and it is masculine in contrast to the elegant, beautiful Itsukushima Shrine.Itsukushima Shrine is seen from the hill of Hokoku Shrine....

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Daishoin Temple

-Temples 

Buddha statues and stone statues of various expressions are seen after a 10-minute walkon the slope from the Itsukushima Shrine.It is a hidden little-known spot....

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Tahoto Pagoda

-Temples 

t is a unique tower of 16 meters high with cylindrical upper parts, square lower parts and a pyramid roof.It is not allowed to enter in it.Itsukushima Shrine can be seen from here too....

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Momijidani Park

-Specific Nature 

The park is a place of relaxation for clean red leaves in autumn, and it is fun to play with wild deer.A bus runs from the park to Ropeway boarding spot....

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Mount Misen

-Sea View  -Outdoor Activities 

It is a mountain of 535 meter above sea level in the central part of Miyajima,and the mountain itself has been the object of worship since old times.The mountain is suitable for climbing trail for its good view from the mountaintop,its primitiveness for its position on an island....

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Accommodation around Miyajima

Links

Hiroshima Convention & Visitors Bureau

Hiroshima Prefecture

 

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