Itsukushima Shrine

4 Must-See Places for a Quick Getaway to the Wonderful Hiroshima Prefecture

Japan’s Hiroshima Prefecture has a lot to offer, but since it is a bit far from the more popular travel destinations like Tokyo and Osaka, it is often overlooked. Despite this, it is still a place worth visiting even just for a quick trip. If you want to see as many amazing spots in Hiroshima…

Do You Know Where to Find the 2 Newest Unconventional Starbucks Stores in Japan?

Japan is known for its many Starbucks Coffee stores that are out of the ordinary and very Japanesque. There is one located near Dazaifu Tenmangu in Fukuoka that features kigumi woodwork, one on Ninenzaka in Kyoto with tatami rooms, and many more spread across the country. Now, Starbucks Coffee Japan is about to open two…

Heading to Miyajima Island? Consider Staying in This Lovely Hotel!

Miyajima (宮島) is an island near Hiroshima (広島), well known for its wild deer, exciting mountain cable car, and the famous Itsukushima Shrine (厳島神社). Miyajima is visited by hundreds of tourists every day and is easily accessible from Hiroshima Station (広島駅). It is considered one of the top three scenic spots in Japan and is…

Miyajima And the Floating Torii Gate, A Day Trip from Hiroshima

On an island just a short trip away from Hiroshima city, you can see one of the most iconic scenes in Japan, the Torii gate of the Itsukushima shrine on Miyajima Island (officially known as Itsukushima Island). The Torii gate is famous as it stands out on the beach and at high tide appears to…

Don’t Forget to Try Age-Momiji Manju When You Go to Miyajima!

Now if you head to Miyajima (an island off of the coast of Hiroshima and home of the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Itsukushima Shrine), do not fail to try “Age-Momiji Manju”! The Itsukushima Shrine is known for its “floating-torii” gate which appears only when the ocean is elevated. Thanks to the Itsukushima Shrine the entirety…

Miyajima: The Island where God dwells

Miyajima literally means in Japanese the “Shrine Island”. Miyajima is an island in the coast of western Japan and it is designated UNESCO World Heritage Site. It’s also celebrated in Japan as one of the “Three Best Views of Japan” noted by Hayashi Razen. Miyajima is a popular travel destination for both foreigners and Japanese…

Miyajima, the land of Gods and humans

Officially named Itsukushima (厳島), Miyajima is an island in the western Inland Sea of Japan (Seto Naikai), located northwest of Hiroshima prefecture. It is also known as the sacred island, literally meaning the Shrine Island, where visitors can sense the harmony between humans and nature. Not only for all those, who are looking for spiritual…