Itsukushima Shrine

18 Things to Do in Hiroshima, Japan’s Western Prefecture of History and Culture

Hiroshima Prefecture is in western Honshu, Japan’s main island. It is home to the beautiful Miyajima Island, one of the Nihon-Sankei, or three most scenic spots of Japan. The prefecture’s capital, also called Hiroshima, is a vibrant and modern city, home to the Peace Memorial Park and the Genbaku Dome, the only surviving building in…

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 fail 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”! mig.me/ The Itsukushima Shrine is known for its “floating-torii” gate which appears only when the ocean is elevated. Thanks to the Itsukushima Shrine the…

Miyajima: The Island where God dwells

Miyajima 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…

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…