Miyajima

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3 Beautiful Places In Japan to Have a Unique Camping Experience

A long time ago, Japan faced a serious deforestation problem which could have almost turned the country into a wasteland. But over the years, it was able to manage to change unsustainable forestry into sustainable forestry, which even allotted 2/3 of the whole country for forestry alone. Japan has even ranked 3rd in the whole…

Visit the World’s Largest Rice Scoop in Miyajima!

Traditional crafting is a very common artistic skill mastered by people in Miyajima. One of these crafts is a giant rice scoop located in the district of Omotesando. It is made of zelkova tree (or Japanese elm) wood with the following measurements: 7.7 meters in length, 2.7 meters in width, and weighing in at 2.5…

Good News For Oyster Lovers: Hiroshima Has a Festival Dedicated to Them!

February is the best month for oysters. And what better place to find the best quality oysters in the world than Japan?! If you go to Hiroshima, you can enjoy the famous Kaki (Oysters) Festival. Miyajima   Miyajima, which means the ‘shrine land’ in Japanese, is an island in the northwest of Hiroshima Bay. The…

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 Island called the gate of Gods

Island In Japan, there is an island called the island of the Gods or commonly known as Miyajima. This island was discovered by a monks kudabashi and kukai, they said that they felt the holiness of the place since then it became a destination for many people and known as a spiritual heritage. c1.staticflickr.com/ The…

Interested in “Onsen”? Here are Some Top Hot Spring Accommodations in Japan!

Bathing in an onsen, or hot spring, is a very traditional Japanese pastime. It was not purely about washing yourself but enabled social interaction and even health benefits. Many tourists wish to experience onsen for themselves, and that is highly recommended. Why not hit two birds with one stone by staying in a hotel that…

Get First-Class Service at the Grand Prince Hotel in Hiroshima!

Hiroshima is well worth a visit on any budget. If you can afford to splash out a little, why not treat yourself with a stay at the magnificent Hiroshima Grand Prince Hotel? Hiroshima Grand Prince Hotel I have never had an experience staying in any other of Prince Hotels, so this might not apply to…

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…