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Miyajima

Practical information on Miyajima

  • Island
  • Park and garden
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4 / 5 - One review
How to get there
10 minutes by boat from of Hiroshima
When to go
From March to October
Minimum stay
One day

Reviews of Miyajima

michael mamane Seasoned Traveller
76 written opinions

Miyajima is the name of this island in the heart of the Seto Sea, opposite the city of Hiroshima, which presents a certain interest for any person making a trip to Japan.

My suggestion:
My advice is to dedicate two days for a visit of the city of Hiroshima followed by Miyajima Island. Remember to take waterproof footwear because a visit to Miyajima often means getting your feet wet!
My review

I have a very fond memory of my visit to Miyajima Island, thanks to its strong cultural and historical character set in an exceptional natural environment. So I highly recommend you not to miss a stopover on this island if you are in this part of the country.

First of all, there is the visit to the "Gateway to Japan," I mean the famous torii of Itsukushima Shrine, which is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site and which is majestically planted in the water just a few steps from the coast. And don't forget to take a photo of the torii with Mount Misen in the background: an unforgettable memory! I was able to approach the torii up close because it was low tide when I was there.

I also succumbed to a strong impression of spirituality in Miyajima. It's a little like the image of Japan: an island that offers a fabulous natural space, imbued with tranquillity, where the deer graze nonchalantly, not to mention the interesting visit to the Itsukushima Shrine.

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