Miyajima Things to Do

  • View from Mount Misen
    View from Mount Misen
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    Itsukushima Shrine
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  • Daisho-in's Tibetan Hall
    Daisho-in's Tibetan Hall
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  • 1. Itsukushima Shrine

    If you are in the Hiroshima city, you must visit Itsukushima-Jinjya in Miyajima. It's the shrine (not a temple) with famous red torii (gate) in the water, but has lots more than just the...

  • 2. Mount Misen

    Mount Misen is a historic holy mountain on Miyajima established by the Priest Kukai, also known as Kobo Daishi, founder of the Shingon sect of Buddhism. There are religious sites on the mountain and...

  • 3. Five-Tiered Pagoda

    The beautiful curved roofs of the Goju-no-to Pagoda and strinking vermilion colouring are a familiar sight on the island of Miyajima. Standing on a hill overlooking the bay and Itsukushima Shrine, the...

  • 4. Daisho-in Temple

    Being located on Miyajima, Daisho-in Temple tends to get overlooked in favor of Itsukushima Shrine, but it's a very worthwhile place to visit. It was founded in the 12th century and Emperor Meiji...

  • 5. Senjokaku and Pagoda

    Senjokaku, also known as Toyokuni Shrine, was commissioned by Toyotomi Hideyoshi and completed in its current form in 1587. It was never completed because...

  • 6. Giant Rice Scoop

    An odd site to many visitors, the giant rice scoop is one of Miyajima's famous sites, but rice scoops actually have an interesting history here. During the 18th...

  • 7. Visit the old streets

    Old streets or people's living quarters which are just a hundred meters inner side from the sea. The are sometimes overshadowed the famous shrine and temples....

  • 8. Senjokaku – Pavilion of the Thousand Tatami Mats

    OK, it doesn’t quite have the space for a thousand tatami mats but with a florrspace equal to 857 mats it does comes pretty close and Senjokaku is indeed one of...

  • 9. Treasure Hall – Homotsukan

    The Treasure Hall or Homotsukan is one the most impressive of Miyajimas buildings. The hall was constructed in 1934 for the purpose of storing and preserving...

  • 10. a tree more than 1000 years old

    These are the remains of a holy tree that is believed to be more than 1000 years old and you will find it when walking back from the Itsukushima Shrine to the...

  • 11. Get out and meet the locals!

    It was too wet to wander far (especially with a baby), so we made short forays from our Ryokan, trying to see as much as possible and heading back in between...

  • 12. Recreation Park

    Tsutsumigaura Park has actually a beautiful sandy beach with fine white sands and a child friendly shallow stretch of waters. There are also tennis courts,...

  • 13. Oysters!

    You've gotta try the grilled oysters that they sell in quite a few of the shops. Oysters are supposed to be one of their famous dishes. I went to Miyajima in...

  • 14. Walk with the deer

    The deer roam freely on Miyajima, just like in some other parts of Japan. Be careful though as some do get a bit friendly.

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