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A day in Miyajima Island

A Day in Miyajima Island (Itsukushima), Japan

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Itsukushima, also known as Miyajima Island, is a very popular destination in the Hiroshima area and a wonderful day trip. The island, which is also known as Itsukushima, is located a short ferry ride from the city. The island is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is known for its charming natural scenery and its iconic floating torii gate. Visitors can explore the Itsukushima Shrine, the Daishoin Temple, and the local shops and restaurants and enjoy the incredible view the island offers.
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A day in Miyajima Island
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Itsukushima Floating Torii Gate, Hiroshima
10:00 - 11:00
Itsukushima Shrine is one of the most popular tourist attractions on Miyajima Island and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The shrine is built on a pier over the sea and is known for its iconic "floating" torii gate. The gate, which is over 16 meters high and weighs over 60 tons, is one of the most photographed spots on the island and is said to be at its most beautiful during high tide when it appears to be floating on the water.

The main hall of the shrine, which is also built on the water, is made of Japanese cypress and is known for its elegant architecture and intricate carvings. The main hall and other buildings at the shrine are connected by a network of boardwalks and bridges that offer great views of the surrounding area.

The shrine is also known for its beautiful gardens and the many deer that roam the island. The deer are considered sacred and are protected by the islanders. Visitors can purchase crackers to feed the deer and take pictures with them.

Itsukushima Shrine is a great place to learn about the history and culture of Japan, as well as to experience the natural beauty of the island. Visitors can also enjoy traditional Japanese performances such as music and dance during the day and night at the shrine.
  1-1 Miyajimacho, Hatsukaichi, Hiroshima 739-0588, Japan
Senjokaku Hall, Hiroshima
11:00 - 11:30
Senjokaku Hall, also known as the "Hall of a Thousand Tatami Mats," is a large hall said to have been built by Toyotomi Hideyoshi. The remarkable hall offers a unique glimpse into the island's history.
  Miyajimacho, Hatsukaichi, Hiroshima 739-0588, Japan
Itsukushima Shrine, Hiroshima
11:30 - 12:30
This UNESCO World Heritage Site is known for its iconic "floating" torii gate and is one of the most popular tourist attractions on the island.
  1-1 Miyajimachō, Hatsukaichi-shi, Hiroshima 739-0588, Japan
Momijidani Park, Hiroshima
13:00 - 13:30
This park is known for its beautiful autumn foliage and is a great place to take a stroll.
  Japan, 〒739-0541 広島県廿日市市宮島町紅葉谷
Miyajima Ropeway, Hiroshima
13:30 - 14:00
This cable car offers spectacular views of the island and is a great way to see the surrounding area.
  Japan, 〒739-0588 Hiroshima, Hatsukaichi, Miyajimacho, 嚴島
Daishoin, Hiroshima
14:30 - 15:30
Daishoin is a Buddhist temple known for its beautiful gardens and many statues of deities.
  Takimachi-210番地 Miyajimachō, Hatsukaichi-shi, Hiroshima 739-0592, Japan
Miyajima Public Aquarium, Hiroshima
16:00 - 17:00
This aquarium is an interesting spot where you can see the sea life and marine animals that live in the Seto Inland Sea.
  Japan, 〒739-0588 Hiroshima, Hatsukaichi, Miyajimachō, 10−3
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