Miyajima Island in Naka Ward Area

About Miyajima Island

Miyajima Island, also known as Itsukushima Island, is located in the Naka Ward area of Hiroshima, Hiroshima, Japan. It is considered one of the three most scenic spots in Japan and is famous for its floating torii gate, which appears to be floating on the water during high tide. The island is also home to several shrines and temples, as well as wild deer that roam freely throughout the island.

The island has a rich history and has been a sacred site since ancient times. It was a popular destination for pilgrims who came to worship at the island's shrines and temples. Today, it is a popular tourist destination that attracts visitors from all over the world.

Things to Do on Miyajima Island

  • Visit the Itsukushima Shrine, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the most famous shrines in Japan
  • Take a stroll along the beach and watch the sunset over the torii gate
  • Hike to the top of Mount Misen for panoramic views of the island and surrounding area
  • Explore the Daisho-in Temple, which is one of the most important temples on the island
  • Try some of the local cuisine, such as momiji manju (maple leaf-shaped cakes filled with sweet bean paste)
  • Feed the wild deer that roam freely throughout the island

Getting to Miyajima Island

Miyajima Island is located approximately 20 kilometers southwest of Hiroshima. The easiest way to get there is by taking the JR Sanyo Line from Hiroshima to Miyajimaguchi Station, which takes about 25 minutes. From there, take the ferry to Miyajima Island, which takes about 10 minutes. The ferry runs every 15 minutes and the cost is 180 yen one way.