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Floating Torii Gate

Mystical Miyajima: The Island Of The Floating Torii Gate

If you're seeking a truly serene and mystical experience in Japan, the island of Miyajima, officially known as Itsukushima, is a must-visit.
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Miyajima, located in Hiroshima Bay and easily accessible by a short ferry ride, is best known for its famous 'floating' Torii gate, a symbol of the Itsukushima Shrine.

This Shinto shrine and the Torii gate create a captivating illusion of floating on water during high tide, embodying the perfect harmony between humans and nature. Both structures are recognized as UNESCO World Heritage Sites and reflect the traditional sacred architecture of Japan.

Itsukushima Shrine

Venturing into the island will introduce you to friendly deer. Regarded as messengers of the gods in Shinto belief, they add to the island's tranquil and spiritual atmosphere.

If you're a nature enthusiast, the island offers excellent hiking opportunities. Trails leading up to Mount Misen, the highest peak on the island, reward hikers with stunning panoramic views of the Seto Inland Sea.


Gourmands will appreciate the island's specialty – the succulent Miyajima oysters. Also, don't miss the delightful momiji manju, a sweet pastry shaped like a maple leaf, a perfect souvenir or snack.

Momiji Manju

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Miyajima Island offers a unique blend of natural beauty, history, spirituality, and culinary delights, making it an enriching part of any journey through Japan.

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