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MIYAJIMA - TOWN

Miyajima is the name of a town on the island of Itsukushima, which commonly referred to as Miyajima, which is famous for the World Heritage Site of Itsukushima Shrine. Itsukushima Shrine and its famous Miyajima Torii form one the Three Views of Japan. Miyajima also features many other temples, shrines, rare forest, wild deer and monkeys. Miyajima is in Hiroshima Prefecture.

Miyajima - Town

Miyajima - Town

Address:
Miyajima, Hiroshima Prefecture.


Map:
Miyajima - Town Map including surrounding attractions see.

MIYAJIMA - TOWN ATTRACTIONS

MIYAJIMA - TOWN ISLANDS

Miyajima Island

Miyajima Island
Miyajima Island is the common name for Itsukushima Island, which Miyajima, which is famous for the World Heritage Site of Itsukushima Shrine. Itsukushima Shrine and its famous Miyajima Torii...

MIYAJIMA - TOWN LANDMARKS

Itsukushima Omotesando

Itsukushima Omotesando
Omotesando is the front approach (road) to Itsukushima Shrine lined with small shops....

Kiezu-no-hi
Kiezu-no-hi (The eternal flame) is one of Mt Misen's seven wonders. The holy fire which Kobo Daishi used as part of his religious training is burning now even after about 1200 years in Reika...

O-Shakushi

O-Shakushi
O-Shakushi is the World's Largest Wooden Rice Scoop, which is 7.7 meters long, 2.7 meters wide, weighs 2.5 tons and is made from 270 year old zelkova tree. Miyajima is famous for its quality...

Otorii (Grand Gate)

Otorii (Grand Gate)
Miyajima Torii is the gate (torii) to the World Heritage list Itsukushima Shrine. The Miyajima Torii is one the most famous views in Japan....

Shokei Yashiki Residence

Shokei Yashiki Residence
Shokei Yashiki Residence was the home of the Hayashi Family, who had served as priests for Itsukushima Shrine since early times. Shokei Yashiki Residence was called 'Shokei' for the family's...

Tahoto Pagoda

Tahoto Pagoda
Tahoto Pagoda was built by the priest Shukan in 1523 and is 15.6 meters high. Although Tahoto Pagoda is constructed mainly in Japanese style, parts of the structure have Indian and Chinese a...

Takikoji Alley

Takikoji Alley
Takikoji Alley stretches from behind Itsukushima Shrine to Daishoin Temple. There used be residences for priests and Imperial messengers of which latticed doors and "shikado" doors show a fe...

MIYAJIMA - TOWN OBSERVATION DECK or LOOKOUT

Misen Observatory

Misen Observatory
Misen Observatory, at the summit of Mt Misen on Miyajima Island, provides a marvellous views of the Setouchi islands dotted in the sea surrounding Miyajima Island....

Shishiiwa Observatory

Shishiiwa Observatory
Shishiiwa Observatory is on top of and right near the ropeway station closest to the summit of Mt Misen on Miyajima Island. From Shishiiwa Observatory you can look out over the sea and get c...

MIYAJIMA - TOWN TEMPLES

Daiganji Temple

Daiganji Temple
Daiganji Temple is a Buddhist temple, which is next to Itsukushima Shrine on the island of Miyajima. Daiganji Temple is an ancient Shingon Buddhist temple with strong ties to Shinto Shrines....

Daishoin Temple

Daishoin Temple
Daishoin Temple is an ancient Shingon Buddhist temple built at the foot of the sacred Mt Misen on the island of Miyajima. During the time of fusion period of Shintoism and Buddhism, this dis...

Goju-no-to

Goju-no-to
Goju-no-to, in Miyajima, is a vermilion red Five-Storied Pagoda, built in 1407AD. Goju-no-to is a splendid structure and beauty which skilfully combines the beauty of Japanese and Chinese a...

Itsukushima Jinja Homottsukan

Itsukushima Jinja Homottsukan
Itsukushima Jinja Homottsukan (Itsukushima Shrine Treasure Hall) in Miyajima is a great viewing and photographing point....

Misenhondo Hall
Misenhondo Hall is the temple hall where Kobo Daishi performed Buddhist practice. It is said that Kobo Daishi founded the temple and performed the "Gumonji", a secret Buddhist practice for 1...

MIYAJIMA - TOWN SHRINES

Itsukushima Shrine

Itsukushima Shrine
Itsukushima Shrine is a Shinto Shrine on the island of Miyajima in Hiroshima Prefecture. Itsukushima Shrine was first constructed in the 6th century, but the current buildings date to the 12...

Kiyomori Shrine

Kiyomori Shrine
Kiyomori Shrine is built right down on the waters edge on a small island formed by the river on one side and the sea on the other. Kiyomori Shrine was built in 1954 to eulogize the achieveme...

Senjokaku Shrine

Senjokaku Shrine
Senjokaku Shrine, also know as the The Hall of a Thousand Tatami Mats, is on the island of Miyajima. In 1587AD Hideyoshi Toyotomi, the warlord who unified Japan during this era, ordered the ...

MIYAJIMA - TOWN MUSEUMS and ART GALLERIES

Miyajima Museum of History and Folklore

Miyajima Museum of History and Folklore
Miyajima Museum of History and Folklore was originally built in the 19th century as the residence of a wealthy merchant. Miyajima Museum of History and Folklore has on display is an extensiv...

MIYAJIMA - TOWN GARDENS and PARKS

Misen Primeval Forest

Misen Primeval Forest
Misen Primeval Forest is a natural forest which has been preserved intact and covers a large part of Miyajima Island. Known as a natural botanical museum, Misen Primeval Forest was designate...

Momijidani Park

Momijidani Park
Momijidani Park (Momijidani Koen) on the island of Miyajima and just behind the World Heritage Site of Itsukushima Shrine, is considered to be one of the best places in Japan to see Autumn l...

MIYAJIMA - TOWN MOUNTAINS

Mt Misen

Mt Misen
Mt Misen, the highest mountain on Miyajima Island rises 535 meters above sea level. Mt Misen is covered with a primeval forest which is part of the World Heritage listing for Miyajima....

MIYAJIMA - TOWN TRAIN STATIONS

Miyajima Ropeway Bus Stop
Miyajima Ropeway Bus Stop for the free bus to Miyajima Ropeway - Momijidani Station....

Author: Craig Fryer

Miyajima - Town

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