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Miyajima

MIYAJIMA IS A SACRED ISLAND -- Our ancient people living across from Miyajima used to put their hands together, as a sign of respect toward this island. Why is the island called "God Island"? The mountain behind Itsukushima Shrine surely looks like Kannon Bosatsu, the Deity of Mercy. There are many interesting stories hidden in the sacredness. Come on and find them!
JAPAN'S THREE MOST SCENIC PLACES (NIHON SANKEI) -- Miyajima has been called as one of the Japan's Three Most Scenic Places for hundreds of years. It is said that you should visit them once in your lifetime. Other two are Amanohashidate (the ladder to the heaven) in Kyoto and Matsushima (Pine Island) in Miyagi. They are characterized by the abundant greeneries and beautiful sea.

There are many new "Best Place to visit" articles featured by travel magazines, but the Japan's Three Most Scenic Places are the most famous and historically valuable title in Japan's tourism. 

For more information, please visit the following links:
Japan-guide.com
Nihonsankei homepage
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ITSUKUSHIMA SHRINE AND THE TORII GATE -- All visitors are impressed with the beauty of the Shrine and the Torii Gate. The illumination at sunset further adds its profoundness. Wild deer, the symbol of Miyajima, welcome you. Everything is simply beautiful on this island. 

There are many interesting things you can enjoy on the way to and within Itsukushima Shrine.
Otorii at low tide
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Five-storied Pagoda and Senjyokaku
DAISHOIN TEMPLE -- This temple has a solemn atmosphere with 1,200 years of history and is known as a strong power spot (i.e., spiritual zone). This temple has a lot of mysterious things that tourists can not find without guide.

They run "walk on fire" rituals in both the spring and autumn. Please see the "Events in Hiroshima" tab for more details.
(Click here for Daishoin Temple official youtube channel). 
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Daishoin Temple
Mt. Misen Climbing

The locations shown below can be visited only when you climb up Mt. Misen which is available in parallel with the Peace Memorial Park and Miyajima Tour. 

ETERNAL FLAME AND OGRES AT MT. MISEN -- The eternal fire has been burning for 1,200 years at Reikado Hall. Three ogres are enshrined at Sankido Hall. (Click here for Mt. Misen official youtube channel)
Eternal Flame at Reikado Hall
Eternal Flame at Reikado Hall
Sankido Hall
Sankido Hall
MYSTERIOUS STONES ON TOP -- As you go closer to the top, you'll encounter the gigantic stones. Who brought them up to the top? Gods or aliens? 
Kuguriiwa in Miyajima
Mt. Misen
THREE STARS OF MICHELIN GREEN GUIDE -- The beautiful views from the Misen observatory is granted the highest rank of three stars in Michelin Green Guide, meaning a beautiful spot to visit. Come and enjoy the scenery!
View from Shishiiwa Staton in Miyajima
Our tours entertain you with in-depth explanations using illustrations. It will answer many of your questions, including explanations of the unique Japanese cultural differences.