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Torii Shrine, Miyajima in Hiroshima, Japan

Miyajima Island

One of Japan's most iconic views

Miyajima Island tailor-made holidays


The tiny but captivating Miyajima Island is in the Inland Sea, just off Hiroshima Bay – it literally translates as Shrine Island, best known for its floating torii shrine gate that greets boats on their way from the mainland.

World-famous shrines

The much-photographed shrine of Itsukushima's imposing vermillion entrance gate seems to float in the water at high tide and is considered to be one of the country's most memorable views. It’s a mesmerising sight, especially at sunset when its vermillion curves seem to set aglow, reflected in the waters and backed by green-covered mountain sides. This is Japan, so the Itsukushima Shrine is not its only offering. There's the Daiganji Temple, the five-storied vermillion Buddhist Pagoda and unfinished golf-leafed Senjyokaku.

Torii Shrine, Miyajama, Japan

Mountain views

Day hikes or cable car rides past overly friendly deer bring you to the Buddhist structures of the island’s mountain summit. On a clear day, you’ll be rewarded with views out over the islands of Seto Inland Sea back to Hiroshima City. It's mostly covered by virgin forest with endemic plants, where cherry blossoms bloom in spring and shades of red and orange dominate in autumn. 

Cable car views


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Top itineraries in Miyajima Island

Mt Fuji, Japan

Best of Japan

14-day tailor-made holiday from £6,545 pp incl. flights

With a rail pass and a host of included tours and traditional ryokan stays, this is your chance to experience the best Japan has to offer as you explore the country's hi-tech cities, ancient temples and spectacular national parks.

Top places to stay in Miyajima Island

Kurayado Iroha, Miyajima

Kurayado Iroha, Miyajima

Traditional hotel

Stay in Miyajima’s best ryokan where rooms are treated to World-Heritage views of mountain peaks and floating gates.

Iwaso Ryokan, Miyajima

Iwaso, Miyajima

Traditional hotel

Dating back to 1854, this is an ideal opportunity to experience authentic fine dining and the ryokan tradition in a peaceful setting.

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