Exploring downtown Miyajima island

The island of Miyajima is most famous for the Itsukushima Shrine. Not too far north of the shrine is located the town’s commercial center where many restaurants and hotels are located. The sector features many stores selling Momiji Manjyu, a special pastry originating from the island. They come with various fillings inside a maple-shaped outer dough.

The island is also known for the World’s largest rice spoon, made from a single tree, which is located on the Omotesando shopping street. Smaller replicas are sold in the many gift shops on the island.

Downtown Miyajima also features a nicely landscaped waterfront beach offering a nice view of the city of Momiji on the opposite coast. Many deers that are accustomed to humans inhabit the sector and may be hungry for some tourist’s shirt. Be careful!

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Country: Japan
Area : Chugoku area
Prefecture : Hiroshima-ken
City : Hatsukaichi-shi
District : Miyajimachō
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Senjokaku Hall

The Senjokaku Hall, also officially named Hokoku Shrine, is a Shrine located on a hill just north of the famous Itsukushima Shrine. It is known for its spaciousness, and was originally built in 1587 in memory of fallen soldiers but was never completed following the original plans.

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District : Miyajimachō
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Itsukushima Shrine of Miyajima Island

The Itsukushima shrine is renowned for its emblematic floating Torii gate. The shrine itself is built over a shallow area of the Seto sea along the island of Itsukushima. When the water recedes at low tide, visitors gain access to the great Torii gate by foot. The island is also sometimes referred to as Miyajima which has the meaning of “Shrine Island” in Japanese. The shrine itself is an interesting complex of many buildings connected by boardwalks supported wooden pillars. The shrine remains illuminated until 23:00 providing a truly fantastic atmosphere.

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City : Hatsukaichi-shi
District : Miyajimachō
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