Miyajima Island, Itsukushima Shrine, Torri Gate, Pagoda, Mount Misen
Miyajima island, number one tourist place near Hiroshima, and over the top ranking place to visit in Japan, famous for Torri gate, shrine, deers and street food. There are so many things you can do in Miyajima.
You can reach Miyajima island by ferry, in front of the ferry station you can find the Cat & owl cafe, the attraction of Miyajima starts with this cafe, they have three types of animals section, cats, dogs, and owl. The cafe is damn cute, you can enjoy each cafe for half an hour while you can play with cute animals.
Itsukushima Shrine and Torri Gate
The O-Tori gate is the best sign of Miyajima Island. It looks amazing while floating in the water with 16 meters (around) in height. Basically, you can see the Tori gate anywhere in Japan, but this Torri gate at Miyajima reflects the structure of Itsukushima Shrine. It has made with wood and the body is coated with vermilion lacquer.
Itsukushima Shrine is one of the beautiful and the largest shrines of Japan. Because it floats in the water, it has around 300 meters wide tunnels over the water. The vermilion and white combination shrine shows the real culture and tradition of Japan and faith in God.
The five-story Pagoda is a stunning masterpiece, it is next to the Senjokaku temple. Built in 1407, it reflects the real Japanese tradition. It is a beautiful piece of Buddhist architecture. People can climb to the top of the Pagoda and explore the creativity of architecture. It looks the same from any angle and you can see it from a long distance because of its height and the color.
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Mount Misen is the highest peak (about 500 meters) of Miyajima Island, it's a great place for those who love hiking. Mount Misen is one of the famous mountains for hiking in Japan. You can go to the mountain by ropeway at Momijidani Park. From the exit of the ropeway, you will get to the Shishiwa Observatory, where you can see a beautiful view of Seto inland and its Islands. Etajima, Ninoshima, Enoshima, Nasamijima Islands. After viewing the Observatory, you can go to the top of the Misen Mountain by hiking.
I will share more about Deer, Street food and how to reach Miyajima in my next post.