Discover a beautiful island set in a calm inland sea, off the coast of Hiroshima, Miyajima a haven of peace and tranquillity and home to one of Japan’s most beautiful and iconic sights the Shrine of Itsukushima, the huge vermillion torii (gate) rising from the sea an even more impressive sight during the evening when fully illuminated. This lovely island boasts a relaxed rural atmosphere, with just a few streets around the shrine where sacred deer roam, with a stunning backdrop of virgin forested hills rising majestically forming Mount Misen, the central peak of Miyajima. Take a cable car up to the peak, or better still follow the hiking trail look out for Miyajima’s wild monkeys if you can take your eyes away from the breath taking views of this magical island.

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