With origins from as far back as the late 6th century, Itsukushima-jinja gives Miyajima its real name The shrine's pier-like...
This 16m-tall vermilion torii (shrine gate) is a symbol of Miyajima, standing out in the bay and serving as the watery entrance to...
Floating Nō Stage
On one side of Itsukushima-jinja is a floating nō stage, built by local lord Asano Tsunanaga in 1680 and still used for nō (stylised...
The aroma of roasting coffee beans lures people into this cafe inside a former storehouse building from the early 1900s. Bare wooden...
1-1 Miyajima-chō · interesting places nearby
Dominating the hill immediately to the north of Itsukushima-jinja is this huge pavilion built in 1587 by Toyotomi Hideyoshi. The atmospheric hall is constructed with massive pillars and beams, and the ceiling is hung with paintings. It looks out onto a colourful five-storey pagoda (五重塔) dating from 1407.