Going back as far as the late 6th century, Itsukushima-jinja gives the island its real name. The shrine's present form dates from 1168,...
Floating Nō Stage
Kaki-ya is a sophisticated oyster bar on the main street. It serves delicious local oysters freshly grilled on the barbecue by the...
The aroma of roasting coffee beans lures people into this cafe inside a former storehouse building from the early 1900s. Bare wooden...
Lonely Planet review
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.