Miyajima History & Folklore Museum
Set in a fine garden, this museum combines a 19th-century merchant house with exhibitions on trade in the Edo period, as well as...
Floating Nō Stage
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,...
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
Miyajima has several important Buddhist temples, including the 1201 Daigan-ji, just south of the shrine, which dates back to the Heian period and is dedicated to Benzaiten, the Japanese name for Saraswati (the Hindu goddess of good fortune). The seated image of Yakushi Nyorai here is said to have been carved by Kōbō Daishi.