Fireworks in Miyajima

Miyajima Water Fireworks Festival

During Miyajima's most popular event, spectacular and imaginative fireworks are launched over the water, at a safe distance from the floating torii but still creating a one-of-a-kind visual. Come early and be...

Religious in Miyajima


This Shintō ritual sees decorated wooden boats float by to the sound of traditional drums and flutes. It's held in summer, starting early evening on the 17th of the sixth lunar-calendar month – check with the...

Performing Arts in Miyajima

Toka-sai Festival

Miyajima's spring festival is dedicated to nō (imperial court-style) dance and music, introduced via Kyoto and originating in China, India and Vietnam, but today only performed in Japan. Different nō schools...

Religious in Miyajima


The island's monks walk across fire on 15 April and again on 15 November outside Daishō-in temple. You can join in if you're keen.