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Miyajima (Itsukushima Shrine)

Miyajima is considered to be one of Japan’s three most scenic locations along with Matsushima and Amanohashidate. Over three million visitors from Japan and overseas visit this island with a population of 1,800. Itsukushima Shrine, the symbol of Miyajima, is known for its red torii and main building in the sea. All of the main buildings are national treasures or important national cultural properties. Mt. Misen behind the shrine was registered as a World Heritage Site in 1996. You can encounter the wild deer that live all over the island.

Address Miyajimachō, Hatsukaichi City, Hiroshima
Phone 0829-44-2020 (Miyajima Tourism Association)
Open time Itsukushima Shrine 6:30 to 18:00 (Varies according to the season)
Fee Itsukushima Shrine ¥300
Web Site http://www.itsukushimajinja.jp/
Etc Closed:Year round