Situated in the middle of Hiroshima Bay, Miyajima is a small island that’s an easy day trip from Hiroshima. It’s famed for the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Itsukushima Shrine and its bright orange torii gate that appears as though it’s floating on water at high tide. Miyajima and the Itsukushima Shrine comprise one of Hayashi Gahō's “Three Views of Japan”, which were selected in 1643 and have become iconic scenes in the country.
Aside from this 6th-century Shinto shrine, the island is also home to the Museum of History and Folklore and the beautiful Momijidani Koen (“Red Maple Valley Park”).
N.B. Please be aware that the torii gate is currently undergoing major renovations and a completion date has not yet been announced.