The Splendor of Miyajima Island (Itsukushima) – Things to Do & Travel Guide
Miyajima is one of the most beautiful places in Japan according to locals, but it’s also someplace that a lot of tourists skip over. However if you have more time to spend in Japan, Miyajima is definitely worth a visit.
A History of Miyajima
Miyajima has been a pilgrimage site for the Japanese for over 1000 years and is still seen as a pilgrimage today. The giant torii gate and the tall pagodas aren’t an incidental part of Miyajima’s architecture; the island is set up as a Shinto shrine and a place to worship. The story goes that Kobo Daishi … Continue reading
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