Miyajima was a town located on the island of Itsukushima in Saeki District, Hiroshima, Japan. In 2005 it was merged into the city of Hatsukaichi.
Miyajima is a romantic place. There are many day tourists, but in the evening the area becomes much quieter and peaceful. There are wild deer on the island that have become accustomed to people. In the day the deer wander around the same sites as the tourists, and in the evening they sleep along the walking paths.
Attractions in Miyajima include the Itsukushima Shrine, a UNESCO World Heritage site, Senjokak, a gigantic wooden hall, Daisho-in temple, views from Mt Misen and the Museum of history and folklore.
Things to See & Do
* Itsukushima Shrine
* Mount Misen
* Daisho-in Temple
* Walking Trails
* Museum of History
* Floating torii – located in the bay
Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency – Yen (JPY)
Language – Japanese
Population – 120,000 approx (Hatsukaichi)
Land Area – 489.36 km2 (Hatsukaichi)
Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below
Time - GMT plus hours nine hours
International Country Telephone Code – 81
Port Location – The main ferry terminal on the island is Miyajimaguchi.
Travel Links – Hatsukaichi can be accessed from Hiroshima city via the JR West Sanyo Line; on the Hiroden streetcar services' Miyajima Line; as well as by buses and boats.
JR Miyajima Ferry and Miyajima Matsudai Kisen connect between Miyajimaguchi and Miyajima.