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Itsukushima Shrine

One of Japan’s famous icons on Miyajima Island, the sacred Itsukushima Shrine rises from the waters of the Seto Inland Sea, surrounded by street food stalls and cozy restaurants specializing in local oysters, eel, and traditional souvenir sweets.
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Located on Miyajima (translating to “shrine island”), the historical Itsukushima Shrine is an icon of Hiroshima, only a short ferry ride away from its vermillion “floating” torii gate, rising from the ocean. A shrine complex made up of several sacred structures built over the waters of the Seto Inland Sea, Itsukushima is a national treasure and UNESCO World Heritage Site that backs onto Mount Misen, offering hot springs and beautiful views from its peak. Miyajima Island is famous for serving delicious local anago (eel) and juicy Hiroshima oysters at its cozy family-run restaurants. Shamoji are Miyajima’s rice scoops, supposedly invented on the island, which in fact has the world’s largest on display. Leisurely explored on foot, Miyajima bustles with street food stalls selling sweet momiji manju (maple leaf shaped cakes filled with red bean paste) while deer roam freely amongst visitors (shamelessly angling for a bite). Encapsulated by natural beauty, visitors love Itsukushima Shrine for its stunning views and delicious local food, like a traditional Japanese feast at an overnight ryokan stay.

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