Miyajima is also called Jeong Island. It is located in the southwestern part of Hiroshima Prefecture. When you come to Miyajima, you can see the Yanshima Shrine, which is built by the sea, and its vermilion big bird house standing in the sea. This is the famous landscape of Miyajima. . If you stay in Miyajima, the Yanshima Shrine and the Big Birds in the early morning are especially sacred and peaceful. In addition to the Yanshima Shrine, Miyajima has many temples worth visiting.
Itsukushima Shrine is located on the island of Jeju in the city of Hiroshima, Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan. It is mainly dedicated to the ancient goddess of the sea in Japan. The Itsukushima Shrine is built on the intertidal zone of the Seto Inland Seashore. The large torii standing in the sea in front is a landmark of the island called the “Three Views of Japan”. In addition to most of the architectural structures, the Itsukushima Shrine has been designated as a national treasure by the Japanese government. The shrine also houses many precious items.
Shukkeien was built by the lord of Hiroshima. It is in the typical style of the Edo period and is said to be constructed based on the architecture of the West Lake in China. The view of mountains and rivers, the spirit of Kyoto and the elegance of remote mountains are condensed in the courtyard, hence it gets the name "miniature landscape garden" (Shukkeien). There is a pond in the center of the park, in which there are small lands of different sizes, valleys, small bridges and pavilions cleverly arranged, and it is full of fun to watch around. Therefore, it is also called a parade garden. There are flowers in the courtyard all year round, and its charm is endless.
Otorii is a red building on the beach in front of the Itsukushima Shrine in Japan and is the iconic landscape of Miyajima. When the sea rises in high tide, the semi-flooded Otorii looks mysterious and spectacular, especially when viewed from the Hitasama stage stretching out from the shrine. After the ebb, tourists can go straight to the bottom of Otorii for a closer look. At dusk, the golden sky highlights the magnificence of Otorii, making it a perfect time to take photos. The shrine and Otorii will be lit up by the lights at night, which is also beautiful.
Mt. Misen is the main peak of Miyajima. The primeval forest in the mountain is designated as a natural monument. It is a forest of coniferous trees with a mixture of some southern plants. Here, the primeval forest plants can be observed in their natural growth state. Visitors can take the cable cars to climb the mountain, and it is wonderful to see Miyajima from the mid-air. Next to the end of the cableway, there is the Lion Rock Observatory, from which visitors can enjoy the beautiful Seto Inland Sea. In addition, there are many shrines and temples on the top of Mt. Misen.
The Seto Inland Sea is located between Honshu, Shikoku and Kyushu, and is surrounded by busy port cities such as Osaka, Kobe and Hiroshima. There are islands and fishing villages, as well as ancient temples and shrines. Spring is the season of cherry blossoms. It is different from other cherry blossom spots in Japan. In the Seto Inland Sea, you can not only enjoy the early cherry blossoms, but also enjoy the beautiful sea view and feel the authentic Japanese folk customs.
The first blast vault, otherwise called the Hiroshima Peace Monument, is situated on the banks of the Yuan Anchuan River in the focal point of Hiroshima. In 1945, the US military besieged Hiroshima with a nuclear bomb. About every one of the structures close to the blast focus were wrecked to the ground. Just the arch was scarcely standing and not dumped. The site of the building is presently safeguarded as a commemoration to the occasion and is incorporated into the World Heritage List. The inside of the building is not open and must be seen outside the fence around it. The semi-roundabout steel outline shape and broken dividers at the best are recorded witnesses.