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Miyajima, which literally means "shrine island", is located in the Seto Inland Sea (Seto Naikai), and is a part of Hatsukaichi City in Hiroshima Prefecture. It is considered to be a sacred place and it provides a stunning example of the ability of the Japanese people to seamlessly blend architecture with natural beauty.

Deer and monkeys wander freely around Miyajima, especially on Mt. Misen, the tallest mountain on the island, where a good view of the Seto Inland Sea can be had. The red torii gate of Itsukushima Shrine is set in front of Itsukushima Shrine and appears to be floating in the water - along with Matsushima and Amanohashidate, this breathtaking view is considered to be one of the three most scenic in Japan.

Tours that Visit Miyajima:

Kyushu Hot Spring Tour

Natural hot spring baths, or onsen, are fairly common in Japan but Kyushu island is home of one of the best, Beppu.

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Golden Route Japan

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