Itsukushima Shrine

Corridor (Kairo)

Corridor (Kairo)

Mikasahama

Lanterns & Great Torii

Lanterns & Great Torii

Shinomiya Shrine

Momijidani Park

Momijidani Park

Istukushima Shrine

By night, for Tanomosan Festival

By night, for Tanomosan Festival

View from Daishoin Temple

2d floor of Maniden Hall

2d floor of Maniden Hall

Mt. Misen top

with a view on Seto Inland Sea islands

with a view on Seto Inland Sea islands

Tahoto Pagoda

in the green foliage

in the green foliage

Primeval forest

View from the ropeway

View from the ropeway

Spiritual Heritage

Temples & Shrines

After Buddhism was introduced to Japan during the fifth and sixth centuries, it was blended and harmonized with Shintoism (unique to Japan) to create a synthesis of Buddhism and Shintoism. The movement of combining the two religions in Miyajima also closely connected the shrines an temples that built up around this unique culture. Visit the shrines and temples around the island and learn more about history of Miyajima.