While the Omotesando may be the bustling main shopping street of Miyajima Island these days, for a true taste of Miyajima one must step back into the winding backstreet of Machiya.
The name Hiroshima may forever be associated with the destructive power of the atomic bomb, but the city of Hiroshima and Hiroshima prefecture are today full of life and things to do and see.
TOKYO (NARITA) TO Hiroshima
Things to Do in Hiroshima
Located on the Kamikamagari Island as part of a string of islands draped across the Seto Inland Sea, Kenmin-no-Hama is one of Japan’s top 100 beaches.
About 15 minutes from Tadanoumi Port, this small island, just 4km in circumference, is known for being home to some 700 wild rabbits, and attracts all kinds of tourists seeking solace and healing.
Shimanami Kaido is a 60km expressway, with pathways for pedestrians and bicyclists, connecting six small islands in the Seto Inland Sea.
Kagura is performed every week at the Kagura Monzen Toji Village and is the Shinto theatrical dance based on legends, performed by dancers dressed in gorgeous costumes and masks, and accompanied by traditional music.
Taishakukyo Gorge is a valley deep in the mountains over 18km long and leads to the largest natural bridge in Japan at 90m long and 19m wide called Onbashi.
At 535 meters, the highest on the island, this mountain was worshipped in the area as holy.