World Heritage / Itsukushima Shinto Shrine

Criteria: (i) (ii) (iv) (vi) | Date of Inscription: 1996 | Location: Hiroshima Prefecture | Justification for Inscription



Map of Itsukushima Shinto Shrine

Miyajima-cho, Saeki-gun, Hiroshima Prefecture

By Air
From Tokyo Haneda to Hiroshima: 1h 30mins.
From Hiroshima Airport to Shiraichi: 14mins by bus.
From Shiraichi to JR Miyajimaguchi Station: 62mins by train.
From Miyajimaguchi Pier to Miyajima: 10mins by ferry.

By Rail
From JR Tokyo Station to JR Hiroshima Station: 4h by Nozomi Super Express.

Day 1
Visit Hiroshima Castle, Peace Memorial Park, Atomic Bomb Dome, etc.
Transfer to Miyajima Island by JR local train and boat. Overnight at Miyajima.

Day 2
Visit Itsukushima Shrine, Momiji-dani Park, etc. Back to Hiroshima and ferry to Matsuyama (2h from Hiroshima). Streetcar to Dogo Onsen (20mins), Japan's oldest hot springs. Overnight at Dogo Onsen.

Day 3
Enjoy walking the spa streets of Dogo.

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