"Renowned as one of the 'three..." Hiroshima Favorite Tip by ErnieGal

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Favorite thing: Renowned as one of the 'three most beautiful' scenic spots in Japan, <font color=red> <b>Miyajima Island</font> </b> is easily accessible from Hiroshima and well worth visiting. As they approach the island by ferry, visitors are greeted by the famous red Trii gate standing in the water. On shore, there awaits a multitude of traditional and modern delights, ranging from quiet beaches on the other side of the island, where the deer are still wild, to the more heavily populated shrines, temples, aquarium, folklore museum, treasure house, 5 story pagota and thousand mat hall. The island contains a nature preserve of over 3,000 plants maintained by the botanical research department of Hiroshima University. At the same time, it boasts of having the biggest summer fireworks festival in Western japan and also presents a number of ancient cultural traditions such as Bugaku (sacred shrine music and dancing), Jin No (sacred No drama) and torch, Oyster and other colorful traditional festivals.

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  • Updated Aug 24, 2002
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