• Miyajima- Itsukushima, Hiroshima
    ( UNESCO A World Heritage)
    • Itukushima
    • This shrine is among the best in Japan with the superb architectural beauty of its bold and unique structure centered on the sea built in the elegant Shinden Zukuri architectural style. The shrine was built in its current form by Kiyomori Taira in the 12th century. The contrast with the greenery in the background is extraordinarily beautiful. Itsukushima Shrine was registered as a world heritage site in 1996 (Heisei 8). There are many cherry trees around the shrine, so many visitors come here in spring to enjoy the blossoms.

    • The City of Hiroshima
    • With six beautiful rivers flowing through it, Hiroshima is called the City of Water. The origins of the City date back to 1589 when Mori Terumoto, a feudal lord, built Hiroshima Castle (also referred to as Rijo, or Carp Castle) at the large delta of the Ota-gawa River. (The current castle was reconstructed after the original was destroyed by an atomic bomb during the war.) Because the delta resembled a large island, the area was called "Hiroshima," or 'wide island' in Japanese. The town was the seat of the Mori and Fukushima families, and later of the Asano, who laid the foundations of Hiroshima's further development as the most lively castle town in western Japan.

  • Cultural Background of Hiroshima

  • Geographic Location
  • Connection to Hiroshima Tokyo-Narita (Train 1h) Tokyo-Station (Sinkansen 4hs ) Hiroshima Connection to Tsukuba Hirosima (Sinkanse 4hs) Tokyo-Station (Train 10m) Akihabara (Commuter Train 1h) Tsukuba
It takes 10mins by walk from Miyajima-guchi to Aki Grand Hotel in the direction of Yamaguchi.