In fact, the island is called Itsukushima and the shrine Miyajima!!
Why go there
- the famous dori inside the sea that you can enjoy on high sea and low sea
- the shrine, a beauty
- the nature, take the cable car to the top of the mountain and walk to the very top, about 1h30 one way, quiet steep and admire the islands around, on a nice day, you will see Shikoku on the other side
- Momiji manju, the delicious red bean paste stuffed biscuits that you can eat fresh from the baker alongside the street
- Oysters, typical from Hiroshima, you will see the farms from the boat and the top of the mountains, those are my favourites, in Japan, we buy oysters by the piece as they are big and full of flavour, one is enough really
all in all, it is a full day of visits and expeditions, if you leave with the 1st boat at 10h00 and come back with the one before last at 17h00, you will have done a lot!!