To The South: Hiroshima, Miyajima [Trip Day 4] 南へ:広島・宮島

  Trip itinerary and map

From Imabari (今治), we took the Shimanami Highway Bus to Hiroshima. Yes, it goes all the way back on the Shimanami Kaido, passing through many of the places we had been cycling for the last 2 days!

Hiroshima City (広島市)

We basically just passed through Hiroshima City to reach our main point of interest, the Itsukushima Shrine. But before that we quickly dropped by the Atomic Bomb Dome (原爆ドーム).

Miyajima Island (宮島) – Itsukushima Shrine (厳島神社)

World Heritage Site Itsukushima Shrine is known for its Torii gate that appears to “float on water”. There are three different views of it and we would be checking out all of them. But the shrine itself is not the only attraction – it also has free roaming deer, and many restaurants and vendors serving oysters, which is a speciality there.

We took a break and then went back again at night when it was high tide again to see the night view.