Island known as the resting place of the gods. Beauty carved from religious faith.
Since ancient times the island of Miyajima has been revered and worshipped.
Itsukushima shrine was originally constructed by worshippers in 593 and later restored to its current splendor by Taira no Kiyomori in 1168, one of the most famous general in 11th Century.
This bold and unique structure sits on the water with the sea spread out in front of it and the virgin forests of Mt. Misen, the island's highest peak, forming its backdrop.
The historical significance, natural beauty and tranquility of Miyajima has earned it a place on the World Cultural Heritage List.