Overnighting on Miyajima

How to Best Experience the Island

Donny Kimball
20 min readDec 1, 2017

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The iconic floating torii gate of Miyajima’s Itsukushima Shrine in Hiroshima Prefecture

The island of Miyajima is one of the most popular attractions in all of Japan. Located to the west of Hiroshima city, the island welcomes boatloads of tourists every day (and even its own Starbucks as of 2017). The island was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1996 and its iconic “floating” torii is one of the most picturesque views of Japan. In fact…

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Donny Kimball

I'm a travel writer and freelance digital marketer who blogs about the sides of Japan that you can't find in the mainstream media. https://donnykimball.com/