HD self-guided trip to Miyajima Island (Inside Japan)
Take an easy day trip from Hiroshima to the scenic island of Miyajima, set in the Inland Sea National Park. Miyajima is famous for it's 'floating' torii gate at Itsukushijima, which is ranked as one of Japan's top three sights and has been designated a Unesco world heritage site. You will get your first glimpse of this as you take the ferry to the island. Other highlights include taking the scenic cable car to the top of Mount Misen for sweeping views of the whole area as well as the chance to encounter some of the native monkeys. There are a number of small shops near the port where you can browse souvenirs including cherry wood carvings.