A short distance from the Hiroshima coast you will find Miyajima, a charming island populated by friendly deer and monkeys. This romantic and historical island of one of the most scenic spots in Japan. Miyajima is where the World Heritage site Itsukushima Shrine is located. Watching the sun set behind the “floating” tori gate of Itsukushima Shrine here is one of Japan’s most beautiful sights. And photographed views in Japan. Other areas in interest include the old district of Miyajima with shops selling local handcrafts and cuisine from the local area.