Miyajima—Japan’s Shrine Island

Miyajima lies in Hiroshima Prefecture, and it is also known as the “Shrine Island”. Itsukushima Shrine, one of the greatest Japanese shrines and its elegant floating red torii gate are located on this Island. Locals considers it as the “Home of God”.

The red torii gate is placed there to represent the island to the people. It is roughly 18m high and is considered as the great symbol of the island. You can appreciate the torii gate in two ways depending on what hour you visit. The gate looks like it’s floating on the sea when it is high tide and when it’s low, you can approach the gate and feel the magnificent energy within you by touching it directly. Miyajima is also best known as the dwelling place of the Itsukushima Shrine, a Shinto temple devoted to the Princess daughters of the wind god, Susanoo. Itsukushima Shirine was constructed in the end of 6th century and altered to the present building with its dignified appearance by Kiyomori Taira in 1168. Located in the sea and the shape changes by the tides. The shrine is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In addition to that, the Japanese government has designated several buildings and possessions as National Treasures. The beautiful scenery never fails to attract visitors.

 

Where to Stay?

Hiroshima is a city with a lot of places to stay for a long term basis but the problem is that a lot of accommodations are already taken or you may need to travel from one place to another in order to just find a place to stay. If ever you can find one online, you still need to travel in order to settle the paperwork you need in order to stay in an apartment on a long term basis. However, it is easy to eliminate these problems with KaguAruoo.

KaguAruoo offers something that others do not have, a way for the landlords and the tenants to communicate and process transactions in the most convenient way. You can directly communicate with the landlord through their in-app messaging so having no Japanese contact number is not a problem. All transactions are also processed through the website such as the payment and the contract signing.

The website is also very foreigner-friendly as most of the landlords can also speak English and KaguAruoo itself have their own English Support Team. So if you are looking for an apartment to stay wherever in Japan, KaguAruoo is your place to go.