Miya-jima

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Miya-jima:

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, sacred island, 12 sq mi (31 sq km), in the Inland Sea, Japan, SW of Hiroshima. It is the site of an ancient Shinto shrine, famous for its magical beauty. It is also known for a 9th-century Buddhist temple, a pagoda (built 1407), a 16th-century hall built by
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Other highlights include visits to the Yoshida Shrine and Tokoji Temple in Hagi, the famous gardens in Okayama and Takamatsu, and also tours of Miyajima, Hiroshima and Nagasaki.