Affordable comfortable Japanese style accommodation near Itsukushima Shrine
The island of Miyajima, set in the calm waters of the Seto Inland Sea, is one of Japan's best-loved views and consistently ranks high among destinations for foreign travelers to Japan. Miyajima Guest House Mikuniya is located on the island, a short walk from the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Itsukushima Shrine and its iconic great red Torii gate. A famous spot for viewing colorful maple leaves is Momijidani Park, also located a short distance from our guest house.
The Guest House is a Japanese-style building, with 5 Japanese style guest rooms, several commonly used spaces, and a Japanese garden. Until 2008, the building served as a retreat center for the Japan Mint of the Finance Ministry. Inside, guests will find traditional details such as Japanese scrolls and low tables. We have maintained the traditional interior and atmosphere to enhance the cultural experience of our guests. The commonly used space has comfortable sofas and tables so that guests can relax and communicate with each other there. There are also a large screen TV, a computer, reference works for travel, books about Japanese culture and history, an electric piano, a guitar, and a CD/DVD player all freely available for our guests to use.
Huge numbers of visitors frequent Miyajima by day. But when the sun sets, the tourists ebb with the tide and the long, still night settles over the island. Miyajima has been called an island where gods live. The great red Torii gate glowing in the sunset and the illuminated Itsukushima Shrine will leave a solemn, mysterious impression quite different from the island's daytime atmosphere. If you stay overnight on the island, you'll have time enough to savor the sunset view behind the Torii gate. The famous sightseeing spot Momijidani Park is a 1-minute walk from Mikuniya. In summer, you'll enjoy strolling along the stream flowing in the little valley. In autumn, when the maple leaves blush a deep, impressive red, you'll feel as though you're in a Japanese painting. Whatever season you choose for your visit, you can enjoy Miyajima's nature and wandering the island. This will be a treasured experience, enjoying the rich nature and the nighttime silence absent from the cities. We'd like to provide a guest house for people looking for this unique, hidden side of Miyajima.
I was born and grew up in Hiroshima, and lived on the mainland across from Miyajima. After my retirement, I decided to open Miyajima Guest House Mikuniya to pursue my passion for introducing Japanese culture and Miyajima's attractions to foreign travelers.
We hope you'll enjoy Japanese culture and the quiet and mysterious night of Miyajima as a unique and memorable experience during your travels.
Owner of Miyajima Guest House Mikuniya
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