Off the coast of Hiroshima in Japan, Miyajima Island can be found. It is considered as one of the treasures of the country due to its rich history. The island has always been considered a sacred place and this can be traced back to 806 AD when a monk named Kobo Daishi climbed Mt. Misen and has established it as a place for the Shingon sect of Buddhism. As years passed, Buddhist temples and Shinto shrines have been built and have risen to turn this island into a place of serenity.
Fun fact: The island’s real name is Itsukushima and Miyajima is just a popular nickname meaning “Shrine Island”.
Miyajima is not only popular for its shrines and temples but it is also known for its beautiful beach, the Tsutsumigaura Beach. Located inside the Tsutsumigaura Nature Park, the beach is its main attraction. With a 700 meter long shoreline bordered by pine trees, white sand, mild and calm waves, and shallow water, the beach is perfect for families who would want to take time, relax, and enjoy a day. The facility is packed with various amenities such as multi-purpose cabins, exercise areas such as tennis courts and an athletic field, campsites where people can gather around, barbeque areas where people can grill some food and beach houses where people can stay in.
Traveling going to this beach can be long and tiring but for sure it will be worth the wait once you get there. First of all, you must get to Miyajima by ferry. From the Miyajima Pier, you can get there by car, by public transportation, or by simply taking a long walk. Having your own vehicle or taking a cab from the pier will only take you more or less 10 minutes from the pier. On the other hand, it will take an estimate of around forty minutes to walk going to the beach from the pier. For visitors with private vehicles, there is no need to worry where to park since there is enough space for at least 800 cars. Whether you are on a budget, you have enough money, or you want to splurge on everything, Tsutsumigaura Beach is the place for you and your loved ones.
Tsutsumigaura Beach is a great place to visit whether whatever season it is. Whether you want to relax in peace or engage in various fun-filled activities, the versatility of the beach will satisfy all of your needs.
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