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Natural Surroundings of Miyajima


Since ancient times, Miyajima has been revered and worshipped.

The virgin forests of Miyajima is one of the best preserved among the islands of the Seto Inland Sea. The luxuriant virgin forests of Mt. Misen is just one example of the vast variety of natural settings found on this island.


A surprisingly large amount of southwestern Japan native botanical specimen can still be found on Miyajima. Furthermore, the island is like a miniature model of Japan, showing the harmonious ecology of all living things from the ocean depth to the top of mountains.

There are native plants, such as Miyajima meadowsweet and Miyajima maple, and insects, such as Miyajima dragonfly which inhabit here. As for wild birds, 136 kinds are confirmed including migratory birds such as Butastur indicus, Pandion haliaetus, Ardea Cinerea, Egretta garzetta, Ninox scutulata japonica, Cettia diphone, Muscicapa cyanomelana, Ficedula narcissina, Picoides kizuki, Parus minor, Parus varius and Phasianus soemmerringii.
There are a lot of flowers and plants here that make you feel seasons. You can enjoy various flowers in four seasons.