Explore the Mysterious Shrine on the Water – The name Itsukushima literally means 'island of worship' and from ancient times the island itself was worshipped as a god. The mystical Itsukushima Shrine built on the water was inscribed as a World Heritage Site in 1996. A place where people have long carried out ancient rites, Itsukushima Shrine has become world renowned, attracting visitors from all over Japan and the rest of the world.
Along with Nagasaki and its destruction by the atomic bomb on 6 August 1945, Hiroshima plays an important role for the abolition of nuclear weapons and world peace.