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[HIROSHIMA] Experiential tourism in Hatsukaichi, a city in Miyajima, Hiroshima, complete with local food culture

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Here, visitors can experience not only Miyajima—the home of the Itsukushima Shrine, a World Heritage Site—but also the appeal of Hatsukaichi City in general, including the wasabi and oysters the city is famous for and other aspects of its food culture.

First, staying in Miyajima will give you the opportunity to experience what makes the area so alluring, including the Itsukushima Shrine—a wondrous and elegant historical site surrounded by the sea—as well as traditional Japanese calligraphy and tea ceremony experiences.

Meanwhile, Hiroshima’s oysters boast the highest production volume in Japan. At the oyster shack on the shore opposite Miyajima, you can experience what it is like to harvest oysters, enjoy barbecuing them, and experience the taste of truly fresh oysters harvested by true masters of their craft. In addition, Yoshiwa, a district located in Hatsukaichi City’s mountainous area, is famous even among non-Japanese people as a popular wasabi producer, so you will have the opportunity to enjoy wasabi that offers just the right aroma and viscosity.

Official Website of Hatsukaichi City, Hiroshima Prefecture Official Website of the Miyajima Tourist Association