Today, visit Miyajima - a small island less than an hour outside the city of Hiroshima. The Island is most famous for its giant torii gate, which at high tide seems to float on the water. While officially named Itsukushima, the island is more commonly referred to as Miyajima, Japanese for "Shrine Island". This is because the island is so closely related to its key shrine, Itsukushima Shrine. Like the torii gate, the shrine's main buildings are built over water. The shrine complex consists of multiple buildings, including a prayer hall, a main hall and a noh theatre stage, which are connected by boardwalks and supported by pillars above the sea. Miyajima is also famous for the deer which wander freely throughout the island. The popular food to try are the fried oysters and local biscuits which you can watch being baked.