Check out the world’s largest rice scoop on Miyajima Island
Miyajima is one of Japan’s most popular destinations thanks to Itsukushima Shrine, famed as one of three most scenic landmarks in Japan. However, Miyajima offers other interesting sights including the world’s largest shamoji, or rice scoop, displayed on the island’s Omotesando shopping street. Made of Japanese elm and weighing 2.5 metric tons, this giant shamoji was made to commemorate Itsukushima Shrine being designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1996. A short distance from the giant rice scoop is a workshop where you can decorate and send your very own wooden rice scoop postcard.
Omotesando 589-2, Miyajimacho, Hatsukaichi City, Hiroshima, Japan, +81 08 2944 1935