Miyajima off limits to visitors during G7 Summit

The island of Miyajima, home to the Itsukushima UNESCO World Heritage Site, will be closed to visitors during the G7 Hiroshima Summit to be held in May, 2023.

The local government has announced that only island residents and those who commute to the island for school or work will be allowed to step foot on the island between 12pm on May 18 and 2pm on May 20.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs will issue identification cards in advance to businesses that do business with establishments on the island and checkpoints will be established to prevent people without proper identification from making the short crossing to the island.

World leaders may be disappointed to hear that the Miyajima Aquarium, the Miyajima History and Folklore Museum and the Miyajima Traditional Crafts Center will be closed May 19-May 21.

April 7, 2023