Miyajima is a tourist magnet, and every day tens of thousands of tourists surge up and down one street that connects the ferry terminal and the Itsukushima-jinja Shrine. Fortunately just off this thoroughfare there is a narrow, non-descript street near the 5-story pagoda. (Take a left-hand turn off the tourist highway just before it ends.) On this street you will find Baccano. Here is a gelateria that blends Italian style and Japanese flavors. The quality and experience rival the best Italian gelati that I have tasted so far, including those of the famed San Crispino in Rome. Who would have guessed!