Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Postcard from Miyajima

Current City:  Miyajima

Miyajima was a lovely half an hour tram ride from Hiroshima and a quick ferry ride from the mainland. This was such a great island to explore.  Though most people were there to view the O Torii Gate and Itsukushima Shrine, there were a lot of other things to do:  visit the other shrines, temples, and monuments; take photos of the cherry blossoms, deer, and shopping arcade; try the amazing variety of food offered; shop for souvenirs and hike around.

When low tide finally came around, people started walking out to the O Torii Gate.  This was amazing to see in person.

View from the ferry

O Torii Gate

One of the many deers that live on the island
Shopping Arcade

The O Torii Gate up-close

The O Torii Gate up-close

Itsukushima Shrine
Itsukushima Shrine

Performance at the Itsukushima Shrine

Miyajima was such a romantic place to explore!