Saturday, March 10, 2018

Japan Day 5 - Miyajima (Hiroshima)

23 Feb - Our second last day in Japan. For today, we decided to spend the whole day visiting Miyajima, a small island in Hiroshima Bay, known for its forests and ancient temples. Just offshore, the giant, orange Great Torii Gate is partially submerged at high tide. For the trip to Miyajima, we decided to use the local tram transport to have a view of the countryside. After an hour ride, we finally arrived at the ferry station.

Miyajima Ferry Station

A panoramic view of the ferry and sea

Our ferry to Miyajima

Pretty surprise there are wild deers walking around at Miyajima

A big rice spoon on exhibition on the island

The iconic Great Torri Gate

Toyokuni Shrine five-story pagoda

Near view of the five-story pagoda

A collection of shrines in buildings

The Great Torri Gate - Sunset view

Ended the day with a quiet stroll near Hiroshima Castle

A great relaxing trip spent in Japan =)

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