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Miyajima / Itsukushima

Miyajima (also known as  “Itsukushima”) is a small island located close to Hiroshima, and with its giant wooden torii, the world heritage site happens to be one of Japan´s most well-known and beautiful spots you can possibly imagine. 786 more words


Field Report: An autumn stroll in Miyajima, Japan (17 November 2016)

Hiroshima is probably best known for the various landmarks associated with the 1945 atomic bombing, but an island not far from the city offers some of the most rewarding sightseeing one can possibly hope for in this part of Japan. 1,337 more words


Miyajima and Making Deer Friends

On a cool day in October, I stood on the starboard side of a ferry that was slicing slowly through the rolling waves, wind tossing my hair about wildly. 499 more words


My Endeavours In Japan: A Recap Part 2

Day 5 Kobe & Arima Hot Springs

I finally couldn’t stand how cold it was hence I went to Uniqlo early in the morning to get a nice jacket. 1,136 more words

My Travels

Floating Torii

of Itsukushima Shrine.

Itsukushima or Miyajima, Japan. January 2016.


Great sadness and great beauty

I spent last weekend in Fukuoka, a small city in the southwest of Japan. While I was there, I did a big day trip to Hiroshima and Miyajima, two relatively nearby destinations via the  1,904 more words

Okonomiyaki – Hiroshima style

Okonomiyaki is a Japanese dish that is barely known abroad, it is associated in particular with the Kansai and Hiroshima regions and seems to be hugely popular. 287 more words