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Japan Day 11: Hiroshima Day 3, Miyajima (06/04/2015)

The result of our discussions last night was that we would visit Miyajima, “Shrine Island”, more correctly called Itsukushima, today. The low cloud and drizzle that greeted us this morning is not ideal for this trip, but this would be our only opportunity to make it so we set out in hope. 2,170 more words


Adam's Fun Facts: Velociraptors, Amish, Illegal To Die & More

Where is it illegal to DIE?  What is the truth about the velociraptors? How much revenue do donuts make up for at Dunkin’ Donuts?  All this and more with Adam’s Fun Facts: 107 more words


The heron of Miyajima's bay by markusschilder

Miyajima, world famous for its Itsukushima shrine and its Torii has another, not often spoken about speciality: herons.

As Seen on 500px – May 25, 2015 at 06:10PM


Itsukushima shrine on Miyajima island by markusschilder

The magic of 200mm f2 at the Itsukushina shrine in Miyajima.

As Seen on 500px – May 24, 2015 at 02:17AM


Itsukushima Shrine

A beautiful shrine built on piers above the Hiroshima bay. Its original construction began in the 6th century, according to Wiki. In front of the main shrine lies an enormous torii gate, standing by itself in the bay’s clear waters, approachable by foot during low tides. 9 more words


Day/Jour 13

Going to Miyajimaaaa! Or how to spend most of the time on transportation otz Since the JRpass was still valid, we decided to go see Miyajima and its torii. 1,173 more words