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Miyajima: Shrine Island

Friday, November 27 we had spent the day in Hiroshima and taken a late afternoon ferry to Itsukushima, or more commonly known as Miyajima, which means shrine Island in Japanese. 475 more words

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Miyajima hiking

Whenever I think of hiking, I think of rough natural paths winding up a hill or small mountain. But in Japan it’s different. In Japan, hiking means climbing big endless stairs. 321 more words


Itsukushima Shrine

After an hour’s tram ride, I arrived at Miyajima-mae Station, where I bought tickets for the ferry to the island. After a short boat ride from the mainland to Miyajima, which offered great views of the island, the first thing to do was of course to follow the crowds to the famous shrine. 142 more words



A giant reddish-orange gate floated in the water. The water mirrored its reflection back as the sun set in the distance, casting an orange glow everywhere. 429 more words


Miyajima Torii by juanalbertocasado

After rain, the waters were calmed down and the torii refelected its shadow over them.

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Farewell, Japan.

And so it’s already time to say goodbye to Japan :(

I was gutted about two days ago, but am on more even keel tonight – the eve of my departure for Shanghai. 332 more words