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The Island of Deer, Mountains and Shrines

After a speedy 7-Eleven-style breakfast, we gathered our things and caught the train to Miyajimaguchi. Upon arrival, we motored over to the ferry terminal, arriving just in time to catch the next JR ferry across to Miyajima. 1,173 more words


Hiroshima - Reflection and Remembrance

Hiroshima is a beautiful modern city with an ominous past. This is one of the two sites where the USA dropped an atomic bomb in World War II. 410 more words


Itsukushima Shrine

You know the most famous aspect of this shrine, even if you might not recognize the name. On Monday last, we were fortunate enough to visit the famous Istukushima Shrine, as the start of a week-long field trip with Don’s class (hence the lack of posts in ages – we celebrated Don’s birthday week before we left, and then I didn’t bring my laptop on the trip). 1,106 more words

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Capture Japan: Itsukushima Shrine

Itsukushima Shrine, Hiroshima

I would contest that Itsukushima Shrine is one of the most breath-taking and beautiful shrines I’ve visited in Japan till this day. Erected in honor of the three daughters of Susanoo no Mikoto (the god of┬ástorm and sea), the shrine sits upon the Hiroshima Bay. 83 more words

Magic of Miyajima

One of the most magical and enchanting places I’ve ever been to was a small island off of Hiroshima, named Miyajima. From my memory, a 10 to 15 minutes ferry is all it takes to get you straight to the Island. 1,029 more words