This post will be about a gorgeous and cultural island of Japan. I was there in 2007 so I am also going to show you some pictures.
Miyajima 宮島 literally means “Shrine-island” and it’s reachable by boat from Hiroshima. The island is about 30 km2 big and there are living approximately 2’000 inhabitants. The traditional specialities of Miyajima are the beautiful red-shrine buildings, the famous red Torii (=gate), Momiji Manju (=maple leaf shaped cake filled with red beans), grilled oysters, Sakushi (=rice scoop made from wood) and what I mostly like there were the wild animals. On this island you can meet wild deers, monkeys and raccoon dogs. We didn’t had time to discover every part of Miyajima so we didn’t meet monkeys and raccon dogs… Anyway, I enjoyed the other sightseeing spots. For the next time I definitely should plan more time to experience the beauty of Miyajima.
it was possible to go hiking but sadly
we didn’t had much time to go on the top of Miyajima wild deers everywhere! Japanese love to take photos with their mobile phone *g*
haha.. the two girls are my cousins ^^ the famous red Torii of MiyajimaUnluckily, we couldn’t see the Torii floating
on the water as it is depending on the tide.
People were searching for mussels no water…
this sounds like a wonderful place! the deers look so peaceful.. Too bad I haven’t visited it! But I surely will some day!
Its like you read my mind! You seem to know a lot about this, like you wrote the book in it or something. I think that you can do with a few pics to drive the message home a little bit, but other than that, this is magnificent blog. A great read. I’ll definitely be back.
thank you very much for your comment Sachiko! ^^