Miyajima

miyajimaThis 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.

Miyajima_50 Miyajima_49 Miyajima_48it was possible to go hiking but sadly
we didn’t had much time to go on the top of MiyajimaMiyajima_47 Miyajima_46wild deers everywhere! Miyajima_45 Miyajima_44Japanese love to take photos with their mobile phone *g*
haha.. the two girls are my cousins ^^Miyajima_43 Miyajima_42 Miyajima_41 Miyajima_40the famous red Torii of MiyajimaMiyajima_39Unluckily, we couldn’t see the Torii floating
on the water as it is depending on the tide.
People were searching for musselsMiyajima_38 Miyajima_37no water… Miyajima_36 Miyajima_35 Miyajima_34 Miyajima_33Miyajima_32 Miyajima_31 Miyajima_30 Miyajima_29 Miyajima_28 Miyajima_27 Miyajima_26

3 responses to “Miyajima

  1. 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.

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