Last additions - Miyajima 宮島
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Manhole in Hatsukaichi, HiroshimaDec 02, 2015
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Arrived back at Miyajimaguchi Port.Dec 02, 2015
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Leaving MiyajimaDec 02, 2015
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Our ferry at Miyajima Port back to the mainland. The ferry is timed conveniently with trains at Miyajimaguchi Station.Dec 02, 2015
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Inside Miyajima Sanbashi Port buildingDec 02, 2015
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Miyajima Sanbashi Port buildingDec 02, 2015
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Miyajima Sanbashi Port buildingDec 02, 2015
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Miniature ToriiDec 02, 2015
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Hiroshima is famous for oysters.Dec 02, 2015
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Miyajima's Oshakushi giant rice scoop. Made in 1983. 大杓子Dec 02, 2015
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Rice scoopers are also big on Miyajima.Dec 02, 2015
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Maple leaf-shaped azuki bean bunsDec 02, 2015
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Maple leaf-shaped azuki bean buns aka Momiji Manju is Miyajima's most famous confection.Dec 02, 2015
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Near the entrance to Itsukushima Shrine is Omotesando shopping street for Miyajima eats and souvenirs.Dec 02, 2015
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Five-story Pagoda on Miyajima.Dec 02, 2015
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Tide was starting to recede.Dec 02, 2015
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Maple leaf-shaped ice cream.Dec 02, 2015
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Lots of souvenir shops along the way.Dec 02, 2015
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Walking back.Dec 02, 2015
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Itsukushima shrine as seen from Tahoto Pagoda on Miyajima.Dec 02, 2015
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View from Tahoto Pagoda on Miyajima.Dec 02, 2015
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View from Tahoto Pagoda on Miyajima.Dec 02, 2015
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Tahoto Pagoda on Miyajima.Dec 02, 2015
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Tahoto Pagoda on Miyajima.Dec 02, 2015
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Tahoto Pagoda on Miyajima.Dec 02, 2015
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Steps to the Tahoto Pagoda.Dec 02, 2015
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Chanting priests.Dec 02, 2015
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Daiganji temple belongs to the Shingon Buddhist Sect. Dedicated to the goddess Benzaiten and one of the three most famous Benzaiten temples.Dec 02, 2015
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Gate to Daiganji temple.Dec 02, 2015
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The exit.Dec 02, 2015
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Fish spotting at high tide.Dec 02, 2015
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Bridge at Itsukushima (closed).Dec 02, 2015
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Noh stage at Itsukushima shrine does not have much room for an audience.Dec 02, 2015
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Noh stage at Itsukushima shrine.Dec 02, 2015
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Noh stage at Itsukushima shrine.Dec 02, 2015
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Renovating the floor maybe.Dec 02, 2015
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Long line of tourists waiting to take a picture at the end of the boardwalk.Dec 02, 2015
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Some construction here in Sept. 2015.Dec 02, 2015
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At low tide.Dec 02, 2015
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Itsukushima shrineDec 02, 2015
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At low tide.Dec 02, 2015
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Five-story Pagoda on land overlooks the floating shrine.Dec 02, 2015
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At high tide, I have to declare that Itsukushima Shrine is one of Japan's most photogenic buildings.Dec 02, 2015
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Main shrine of Itsukushima.Dec 02, 2015
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Itsukushima is dedicated to the three daughters of Susano-o no Mikoto, Shinto god of seas and storms, and brother of the sun goddess Amaterasu.Dec 02, 2015
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Admission charged.Dec 02, 2015
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Entrance to the shrine buildings.Dec 02, 2015
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Sacred Horse (fake)Dec 02, 2015
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Tahoto PagodaDec 02, 2015
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Itsukushima Shrine at high tide.Dec 02, 2015
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I visited Itsukushima at high tide in the morning so the shrine was floating.Dec 02, 2015
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Torii and pine tree at Miyajima.Dec 02, 2015
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Hiroshige's woodblock print of Itsukushima Shrine's fall festival from his "Famous Views of the 60 Provinces" series.Dec 02, 2015
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Shrine worshippers also arrive by boat like they did in the old days before modern ferry service.Dec 02, 2015
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The deer are trained to pose with tourist groups. They know that there will be a reward.Dec 02, 2015
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Local photographer is kept busy.Dec 02, 2015
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Torii and deer on Miyajima.Dec 02, 2015
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Another Miyajima symbol is the deer.Dec 02, 2015
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Before visiting Miyajima, you should check the tide times. Best to go during high tide.Dec 02, 2015
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Main torii of Itsukushima Shrine and perhaps Japan's most famous and iconic torii.Dec 02, 2015
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Koma-inuDec 02, 2015
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Entering the shrine grounds.Dec 02, 2015
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Approaching the famous floating torii. A short walk from the port.Dec 02, 2015
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Waterfront path to Itsukushima Shrine.Dec 02, 2015
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Ferry arrives at Miyajima Sanbashi Port.Dec 02, 2015
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Across the water.Dec 02, 2015
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Approaching Miyajima Sambashi Port.Dec 02, 2015
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One of Japan's Scenic Trio (Nihon Sankei), the famous torii with Miyajima island in the background. Dec 02, 2015
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Miyajima island. The ferry ride is only about 10 min.Dec 02, 2015
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Ferry for Miyajima at Miyajimaguchi Sanbashi ferry port.Dec 02, 2015
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Miyajimaguchi Sanbashi ferry port.Dec 02, 2015
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From Miyajimaguchi Station, a short walk to the Miyajimaguchi Sanbashi ferry port.Dec 02, 2015
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Miyajimaguchi Station's exit for Japan Railpass holders.Dec 02, 2015
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Itsukushima Shrine on Miyajima is one of Japan's most iconic shrines and sights. The vermillion floating torii and shrine (at high tide) are part of Japan's Scenic Trio.Gateway to Miyajima is Miyajimaguchi Station, about 30 min. from Hiroshima Station.Dec 02, 2015
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Miyajimaguchi StationDec 02, 2015
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View from Miyajima island's Mt. Misen.Jan 24, 2006
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View of Seto Inland Sea from Miyajima island's Mt. Misen.Jan 24, 2006
 
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