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Miyajima island. The ferry ride is only about 10 min.
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One of Japan's Scenic Trio (Nihon Sankei), the famous torii with Miyajima island in the background.
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Approaching Miyajima Sambashi Port.
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Across the water.
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Ferry arrives at Miyajima Sanbashi Port.
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Waterfront path to Itsukushima Shrine.
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Approaching the famous floating torii. A short walk from the port.
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Entering the shrine grounds.
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Koma-inu
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Main torii of Itsukushima Shrine and perhaps Japan's most famous and iconic torii.
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Before visiting Miyajima, you should check the tide times. Best to go during high tide.
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Another Miyajima symbol is the deer.
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Torii and deer on Miyajima.
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Local photographer is kept busy.
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The deer are trained to pose with tourist groups. They know that there will be a reward.
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Shrine worshippers also arrive by boat like they did in the old days before modern ferry service.
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Hiroshige's woodblock print of Itsukushima Shrine's fall festival from his "Famous Views of the 60 Provinces" series.
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Torii and pine tree at Miyajima.
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I visited Itsukushima at high tide in the morning so the shrine was floating.
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Itsukushima Shrine at high tide.
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Tahoto Pagoda
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Sacred Horse (fake)
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Entrance to the shrine buildings.
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Admission charged.
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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.
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Main shrine of Itsukushima.
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At high tide, I have to declare that Itsukushima Shrine is one of Japan's most photogenic buildings.
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Five-story Pagoda on land overlooks the floating shrine.
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At low tide.
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Itsukushima shrine
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At low tide.
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Some construction here in Sept. 2015.
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Long line of tourists waiting to take a picture at the end of the boardwalk.
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Renovating the floor maybe.
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Noh stage at Itsukushima shrine.
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Noh stage at Itsukushima shrine.
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Noh stage at Itsukushima shrine does not have much room for an audience.
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Bridge at Itsukushima (closed).
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Fish spotting at high tide.
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The exit.
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Gate to Daiganji temple.
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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.
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Chanting priests.
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Steps to the Tahoto Pagoda.
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Tahoto Pagoda on Miyajima.
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Tahoto Pagoda on Miyajima.
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Tahoto Pagoda on Miyajima.
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View from Tahoto Pagoda on Miyajima.
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View from Tahoto Pagoda on Miyajima.
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Itsukushima shrine as seen from Tahoto Pagoda on Miyajima.
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Walking back.
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Lots of souvenir shops along the way.
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Maple leaf-shaped ice cream.
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Tide was starting to recede.
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Five-story Pagoda on Miyajima.
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Near the entrance to Itsukushima Shrine is Omotesando shopping street for Miyajima eats and souvenirs.
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Maple leaf-shaped azuki bean buns aka Momiji Manju is Miyajima's most famous confection.
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Maple leaf-shaped azuki bean buns
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Rice scoopers are also big on Miyajima.
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Miyajima's Oshakushi giant rice scoop. Made in 1983. 大杓子
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Hiroshima is famous for oysters.
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Miniature Torii
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View of Seto Inland Sea from Miyajima island's Mt. Misen.
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View from Miyajima island's Mt. Misen.
   
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