Most viewed - Miyajima 宮島
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View of Seto Inland Sea from Miyajima island's Mt. Misen.148 views
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View from Miyajima island's Mt. Misen.143 views
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Main torii of Itsukushima Shrine and perhaps Japan's most famous and iconic torii.69 views
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Manhole in Hatsukaichi, Hiroshima69 views
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One of Japan's Scenic Trio (Nihon Sankei), the famous torii with Miyajima island in the background. 62 views
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I visited Itsukushima at high tide in the morning so the shrine was floating.61 views
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Itsukushima shrine61 views
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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.53 viewsGateway to Miyajima is Miyajimaguchi Station, about 30 min. from Hiroshima Station.
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Miyajimaguchi Station50 views
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Miyajimaguchi Station's exit for Japan Railpass holders.50 views
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Shrine worshippers also arrive by boat like they did in the old days before modern ferry service.49 views
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Hiroshige's woodblock print of Itsukushima Shrine's fall festival from his "Famous Views of the 60 Provinces" series.49 views
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Waterfront path to Itsukushima Shrine.48 views
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Local photographer is kept busy.48 views
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The deer are trained to pose with tourist groups. They know that there will be a reward.48 views
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Itsukushima Shrine at high tide.48 views
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Noh stage at Itsukushima shrine.48 views
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Miyajimaguchi Sanbashi ferry port.47 views
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Before visiting Miyajima, you should check the tide times. Best to go during high tide.47 views
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Another Miyajima symbol is the deer.47 views
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At high tide, I have to declare that Itsukushima Shrine is one of Japan's most photogenic buildings.47 views
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Tahoto Pagoda on Miyajima.47 views
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Itsukushima shrine as seen from Tahoto Pagoda on Miyajima.47 views
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From Miyajimaguchi Station, a short walk to the Miyajimaguchi Sanbashi ferry port.46 views
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Across the water.46 views
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Approaching the famous floating torii. A short walk from the port.46 views
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Entering the shrine grounds.46 views
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Tahoto Pagoda46 views
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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.46 views
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Main shrine of Itsukushima.46 views
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Renovating the floor maybe.46 views
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Noh stage at Itsukushima shrine.46 views
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Gate to Daiganji temple.46 views
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Chanting priests.46 views
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Steps to the Tahoto Pagoda.46 views
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Walking back.46 views
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Lots of souvenir shops along the way.46 views
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Miyajima's Oshakushi giant rice scoop. Made in 1983. 大杓子46 views
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Miyajima Sanbashi Port building46 views
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Ferry for Miyajima at Miyajimaguchi Sanbashi ferry port.45 views
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Miyajima island. The ferry ride is only about 10 min.45 views
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Approaching Miyajima Sambashi Port.45 views
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Ferry arrives at Miyajima Sanbashi Port.45 views
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Torii and deer on Miyajima.45 views
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Torii and pine tree at Miyajima.45 views
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Sacred Horse (fake)45 views
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Entrance to the shrine buildings.45 views
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Admission charged.45 views
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Five-story Pagoda on land overlooks the floating shrine.45 views
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Noh stage at Itsukushima shrine does not have much room for an audience.45 views
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The exit.45 views
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Tahoto Pagoda on Miyajima.45 views
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View from Tahoto Pagoda on Miyajima.45 views
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View from Tahoto Pagoda on Miyajima.45 views
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Maple leaf-shaped ice cream.45 views
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Maple leaf-shaped azuki bean buns aka Momiji Manju is Miyajima's most famous confection.45 views
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Maple leaf-shaped azuki bean buns45 views
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Rice scoopers are also big on Miyajima.45 views
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Hiroshima is famous for oysters.45 views
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Leaving Miyajima45 views
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Arrived back at Miyajimaguchi Port.45 views
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At low tide.44 views
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At low tide.44 views
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Some construction here in Sept. 2015.44 views
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Long line of tourists waiting to take a picture at the end of the boardwalk.44 views
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Bridge at Itsukushima (closed).44 views
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Fish spotting at high tide.44 views
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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.44 views
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Tahoto Pagoda on Miyajima.44 views
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Tide was starting to recede.44 views
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Five-story Pagoda on Miyajima.44 views
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Near the entrance to Itsukushima Shrine is Omotesando shopping street for Miyajima eats and souvenirs.44 views
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Miniature Torii44 views
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Miyajima Sanbashi Port building44 views
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Inside Miyajima Sanbashi Port building44 views
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Our ferry at Miyajima Port back to the mainland. The ferry is timed conveniently with trains at Miyajimaguchi Station.44 views
 
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