Miyajima IslandMay 16 in Japan ⋅ ☀️ 25 °C
What a lovely day we’ve had today. I was worried about the school children so we are on the first boat over to Miyajima Island today. I figured they’d never be able to get that many teenagers organised for an early start.
We took the direct boat from the Peace Park which takes about 40 minutes. Nice trip except for the extremely loud Americans who laughed and talked at the highest possible volume all the way. We made sure we went the opposite way to them once we got off.
Miyajima Island is most famous for its giant torii gate, which at high tide seems to float on the water. It’s just a lovely scenic place, with great views of the sea and islands, traditional buildings, a pleasure to walk around and explore.
We rode the rope way up to the top of Mt Misen, climbed up to the five story pagoda, explored the lovely back streets and shopping district saw the Itsukushima Shrine in both full tide and low tide.
We’d booked to go back on the boat at 2.30 and just when we were walking back all the school kids were coming off the ferry. Perfect!Read more
Traveler I thought the island looked deserted until I saw the shopping street!
Traveler More and more people as the day went on.
Traveler Odd there’s no one out looking at the Torii gates. Must be shopping day.
Traveler The crowds were thickening up as the day went along.
Traveler Miyajima Island was one of my favourite places too. So picturesque and some different shops. Sounds like a great day!