Billed as one of Japan’s three most scenic spots, Miyajima didn’t disappoint. Miyajima is a 25 minute fast ferry ride from our hotel jetty and is packed with sights, the most notable being the Itsukushima Shinto Shrine and it’s O-Torii Gate, designated a World Cultural Heritage monument.
The climb to, and the view from Mount Misen are pulse raising and spectacular . The mountain is covered with primeval forest and at 535 m is the highest on Miyajima. Athough there is a ropeway, or cable car, Tom decided that we should walk up and take the ropeway down! At least we did something that nobody else seemed to be doing!!
Deer roam the island.
The views from the top were stunning – I’m running out of superlatives for the sights that seem to be around every corner.
Three of these stones were carried up by your intrepid climbers!
A selfie from the very top…
Miyajima is reputed to have the best oysters in Japan, producing 80% of all the oysters consumed in Japan.
More pics to follow after a visit to the Hiroshima Peace Park…