Saturday, 28 March 2015

J Day +9 Hiroshima and Miyajima Island…

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…


  1. Miss you all lots, wish we were having these amazing experiences with you! R & S xxx

  2. That would be really nice xx

  3. Wow I have just enjoyed an amazing trip to Japan through your photos. A place we have never been too. The food looks amazing, but so sad about the destruction and lives lost during the bombing. The paper birds are a wonderful reminder of the girl with leukaemia. Would loved to have joined in on the cycle ride.

    You are doing an amazing job with your trip, I still have photos from a year back that I now have to wrack my brain to remember who and what.

    Keep well and enjoy Diane.

  4. It is amazing and I know how you feel in running out of superlatives.
    One one of our trips to America we called it "gosh country" as every time we rounded a bend there would be something ahead that made us say
    gosh" because we'd run out of words to describe things!