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Where is Miyajima Island!

Miyajima is a scenic and famous small island west of Hiroshima. The whole island is considered to be a spiritual entity. Miyajima is known for it’s orange Torii (symbolic gate entrance to shrine area) standing in the water off the coast of the island. It is one of the most photographed views in Japan.

                The first shrine was founded in 593 AD. The land was regarded as so sacred that the famous Tsukishima Shrine was built over the water to avoid offending the Gods. When people eventually inhabited the island they were forbidden to till the ground, give birth, die or be buried on the sacred ground. . Even today there are no hospitals or cemeteries on Miyajima Island.

                 You have to catch it at high tide as at low tide, the torii is surrounded by a muddy shoreline.

Miyajima Torii,
Getting a good picture is next to impossible as the whole span of the shoreline is covered with tourists. Asides from a handful of local residents, the rest of the population consists of foreigners and old Japanese tourists.                                                .

Like in Nara, you can see a lot of deers walking around freely in the Miajima area. Miyajima is also known for their maple leaf shaped manju.                                                                   .

Miyajima Torii,in night

Since the weather was pretty mild and clear, we decided to take the ropeway up to Mount Misen first thing in the morning and come down walking in the forest with nice view on the Torii and around.                                    .

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Where is Miyajima Island!
Where is Miyajima Island!
Miyajima Torii,
Miyajima Torii,
Miyajima Torii,in night
Miyajima Torii,in night
Miyajima Torii at low tilde
Miyajima Torii at low tilde
Japanese School girls
Japanese School girls
Japanese School Picture
Japanese School Picture
Miyajima Torii, tilde is going up
Miyajima Torii, tilde is going up
Miyajima Torii, tilde is up
Miyajima Torii, tilde is up
Miyajima Torii, tilde is up
Miyajima Torii, tilde is up
Dear walking along beach
Dear walking along beach
Miyajima Torii, tilde is up
Miyajima Torii, tilde is up
Miyajima Torii, before night
Miyajima Torii, before night
deer going home
deer going home
deers very quiet after tourist rush
deers very quiet after tourist rush
Miyajima Torii,in night
Miyajima Torii,in night
Miyajima Torii,in night
Miyajima Torii,in night
Miyajima Torii,in night
Miyajima Torii,in night
Miyajima Torii,in night
Miyajima Torii,in night
little car for narrow streets
little car for narrow streets
little car for narrow streets
little car for narrow streets
little car for narrow streets
little car for narrow streets
little car in main street
little car in main street
Miyajima main street
Miyajima main street
even bomber have small truck
even bomber have small truck
bomber have small truck
bomber have small truck
a lots of Japanese Schools
a lots of Japanese Schools
the famous Tsukishima Shrine
the famous Tsukishima Shrine
ropeway up to Mount Misen
ropeway up to Mount Misen
Miyajima Torii,from Mount Misen
Miyajima Torii,from Mount Misen
come down from Mount Misen
come down from Mount Misen
come down from Mount Misen
come down from Mount Misen
come down from Mount Misen
come down from Mount Misen
come down from Mount Misen
come down from Mount Misen
come down from Mount Misen
come down from Mount Misen
Miyajima Torii
Miyajima Torii
Buddhist Daisho-in Temple
Buddhist "Daisho-in Temple"
Buddhist Daisho-in Temple
Buddhist "Daisho-in Temple"
Buddhist Daisho-in Temple
Buddhist "Daisho-in Temple"
Buddhist Daisho-in Temple
Buddhist "Daisho-in Temple"
Buddhist Daisho-in Temple
Buddhist "Daisho-in Temple"
Sand Mandala need two-week labor
Sand Mandala need two-week labor
Sand Mandala produced by two Tibet…
Sand Mandala produced by two Tibe…
Buddhist Daisho-in Temple
Buddhist "Daisho-in Temple"
Buddhist Daisho-in Temple
Buddhist "Daisho-in Temple"
Buddhist Daisho-in Temple
Buddhist "Daisho-in Temple"
Buddhist Daisho-in Temple
Buddhist "Daisho-in Temple"
Buddhist Daisho-in Temple
Buddhist "Daisho-in Temple"
Tank for sake
Tank for sake
Buddhist Daisho-in Temple
Buddhist Daisho-in Temple
Cave in Daisho-in Temple
Cave in Daisho-in Temple
Cave in Daisho-in Temple
Cave in Daisho-in Temple
Daisho-in Temple
Daisho-in Temple
Deer  Miyajima Torii
Deer Miyajima Torii
Miyajima Torii,low tilde
Miyajima Torii,low tilde
Collect shell in low tilde
Collect shell in low tilde
Collect shell in low tilde
Collect shell in low tilde
Collect shell in low tilde
Collect shell in low tilde
Collect shell in low tilde
Collect shell in low tilde
Miyajima Torii is very big
Miyajima Torii is very big
Miyajima Torii is very big
Miyajima Torii is very big
Miyajima Torii
Miyajima Torii
Miyajima Torii, good Bye!
Miyajima Torii, good Bye!
Miyajima Torii, good Bye!
Miyajima Torii, good Bye!
Deers, good Bye!
Deers, good Bye!
Miyajima Torii
Miyajima Torii
Miyajima
photo by: liekevo