"Miyajima island near Hiroshima" Miyajima by Zirpsis
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This island is said to be one of the most beautiful places in the whole of Japan. Now, I haven't seen whole Japan, but nevertheless, found the island very pleasing to the eye. Especially, since I visited during the cherry blossom time. Like in Nara, here too you can see some small deer, sacred animals who are messengers of gods. And they like to take a nibble at your papers, so be careful if you are holding a map, for instance.
This is a small island with a small village. There are a few shrines and temples to see, a museum of historical and folklore materials, traditional crafts center and an Aquarium to visit. There's also a Noh scene with Jin-Noh performances especially during the Peach Blossom Festival in mid April. If you like hiking, there are beautiful nature paths to follow and you can also visit Mt. Misen or even try the ropeway, if you dare...
This shinto shrine gate or torii, is probably the most photographed sight on Miyajima island. Well here you have my... more travel advice
To go to Miyajima island, take a ferry from Hiroshima. Either from Hiroshima Port (high speed boat 25 min) or from... more travel advice
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