Miyajima: a hipster’s paradise

We took a day trip today to Miyajima – an island about an hour’s boat ride from Hiroshima.

Lucky for us we were able to catch a boat from Peace Park, which is right by our hotel so saved the hassle of a long train ride then ferry across.

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The island is a great day trip and has lots of tame and friendly deer roaming around it. Between them and the signs for coffee it was like paradise for hipsters.

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These guys were super friendly – mainly because we’d stopped to eat some citrus Kit Kat and they wanted some too. They were pretty determined trying to eat my bag and skirt.

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We walked up through forest to the rope way (that’s a cable car to you) but found it was under repair until… Tomorrow. Rats.

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Miyajima is most famous for its Odorii gate, which stands in the sea and at high ride can appear to float on water. The island also had a number of beautiful shrines and a five-storey pagoda too.

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What we weren’t expecting was the worlds largest rice spoon… But look – here it is!

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There’s lots more photos in our Flickr album too.

Tom pointed out that I might not have been using big enough photos in these blog posts so they might seemed blurred – hope thats fixed now.

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