We take the ferry to the magnificent island of Miyajima to visit the centuries-old Itsukushima Shrine. The World Heritage site is located along the virgin forest of Mt. Misen over the waters of Hiroshima Bay. As dusk falls, the tide recedes and hoards of people make their way towards the beautiful Torii in the Sea.
For some extra fun on New Years weekend we had traveled to the renowned prefecture of Hiroshima from Nara We were staying at the lovely Hiroshima Garden Palace Hotel The all day travelling from the day before had sapped us of our energy so we woke up late In the afternoon, we decided to visit the magnificent Miyajima Island, I had heard so much about Miyajima is a small island located less than an hour away from the city of Hiroshima Located in the Seto Inland Sea, ten miles southwest of the Hiroshima, the island is sacred for both Shinto and Buddhist practitioners The island’s real name is Itsukushima (厳島), but it is known