Tag Archives: Miyajima

The Deer of Japan…

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^ ‘Oooh I’m a messenger of the Gods, feed me!’ D:

I encountered Japan’s sacred Sika deer twice during my trip; at Miyajima and at Nara. Encountered. Their Bambi eyes and adorable squeaks had me smitten. But the reality of their circumstances is not Continue reading

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Miyajima and Itsukushima Shrine

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^ Torii gate at Itsukushima shrine. Fun fact: it does not float, nor is it buried in the sand. The pillars holding it up are just so gosh darn heavy that they sit on the sea bed and stay put.

It makes me sad to think how we almost missed Miyajima (‘shrine island’) and it’s floating Itsukushima shrine. I had read somewhere that dusk is the most perfect time to be there and decided that I absolutely had to see the floating torii Continue reading

Coming soon… Japan 日本!

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^ The floating torii, Itsukushima-jinja, Miyajima
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^ Gaijin…

Tokyo > Fukuyama > Tomo-no-ura > Iwakuni > Miyajima > Hiroshima > Himeji > Kyoto > Higashiyama > Nara > Arashiyama > Kawaguchi-ko > Mt. Fuji > Tokyo

Phew, it’s been some trip… so far! It’s night time and I’m sitting in the shadow of Mt. Fuji or Fujisan as he likes to be known. I only caught the briefest of glimpses of the gigantic mountain through dusky clouds as I arrived in Kawaguchi-ko. I already know I’m going to love it here. This series of posts was supposed to begin the second I arrived in my pokey Tokyo business hotel. But now, with two days left on my JR Pass, cramps in my feet, and an 11pm curfew at our minshuku, I guess it is as good a time as any to start writing it all down. Over the next few weeks you can look forward to: Continue reading