Day #1715

Posted by Caz on Monday, 10th September 2012

Day #1715 Title: Ō-Torii, Miyajima
Location: Miyajima Island, Hiroshima, Japan
Camera: Canon EOS 7D / 24-105mm EF f/4 L IS USM
Notes: This morning we embarked on an excursion to Miyajima Island, to visit the big red Torii gate which stands in the sea, and wander around the place. There was a refreshing breeze on the ferry, but the sun was in full force by the time we got to the island. The gate is very impressive and is well known throughout Japan as a place of pilgrimage for the Shintō religion. After an enjoyable lunch with the group, we headed back to the mainland and had some free time this afternoon. I was planning a walk along the river, but just before I got there it started to pelt with rain. Even though I huddled under my umbrella, I still got quite soggy on the half-mile walk back to my hotel. Never mind, the weather has been kind so far, so I can’t complain (and it was a bit cooler as a consequence). Four of us headed out to a little local restaurant this evening for dinner, not straying too far from the hotel for fear of another deluge! Read more about my day.
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  • […] The island is inhabited by humans who live in a small town where the ferry docks, and by wild deer – all over! They wander in and out of the shops in the high street, many of which don’t have doors but are open to the pavement. They laze about in the sun and take refuge in the shade. They should not be fed, and all paperwork (tickets, passports etc) should be kept a watchful eye on, or the deer are prone to munching them! The image on the right nearly made it as my pick for Day #1715. […]