Monday, March 23, 2009

Welcome to Miyajima, Hiroshima.

When is the perfect time to visit Miyajima? Come during autumn, where all the momiji or maple trees become red.
Last year, together with friends, we visited Miyajima. How do we get there?
From Saijo Eki or Saijo Station, buy a ticket to Miyajima at the counter for about 1100 Yen. The ticket includes train cost to Hiroshima port and ferry to Miyajima.
This was taken on one of the JR Miyajima Ferries which serves the route between Hiroshima and Miyajima (Itsukushima). The trip takes about ten minutes. There is an hourly express passenger ferry to Hiroshima harbour. Itsukushima (厳島) is an island in the Inland Sea of Japan. Itsukushima is part of the city of Hatsukaichi in Hiroshima Prefecture. It is popularly known as Miyajima (宮島), the Shrine Island. Itsukushima is famous for the Itsukushima Shrine, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Miyajima's maple trees are renowned throughout Japan, and blanket the island in crimson in the autumn which attracts both local people and foreigners.
Omoshiroi desu ne....

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