Ohtorii gate

Ohtorii gate
Originally uploaded by Helen K

Today we visited Miyajima island, home of the Itsukushima Shrine (another UNESCO World Heritage Site) and the large red Ohtorii gate.

The day started well with hot coffee from the vending machine, before we hopped aboard the local train and a custard filled fish before we caught the ferry over to the island.

Thankfully we didn’t have to take off our shoes 🙂 It was in a very beautiful location. Click on my photos to see some more images.

Afterwards we wandered up to the cable care/ropeway. Wandered probably not the best term as it was quite steep in places. Must admit that I am beginning to feel quite un-fit, despite all the walking we are doing.

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