Miyajima Island Excursion
Miyajima Island Excursion, Japan
Begin your sightseeing with a visit to the shoreline to see the torii gate- at its most photogenic when the tide is high but also interesting when the waters have receded and you can walk up to the huge structure and admire it close up.
After some time here and within the World Heritage Itsuku shrine itself, make your way to the Tahoto shrine to the right of Itsuku shrine. Continuing along this pathway leads you up to other temples of note, and then to the nature walk through to Momiji-dani valley. Walk through the valley, which becomes slightly hilly and to the cable car station for the ascent up to Mt Misen (a two-stage cable car).
You can walk around the monkey park and then descend by cable car, or indeed along one of the hiking trails to the bottom. Back at sea level, explore the small shopping arcades, feed the tame deer or simply admire the view.
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