July 31 | Miyajima

Today we headed for Miyajima, the island site of the famous Itsukushima Shrine.  You will likely recognize the shrine from the photos (and it was recently featured in an episode of the Great Race).

The shrine is a marvel of Japanese architecture and construction techniques. At high tide the structures appear to be floating on the waters surface.

As you might expect, a meal figured into our plans.  I can only report that the fresh oysters and eel, Miyajima specialties, were unbelievable in quality and quantity!

After a full day of touring and shopping we had a fast, quiet and restful return to Tokyo on the shinkansen.

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