The first time I went to Miyajima was 2009 when I visited Japan for 6 weeks. This time felt completely different, being able to speak a bit of Japanese. However the biggest shock in Hiroshima/Miyajima is the sheer number of foreigners. Kyushu is really rather sheltered from almost all foreign tourists, which I didn’t fully realize till reaching this part of Japan. If I am honest, the remoteness of Kyushu is one of its main positive attributes.
One of the 10+ ferries carrying people back an forth from Miyajima
A slighlty new take on one of the most photographed pieces of Japan
There are times when traveling Japan that you are reminded just how picture-perfect the country can be. There are many of these moments in Miyajima
Waiting for the lunchtime discounts to begin
On a mountain walk in Hiroshima, found this rather menacing figure
More cold statues
View over Hirsoshima from a nearby mountain. The parallels between Hirshima and Nagasaki are quite deep.
Ready for breakfast.
And, of course, Hiroshima Okonomiyaki *Osaka style is still better*