It was a one day trip to Hiroshima from Hakata station in Fukuoka. I took a Shinkansen bullet train to Shin Hiroshima station, took a JR Sanyou main line to Miyajima-guchi station for 25 minutes. There is a Ferry terminal for Miyajima about 2 minute walking distance. I took a JR Miyajima ferry boat to Miyajima. The JR Miyajima ferry boats are operated every 15 to 35 minutes. I planned to meet a friend at Miyajima-guchi station. She is from Hiroshima and knows the area. I had a JR Pass, so shinkansen bullet train, a local JR train, and JR Miyajima ferry were free with that JR pass.
Another view from Itsukushima Shrine. The first shrine buildings were probably erected in the 6th century, and the shrine has been destroyed many times. The present shrine dates from the mid-16th century, and follows the earlier 12th century design. That design was established in 1168, when funds were provided by the warlord Taira no Kiyomori.
This Goddess statue was place outside of Itsukushima Shrine. There was another stone marking of "May Peace Prevail On Earth" on the left side. We prayed for Japan and world peace and perform In's in front of this Goddess.
Look at them. They are fat and gorgeous looking Oysters, garnished with Ponzu Citrus Sauce. Aki district/Miyajima are famous for Oysters. We had hot grilled Oysters with Ponzu Sauce and cold Beer. We were so happy......
宮島で有名なもみじ饅頭。やまだ屋さん。チーズ入り、チョコ入り、抹茶入りなど、いろいろ。 Famous "Momiji manju" at Yamadaya. There are many varieties, such as with Cream Cheese, Chocolate, Green Tea, etc.
紅葉饅頭の焼きたて2個を200円で注文しました。お茶は無料。セルフサービスで。 I ordered two Momiji Manju, freshly cooked at 200 yen ($2.60) Green Tea was provided for free with self-service.
あなご飯処・フクヤ Fukuya Restaurant 安芸・宮島は、あなごも名産品らしいです。穴子飯を出してる店が多かったです。 Sea-Eel is another special good in Miyajima, Aki area. Many restaurants serve char-broiled Sea-Eel over Rice.
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