The most beautiful place on earth.
Words do not do the beauty of Miyajima justice.
Stepping off the ferry, the first thing you’ll notice are the free-roaming deer. They will eat anything, including maps.
This facility used to be a retreat for some warlord or another. I’m pretty sure at one point it was destroyed by fire. When the tide comes in, it must be beautiful– you can see the water marks on the pillars supporting the structure, indicating how high the water levels get.
We didn’t get to spend more than a few hours in Miyajima and tried to walk one of the trails in the dead of winter, which was less than well-thought, but the views from the ramen shop at the top of the mountain was absolutely breathtaking. I would love to be able to revisit it again someday.