Miyajima Torii Gate @ Miyajima, Hiroshima, Japan

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.

Miyajima Deer
All around, you are surrounded by ocean. Small island mountains dot the ocean like big green droplets instead of the other way around.

This tiny island town is self-sustaining, and people actually live here. It is crazy to think so, given how remote it is.

Miyajima Fountain
Symbols of traditional Japan are found everywhere, including Torii gates and pagodas.

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.


Pro-family and anti-drug, when he's not too busy living with four beautiful ladies, he likes long walks on the beach and poking dead things with sticks.

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