Miyajima Day 1

Last breakfast with our tour today! Breakfast at the Osaka hotel was very boring, so no photo.

We left the hotel and caught the subway and then the train to Hiroshima. We’d intended to go to the Peace Dome, but the Summit Meeting and Obama were in Hiroshima, so we decided not to even try to go. Instead, we got ourselves some lunch (from the 711) and ate that:

711 Lunch at Hiroshima
711 Lunch at Hiroshima

And then got the train to Miyajima Chumi station and from there the ferry to Miyajima. The weather was pretty miserable.

Views from the ferry to Miyajima
Views from the ferry to Miyajima
Views from the ferry to Miyajima
Views from the ferry to Miyajima
Views from the ferry to Miyajima
Views from the ferry to Miyajima
Views from the ferry to Miyajima
Views from the ferry to Miyajima
Views from the ferry to Miyajima
Views from the ferry to Miyajima
Views from the ferry to Miyajima
Views from the ferry to Miyajima

Once we arrived at the ferry terminal, we made our way to our accommodation, with our luggage in tow. There were deer everywhere. They were quite tame and posed for photos happily:

Deer on Miyajima
Deer on Miyajima
The Great Tori, Miyajima
The Great Tori, Miyajima

Our accommodation was better than I expected it to be. The room was like in a Ryokan and there was a private bath (which we didn’t end up using). Our room had a fantastic view into the garden as well as across the harbour to Hiroshima.

Mikuniya Guest House, Miyajima
Mikuniya Guest House, Miyajima
Mikuniya Guest House, Miyajima
Mikuniya Guest House, Miyajima
Mikuniya Guest House, Miyajima
Mikuniya Guest House, Miyajima
Mikuniya Guest House, Miyajima
Mikuniya Guest House, Miyajima
Mikuniya Guest House, Miyajima
Mikuniya Guest House, Miyajima

Since it was wet out, we just had a relaxing afternoon (I worked on my blog, of course) and hoped for better weather the following day. We went out to dinner when it stopped raining. There aren’t very many restaurants open of an evening, since nearly everyone leaves the island or stays in a Ryokan that gives you dinner. Ours didn’t offer that service. Anyway, we picked an Okonomiyaki place that barely seats 12 and watched a little old lady cook our dinner:

Dinner at Okonomiyaki Kishibe, Miyajima
Dinner at Okonomiyaki Kishibe, Miyajima
Dinner at Okonomiyaki Kishibe, Miyajima
Dinner at Okonomiyaki Kishibe, Miyajima
Dinner at Okonomiyaki Kishibe, Miyajima
Dinner at Okonomiyaki Kishibe, Miyajima
Dinner at Okonomiyaki Kishibe, Miyajima
Dinner at Okonomiyaki Kishibe, Miyajima
Dinner at Okonomiyaki Kishibe, Miyajima
Dinner at Okonomiyaki Kishibe, Miyajima
Dinner at Okonomiyaki Kishibe, Miyajima
Dinner at Okonomiyaki Kishibe, Miyajima

It was delicious!

After dinner, we walked around a little bit. I wished I’d brought my tripod, but had been too lazy. I took a couple of pictures of the illuminated tori anyway:

The Great Tori, Miyajima
The Great Tori, Miyajima

We ran into Helen and Jenny from our tour and said a proper goodbye to them, because they were leaving the next day, to fly home.

The deer were roaming the streets at night. They were not even a little afraid of people.

Deer wandering the streets in the night Miyajima
Deer wandering the streets in the night Miyajima

We then headed back to the Guest House and I finished my blog from a few days back and then had an early night. I don’t know if it’s the sea air, but we were really tired even though we’d not done much at all!

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