Throwback Thursday: Monkeys, Momiji Manju, and Mount Misen on Miyajima

The famous floating torii of Miyajima
The famous floating torii of Miyajima

If you made me pick, right here and now, my favorite place in Japan, chances are that I’d say Miyajima (宮島), a small island off of the coast of Hiroshima. The Japanese consider the view of Itsukushima Shrine on Miyajima as one of the three most beautiful views in all of Japan, and I’m certainly not going to argue with them. (Incidentally, I’m bound and determined to see the other two, which are the sandbar of Amanohashidate and the pine-filled islands of Matsushima, before I leave Japan.)

Keeping my eyes open in pictures is not one of my talents.
Keeping my eyes open in pictures is not one of my talents.

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