10 days in Japan - 10/29/2022 to 11/7/2022










Day 8-Hiroshima




Day 9- walk around the island-11/6/22

More than 1000 deer live in Miyajima, and over the many years, they have become accustomed to the visitors hopping on and off the ferries daily. They are generally mild-mannered, often shying away when people get too close, but some are fearless and will walk right up to you for some interaction.

According to local folklore, the deer in Miyajima (also known as Itsukushima) were considered sacred messengers from the gods. Until 1637, killing one was punishable by death. They're still protected by Japanese law today, but not quite that harshly.


The deer in Momijidani Park are really cute.


They are eating chestnuts on the ground that is probably provided by the city.


Momijidani Park is one of the most famous and best places to view the autumn foliage in Miyajima.


This area is known for its numerous Japanese maple trees that set the forest aglow with their red leaves against the green of the Evergreen trees.


Lots of people enjoying seating around on a beautiful day.


A tunnel leading to the forest. 


A deer crossing the tunnel.  We did not go any further and walk to main town instead.


Entering Miyajima-cho (Miyajima town).


Shops and residential houses on the main street.


Hatsukaichi is centered on the small town



Small streets in Hatsukaichi


Residential area.


On the left is Daijan-ji a small Buddhist temple  which dated back to the Neian period and dedicated to Benziathe, the Japanese name for Saraswati (the Hindu goddess of good fortune).


Closer view of the  Daijan-ji temple. 


Entrance of  Daijan-ji temple.


Creek running along the town


Quaint neighborhood.


A tree next to the creek.


On the way, we passed by Itsukushima Shrine and the torii gate in the background.


view of Senjokau Pavilion up in the hill.


Streets vendors selling all kind of food.



NEXT.... Day 9- Senjokau Pavilion and 5 story Pagoda





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