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An afternoon in Miyajima

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To go to Miyajima you can take tram line 2 at Gembaku Domu towards Miyajima-guchi, although the fastest way is to go to the Hiroshima train station and then take the train to Miyajima-guchi. Once there you have to take a ferry that takes you to the island and is included with the Japan Rail Pass. There is also a boat that takes about 1,900 ¥ from Gembaku Domu to Miyajima and takes about an hour.

We took the tram direction to Miyajima-guchi (¥ 150, it pays when leaving), but as it took a long time we got off at a station that transhipped with the JR train (sorry, but I don't remember what station it was).

When we arrived at Miyajima-guchi, there was an hour left for it to get dark, so we approached the island as it got dark. When we arrived in Miyajima, the tide was low and we saw that people were walking under their famous “Torii”. In the background I was a little angry because I wanted to see the typical picture ...

The first thing we did was to leave the backpacks in the guest house where we were going to spend the night, the Kikugawa Guest House. The Kikugawa Guest House was about 5 minutes walk from the port, and there the owner was waiting for us, who turned out to be an older lady who gave me the impression she didn't like Westerners. Above for more inri when he was showing us the room one of us floor the tatami with the slippers of being at home (sacrilege!), Starring in the typical Japanese phrase that one always reads in the first courses (do not step on the tatami with the shoes!).

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