In the morning, we visited Osaka Castle. It was a long walk-cum-climb up to Osaka castle from the station!
And we arrived! It was my first visit to a Japan Castle!
After visiting the castle, we continued hopped back on the train and headed for Miyajima. We took the Shinkansen to Hiroshima, transferred to JR Sanyo Line for Miyajimaguchi and took the ferry to Miyajima. (The ferry ride was also covered by the Japan Rail Pass.)
Miyajima is famous for its ‘floating’ tori gate. The tori was was not so ‘floating’ while we were there. So people seized the chance to walk down the beach to the foot of the tori gate.
Miyajima is one of the Japan 3 sights (日本三景).
I thought it was very well-deserving of the title, I love Miyajima – it was so beautiful!!
There were plenty of souvenir shops on the island.
We left Miyajima before it turned dark, and began the long ride back to Tokyo.
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