Today, after sending our luggage to Hiroshima where we will reunite with it in two days, we walked about a kilometer from the hotel to the Ishite-ji Temple. Known in particular for the Niomon Gate, it is number 51 on the list of eighty-eight temples on the Kaiku Shikoku Pilgrimage Trail.
Miyajima Island (Istukushima). We'll be staying on the island for the next two days, and then crossing to Hiroshima.
The island is famous for the 6th century Istukushima Shrine, a UNESCO World Heritage site. The Japanese government has declared several of the buildings national treasures. The island, and the waters around it, are part of the Setonaikai National Park.
To see all of the photos taken today, click on Thursday, Apr 12th, Miyajima Island, Japan.