A Day at Miyajima Island – Japan

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I have just got back from Japan, and whilst the memories are fresh in my mind, I thought I should write some posts about my favourite day trips in Japan. We spent a day at Miyajima Island, in Hiroshima.

A Day at Miyajima Island:

It was a beautiful day out, and we left nice and early so that we could have a full day out. Despite the heat (nearing 37 degrees Celsius), we had an amazing time.

The journey to Miyajima was by train and by ferry. I loved the ferry journey because it was a lovely, sunny day and we could see the Torii in the distance. Our first stop was the Torii and the Shrine. They were both so beautiful.

A Day at Miyajima Island

Torii Gate

A day at Miyajima Island

A day at Miyajima Island

A day at Miyajima Island

Itsukushima Shrine

We had the option of walking up Mount Misen at Miyajima, however, we decided we needed to get the Ropeway. The view from the mountain top was stunning. To be honest, we didn’t climb right to the top after getting the ropeway, as it was just too hot.

A Day at Miyajima Island

I love this sign leading to the ropeway.

A day at Miyajima Island

A day at Miyajima Island

The top of Mt Misen, Miyajima Island


When we got back to the town, we continued to wander around. One of the highlights of the day was having a maple leaf (Momji) treat. It was delicious. I had a custard cream filled one. I’m dreaming of them now, and I wish I had been able to bring some back with me!

A day at Miyajima Island

Five Pillar Pagoda

A day at Miyajima Island

I didn’t manage to get a photo of the maple leaf, as I ate it too quickly!

The dress I decided to wear that day was one that I bought in Nara. They are super comfy and were perfect for the hot weather. The dress has a really pretty print and a floaty and cute.


Have a read of my other Japan post:

Harajuku and Shibuya


  1. Reni E.

    24/07/2018 at 12:41 PM

    I like your dress very much, and it matches the Shrine and the Pagoda!
    xoxo Reni

    1. kattie

      27/07/2018 at 10:01 AM

      Thank you! It is such a comfortable dress <3

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