- Posted February 24, 2011 by
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Travel photo of the day
Itsukushima Shrine torii gate, Miyajima
This is a slightly different perspective of Itsukushima Shrine’s famous floating torii gate taken from a street behind and above the shrine. The island is about an hour outside of Hiroshima and is reached either by a short train or streetcar ride and a connecting ferry. Make sure to check the tides before you go; the only way to get a good picture of the gate is at high tide (the rest of the time, it’s a mud flat and you can walk out to the gate from the shrine).