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Misty Mountians of Miyajima

Misty Mountians of Miyajima

Off the coast of Hiroshima in Southern Japan is the mountainous island of Itsukushima. It's better known by the name Miyajima (宮島), which means "Shrine Island" in Japanese. The island has a small settlement with a large Shinto shrine, for which it is probably best known.

The highest point on the island is Mount Misen. From the town, you can take a ropeway up 500 meters to the top of the mountain. Along the way, you travel above a vast, untouched forest - as the island is considered sacred, cutting trees down for lumber is not permitted.

From Japan, Fall 2016