The following day we took a ferry to Miyajima island, home of the World Heritage Site Itsukushima Shrine
, where its gateway (torii) looks as if it's rising out of the sea.
Covering an area of 30 square kilometres in Hiroshima Bay, Miyajima is best known as the home of the Itsukushima Shrine
, a Shinto temple dedicated to the Princess daughters of the wind god Susanoo.
Misen for a glimpse of Hiroshima bay, then head back down to the island, stroll through Itsukushima Shrine
and mingle with the wild deer cavorting amid Shinto monuments.
The western Japan city rose from the ashes after the 1945 US atomic bombing and faces the Seto Inland sea where the floating gate of Itsukushima Shrine
The Great Torri Gate is part of the Itsukushima Shrine
, and is one of the most celebrated tourist attractions in Japan.
It features more than 60 photos and diagrams showing the immediate effects of the bombing on the people and the city, the science behind the atomic bomb, the recovery and rebuilding of the city, and the Hiroshima Peace Memorial and Itsukushima Shrine
, which are both World Heritage Sites.
The photoA[degrees] graphs will display not only Hiroshima's experience of the world's first nuclear bombing, but the city's reconstruction, internaA[degrees]tional conventions and visits of world leaders and Hiroshima prefecture's popular tourist attractions including two world heritage sites, namely the Hiroshima Peace Memorial, known as Genbaku Dome in Japan, and the Itsukushima Shrine
We make our way inside the Itsukushima Shrine
, handing our 300 yen admission fee in silver coins to female priests adorned in white blouses and pink slacks.
The "O-Torii" serves as the entrance to Itsukushima Shrine
, built in the second half of the sixth century and remodeled in 1168.
In addition, the company has also established a project to replace incandescent light bulbs with energy-saving LED lights at World Heritage sites in Japan, including Shirakawa-Go in Gifu Prefecture, Kiyomizu Temple in Kyoto, and Itsukushima Shrine
in Hiroshima, as well as other World Heritage sites around the world, such as Prague Castle in the Czech Republic.
The itsukushima shrine
was built in the twelfth century with money donated by the warlord Taira no Kiyomori.
ANA also expects tourists to use the flights for sightseeing Iwakuni city and visiting Miyajima, the site of Itsukushima Shrine
on the World Heritage List in Hiroshima Prefecture.