Perhaps my favourite place in all of Japan - The great Torii of Miyajima
The great Torii is the boundary between the spirit and the human worlds.
My 4 week Japan itinerary is now available, and it includes the beautiful Miyajima Island where you can find this beautiful place. ***link in bio***
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A short ferry ride from Hiroshima is the island of Miyajima. The famous O-torii Gate is there. When the tide is high it appears to be floating in the water. The Itsukushima Shinto Shrine also appears to float in the water at high tide. Near by is the Five storied pagoda. We stayed overnight in a traditional Japanese inn called a ryokan. We slept on the floor and were served a traditional Japanese dinner and breakfast in a lovely room. #zen#japan#toriigate#miyajima#temple#shrine ryokan #donnawatson_artist#pagoda#donnawatsonart
Rushing to squeeze in this last site before having to leave Kyoto. Fushimi Inari-taisha is the most important Shinto shrine dedicated to Inari, the god of rice. There are many fox statues here as foxes are Inari’s messengers. We only had a few minutes here and the massive amounts of tourist didn’t allow us to hike up very far through the Torii gates. Supposedly the hike is about 2hrs. #kyoto#cramnkyoto#japan #🇯🇵 #fushimiinari#shinto#shintoism#shrime#torii#toriigate #⛩
Found a red Torii gate in a cave, very unusual place as it usually stands as the front gate to a shrine; I guess a statue-like small stone back in the cave looks like a kind of god or symbol protecting or praying for something related to water or ship safety... don’t know exactly... #toriigate