Sunday, October 30, 2011

Miyajima V

Last photos of Miyajima.

Miyajima IV

At last I got to see maybe the biggest attraction on Miayjima: Itsukushima shrine's torii. You can see this on probably any travel guide to Japan. The tide was down so many people came to see the torii. Nothing special happening but it was like a festival. Happy people.

Vermilion. Smell of ocean. Bright light. Sounds of toes getting wet.

Photo by Ozaki Kinya.

If I was smaller, I would've been levitating too...

Back to my hostel.

Miyajima III

I went to look for Okunoin temple. Suddenly there's no tourist anywhere to be seen. It was at least 2km walk from the last guidepost. Saw a snake just in front of me on the trail. Luckily I didn't get bitten, otherwise it'd been sayonara with no people around in some island woods.

When I got there it was well worth the walk. Beautiful temple. Tall trees. Alone. Sounds of bugs and birds.

It was time to head back to the town below. First 2 km back upwards to the intersection and then down maybe 3 km. Later that day it was hard to take photos because my legs were shaking from the walking. Good thing I went jogging last summer.

Stairs leading to nowhere. Or somewhere.

Stairs leading back to town. 3 km of steep descending to go.

View from the village to the mountain I was earlier.