On the Way to Itsukushima Shrine!

Was is it train? bus? subway this morning? It could’ve been all of the above as I really don’t remember! All I know is that we are on our way to see the torii gate at Itsukushima Shrine on the island of Itsukushima (popularly known as Miyajima) in Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan.


It is considered the floating shrine on the sea. The plan was originally to go in the afternoon, but the tide might have been too high to get up close and in person, so instead we went in the morning.


A ferry ride would get us over to the island and this was me taking it all in.

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Miyajima was beautiful and I could’ve spent the entire day there! But we were given only 2 hours to sightsee, shop and lunch. Most of us gave up our lunch so we could shop and sightsee more and settling for some ice cream for our lunch!

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So picturesque and looked just what you imagined Japan to be!

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Mary Alice and Midori. I love the way that the rickshaw driver had her hold her hand. Too clever!


Some of us took a rickshaw ride… which I was going to do later in the week, but it never happened! Next time I go I will for sure.


There were a lot of wild deer on Miyajima and I think that this one was looking for lunch!


Some of us made friends with the deer!


and me, what did I do? well that’s a story for another day!

and for now I will say…sayonara


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Needlepoint, morning noon and evening! what could be better than this? I work on the computer in the daylight hours editing stitch guides and drawing stitches that you will see in the next Needlepoint Now for your stitching pleasure! In between this, there is time for taking pictures of my stitching adventures, Facebook and writing stitch guides for canvas that I am stitching for Needle Deeva, Maggie, Ruth Schmuff and others. Mostly needlepoint you ask? well we will talk about my cats Sylvester and AlleyCat, better known as "the brat". Of course I can't forget Felix who was the love of my life for over 14 years. He broke my heart as he departed for the Rainbow Bridge last year. Oh did I mention baseball?

2 thoughts on “On the Way to Itsukushima Shrine!

  1. When my daughter and I visited Japan, we regularly opted for shopping over lunch too! Ice cream is the perfect energy provider on the go! One day we had ice cream for all three meals!

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