ITSUKUSHIMA - BEAUTIFUL AND FAMOUS
Recently, I traveled to Itsukushima. You must know it because it is probably the most famous shrine-island in the area. The island is right next to Miyajima and is famous for the saltwater eel.
The first thing I enjoy about Itsukushima is the beautiful "gate". It is probably the most famous thing on the island. When I went, it was cover partially by the sea.
Similar to Nara, Itsukushima also has many deer that run free. It is nice to see them walking around, but I noticed that many of them had ticks on their ears.
Itsukushima also has many smaller shrines on the island. I really enjoyed finding them as many of them are hidden and must be sought out.
The five story pagoda is also magnificent to see. I really enjoy its red color.
Lastly, I went to the new Hiroshima Outlets to try some tsukemen. It was really good. It had a very smoky flavor. Like "katsuo-bushi". It was a really nice day.
Written by David Press-Dawson