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YOU CAN DOWNLOAD THIS PRESENTATION HERE: http://www.slideshare.net/michaelasanda/japan48-miyajima5/michaelasanda/japan48-miyajima5 Thank you! Itsukushima is an island in the western part of the Inland Sea of Japan, located in the northwest of Hiroshima Bay. It is popularly known as Miyajima, which in Japanese means the Shrine Island. From the misty beginnings of Japanese history Miyajima has been classified as one of the most scenic places in Japan. Out of respect for the Miyajima Gods no one dared to live there. For more than a thousand years, visitors who were mainly fishermen who left the Island at the end of each day.

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JAPAN Miyajima Short but sweet touching trip 5

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Miyajima Island (official known as Itsukushima Island) floats like a diamond in the Inland Sea of Japan. From the misty beginnings of Japanese history Miyajima has been classified as one of the most scenic places in Japan.

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Built by the priest Shukan in 1523, Tahoto is a pagoda with a height of 15.6 meters. Although constructed mainly in Japanese style, parts of the structure have Indian and Chinese architectural features. Tahoto presents the unique combination of a square shape on the lower level and a round shape on the upper level. During the cherry blossom seasons, it shows breath-taking scenery under spot lights

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Tahoto Pagoda

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Tahoto Pagoda

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TheBuddha of Medicine was worshipped here, but was moved to Daiganji Temple following the Meiji Restoration (1868)

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Tahoto Pagoda

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Tahoto Pagoda

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Tahoto Pagoda

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The Asebi Walking Path is a 700m long walking path from Omoto Park to Daishoin Temple

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The view from the hill where Tahoto stands is wonderful

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The five storied pagoda

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O-Torii

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Eurya Japonica

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The Asebi Walking Path

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Japanese camellias

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Japanese camellias petals

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The five storied pagoda

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The view from the hill where Tahoto stands is wonderful and there are many places to enjoy along the length of the path

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The Asebi Walking Path is a 700m long walking path from Omoto Park to Daishoin

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Ginko Biloba (Autumn Gold, Maidenhair Tree)

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Evanescent gold of Ginko Biloba

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Japanese Cedar Cryptomeria japonica

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The name of Asebi Walking path came from the ‘Pieris Japonica’ community grown along an alley near Tahoto. There is one of the cherry blossom trees called Monbayashi in the valley space below

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Miyajima is also popular for  autumn leaves.

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Spring and autum are equally loved by Japanese people

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From the misty beginnings of Japanese history Miyajima has been classified as one of the most scenic places in Japan. Out of respect for the Miyajima Gods no one dared to live there. For more than a thousand years, visitors who were mainly fishermen who left the Island at the end of each day.

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Kiyomori Shrine

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Miyajima fire station is located very near from Itsukushima Shrine (UNESCO World Heritage Site).  It takes only 30 seconds to Shrine by fire engines

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Miyajima is quite a large island, but its attractions are concentrated in two main areas: the small town around Itsukushima Shrine and Mount Misen , a sacred mountain where the gods are believed to have descended to earth.

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Queue of people waiting for the ferry (which is huge and takes tons of people per trip)

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