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Daisho-In Temple: the alternative to Itsukushima Shrine on Miyajima

September 13, 2017 by Jade Brischke

It may not be as famous as Itsukushima Shrine, but Daisho-In Temple on Miyajima is just as beautiful and to let you in on a secret, it’s actually my favourite. When I go to Miyajima, I bypass Itsukushima (and the crowds!) and head straight for Daisho-In. Unlike shrines, which are Shinto, temples in Japan are […]

‘Jewels of the Sea’ Miyajima Oyster Festival near Hiroshima

January 23, 2017 by Jade Brischke

Although Hiroshima is famous for its oysters throughout the year, it is during winter, in the coldest month of February that they’re at their best.  Sure you can go to a famous restaurant or oyster bar in Hiroshima to enjoy them, but for something more fun (and definitely cheaper!), why not brave the cold and […]

Under the Sea at Miyajima Aquarium in Hiroshima

January 17, 2017 by Jade Brischke

Hiroshima is famous for having access to both the mountains and the ocean and as a result, has bountiful produce to eat as you enjoy the scenery. Miyajima Aquarium is a prime example. Just last week I visited and found myself face-to-face with beautiful underwater scenes. As for the food, let’s just say although you can […]