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Photo of the Day – Red O Torii in Miyajima

Japan’s third most visited tourist attraction is Miyajima Island. The O Torii, The Grand Gate, is a gargantuan landmark that visitors would first see from afar. As the ferry comes closer, the red gate looks admirably stunning. When you get near it, the giant structure dwarfs everyone around. The closer you can get is during low tide—-so come in the morning. It’s a 30-minute ride via JR train from Hiroshima to the pier where you can get a ferry to the island.

Right in front of this red O Torii is the Itsukushima Shrine, a World UNESCO Heritage site.

Miyajima Island in Japan

Miyajima Island in Japan

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