7/10/23, Day 8, Miyajima / Hiroshima

On the ferry to Miyajima island. It was raining when we arrived.

Approaching Miyajima, the vermillion torii gate came into view.
This 53-foot-tall torii gate is the largest in Japan and is a symbol of the island.

A few deers roaming on the island.

Angelina chose this restaurant for our lunch.
She was attracted to it by the model of a pork katsu bowl displayed in the window.
Ah, but this happened to be the famous 焼き牡蠣の林 (Yakigaki no Hayashi) for grilled oysters.

Grilling oysters at the front of the restaurant.

Huge oysters.
You may order oysters grilled, raw, fried, or cooked on a rice bowl.

Raw oysters.

Model of a Kaki-don, oyster rice bowl, displayed in the restaurant's window.

Angelina's katsu don bowl.
She said because the restaurant put eggs on top of the fried pork, the pork katsu was not crispy anymore.

Itsukushima Shrine (厳島神社).

Itsukushima Shrine (厳島神社).

Itsukushima Shrine (厳島神社).

View of the torii from Itsukushima Shrine.

We got off the Sanyo line train at YOKOGAWA (橫川) station to find
both taxis and tram #7 outside the train station.
We took tram #7 to Genbaku Dome-Mae stop (原爆ドーム前駅).

Atomic Bomb dome monument. (1945, August 6th.)

Hiroshima Victims Memorial Cenotaph.

Kyoto station at night.