These past few weeks we have been on a series of adventures around Japan so I thought I’d share some pictures with you, starting with the lovely island of Miyajima. It is home to one of the most famous red torii shrine gates in Japan (Itsukushijima Shrine), which stands proudly in the sea.

The island has some good hiking, wonderful views from the cable car and a herd of friendly deer. Just a short hop from Hiroshima on a little boat, it makes for a great day trip.