Is how I would have describe my Miyajima trip. After traveling for more than 3 hours by Shinkansen, train, and ferry. I arrived at the famous island of Miyajima with its many historical and unique cultural sites.
What did I see?
For one, deers. Surprisingly I didn’t see any of them on the main land though. I wonder how they got here on the island. Monkeys as well be careful of them though they are only found at the peaks of mount Misen so no worries there.
As for autumn it was almost over, only in the low land areas could you find any autumn leafs at all. Though that was also where all the deers dwell looking for food.
The photo you see here was taken exactly 30 seconds before I was chased away by its mother for being so close to her fawn. No I didn’t get rammed by one this time, took off like a rocket when I heard the hoof steps.
Weather wise was pretty good till noon, I was halfway up mount Misen when the weather turn cloudy and dark. I immediately started to make my way down the mountain as I did not wanted to get caught if it had rained. (It didn’t but remained dark and cloudy nonetheless).
Still the first half was brilliantly beautiful with the sun shining brightly on a clear blue sky.
As always I spent most of my time at Momijidai (Maple leaf big? Can someone else translate this name?) and a half way up mount Misen at its second base station.
On my way back to the pier, I noticed a brilliant way of attracting customers, this seafood restaurant seems to always have number of stray cats (I think) waiting by the front door for hand outs from the chef there (the one with the white cap). This draws a lot of customers who most likely end up going into the restaurant to try out their famous oysters (which by the way is excellent!).
A rather effective way. XD
Holy moly! This whole trip took me 13 hours! 6 of it spent on just getting to Miyajima but well worth the effort even though daylight was only a short while.
The panoramic shots took all night to process and consisted of about 20 over shots to make!