Miyajima Bites

What do you do I mean staying in a Ryokan .. You have 2 meals covered, and just have to go around exploring ..
Miyajima to me is a quaint small town, a nice getaway to recharge, place for retirees to explore
This place seems to be packed with more Japanese tourists and even school children who make day trips to visit
the UNESCO sight (Torii Gate).

Day Time ( When the tides recede you can go down and touch the bridge itself!)

Day Time ( When the tides recede you can go down and touch the bridge itself!)

Night Time

Night Time

Apart from this, just close by, the
Itsukushima Shrine

haha

Itsukishima Shrine

Five-storied Pagoda

Five-storied Pagoda

Momijidani Park

Momijidani Park

Mt.Misen

Mt.Misen

Sweet Old Couple

Sweet Old Couple

There is this whole street of shops ( you won’t miss it at all i promise) of which,
what we liked and tried:

#1: Chestnuts!

#1: Chestnuts!

#2: Sweet Potato Ice cream

#2: Sweet Potato Ice cream

#2: Sweet Potato Ice Cream ( my favourite of all)

#2: Sweet Potato Ice Cream ( my favourite of all)

#3: Stall that sells Fish Cake

#3: Stall that sells Fish Cake

#3: Mentai Fish Cake

#3: Mentai Fish Cake

And of course, not forgetting what Miyajima is famous for : Momiji Manju

But we tried a different version:

#4: Agemomiji (Fried Momiji mantou)

#4: Agemomiji (Fried Momiji mantou)

#4: With Cheese Filling

#4: With Cheese Filling (Pure Awesomeness)

#5: Roasted Senbei (Rice Cracker)

#5: Roasted Senbei (Rice Cracker)

For lunch, we stepped into one of the restaurants that seemed to be packed with families ( we won’t return back btw)

Grilled Oyster in Shio (Salt)

Grilled Oyster in Shio (Salt)

Ten Don (Assorted Tempura on Rice)

Ten Don (Assorted Tempura on Rice)

Anago

Anago

Anago Meishi

Anago Meishi

Ebi (Prawn) Fried

Ebi (Prawn) Fried

Katsu Curry Don(Rice)

Katsu Curry Don(Rice)

Of course, another attraction was the giant spatula

Giant Spatula

Giant Spatula

Souvenirs can include your own self portrait/ name writing on mini spatulas

Arashi :)

Arashi 🙂

If you do get the chance,  We all definitely would return back to Miyajima for a day trip  or a night stay 🙂
Food Wise, for the Anago and Oysters -> definitely
The Deers you see around are very friendly, they do no bite but!! they seem to like paper for some reason. What I thought was amazing was the deers did not dare to enter the shops/ restaurants

Bye for now

Bye for now

On our way back to take the train to Osaka, We came across this Cafe called Blue Bird Cafe.
I totally  ask you to go inside and have a cuppa and talk to the friendly owner. He started this cafe literally by the road side. As a gimmick and as he managed to expand, he bought into the shop and it looked like his van drove into the shop. LITERALLY.

no exaggeration right

no exaggeration right

to all the book lovers

to all the book lovers

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Say Hi to the Owner’s cat

Chai Tea Latte

Chai Tea Latte

Green Tea Latte

Green Tea Latte

Americano

Americano

i spy the car door

i spy the car door

The Bluebird Cafe

1-3-27 Miyajimaguchi, Hatsukaichi,
Hiroshima Prefecture 739-0411, Japan

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