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).
Apart from this, just close by, the
There is this whole street of shops ( you won’t miss it at all i promise) of which,
what we liked and tried:
And of course, not forgetting what Miyajima is famous for : Momiji Manju
But we tried a different version:
For lunch, we stepped into one of the restaurants that seemed to be packed with families ( we won’t return back btw)
Of course, another attraction was the giant spatula
Souvenirs can include your own self portrait/ name writing on mini spatulas
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
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.
The Bluebird Cafe
Hiroshima Prefecture 739-0411, Japan