The Great Vermilion Shrine Gate at High Tide and Low Tide

by Hideo

High Tide

On August 9 I took 6 Americans to Miyajima.  High tide was 10:30am and we visited Miyajima at 11:40am. I took pictures of them in front of the Great Vermilion Shrine Gate called torii.

The Great Vermilion Shrine Gate at High Tide and Low Tide

The Great Vermilion Shrine Gate at High Tide and Low Tide

Low Tide

After going up to Mt. Misen, we went down using ropeway,  it was low tide.  Then we could walk under the torii. We enjoyed a valuable experience.

The Great Vermilion Shrine Gate at High Tide and Low Tide

The Great Vermilion Shrine Gate at High Tide and Low Tide

Are dears playing each other?

The Great Vermilion Shrine Gate at High Tide and Low Tide

No, they are fighting.  Actually the deer on the left is trying to take crakers that the deer in the right is eating.  I could take a rare photo of deers.
As for Hirishima tour, please refer to "Hiroshima Atomic Bomb Dome and Miyajima"  
Why don't you visit Miyajima?  Thank you.

18 Aug 2017


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Hello, I'm HIDEo YOSHIda. Please call me HIDEYOSHI, the same name as the famous shogun who built the Osaka Castle in 1585.

I was born in Kobe and worked in Osaka for nearly 40 years. I would like to introduce the Kansai region to you ,including Kobe, Osaka, Kyoto, Nara, and Wakayama.

Kobe is one of the two largest ports in Japan, along with Yokohama. After the opening of the Port of Kobe in 1868, foreigners built their residences on the hillside of the Kitano-cho area, overlooking the ocean. Many of the foreign residences are now open to the public as museums, including the Weathercock House, with it's symbol weathercock on the triangle-shaped roof.
In Meriken Park, the red Port Tower (the city's landmark), creates a beautiful contrast against the white Kobe Marine Museum. The museum's design was inspired by the waves and sailing ships.

When you have a chance to visit Osaka, please join my tour. I'm sure you'll enjoy the interesting and historical, scenic spots. For example, Shin-Sekai is a downtown area with a strange mix of nostalgic atmosphere and contemporary energy. You can try local foods (kushikatsu, sushi, tempura) at a reasonable price. Billiken (a famous statue of the spirit of luck) will be waiting for you!!. Dotombori is a popular street with a lot of flashy signboards. Osaka is widely known as a "Kuidaore-no-machi", or literally "drinking and eating luxuriously to death." Osaka Castle was built by Toyotomi HIDEYOSHI in 1585. Oh, it's my residence, isn't it !

These days "The Wizarding World of Harry Potter" area in USJ, or Universal Studios Japan, is also attracting more and more people.

I'll be looking forward to seeing you !! read more


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