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Posted on 2014/11/16 07:41:34 (November 2014).

[Monday 10th November 2014]
As part of every stay in Hiroshima we always have at least one day trip to Miyajima. We started off with a quick lunch at the udon place on the "mainland" (if you can call any part of Japan that) which we'd been to once before, then after that got on the ferry. On arrival we headed straight to the nursing home to visit Chie's Grandmother, then just round the corner to see one of Chie's uncles at the family business (an oyster farm).

From there we walked to Momijidani park, to take in the autumnal Japanese maple leaves for which the park is famous. Our stroll continued on round the island until we got to the famous umi-no-tori (the gate standing in the sea) where as always we posed for a few pictures, recreating some of our wedding photos. There was then just time for a momiji-manju at Fuji, my favourite producer of the famous Miyajima cake, then a wander along the beach, before we got the ferry back, onboard which we were treated to a nice sunset.

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