Exploring The Great Torii at Miyajima

A torii is the boundary between the human world and the spirit world, normally at the entrance of a Shinto shrine.

The Great Torii at Miyajima Island , usually shown as if floating on the water at high tide, is an icon of Japan.

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But at low tide, one can go up close and explore it.

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Some people even place coins between the barnacles for good luck.

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But I also like the way the Torii peeks above the roofs as seen on the way down from Mount Misen.

Either way, it’s definitely worth a visit when in Japan.

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