It was a more uplifting day on the beautiful island of Miya, just off the Hiroshima coast. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site because of the over 900-year old Shinto shrine with the famous torii in the tidal bay. My favorite part of the day was the hike to the observation point on top of the 1,725-foot Mount Misen with my sons and nephew. We a lot of laughs on the trail. At the top, the boys were sitting together and so I snapped the really nice photo above. It is such a privilege to see them grow up and this teenage phase is just as fun as all the rest. I love the adventurous male spirit in them!
The views of the Seto Inland Sea and the small islands bordering the coast are spectacular. The inland sea is a section of the Pacific Ocean that is sheltered between the islands of Honshu and Shikoku, two of the four major Japanese islands.
Nadia, Marita and Ocean spent the afternoon walking around the village and checking out the various shrines and temples. I sampled a Miyajima Maple Leaf Ale from the Miyajima Brewing Company. We had a delicous dinner to finish the day. We sampled the seafood from the region.