It’s Andres, from Boutique Japan.

This month’s postcard comes from just outside of the city of Hiroshima…

You’ve probably seen this massive torii (gate) before!

In most photographs, the torii of Itsukushima Shrine (located on Miyajima Island, just outside of Hiroshima) appears to be floating in the water.

But if you’re lucky (or plan your visit according to the tides), you can also catch the shrine at low tide, which gives you the chance to walk right up to it on foot (see tiny humans in the photo above for perspective).

Of course, it’s gorgeous at high tide, too, and always worth at least a side trip as part of a visit to Hiroshima. In fact, many of our travelers stay on Miyajima Island itself, a lovely alternative to staying in the city.

For more on this region, check out our Postcard from Hiroshima, and our feature on the charming and surprisingly trendy town of Onomichi, just an hour away.

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Andres Zuleta
Founder, Boutique Japan

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