While in Hiroshima I checked out Miyajima Island as I was told it's a must. and also because my friend Anna Miyaji's last name is related to the Island name. (this one's for you anna :P)
Miyajima is a small island less than an hour outside the city of Hiroshima. Miyajima is most famous for its giant torii gate, which at high tide seems to float on top of the water. The sight is ranked as one of Japan's three best views.
While officially named Itsukushima, the island is more commonly referred to as Miyajima, Japanese for "shrine-island". This is because the island is so closely related to its shrine, Itsukushima Shrine, in the public's mind. Like the torii gate, the shrine's main buildings are built over water.
There are wild deer all over the island. They are so used to visitors that they just walk up to you and start eating your food. This one went into some lady's purse and ate a piece of her paper. quite comical