We had hoped to get there at high tide so we would see the shrine floating in the water, but the sea had partially withdrawn by the time we got there. Still, it was magical, from the time we spotted the Ryobu Torii out in the water we knew we were some place very special. The Torii is made of camphor and cedar wood and can last 5-600 years, it stands 16.6 meters high and this version was put up in 1875.
The island is full of small deer that many consider a pest, but I loved them and took many photos of them. Mac is at work on a painting of one, it will be a gift to a very special lady.
We saw our first pagodas, the 5-tiered Goju-no-to pagoda and a second one I didn't learn the name of.
Here are some of my photos.