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Miyajima Ropeway…

by on Feb.14, 2017, under Life, Photography

The true value of Miyajima as one of the three most scenic views of Japan rests with the view from the mountaintop. The Miyajima Ropeway (宮島ロープウエ) refers to Japanese aerial lift lines. The route which opened in 1959, consists of two consecutive lines which climb Mount Misen.

Hiroshima View

Hiroshima View

NIKON D750 + 28.0-300.0 mm f/3.5-5.6 @ 65 mm, 1/60 sec at f/8, ISO 100

Note: These photographs (especially the wider shots) look much better when larger. To see larger versions in an inline overlay slideshow gallery viewer click any of the images.



NIKON D750 + 28.0-300.0 mm f/3.5-5.6 @ 70 mm, 1/80 sec at f/8, ISO 220

The ropeway station is a ten minute walk inland from Itsukushima Shrine or a 20 minute walk from the Miyajima ferry pier. The ride up the mountain takes about 20 minutes and requires a transfer of ropeways along the way.

NIKON D750 + 28.0-300.0 mm f/3.5-5.6 @ 68 mm, 1/125 sec at f/8, ISO 100

At 500 meters above sea level, Mount Misen (弥山) is the highest peak on Miyajima. On clear days, it affords spectacular views of the Seto Inland Sea and as far as Hiroshima City.

NIKON D750 + 28.0-300.0 mm f/3.5-5.6 @ 300 mm, 1/320 sec at f/8, ISO 720

It wasn’t so clear the day we were there with a lot of haze in the sky. Still the view was spectacular.

NIKON D750 + 28.0-300.0 mm f/3.5-5.6 @ 300 mm, 1/500 sec at f/5.6, ISO 100

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