Then we took a ferry to Miyajima, an island with a famous shrine that stands in the ocean during high tide:
There are deer all over the island, and they are quite tame and pet-able:
However, there were two deer who nibbled on the shirts of people, and at least two deer if not three who put their noses in ladies' purses. So you do have to be careful!
We then jumped back on the shinkansen to Kyoto:
It's always comforting to find a little taste of home:
I had my usual, a chai tea latte, which tasted just a bit different and was just as delicious as the ones back home.