Miyajima (literally “shrine island”) is a famous tourism attraction, being one of Japan’s three most scenic views and also designated as UNESCO world cultural heritage. Miyajima is most famous for Itsukushima Shrine, which, together with its large wooden torii (gate), stands in the ocean during high tide.
This afternoon the participants visited Miyajima to learn about the accessible tourism. Everyone has a right to travel and go to places. The participants checked that the route was all accessible from the ferry pier, the ferry, streets, shops, till the building of shrine. The accessible tourism, attracting a wider range of tourists, could have an economic impact and in many of the participants’ countries the tourism is an important source of income and today the participants could experience the importance of accessibility in tourism.
When we returned to the hotel, we took a photo with two bus drivers who have been accompanying us everyday. We hired two accessible buses for this one week regional training and it was the last night in Hiroshima. Thanks to them, we could smoothly conduct the training.