We visited Mt Zao Fox Village on a snowy February day in 2017 as part of a road trip. The village is a 20-30 minute drive from the nearest train station (Shiroshi) and so car is the easiest way to get there. There is plenty of parking and at the time of our visit the attraction was incredibly quiet.
Miyajima (宮島) is a small island located less than an hour from Hiroshima and is famous for its giant torii gate that appears to float when the tide is in. The island is actually called Itsukushima but is referred to as Miyajima which means ‘Shrine Island’ because of its famous shrine and it is said to be the island where God dwells. Apparently the Itsukushima Shrine was built on the coast because the whole island is believed to be God's body and is sanctified. The island is also home to a number of very tame deer who are also very greedy!
Purikura プルクラ is a photo sticker booth or a product that has been generated by one and the name originates from the brand ‘Print Club’. These booths are found all over Japan generally in amusement arcades and shopping centres and they are popular with teenagers, young women and couples alike. The booths provide around 30 minutes of fun entertainment for approximately ¥400 and best of all you get to take the memories home.
The Tokyo Trick Art Museum is great fun for all the family, it offers visitors the chance to experience the art of stereoscopic paintings and enjoy playing with optical illusions. A camera is an absolute must for a visit and unlike most art museums getting up close and personal with the art is encouraged.