The day after Kyoto, we took the bullet train down to Hiroshima, where one of my friend's friends picked us up and drove us to Miyajima Island, though not to worry — if you don't have a car, there are multiple buses and taxi services that run from the main train station to the island as well.
What to Do: After arriving on Miyajima, we took a short ferry across the bay. Our generous guide had arranged rickshaws for us to ride in. We rode around the island enjoying the sights and scenery, including wild deer roaming around everywhere! Most of the local shops on the island carry food specific to the deer's diet to ensure that while tourists are having a fun experience hand-feeding them, the deer are healthily benefiting from it, too.
Travel Tip: Be careful feeding the deer, though — they are NOT shy, as I quickly learned when one jumped on me!