Our tour group visited this island. It is a busy tourist attraction and whilst the Shrine and its history is interesting, it would appear that the souvenir, food restaurants, and ice cream shops have taken a lot of shine away from the Shrine. Some people may like it and some may not, but small deer wander around this area and if you are not very careful whilst eating, they will sneak up behind you and steal your food - and they will not go away until you have fed them or walked away. Finding western food in Japan is not easy, however, we found a BBQ outlet and had grilled pork skewers for lunch. The grilled oysters are ok, however, not a patch on Sydney Rock Oysters, if you are from that part of the World.