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Address: Hatsukaichi, Hiroshima Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 829-44-2020
Description: The famous shrine built on stilts with its torii gate set in the sea.
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The shrine in the water

Depending of the tide time, you can see the shrine with water around. Of course you can enter the shrine with a small fee. You have to remove your shoes to visit this one, so if... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Depending of the tide time, you can see the shrine with water around. Of course you can enter the shrine with a small fee. You have to remove your shoes to visit this one, so if it's cold make sure that you wear warm socks, we went there in March, and season was bit freezing sometimes. There is also a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

We visited Itsukushima/Mijajima on our second day in Hiroshima. If you've got a JR Rail Pass, the train ride to the jetty and the ferry pass is free of charge, which made everything incredibly easy for us (but buying ferry tickets is much the same as buying a train ticket, I believe). Accommodation on the Island is expensive, and you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

This is a very sacred and very old Shinto shrine. It dates back to the 6th cent. During high tide it seems like floating on water, reflecting in the sea, as it is built on stilts. The red orange color of the Shrine, makes a great contrast of the lush greenery all around you.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

Unfortunately, i went there during a low tide, so i couldn't see the true beauty of it. I'd recommend people to either: Go early in the morning, or stay overnight. I tried taking the ferry at night, but missed the last one (i was so pissed).

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Another lovely shrine. Lots of boxes of Sake in Temple!!Good views up close of the Tori looked good when we were there very atmospheric in the rain.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

One of the most photographed tori gates in Japan is found on the island of Miwajima, a short ferry ride from the mainland. The Ottori gate just sits on the seabed and is not buried. The weight of this tori gate keeps it firmly on the sand. At low tide you can walk right to the base of the gate... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Very beautiful shrine in front of the typical Torii. Don't miss it especially on high tide as it seems it's floating.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Staying 2 days in Miyajima close to Itsukushima Shinto Shrine, we walked along or into it several times. I saw and photographed the famous and beautiful torii by day, by night, by low tide, by high tide, from close, from Mt Misen... once you see it you are captivated!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

My biggest suggestion::: Visit the shrine itself at high tide! If it's not floating on water it's quite ugly- you'll just see mucky sand and seaweed with barnacles attached to the posts. The beauty of it is its simple architecture reflected in the water. You CAN access the floating torii at low tide WITHOUT entering the shrine!! There are steps... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

As this is a UNESCO World Heritage site - this should definitely be on your itinerary if you ever travel to Japan! If you visit during low tide, you can walk out on the sand and touch this piece of history! At high tides this shrine will appear to float. Come around sunset to see the shrine during daytime and... More 

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