Itsukushima Shrine Torii
Itsukushima Shrine Torii
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Peter R.
Ulsan, South Korea1,348 contributions
Oct 2019
Prior to visiting, I knew that the "Floating Torii" was undergoing a long-term restoration in preparation for the 2020 Olympics (now re-scheduled to 2021). Even shrouded by scaffolding and semi-transparent sheeting, it's hard not to impressed by the structure. There's such a lot to see on Miyajima that I wasn't the least bit disappointed in missing out on this .... I'm going to have to return sometime in the future and take in all the other things that I didn't manage to visit this day, .... including the restored torii!
Written July 15, 2020
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Weeattravellove
Melbourne, Australia295 contributions
Apr 2019 • Couples
Throwback from our Japan trip, we are sharing one of the places we loved most while visiting Japan (although each place in Japan is unique)
And it is no other than the famous Floating Tori gate in Miyajima island.
PS- please note until August 2020 tori gate is under renovation and wont be the same dight until then
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This is located on a small island away from mainland but very easy to reach. There is a ferry that runs between mainland and if you have a JR pass then you are all sorted and no need to even worry about additional costs.
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The ferry trip in itself is beautiful and as you approach the island you see the Iconic Tori gate in its full glory.
It is built in such a way that if it is high tide it seems floating over water, but during low tide you can even walk under it. The shrine complex has a calendar indicating the timings of both each day, in case you wish to experience both.
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The shrine complex itself is a UNESCO world Heritage Site and consists of beautiful Japanese architecture buildings.
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The path from ferry pier to shrine is also very interesting. You can get up close to many deers found roaming freely on the way and of course an amazing market with some amazing food and gifts.
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So if you are in Japan, this is definitely not to miss place.
Written January 13, 2020
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Harald Gracholski
Cologne, Germany6,854 contributions
Nov 2019
You can't have it all, can you. While Miyajima proved to be as magical and worthwhile as expected, did we unfortunately not get to see the Itsukushima Shrine Torii in its full glory, due to the reconstruction work, that is currently being carried out on one of Japans most famous sites. One can easily imagine the marvel this sight holds, as there are enough pictures available on prospects and the internet, but unfortunately we didn't get to see it. Still absolutely worth the trip!
Written April 14, 2020
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PandaHouston
Houston, TX6,206 contributions
Dec 2019
We came to Miyajima on Saturday, December 28 as a day trip from Fukuoka. We knew full well that the Torii Shrine was under renovation and covered in scaffold but we came anyway. It was a beautiful day.

I don't regret coming here because the island is beautiful. You can still visit the Itsukushima Shrine and Daishoin Temple. Also, don't leave without eating the famous oysters. We tried it at Yakigaki No Hayashi (separate review) and it was AMAZING!

It was definitely disappointing that the Torii Gate was covered in scaffold but it was still very crowded and I still enjoyed Miyajima very much.
Written January 10, 2020
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Komator
Barcelona, Spain671 contributions
Aug 2019
The Itsukushima Shrine Torii was under restoration (august 2019)... what a pity, but there's nothing we could do about it. It's an iconic image of Japan and the visit is worth. If you have time, you can enjoy it with the low and high tide, from different angles and lights. I think it's worth spending the night in Miyajima and be able to see the Torii without so many tourists. And the sunset and sunrises are amazing.
Written May 18, 2020
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Safariholic
Horsham, UK1,938 contributions
Oct 2019
As huge 'scafolding structures covered in plastic' go, this was quite unlike anything I have ever seen.

The Camera did not lie.

The 'Great Torri gate', one of Japan's most iconic sites, was very well hidden, at both high and low-tide.

For how long - No clue. we were there in mid-Oct 2019.
Written August 23, 2020
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Daniel Ng
Taipei, Taiwan13 contributions
Sep 2019
What pops into people's mind when one thinks of the country Japan?
Mt Fuji, Hot Spring, Kimono, the list goes on and on, and I bet a lot of people will think of Japanese Torii Gates, the beautiful architectures commonly found at the entrance of or within a Shinto shrine.

If you like Torii and you are planning to go to Hiroshima, don't ever miss this magnificent Torii in the sea! On the island Miyajima, there is this famous Itsukushima Shrine with an enormous Torii in the sea, and if you stay long enough and time it right, you can approach it when the tide goes out.

It's currently under renovation though
Written August 15, 2020
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Roger W
Siebnen, Switzerland1,309 contributions
May 2019 • Friends
Since i saw this Tori on a picture i wanted to see it with my own eyes. So i did make sure Hiroshima and Miyajima-Island was included in a Japan-Trip. The tori maybe was a little smaller then expected, but i did not get disappointed. Especially the changes of low and high tide makes this Tori special.
Written May 27, 2019
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Judy H
Murrieta, CA390 contributions
Apr 2019
When the tide goes down you can actually walk to the gates and take pictures which I thought was great. The island has deer wandering around
Written March 22, 2020
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AraleMelbourne
Melbourne, Australia368 contributions
Jan 2020
Please check before going to see if the gate has finished its construction. It was unfortunate that we were unable to see it in its glory.
Written January 20, 2020
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