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Itsukushima Shrine

Open Now: 6:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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The famous shrine built on stilts with its torii gate set in the sea.
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1-1 Miyajimacho, Hatsukaichi 739-0588, Hiroshima Prefecture
+81 829-44-2020
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Saw pictures but, didn't know where it was before on other trips to Hiroshima. Had a JR pass and used it to take the ferry across to the island. You are stepping back into Japan 50 years ago. Everything is either 1 or 2 story...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank jdcoach
Reviewed 6 days ago

Unique shrine that is accessible at low tide but is inundated at high - photogenic either way... you can even pay to go out in a charter boat at high tide for better photos.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank faysie2015
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Totally enjoyed strolling around the shrine, passing by friendly deer residents and lookkng out towards the great floating Torii gate, which at low tide allows one to walk right up to its pillars!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank YChan2016
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very iconic thing to be able to tick off the bucket list! Try and go early in order to miss the group tours as they tend to block the way. Hint: push your way through to get the good photo. Also when the tide is...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank winterxgirl10
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loved the foresight, peace and balance altogether at this UNESCO heritage site. Worth a trip to Hiroshima, take a JR train to Miyajima-guchi station, followed by ferry. JR pass holders just show pass for your rides. Spend at least half the day, soak in all...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank LynnQ7
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful Shrine. It was so nice just wandering around, taking our time and simply soaking up the history and peaceful surrounds. Hint: Visit the shrine during high tide as the water adds to the tranquility (and makes for better photos). During low tide is when...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank wagonweel
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is the prettiest among all the shrines. Absolutely breathtaking and wonderful melding in nature. Take a full hour aside to visit the shrine excluding the ferry time etc.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank KrishC_12
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As part of our day tour in Hiroshima, we came to Miyajima Island for a good half-day visit here. And for visitors, this Shrine is a must see landmark, as it presented centuries old of the local history, culture, traditions and religious practises and would...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ZfyEd
Reviewed December 14, 2018 via mobile

It was raining when we arrived at Itsukushima shrine. The ferry to the island took less than 25 minutes and only a few people were on the boat. There are several interesting shops, cafes, and restaurants around and you wouldn’t be leaving the area without...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank pauloruiz
Reviewed December 13, 2018

Of course this famous shrime is the reason tourists come to Miyajiman and I must admit, it is impressive, high tide as well as low tide. Don't expect to be alone, it's always crowded, except at night! But Miyajima has to offer much more than...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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September 22, 2017|
Response from Jan_Lelie | Reviewed this property |
As always, an offering to the spirits, in this case the spirits in the water. Some times people place small stones on a gate. A movement (like the sound in the offering box, the smoke of incense) draws the attention of the... More
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Response from Carolineofspain | Reviewed this property |
Let's say it depend if you like to tour around, get lost and discover... The temple itself could be 1 hour but there is often wedding so you might want to hang out a little bit more. Than you have other temples on the... More
March 2, 2017|
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Response from Brett M | Reviewed this property |
yes, Japan Rail passes will give you a free ferry ride to and from miyajima. the train station is very close to the ferry. we saw no queues at the ticket box and there were lots of regular ferries across. we went just... More