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Itsukushima Shrine

Open Now: 6:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 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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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
1-1 Miyajimacho, Hatsukaichi 739-0588, Hiroshima Prefecture
+81 829-44-2020
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The shrine was undergoing repairs and was covered in scaffold and tarps. This was November. Why was this not communicated to all the people who head out to the island to see the shrine. The island is still worth a visit

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank leanneandtony
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Nice red columns and wooden floors around the sacred shrine gives a calm and relaxing feeling when exploring the shrine. Great views around.

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank Mengyau
Reviewed 1 week ago

This shrine looks exactly as I remember it from a year and half ago. unfortunately is seems always to be overcrowded and loses a lot of its unusual layout.

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank Warner L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We took a trip from Hiroshima, there is a tour cruise boat right between the memorial peace park and the A bomb dome, a single trip is 2,000 yen per person, return 4,000 yen. This took about 40 mins. Although you can also take the...More

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank floridakeys2009
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great visit to Miyajima, but unfortunately the gate is scaffolded and wrapped for maintenance so not viewable. Enjoyed the trip though with plenty else to see.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank John O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

When you go to Hiroshima station you can’t mis the train. They guide you towards the platform. In the train the will announce the station where you need to get out. On the platform is someone waiting with a big JR board to guide you...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Kenheu
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Even though we are Christians this Shrine is very serene, peaceful, and spiritual. Unfortunately there were renovations being done on the actual shrine but everything surrounding the shrine was well worth the visit. Fabulous place to visit.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank garryandr0byn
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful shrine. We were sorry to see the main landmark was under construction so we couldn't see the full beauty of it. But absolutely Georges.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank אורלי ט
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Don't go there if this is all you want to see as it's covered in scaffolding and white shroud. You can still get a feel for how it might look. Also if you can research the tide timetables that will enhance the visit. Otherwise you...More

Date of experience: October 2019
1  Thank Nastame
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This shrine is located on Miyajima island a short ferry boat trip across from Hiroshima. The shrine has a huge Tori gate in the water out the front but we were unable to view this as it was covered in scaffolding. The shrine was first...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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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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March 29, 2017|
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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 brettm476 | 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
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