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Itsukushima Shrine

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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 2 days ago

I made this a full day trip to visit both the shrine and Hiroshima. I was travelling from Kyoto and wanted to ensure I could see a lot in one day. I felt, with young children I made the right choice. Getting there wasn't too...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank RD_Global_Wanderer
Reviewed 4 days ago

The Itsukushima Shrine on Miyajima Island was one of the more interesting shrines, hovering over the water at high tide and totally exposed at low tide. Its main feature is the great vermillion coloured Torii gate standing in the water and an obvious photographic attraction....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Roddlez
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Do take either the ferry or the fast speed boat (which leaves from the Memorial) to reach the island! We took one each way. The Torii is the cherry on top of the spectacular buddist temple! Make sure you identify when the tide is high...More

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

This shrine is beautiful. It stands in the water but with changing of the tide you can walk right up to it. It really is a beautiful place to visit.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank buburay
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Aside from the iconic gate, the shrine itself is beautiful. It’s over water which gives it a peaceful air, and all the red painted woodwork is beautifully maintained. Goshuin available. A must do.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Wombling_Free_7548
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is an amazing place to visit, just a short ferry ride. Here you will see one of the largest Torii gates in the whole of Japan. The main shrine is an amazing place to visit but give yourself time there is plenty to see,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Brian T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

You won't miss this landmark while you are in Miyajima. Visit it in the morning, you will see the high tide scenery. In the afternoon, when it is low tide, you can walk across the sandbed going towards the red arch.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank williamftw2016
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

we only allowed half a day here, not nearly enough time for such an amazing place. after a short ferry ride to get to here, you walk along a path by the sea to the shrine. there are many shops to visit, buy eat and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Lynne B
Reviewed November 7, 2018 via mobile

Worth seeing while visiting Miyajima. This floating torii gate can be walked up to at low tide (even though I didn't because it was late when I visited) and there are plenty of photo opportunities inside the shrine and on the bank.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank beckabock
Reviewed November 7, 2018

From Hiroshima we visited with a small tour group this island of Miyajima. You need several hours to fully explore and enjoy, involves some walking but well worth the effort as views and pictures galore. As in much of Japan, history to die for so...More

Date of experience: October 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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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
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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