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Itsukushima Shrine

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Address: 1-1 Miyajimacho, Hatsukaichi 739-0588, Hiroshima Prefecture
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Phone Number: +81 829-44-2020
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The famous shrine built on stilts with its torii gate set in the sea.

The famous shrine built on stilts with its torii gate set in the sea.

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Beautiful!

I wanted to visit it so much, it was a dream! It is very beautiful and worth a visit! I stayed for the sunset. There were a lot of clouds, I enjoyed, my brother dislike it... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Sao Paulo, SP
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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I wanted to visit it so much, it was a dream! It is very beautiful and worth a visit! I stayed for the sunset. There were a lot of clouds, I enjoyed, my brother dislike it (the sunset, I mean). Wish I had stayed overnight, if ever go back, I will stay. But a warning for those planning to stay:... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The torii gate is a familiar portal to the Itsukushima shrine. Going up the mountains to Miyajima in autumn is a fantastic experience in technicolour as the leaves feature so many different shades! Not to be missed, this being one of Japan's 3 most scenic places!

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Guatemala City, Guatemala
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Happened to arrive at the right time when the tide was coming in and slowly started surrounding the gate with water. Although one does not think so when seeing the marching hordes in main street, the place is quite serene and the people disperse and I ended up being the only one standing in the water with the sun behind... More 

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Yomitan-son, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Temple and shrine visits are one of my favorite past time. Given that I have seen quite a few, I would have to say that Itsukushima Shrine is one of my favorites and not one to miss. Pictures and other reviews aptly describe why you should visit if given the chance. Whether you live in Japan or are just visiting,... More 

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Northern Territory, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

we liked it here. Lovely photo opportunities though mid tide so couldnt walk out to gate. Some kyacks on the water but we didnt find a place to hire them...pity.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

When we were looking at the shrine, the was this old boat with people going through the gate, while doing prayers. Was nice to look at. In itself, it is 'just' this gate in the water, but still it provides a serene sense of beauty.

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St. Catharines, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The shrine was simple and full of tombs. There was what looked like the equivalent of a baby christening going on, which was interesting to watch. There was a concert or something going on that night so the speakers and chairs being set up kind of took away from the ambiance. Later in the evening at low tide we were... More 

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Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Six years ago, I went with my study abroad group to Hiroshima, and the next day they took us to Miyajima to see Itsukushima Shrine. To this day, I think that is a superb way to tour the area. After seeing the memorials and emotional spots in Hiroshima, Miyajima is a nice way to lighten back up before continuing on... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There is a very good reason why this place is so well known and visited: it is beautiful. To fully appreciate its beauty, however, I would recommend staying at least a full day on the island so you can enjoy the shrine at low and high tides, and at sunset. The low tide lets you walk right up undeneath the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is a change to have a shrine welcome you on the water before you get to the island. The ferry crossing to get there is present. JR offers a ferry service. You can't get there with a bus. If you get the JR card in Osaka then the ferry is included. The walk along the water is pleasant and... More 

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