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Address: Miyajimacho | Itsukushima Shrine, Hatsukaichi 739-0588, Hiroshima Prefecture
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Quite a massive structure

You see this from walking around the lower part of Miyajima. It is positioned on a slight elevation. As you approach it by walking up the stairs, it seems to rise up even more... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Randall K
Canberra, Australia

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Canberra, Australia
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533 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You see this from walking around the lower part of Miyajima. It is positioned on a slight elevation. As you approach it by walking up the stairs, it seems to rise up even more. Once you are standing next to it, the dimensions are quite staggering. Walking around it you appreciate the architecture and craftsmanship in its construction. Well worth... More 

Thank Randall K
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460 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

one of must visit place in Miyajima. old, beautiful and love the plaque and picture at the top,quite beautiful and old enough. it also could see town view. not so crowded and peaceful place.love it

Thank iamface
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543 reviews
351 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 670 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

1000 tatamis may be hyperbole - but the hall certainly is expansive. Two different steep and long sets of steps take you up to the hall; go up one and down the other. From many locations on the island you can see Gojuno To, the five story pagoda, next to the shrine - use the pagoda as a target and... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

This is the perfect pitstop for those who have walked around Miyajima all day or just visited Misen. It's peaceful, cooling, and has amazing views overlooking Miyajima Shrine. Be sure you're wearing nice socks when visiting, as you are required to swap your shoes for slippers or walk on with socks only to preserve it's natural wooden flooring. It's a... More 

Thank ShuSheep
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 505 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Slightly out of the way at the top of a small hill behind the Itsukushima shrine, one can find the Five Storey Pagoda with this small temple next to it. The pagoda itself was a little disappointing; up close there is not a lot to see compared to the view of it from around the town and one cannot go... More 

Thank Simon C
London, United Kingdom
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31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

My favourite temple in Japan. It came as a surprise as I felt like I had seen all the temples I needed to see by this point! A grand hall that still feels original with great beams and faded paintings that add to the atmosphere. Calm and tranquil and serene. Beautiful views to admire the scenery from each window. Don't... More 

Thank Dolores186338
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

I made my way up to the five-storied pagoda (Gojunoto) that can be seen from just about any point of the town to have a look at it from up close and also found Senkokaku Hall in front of it. Senjokaku was one of my favourite spots of Miyajima, a group of Chinese tourists were leaving just as I arrived... More 

Thank Peter T
Bedford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

Rare for a shrine, you can actually go inside. Some stunning old paintings hang from the ceiling and the views out over the bay are also very good

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St. Catharines, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016

For only 100Y this is a pretty cool place. The man who commissioned it to be built died before it could be completed. So the temple is just one large room. There are some art pieces speckled about and a little shrine with a large rice spoon. There's a monk there doing goshuin. A great place to relax.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016

The Senjokaku Shrine Hall gets its name from the size of the building, as it is the size of 1,000 tatami mats. Tatami mats are traditional Japanese floor mats with a length to width ratio of 2:1. The shrine was commissioned for the purpose of chanting Buddhist sutras for fallen soldiers, but due to changes in political power and the... More 

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