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Itsukushima Shrine

Open today: 06:30 - 17:00
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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 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.

Thank Wombling_Free_7548
Reviewed 4 days 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

Thank Brian T
Reviewed 6 days 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.

Thank williamftw2016
Reviewed 1 week 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

Thank Lynne B
Reviewed 1 week ago 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.

Thank beckabock
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Peter D
Reviewed 1 week ago

As my partner were staying on the island for 2 nights, mid Oct, we were lucky to see the shrine at sunrise, sunset, hightide and low tide. It is best at sunset and high tide - very beautiful shinto shrine. Would definitely recommend staying on...More

Thank sam_wise_0404
Reviewed 1 week ago

A short trip from Hiroshima and a similar ferry crossing and you arrive at Miyajima Island and on your way over you can't miss the Torii Gate out off the foreshore. The Itsukushima Shrine as a complex is worth the visit alone but coupled with...More

Thank Noel L
Reviewed 1 week ago

The shrine is located 15-20min walk from the ferry terminal. Along the way there are plenty of shops and restaurants selling Miyajima-related products. There are also several hotels among the shopping street. The shrine itself was pretty open-aired and minimalistic with the iconic red beams...More

Thank Joyman L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Itsukushima Shrine is located on an island and you need to get the ferry across to see it close up although it is noticeable from the ferry. As you come off the ferry turn right and follow the path along and the shrine is located...More

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23 September 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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29 March 2017|
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Response from Caroline P | 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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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