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Itsukushima Shrine

1-1 Miyajimacho, Hatsukaichi 739-0588, Hiroshima Prefecture
+81 829-44-2020
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The famous shrine built on stilts with its torii gate set in the sea.
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good26%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“low tide” (161 reviews)
“miyajima island” (78 reviews)
“tori gate” (51 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
1-1 Miyajimacho, Hatsukaichi 739-0588, Hiroshima Prefecture
+81 829-44-2020
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A beautiful Tori.. big one like guarding the island. A picture perfect, if you are lucky you can cross the see to get close to the Tori.

Thank days4Fun
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here for the first time after some research on day trips from Kyoto. I’m Glad I didn’t waste that 3 hours journey with the help of a jr pass. The view were photo moments well at least I saw a swamp of tourist everywhere....More

Thank Johnathan Y
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is the world heritage.But I thought it was a regular shrine.Wooden shrine in red.Nothing special.My thought was suddenly changed until the flood tide.When the flood was coming,the whole shrine was on the water.The great otori in front of the shrine was in the water...More

Thank lisaselencer
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my second visit after 45 years. Still very good place to take pictures specially Big Torii gate in the sea.Please be carefull as to visit timing. i.e. depending on the tide situation, you might just take pictures of the one on the beach...More

Thank Keizo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The shrine is beautiful and interesting, but the tori is the star. We saw it at both high and low tide, and daylight and darkness. Each aspect was interesting. If you go at low tide, be prepared for muddy sand.

Thank travellerfromatown
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a beautiful tidal torii gate with an equally gorgeous and extensive shrine. We went at low tide, meaning we could walk all the way out to the gate. Highly recommended.

Thank RozaLui
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you do this you will get some great pictures, and walk out to the tori gate, plus explore the island, well worth the time to visit

Thank Eamonn R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

All the island is beautiful, but this is over the top. I like it much more during high tide when the water is all over the shrine, so beautiful! it was not busy at all, really relaxing visit. At the ticket office, you can check...More

Thank Pepusina
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The shrine opens at 6.30am so if you're staying on Miyajima, you can visit early. This is well worth it as it gets crowded later in the day. I was able to get some really good photos of the shrine and the torii by visiting...More

Thank Selsy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It’s one of the main photos you see representing Japan. I’ve wanted to visit since I came here. I just love the way it sits in the sea. Nice to view both in the evening and during the day. Plenty to see and do nearby...More

Thank Thomas N
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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 H. M | Reviewed this property |
I think, 1-2 hrs is sufficient.
Ghada F
2 March 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