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The famous shrine built on stilts with its torii gate set in the sea.
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Hours Today: 06:30 - 17:00
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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1-1 Miyajimacho, Hatsukaichi 739-0588, Hiroshima Prefecture
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+81 829-44-2020
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Reviewed yesterday

The Itsukushima Shrine site is made up of a number of different shrines that you pass through as you walk through the building. It has a magnificent location but looks it's best when the tide is in. You also get a good view of the...More

Thank JVPG
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Torii is accessible at low tide, and inaccessible at high tide, unless you swim out which few seem to do. In fact, on Miyajima there is only one beach where people swim. It is small and roped off. Lots of refuse washes up on...More

Thank Jeff W
Reviewed 1 week ago

The centuries old Itsukushima Shire on Miyajima is the source of both the island' fame and it's name. The shrine is known worldwide for it's iconic "Floating" torii gate.

Thank Maruli Djaja M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

How ever they succeed in keeping the shrine and temple in such good shape with the tide rolling in salty water every day is beyond me. The place carries so much history and culture with it and loves your camera with every step you take....More

Thank KatiaenJohan
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Granted we probably visited on the hottest day of the year, and that was a bit of a negative. The JR pass was awesome!allowing us coverage for the local train from Hiroshima to the port and the JR ferry(on the right and the red one...More

Thank NathalieAndAndrew
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The shrine looks much better and more unique in the time with high tide. I love the colour of the shrine very much. So red. you need to pay entrance fee for the shrine but it is worth. I suggest you to go there early...More

Thank cpcog
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Highly recommend to come here before noon and stayed on the island for few hours, so that you can see the torii gate with both high and low tide. Don't miss the chance to take picture with the deer and try the local oysters as...More

Thank anacchan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely stunning to see at high tide and an absolute must if you are in Hiroshima. In line with Hiroshima being ultra welcoming to tourists, you can get the train (26 minute journey) and the JR ferry (15 minutes and only a 5 minute walk...More

Thank Dirk_Schmoker
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It offers a shortcut through the town, and some nice architecture including a frontal view of the famous torii gate. Does get quite crowded though so I recommend going early.

Thank Miles Z
Reviewed 14 July 2018

For me, this is a must see and it's something you will thoroughly be impressed at but ONLY if you pick the right now. For me, you want to see a 'floating tori'. My only advise: get a tide-time schedule and depending on whether you...More

Thank Ajay P
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23 September 2017|
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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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Kristen B
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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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
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