A World Heritage-listed Shinto temple, Itsukushima Shrine remains best known for its red torii gate, "floating" on the surface of the Inland Sea. The shrine dates back to the 12th century and has undergone several reconstructions over the ages, most recently in the 16th century. Admire the scenic shrine building, which is at its most picturesque at high tide, when both the gate and the structure on stilts appear to be floating on the sea. Take a relaxing walk and explore the surroundings, or enjoy the view from a boat cruise. Add Itsukushima Shrine to your Hatsukaichi travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Hatsukaichi trip itinerary app.
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Itsukushima Shrine Reviews
We went in February 2020. Both the rope car and the shrine were under renovation. Fortunately, I had a rail pass so we didn't pay extra to get there, but the ferry had no indication that the 2 top..... more »
Our main destination in Miyajima was this heritage site. Too bad, the red torii gate over the water was undergoing repair when we visited. However, the shrine itself is beautiful with its many... more »
Nice place.. Specially at Sunrise or subset..
an incredible experience. if you have the time to see the shrine at high and low tide I recommend that the most.
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