Itsukushima Shrine


Itsukushima Shrine is one of the best places to travel in Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan. Here're guides for tide times, map, how to get there, spots nearby, reviews and photos of Itsukushima Shrine posted by Japanese travelers in the know.
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The Vermilion Lacquered Shrine Built On the Sea Like Dragon Palace 'Ryugu Castle'

Hiroshima boasts as the World Cultural Heritage. The mystic and beautiful shrine building seems to float on the sea. It's one of the most beautiful historical facilities, so it will attract people all over the world.

Midwinter Itsukushima Srine. A Red Torii Gate Enveloped In A Mist

A red torii gate in the sunshine is of course nice, but misted Istukushima Shrine has an aura of divinity in midwinter. You can go to the torii gate closer by JR ferry than others.

A Moving Scene Of Torii & Fireworks In Summer Night Miyajima

Miyajima of Hiroshima Prefecture, has large fireworks display every summer. The scene of fireworks behind the torii gives us goose bumps. I really want you all to see it actually ones in your lives.

Big Torii's Reflection At Low Tide!

You can see various beautiful figures of Itsukushima Shrine by the tidal current because its precinct partly belongs to the sea. Big Torii floating on the sea at high tide is wonderful, but what is more, at low tide, you can walk to it and see the beautiful reflection in the pool.
The most beautiful reflection can be seen when the Torii is soaked a little bit in the water. You need to look for a pool with no waves.

Magnificent Itsukushima Shrine And Beautiful Setouchi Scenery

There're less tourists in Miyajima in early morning, and you can look around leisurely. When the tide is low, you can go very close to the big torii gate and must be surprised at the size. How about enjoy walking in Miyajima Island with the scenery of Setouchi Region and the deer that can make you calm?
Access: 10min by ferry from Miyajima-guchi Pier. There're two ferry services between Miyajima-guchi and Miyajima, JR Miyajima Ferry and Miyajima Matsudai Kisen Tourist Ship.

Beautiful Torii Arch Standing On The Seashore

It goes without saying that Itsukushima Shrine is very famous tourist attraction in Japan. Just as I expected, it's beautiful.. What's more, lovely deer healed our minds.

A World Heritage, Itsukushima Shrine You Can See Also Wild Animals

Many wild deer live in Miyajima, and they sometimes appear around Itsukushima Shrine. Not only deer, you see some wild birds such as herons and ducks. But, be careful not to be robbed your bag by deer!
Ferry is available from a port near Miyajima-guchi Station. Most parking areas are located around Miyajima-guchi Station. But in the seasons of cherry blossoms and autumn leaves, Miyajima would be very crowded.

Beautiful Vermilion Torii Gate And Building Of Itsukushima Shrine, Miyajima, As A World Heritage

One of the three greatest scenery in Japan, Miyajima is almost 30km in circumference. And, taking the sea as the precinct, Itsukushima Shrine has a unique layout for its structures. The erector Kiyomori Taira had adopted the style of aristocratic palace in Heian Era, and then it became present figure. By the way, it's one of the greatest shrine in Japan.

Cherry Blossom Spring In A World Heritage, Itsukushima Shrine

Miyajima is famous for autumn colored leaves, but cherry blossom season is also great. Somei Yoshino cherry blossom has just started to bloom, and weeping cherry blossom is its best! The vermilion shrines and towers around Itsukushima Shrine become more gorgeous when we look them with cherry blossoms!

A Shrine Floating On The Sea Registered As A World Heritage

At flood tide, Itsukushima Shrine looks like floating on the sea. Every year, many sightseers visit the shrine with a dynamic and original style of the construction.

A Big Torii Gate Standing On The Shallow Seashore

It stands majestically at the high tide, and waits sightseers warmly at the low tide. At the same time, it show off the high level skills of architect on the sea ground.



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10 min walk from Miyajima Port



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Mt. Misen

A Mountain Top Open Space With Big And Small Rocks lying Like Statues

After getting a enough exercise to climb up the mountain path. The superb view of Setouchi is of course, the open space with mysterious and artistic rocks you will be moved.

Itsukushima Srine's Five Storied Pagoda

Find Your Favorite View Of Five Storied Pagoda In Miyajima

This is the 7th oldest one among 22 five-storied pagodas that exists now in Japan. The beautiful red lacquered figure is a symbol of Miyajima the same as Torii of Itsukushima Shrine. You can see it from any places for it stands on a hill, so let's find your favorite scene!

Kiezu no Reikado

Miracle Flame Burning For Over 1200 Years! As A Lover's Sanctuary

The flame used for the training by a priest Kukai continues to burn even now. It's a lucky place for lovers and was acknowledged as a sanctuary in 2009. And the water in the caldron is said to have an power for any diseases.


Tasteful Sceneries Of Miyajima Different From The Four Cardinal Points

Standing at the hill top and a good place to view the scenery. You can see the whole of Itsukushima Shrine and the sea. And cherry blossoms in Spring! I think here's one of the best places to view the sceneries in Miyajima.


Spring Scene Only In Miyajima

Pink blossoms celebrate the coming of spring at the riverside. Sujikai Bridge is a representative spot for seeing the spring Miyajima. These days, I think I'm happy to be a Japanese, a deer said.

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