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Itsukushima Shrine

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Address: 1-1 Miyajimacho, Hatsukaichi 739-0588, Hiroshima Prefecture
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+81 829-44-2020
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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The famous shrine built on stilts with its torii gate set in the sea.

The famous shrine built on stilts with its torii gate set in the sea.

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Amazing place

Hiroshima is great. Miyajima Island is fantastic. Anyone that can find fault with this attraction is hard to please. Japan, the people (everything really) has to be experienced.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Hiroshima is great. Miyajima Island is fantastic. Anyone that can find fault with this attraction is hard to please. Japan, the people (everything really) has to be experienced.

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Canton of Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Sunrise, sunset, at night when it's lit, and during the day, high tide, low tide, close, or far, this is beautiful and peaceful and it's an excellent place to take some photos to look back on your trip to Japan and smile.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I haven't been to the Itsukushima shrine for over 10 years, but it is just as beautiful as I remembered it. It looks best during high tide in nice sunny weather, or just when the sun is rising/setting. I was very lucky to have seen it with snow, as our hotel staff told us we were lucky to have snow... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Itsukushima Shrine is the 3rd most photographed place in Japan with fantastic shinto shrine and collections. You can also enjoy the parks, narrow streets of Itsukushima, plus Mount Missen trails. On the top of these we could see traditional wedding ceremony in the shrine - very special for us. What a great day.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This shrine is a short walk from the ferry terminal. It is a very serene place to walk around when it's not crowded. Great views of the torii. Be careful not to walk around with food in your hand as the local deer are not shy, and their interpretation of what is "food" is rather broad - my wife now... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We were there on December 31, 2016. There were many worshippers visit the shrine. By that time, it was a low tide, people could walk to the giant torii gate. It is amazing to visit the shrine.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This place is a very sacred place. With nice views and the itsukushima island was very quiet small town if your guy arrived early in the morning. Try to visit here at morning to get a full tour on the island. Have a view of shrine when full tide and get closer to the toiri in the afternoon when lower... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Definitely a must-see in Miyajima! But one cannot really miss seeing it as one walks from the ferry docks to the shops and restaurants. At high tide, the giant torii gate looked spectacular as it seemed to float in the midst of the sea. At low tide, one can walk to the torii.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a must visit if it's your first time at the island, but you could go there to see sunset or take a walk around. Great opportunity to discover your luck inside with a very interesting ancient japanese game.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Majestic Torii, beautiful island with "greedy" deer looming around. Interesting place to visit. Definitely worth going to see before tide and after tide.

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