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Itsukushima Shrine

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Address: 1-1 Miyajimacho, Hatsukaichi 739-0588, Hiroshima Prefecture
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Phone Number: +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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Large Tori Gate

Viewing of the Tori Gate should be one of the "must" activity while visiting Miyajimacho. If you have time, try to visit this place both at high and low tides. You could have the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Viewing of the Tori Gate should be one of the "must" activity while visiting Miyajimacho. If you have time, try to visit this place both at high and low tides. You could have the chance to reach the Tori Gate and take photos from underneath. We have visited this place both at night and on day time but could not... More 

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Grosseto, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a must, along with the Daishoin temple. Especially at night. If you have time you will get invredible pics.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A lovely vermillion gate in the water with a backdrop of mountains (those of the island are not far from the gate), whether seeing from the ferry or seeing quite up close from the outer grounds of the Shrine, is a view that will remain in your memory; my only disappointment with this "famed gate" was its size which I... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

It was very chilly in winter especially it's windy. But the gate of shire located at the shore was incredible. Checking the tide table is recommended. A must-go place in Hiroshima.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Shrine is famous for its floating torii gate. When tide is low, visitors could actually get quite close to the torii gate. We reached around 10am plus and there was already a queue for tickets but still not too crowded to walk around. Very scenic place to get good pictures.

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Almeria, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

On the day of our visit, we had the chance to see a traditional weeding. The visit of the shrine is easy to do. We had the chance of taking very good pictures of the shrine, tori and Japanese in traditional dress.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

As you turn left to board the ferry take a look at the green awning on the right hand side. The spelling is an interesting Japanese translation into English. It is a short ferry ride across to the island. On the way you have your first glimpse of the Shrine. As soon as you step out of the ferry building... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This site is of great spiritual and historical significance; however, if you do not know it, and you've been to Fushimi Inari, then it pales. It might be cool to walk out to it in low tide.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The traditional journey here after visiting Hiroshima is a smart plan. Miyajima has a lot to offer and the shrine is only one of the several attractions. It is worth sleeping here as the village gets very quiet after the flow of tourists have left. The shrine at the time of sun set is magnificent.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is super picturesque and just so well put together! The cost for an adult is 300 yen and we got it with the treasure hall which came out to be 200 yen. The treasure hall is not super impress compare to everything else but still great to see!

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