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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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Great Tori

The great tori of this shrine is the one in the water. The tori itself is quite beautiful amid the water and get spotlights on it at night. The shrine is like other shrines in... read more

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

The great tori of this shrine is the one in the water. The tori itself is quite beautiful amid the water and get spotlights on it at night. The shrine is like other shrines in Japan where you pay a fee to get in and walk through to the other side. You can get a head on view of the... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We reached around 10am plus and there was already a queue for tickets but still not too crowded to walk around. Near the shrine there are many outlets selling souvenirs, coffee and snacks.and very scenic

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Perth, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My partner actually had to convince me to come here and I am so glad he did! This was easily one of my favourite sights of the whole trip.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Take the JR line and catch the JR ferry, all included in the JR rail pass, and spend a few hours exploring the sights and shops on this wonderful island. Take time to sample the oysters.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just a short train trip from Hiroshima Station, boarded a ferry (free for JR Pass holder)..another 20 minutes arrived at Miyajima Island.....Wow, such a lovely place. Deer strolling around, admiring the giant torell (gate)....low tide and many people walking on the shore despite chilling windblow. What a view.... Many temples around.... Must try the oyster cooked on the spot! Yummy...

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Early February-2017 Never thought of doing a day trip to Hiroshima. Do not seem to be able to cover/see much, given time. Probably just Genbaku Dome n Miyajima, Itsukushima Shrine only. Deer feeding is not allowed. Basically for safety reasons. We flew to Iwakuni Airport (further south east to Miyajima Island) n took bus (about 20 minutes) to Iwakuni station.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Miyajima its a beautiful island and well worth a visit. Unfortunately we got there just as everything closed but just in time to watch the sun go down and the shrine lit up. Your japan rail pass will get you to the station and on the ferry to the islands for free

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was by far the best place, the view of the ocean with the shrine, the shrine itself, the city old building, the great food and all the deers around ❤ you can play with them but be careful they steal things from your pockets and then eat them, I lost the city map hahaha. Lots of little souvenir shops... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one of the most spectacular Shinto shrines in Japan. The tori gate in the harbor alone is worth the trip, but the Shrine buildings are also amazing. It's worth spending a couple of hours wandering around, absorbing its beauty and spirit. Then you can wander off and grab some lunch before heading up Mt. Misen.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While Miyajima has lots to offer this is one of the highlights as far as popularity and photo opportunities. Once the tides reach the proper level then it appears to float on the water if you will.

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