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Itsukushima Shrine

1-1 Miyajimacho, Hatsukaichi 739-0588, Hiroshima Prefecture
+81 829-44-2020
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The famous shrine built on stilts with its torii gate set in the sea.
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good27%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
1-1 Miyajimacho, Hatsukaichi 739-0588, Hiroshima Prefecture
+81 829-44-2020
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a must see if you are in the Hiroshima area. Not too far from Hiroshima and a great quick ferry ride to Miyajima.

Thank Mark R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The walk from the ferry terminal to the shrine is certainly worth the effort. A little run down but worth visiting.

Thank Geoff Y
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Itsukushima Shrine is great at low tide when you can walk out to the beautiful torii gate in the bay and at high tide when it and the shrine itself are surrounded by and reflected in the water. It is beautiful in all kinds of...More

Thank SJVBeijing
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We took the train from kyoto to both destinations. We forgot to check the tide level Before going so we arrived at Mijayima the very low tide, which i thought wS going to be dissapointing, but not at all! We were able to wAlk under...More

Thank Pacheti
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We loved watching the sunset behind Itsukushima Shrine, it looked spectacular. We spent the afternoon here, make sure you come early to get a good spot to eat the sunset. The deer there walk around and come right up to you. They were friendly when...More

Thank Lawriem1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked a sea kayaking experience at Paddle Park (on the mainland near Maezora train station) and joined our tutor, a total of ten of us, we kayaked over to Miyajima to get a sea view of the famous red Torii Gate in the sea,...More

Thank Marion D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was really awesome to see! Make sure you check the tide schedule though. I saw the shrine at high tide and at low tide and I felt high tide was way cooler. At high tide the gate is out in the middle of the...More

Thank Kyra H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very scenic especially if you manage to capture the sun rays through the clouds. Low tide makes it possible for a closer view while high tide provides a different landscape. I believe boat tours during high tide is also available .

Thank jzchuan
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When I was planning our trip to Japan, this was one of the highlights. It is really a wonderful location and it is free to get there with Japan Rail Pass. I would recommend to go by train from the center of Hiroshima and then...More

1  Thank xpart04
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is amazing! It was beautiful and there aren't words to describe how awesome it is. I never expected to love it this much. Yes, it is busy but still amazing. Don't miss it!

Thank nbauer21
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Kristen B
29 March 2017|
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Response from H. M | Reviewed this property |
I think, 1-2 hrs is sufficient.
Ghada F
2 March 2017|
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Response from Brett M | Reviewed this property |
yes, Japan Rail passes will give you a free ferry ride to and from miyajima. the train station is very close to the ferry. we saw no queues at the ticket box and there were lots of regular ferries across. we went just... More
Kim B
22 June 2016|
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Response from lostintransportation | Reviewed this property |
Comfortable shoes. You don't need to get your feet wet. Though if you fancy a paddle in the sea you might want to invest in a pair of beach sandals.