A World Heritage-listed Shinto temple, Itsukushima Shrine remains best known for its red torii gate, "floating" on the surface of the Inland Sea. The shrine dates back to the 12th century and has undergone several reconstructions over the ages, most recently in the 16th century. Admire the scenic shrine building, which is at its most picturesque at high tide, when both the gate and the structure on stilts appear to be floating on the sea. Take a relaxing walk and explore the surroundings, or enjoy the view from a boat cruise. Add Itsukushima Shrine to your Hatsukaichi travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Hatsukaichi trip itinerary app .
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宮島島内に宿泊したので、土日の午後1時、午後18時、午後23時、午前7時、午前11時、午後2時に訪れました。（入ったのは午前7時と午前11時でほかの時間は外から眺めてました） 午前6時半から神社に入れます。自分は7時過ぎにはいりました。ほかにも数組いらっしゃいましたが、日中は長蛇の列ができる撮影スポットがほぼ貸し切り状態でした。写真を撮るならできいるだけ朝早くがおすすめです。 また係の方に確認した... more »Since I stayed on Miyajima Island, I visited at 1:00 pm, 18:00 pm, 23:00 pm, 7:00 am, 11:00 am and 2:00 pm on Saturdays and Sundays. (I entered at 7:00 am and 11:00 am, and I was looking at other time from outside) from 6:30 am to the shrine. I went past seven. There were a couple of other groups, but during the day a long line of shooting spots were reserved. The early morning is recommended if you can take a picture. In addition, it is possible to re-enter if you have the stub and the day when confirming it to the clerk. Depending on the timing, you can enjoy both high and low tide.
Este famoso Tori no nos extraña que atraiga a tal cantidad de turismo a la isla de Miyajima. Nosotros fuimos algo excepticos pensando que sería "una turistada más" y la verdad es que nos sorprendió pa... more »This famous Tori does not surprise us that attracts such a quantity of tourism to the island of Miyajima. We were somewhat excepticos thinking that it would be "one more tourist" and the truth is that we were surprised for good, we were stuck watching it for a long time. We were lucky enough to spend the day there, so we saw it with Mary High and low tide, where walking to him to touch it and have it up close, imposing. If you have the chance, it deserves a lot of grief!
Nice place.. Specially at Sunrise or subset..
a beauty of a place overlooking the famous tori gates of the island. there's a towering pagoda.
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