Itsukushima Shrine
Itsukushima Shrine
4.5
6:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
6:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
6:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
6:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
6:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
6:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
6:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
6:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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The famous shrine built on stilts with its torii gate set in the sea.
Duration: More than 3 hours
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  • Crofton M
    Airlie Beach, Australia2,051 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Adjacent to the famous floating Shinto tori gate
    The shrine is adjacent to the famous floating tori gate. Unlike many other shrines it is not necessary to remove shoes. It is in excellent condition and we saw a wedding in progress. It is also adjacent to a 5 level pagoda which is also in excellent condition
    Visited February 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 30 March 2023
  • Andy F
    Devizes, United Kingdom1,229 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A Beautiful Place
    This is a shinto shrine on Miyajima island. It's a very large place, painted all red, set on pillars just above the lapping sea at the shoreline. It gets very busy & crowded. There's a one-way system to walk round & see everything. Some impressive statues and a great view of the tori gate just off the coast. Lots of nearby shops & other attractions.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 28 September 2023
  • Nick M
    Frenchs Forest, Australia890 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Pretty impressive
    Great place for a photograph, if you can get a clear shot with no one else in frame. It’s a really busy and popular place, so some dodging is definitely required for a clear shot. Few deer roaming around the area, and there pretty good for a picture.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 5 October 2023
  • Martina1888
    Inverness, United Kingdom513 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Itsukushima Shrine
    A beautiful shrine built on water on Miyajima. I visited during low tide but I guess it looks magical at high tide. Unfortunately it is extremely crowded and you can't really enjoy the atmosphere of the place.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 10 November 2023
  • alohatripper
    Honolulu, Hawaii1,484 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The crowds and deer in front of the Shrine offer interesting theater
    After a satisfying lunch at Hayashi, we continued our stroll and found the Torii "floating" in the bay. We're lucky since the repairs were just finished. It is beautiful, but not magical. I understand that it is one of three icons of Japan. The theatre on the street forefront was more interesting. Deer know to loiter here where all the visitors stop to look. They look for opportunities to eat their food, steal their bags, and eventually become an aggressive pest. They know to take advantage of children by stealing their ice cream cone or bag of chips. One particular deer came upon our group, and stole and munched on Sandy's brochure about the Atomic Museum.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 15 November 2023
  • Sue S
    Kingston, Canada381 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Iconic spot in Japan
    If you are in Hiroshima, then you must visit this Shinto shrine built in 593. Riding on the ferry and interacting with Japanese children on school field trips provided a wonderful cultural experience. At high tide the shrine appears to be floating in the water. It's considered one of the top 3 scenic sites in Japan. There was a a lovely beach and lots of shops and places to get food. Tamed deer wandered throughout the complex. The main drawback was the massive crowds. If you have time, then use the cable car for even better views.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 28 December 2023
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Sue S
Kingston, Canada381 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
If you are in Hiroshima, then you must visit this Shinto shrine built in 593. Riding on the ferry and interacting with Japanese children on school field trips provided a wonderful cultural experience. At high tide the shrine appears to be floating in the water. It's considered one of the top 3 scenic sites in Japan. There was a a lovely beach and lots of shops and places to get food. Tamed deer wandered throughout the complex. The main drawback was the massive crowds. If you have time, then use the cable car for even better views.
Written 28 December 2023
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alohatripper
Honolulu, HI1,484 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends
After a satisfying lunch at Hayashi, we continued our stroll and found the Torii "floating" in the bay. We're lucky since the repairs were just finished. It is beautiful, but not magical. I understand that it is one of three icons of Japan.
The theatre on the street forefront was more interesting. Deer know to loiter here where all the visitors stop to look. They look for opportunities to eat their food, steal their bags, and eventually become an aggressive pest. They know to take advantage of children by stealing their ice cream cone or bag of chips. One particular deer came upon our group, and stole and munched on Sandy's brochure about the Atomic Museum.
Written 15 November 2023
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Martina1888
Inverness, UK513 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Solo
A beautiful shrine built on water on Miyajima. I visited during low tide but I guess it looks magical at high tide. Unfortunately it is extremely crowded and you can't really enjoy the atmosphere of the place.
Written 11 November 2023
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MissPerkyAK
Palmer,AK122 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Friends
This is a must-see if you are in the area. Avoid the crowds by spending the night in one of the hotels. You'll be able to walk out to the gate at low tide early in the morning before the first ferry arrives. You'll also be able to explore and get photos without the huge crowds. It gets super crowded by 11 AM so be prepared if you are coming later in the day.
The gate really is a marvel. I took pictures of it throughout the day and enjoyed every minute of it.
I came with my mom we had a great time. I don't think my elementary aged children would have enjoyed/appreciated the experience.
Written 4 November 2023
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Nick M
Frenchs Forest, Australia890 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
Great place for a photograph, if you can get a clear shot with no one else in frame.
It’s a really busy and popular place, so some dodging is definitely required for a clear shot.
Few deer roaming around the area, and there pretty good for a picture.
Written 5 October 2023
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Andy F
Devizes, UK1,229 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Friends
This is a shinto shrine on Miyajima island. It's a very large place, painted all red, set on pillars just above the lapping sea at the shoreline. It gets very busy & crowded. There's a one-way system to walk round & see everything. Some impressive statues and a great view of the tori gate just off the coast. Lots of nearby shops & other attractions.
Written 28 September 2023
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K O
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Friends
When my friend and I visited there, I felt so relaxed and majestic. Took some photos that are fantastic cause the crowd looks like a dragon! I really want to come back.
Written 25 September 2023
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bruno l
Paris, France826 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
If you go to Miyajima, you do it to visit this shrine and its famous torii, so be prepared not to be alone, unless you are there at dawn or dusk.
You will probably have to queue to take some pictures, especially during holidaysThe shrine was still being partly refurbished when we went there so some scaffoldings to be expected
Written 16 September 2023
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Andrea T
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Family
Amazing temple visited during a day trip from Hiroshima.

Remains one of the most beautiful attractions seen during my trip to Japan, absolutely not to be missed.

Written 25 July 2023
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Rolf
15 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
Beautiful shrine with the portal seemingly floating on the sea, left us with a magical impression that suited a introduction to Shinto very well.
Written 7 July 2023
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