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Itsukushima Shrine, Hatsukaichi

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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. Arrange your visit to Itsukushima Shrine and discover more family-friendly attractions in Hatsukaichi using our Hatsukaichi trip generator.
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  • The photo is attraction corresponds to the entrance to the temple. The Torii, as it is called, designates the place of entry to the sacred also. The temple itself is a beauty for its orange color caracterustico, by its architecture on stilts to soar over the sea and available in corredires with sea view. It is very beautiful to visit dustintos moments of the day to see it according to this high or low tide and according to whether day or night
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  • Tied with red-painted corridor honden, haiden and stage, visit according to the route. (Entrance and exit is a completely different place. ) Go at high tide and cloister is surrounded by water, is very nice. (Is better looked on the Internet prior to the time of high tide. )
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  • 20 years Buri's second visit. I was also impressed. Torii shrine, Itsukushima Shrine from ferry from the sea back to the scene in the nature of mind is the best. I felt somewhat surprising with a.j. Foyt at high tide, ebb and came on foot approaching the gate. Omote-Sando's baked oysters at the miyajimaguchi station of the Conger a delicious meal that! White baking sake order and want to be as ♡ souvenirs bought at kawaii zakka original Miyajima washcloth. Hiroshima's are delicious filled! Also join one of the cities you want to visit.
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  • 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 tori from the shrine. The shrine itself is located over the water, with the water level changing with the tides.
  • If you're able to make it all the way out to Hiroshima, you have to stop here! A breathtaking view of the ocean, temple, and surrounding scenery. This place is truly ancient and is worth the wait.
  • Travelled to Miyajima in December 2016. Thought we would go and see the Shrine and then leave. But no, there is a lot to spend time looking at here. The friendly deer (always trying to find a little something in your bag). Looking at the people and architecture. The shopping lanes and food stalls. This was a wonderful place that I am very pleased I got to experience on my amazing trip to Japan.
  • Very beautiful shrine to visit. The red Torii gate against the blue ocean is an amazing sight to see. Depending on the tides you can even walk out to the gate up close.
  • Simply wonderful place, perfect! It was a dream come true! I highly recommend everyone to meet and fall in love too.