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Itsukushima Shrine, Hatsukaichi
(4.7/5 based on 2,000+ reviews on the web)
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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  • We were just reading a few reviews of internet. Not wanted not getting off the ferry. Big surprise! Place full of rinconcitos, nature, culture and shopping. We spent half a day there and wanting to have exploited more. We fell in love with the place. I recommend to spend one night and a full day, to live closely more traditional Japanese culture. Beautiful site!
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  • Attended a wedding at the Itsukushima Shrine. In solemn ceremonies of all the great sho and whistle sounds. And great views. Because the weather was good, the blue sky and sea, and Torii shines bridal gown back, too beautiful. It is at 100000 JPY ceremony only. But (one pin will increase after that costume, etc.)
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  • I loved it. We went by train from Hiroshima and then a ferry to the island. Walk and the ribera and we find with some deer rude. We wanted to take our luncheon meat. When we arrived the tide was low and we were able to reach the arc walk. But slowly the tide was rising until the arch was flooded. Very nice show that we decided to stay to see the sunset. We liked it very much.
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  • The torii gate is a familiar portal to the Itsukushima shrine. Going up the mountains to Miyajima in autumn is a fantastic experience in technicolour as the leaves feature so many different shades! Not to be missed, this being one of Japan's 3 most scenic places!
  • Beautiful place, please take your time and wait for high and low tide to have a full enjoyment of the great torii. Also visit the temple and walk through the streets randomly.
  • The shrine is really awesome, especially when you get up close! The admission is super cheap and totally worth it to upkeep all of the temples and shrines in the area. Make sure to visit the rest of the temples, the pagoda's and do some hikes!
  • How could anyone give this place anything less than 5 stars? An absolute must for any tour of Japan! Not only is Itsukishima Shrine incredible architecturally, but when placed in the context of its history it's incredible even that it still exists!
  • Huge Shrine, quite accessble, very well maintained. A wedding and it don't look good at low tide.