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Itsukushima Shrine, Hatsukaichi

(4.7/5 based on 2,200+ 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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  • 嚴島神社很美,他那出名的鮮紅水上鳥居潮漲比潮退的景觀更好,因潮退會露出浸在海水變黑的部份,很多青年人求韱,我更有緣看到神社內有劍道會的劍道表演。 
  • Beautiful to admire during a sunset, O-Tori no will not leave you indifferent! Miyajima is part of our best memories our trip because she is full of surprises ;) See without hesitation!
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  • 從廣島火車站搭乘火車可到宮島口火車站,再走路至碼頭搭船即可抵達宮島,延著岸邊走,就可看到大鳥居,神社入口就在大鳥居旁,朱紅色是日本神社的代表色,在退潮時,可步行靠近大鳥居,我們一月來時,還飄著小雪,十分有意境。 
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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.