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Itsukushima Shrine, Hatsukaichi

Categories: Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
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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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  • Nice to see ... shame about the fog present around the time of the visit and the scaffolding ... Beautiful in any case the atmosphere on the island
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  • Loved it here, we stayed for 2 nights and to walk down to the shrine was so beautiful to see, must go in the evening 
  • The shrine will not come on Miyajima Island, do not come here. Admission is 300 yen. Received is not high, the thought is free, so a little culture shock.
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  • Have to pay to enter. Not worth it if your just want to take a pic of the Tori gate. There are plenty of places that you can take a pic of the tori gate for free.
  • Everything about the trip out to this island was great seeing the gate was an amazing experience and the island itself as very nice and the deer roam free around looking for pats. The temple near there was well worth a look too
  • A wonderful shrine that you can access for a small cost but it is well worth it and it offers some wonderful views.
  • noThis shrine is very beautiful so if you ever have a chance to visit Hiroshima, I suggest you come here to (I may be wrong but I recall it's less than an hour to get from the bombing site to here.) I recommend you come here at night because of the lights. I feel it's more beautiful at night and better for photography if you like taking photos.
  • The shrine and the whole Island are a must see if you come to Hiroshima. It's really easy to get there (train + ferry).
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