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Shrine

Itsukushima Shrine (Miyajima)

嚴島神社(宮島)

A Shinto shrine located on the island of Itsukushima (Miyajima) in Hatsukaichi City, Hiroshima Prefecture famed as one of the three most scenic locations in Japan. The shrine is also registered as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. This grand and majestic shrine is built along the sea shore where the tide ebbs and flows, and the shrine’s giant torii gate standing out in the sea is particularly famous. The shrine is said to have been built in 593, and the current seaside shrine building is said to have been constructed with the aid of Taira no Kiyomori in 1168. 17 of the shrine’s large and small structures are designated Important Cultural Properties or National Treasures, and the shrine’s Hirabutai stage, used for ceremonial dances and other performances, is considered one of the three most beautiful stages in the country. The shrine’s collection of treasures also includes numerous crafts and works of art designated Important Cultural Properties and National Treasures.

LOCATION
Hiroshima Pref. Hatsukaichishi Miyajimachou 1-1
PHONE
0829442020
Hours
6:30-18:00 ¥ * Changed depending on the season
Closed
open everyday
Fees
[Admission fee] Adults300yen, High School Students200yen, Middle Elementary School Students100yen
Parking Lot
Not available
Credit Card
Not available
Smoking
Not available
Access
A Shinto shrine located on the island of Itsukushima (Miyajima) in Hatsukaichi City, Hiroshima Prefecture famed as one of the three most scenic locations in Japan. The shrine is also registered as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. This grand and majestic shrine is built along the sea shore where the tide ebbs and flows, and the shrine’s giant torii gate standing out in the sea is particularly famous. The shrine is said to have been built in 593, and the current seaside shrine building is said to have been constructed with the aid of Taira no Kiyomori in 1168. 17 of the shrine’s large and small structures are designated Important Cultural Properties or National Treasures, and the shrine’s Hirabutai stage, used for ceremonial dances and other performances, is considered one of the three most beautiful stages in the country. The shrine’s collection of treasures also includes numerous crafts and works of art designated Important Cultural Properties and National Treasures.
Updated at: July 7, 2020 Information Sources: NAVITIME JAPAN

Reviews

  • Reviewed
    2019-12-06
    Beautiful Shrine

    This was one of the best shrines I have seen. It’s worth a visit. We went during low tide so we couldn’t see it when water covers it (they say it looks like it’s floating) but it was nice to see it... more

    Date of visit:
    2019-12
  • Reviewed
    2019-11-29
    Beautiful shrine

    The shrine is built on stilts and is on the sea shore. During high tide the water reaches up to the base of the shrine. The Great Tori gate and the shrine lights up in the evening and is a beautiful... more

    Date of visit:
    2019-07
  • Reviewed
    2019-11-20
    Covered in scaffold

    The shrine was undergoing repairs and was covered in scaffold and tarps. This was November. Why was this not communicated to all the people who head out to the island to see the shrine. The island... more

    Date of visit:
    2019-11
  • Reviewed
    2019-11-17
    Nice soothing walk around the shrine

    Nice red columns and wooden floors around the sacred shrine gives a calm and relaxing feeling when exploring the shrine. Great views around. more

    Date of visit:
    2019-11
  • Reviewed
    2019-11-15
    STILL AN UNIQUE SHRINE

    This shrine looks exactly as I remember it from a year and half ago. unfortunately is seems always to be overcrowded and loses a lot of its unusual layout. more

    Date of visit:
    2019-11
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