Aug/24, 2019 Miyajima Fireworks Festival3.8
from 8/24 '19 to 8/24 '19
Miyajima Island in Hiroshima Prefecture is one of the most scenic spots in Japan and is known for Itsukushima Shrine and its floating red torii gate.
On August 24, the Fireworks Display is held at Miyajima Town, which is one of the most famous fireworks shows in Japan.
The festival features Underwater Fireworks, a fantastical combination of aerial and water pyrotechnics. The highlight of the show is the uniquely choreographed fireworks set off from offshore boats that explode over the water surface; illuminating the torii gate and casting brilliant reflections on the water. Around 200 of the 5,000 fireworks are launched from the water.
The scene with the torii gate silhouetted by the illumination of the fireworks attracts thousands of photo enthusiasts.
Also, there are about 500 sightseeing ships for viewing fireworks from the best spot.
Dates: August 24 (Sat), 19:30pm～20:30pm
*In case of the stormy weather, it will be postponed to August 31.
Access: From Hiroshima Station, take the JR Sanyo Line to Miyajimaguchi Station. Then, take the ferry from Miyajimaguchi to Miyajima Pier (10 minutes).
*Please check the official website for the latest information. We can't answer any question about the article.
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5.03 months ago
Throwback from our Japan trip .. we are sharing one of the places we loved most while visiting Japan (although each place in Japan is unique)
And it is no other than the famous Floating Tori gate in Miyajima island.
Note- tori gate is under renovation until August 2020. You may not be able to see it properly before that.. please check before visiting
This is located on a small island away from mainland but very easy to reach. There is a ferry that runs between mainland and if you have a JR pass then you are all sorted and no need to even worry about additional costs.
The ferry trip in itself is beautiful and as you approach the island you see the Iconic Tori gate in its full glory.
It is built in such a way that if it is high tide it seems floating over water, but during low tide you can even walk under it. The shrine complex has a calendar indicating the timings of both each day, in case you wish to experience both.
The shrine complex itself is a UNESCO world Heritage Site and consists of beautiful Japanese architecture buildings.
The path from ferry pier to shrine is also very interesting. You can get up close to many deers found roaming freely on the way and of course an amazing market with some amazing food and gifts.
So if you are in Japan, this is definitely not to miss place.
5.04 months ago
I'm sure it would be lovely, but we didn't know it was under essential maintenance at the time. Visitors be aware, expected to continue into June 2020, but no final date in sight at the moment. Otherwise, Miyajima Island was amazing and such a good day out! Recommend to start around 11 or 12.
4.03 months ago
Unfortunately fully under restoration, can barely see the gate. The shrine complex on the shore is quite nice, 300 yen entrance fee. Be aware of overly abundant deer population, they are EVERYWHERE!
5.03 months ago
Beautiful place for visit. However like everywhere quite crowded. In case you will go early morning it's better. You can meet nice deer and see beautiful "gate". I can recommend in case you are in Hiroshima, you can't miss. Take a boat there and spend some time on this island.
3.05 months ago
Sadly and Be careful! the gate were under construction right now. Being said it will be until next year end. I wish I could come back again. It’s better google puts the alert on the description about it.