World Heritage: Itsukushima Shrine4.8
This shrine, located on an island of the Seto Inland Sea, is worldly famous for its 'floating' view on the sea. The 10-minute ferry from Miyajima-guchi Station takes you to the island, and you will be greeted by numerous roaming deer. The long approach is studded with food stalls with inviting local treats such as fried fishcake (satsuma-age), roasted oyster and maple-shaped sweet bun (momiji-manju).
As you walk through a main hall and a noh theater stage, you will come to the spot where you can get a great view of 16m-high vermilion gate standing in the sea. You must, however, check out the tide of the day in advance. At high tide, it is time to appreciate the floating view of the shrine or enjoy a cruise going through the gate. At low tide, you can probably walk towards the gate and even touch it.
If you have enough time, stroll 10 minutes to the ropeway that will take you to the upper part of Mount Misen (535m) offering a sweeping view of the sea. Another highlight is a night cruise to see an enchanting illumination of the shrine.
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4.0a week ago
- Beautiful island for one day trip
- easy to go (ferry every 5 minutes 320 yen )
- itsukushima shrine
Itsukushima floating gate in maintenance
- mount miesn
-deer everywhere but in Nara more
5.0a month ago
suprise in imagine
Japan in my love
I come back soon
5.05 months ago
One of the most enchanting sites in Japan. Seems to float on the water, if the tides, light and wind are in your favour. And if you can see the Tori without too many tourists blocking the view ;-)
Absolute must visit!!
5.06 months ago
I came here in July 2019, and it is one of the most stunning places in the world. Here, you can see the one of the world's largest torii, floating above the beach and being submerged in the water in high tide. Then there are the beautiful temples and deer in the mountains. I strongly recommend a half to full day trip here.
5.08 months ago
This is a MUST visit place in Hiroshima. It’s the icon of the city besides the Peace Park. This island has so many things to offer. Beautiful shrine, wonderful walk path, authentic local shops, and the famous giant Torii(unfortunately for us because it was under repair).
The most famous food here is the fresh oyster and the red bean pastry. Must try both of these food when visit this island.
This island also full of deer that roaming around the island freely. Very friendly dear, many people try to take photo with them.
Very easy to cross over to this island. They have shuttle ferry that operate every 15min and the cost is only ¥180 per way. So convenient and easy. No rush and the ferry ride take only 10mjn.
I enjoyed to much this visit to this island. Will surely be back again.
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Miyajima is one of the World Heritage Sites in Japan and the popular tourists destination. Located off the coast of Hiroshima, the serene beauty of the island is an essential spot. You will walk around the island including Great Red T...
Miyajima is one of the World Heritage Sites in Japan and the popular tourists destination. Located off the coast of Hiroshima, the serene beauty of the island is an essential spot.
You will walk around the island including Great Red Torii Gate, Itsukushima Shrine, Daishoin Temple, and so on.
You enjoy the trip all year round.
Spring --You can enjoy beautiful cherry blossoms.
Summer --Fireworks displays and summer festivals are held. Canoe and cycling on the island are enjoyable.
Fall -- The island are covered with vivid autumnal leaves. Especially Momijidani Park is splendid.
Winter--Oysters are in season!!