Itsukushima Shrine, Hatsukaichi

4.4
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. Add Itsukushima Shrine to your Hatsukaichi travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Hatsukaichi trip itinerary app.
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  • On the way to the shrine, we were visited by many friendly deer who live on the island. Be careful! They follow people around for food! The Shrine itself is beautiful. It was around noon at when.....  more »
  • Unfortunately the Torri gate in the sea in front of the shrine is currently under renovation/plastic covers so you could not see the full experience from the ferry and from the shrine (to note my...  more »
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  • Nice place.. Specially at Sunrise or subset..
  • an incredible experience. if you have the time to see the shrine at high and low tide I recommend that the most.
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