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Itsukushima Shrine (严岛神社)

Itsukushima Shrine (严岛神社)

10.03 reviews
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Japan, Hiroshima Prefecture Hatsukaichi Miyajima-cho, 1-1
0829-44-2020
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Naples, Italy

Itsukushima shrine was the place in Japan where we left our heart. Many people visit Miyajima island just for a few hours, and only take pictures of the great torii gate in the sea. There was such a crowd to take pictures, and not so many tourists visiting the shrine. Big mistake!
Not only it's beautiful (and very instagrammable!) but it offers a much better view on the red torii.

There's a tall pagoda as well, but you can only take pictures from the outside, because they don't allow visitors to enter that one.

As you explore the shrine you will also meet a few of the monks that live there and take care of Itsukushima. When they are free they also sell Tsuko-Tegata that they customize with all the relevant information about the shrine!

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San Jose
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It's hard to explain how impressive this is, you really must see it in person. Be sure to explore the small downtown area before or after viewing the floating torri.

There are wild dear wandering around, and you should be careful of any dangling fabric or loose paper you have, they will try to eat it.

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Tokyo

弥山山頂までの道のりは少しありますが、ぜひ登ってほしいです。
というのも、山頂から眼下に広がる景色は心の故郷のように安らかで、大きい岩の群れは雄大で美しい。
自然のもつパワーを前に自分はちっぽけだと感じる必要はなく、等身大で良いという感覚に戻れます。
空海さんの放つパワーは圧巻です。

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