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Itsukushima Shrine
Itsukushima Shrine

Itsukushima Shrine

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Sights and Museums, Historic Site, Religious Center, Landmark
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1-1 Miyajimacho, Hatsukaichi, Hiroshima Prefecture 739-0588, Japan
+81 829 44 2020
http://www.itsukushimajinja.jp/
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The Itsukushima Shrine, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Japan, provides travelers a unique combination of beauty, history, architecture and spirituality. This shrine complex is dedicated to the Shinto ... Read more
deity of seas and storms. The shrine was built over the water in order to keep it pure and sacred. It is constructed over pier- like structures, giving it the look of floating over the water. Births and deaths are even restricted in the area of the shrine in order to maintain its purity. The shrine that is present now probably dates back to the mid- 16th century, although it resembles the original 12th century design. A noh stage is located near the main shrine. This stage, built in the late 16th century, has long been used for performances to honor the gods.

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New York City, New York State, USA

Visiting the Itsukushima Shrine was an absolute bucket list moment for me. I've wanted to see the floating giant torii gate for years now, so finally getting there and having the opportunity to stand in the incoming high tide and take photos was incredible. The shrine includes a sprawling temple, which you can stroll through for a small fee (plus the best view of the floating gate).

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New London, Connecticut, USA

On Miyajima Island lies the Itsukushima Shrine, it is one of the notable places in Japan being recognized for it's massive Torii. While the shrine itself at face value is utterly amazing, it is a giant complex with shrines leading all the way up the mountain behind it. A person could spend hours exploring the mastery of craftsmanship at this shrine.

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Santa Clara, California, USA

Itsukushima is one of the most iconic shrines or icons in Japan. It's a beautiful sight but be prepared to clamor for a photo along with the other throngs of tourists.

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Chicago, Illinois, USA

This UNESCO World Heritage Site is a must visit! There's something so mystical and awe-inspiring about this place even for non-believers. The shrine has many buildings and a few shops and restaurants nearby. Plan to spend a full day here.

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Seattle, Washington, USA

Amazing and beautiful. In rain sun and snow. Highly recommend a visit. And the oysters are wonderful

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Nagoya, Japan

A torii floating in the Gulf of Hiroshima is very beautiful. There is a very magnificent atmosphere. It is to watch out to a deer walking the area. The oyster which ate here was very delicious!

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Suzhou, China

The Itsukushima Shrine was first built in 593, the re-built by Taira-no-Kiyomori in. 1168. The shrine was designated as UNESCO World Heritage site in December 1996.

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Pittsford (town), New York

This is a Shinto shrine in the water off the island of Miyajima near Hiroshima. You take a short ferry ride to this special island. The island contains a number of shops and restaurants and is very popular with the Japanese as well as other tourists.

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Los Angeles, California, USA

Great area to play and walk around before high tide. Watch out for the deer who want to eat your snacks.

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San Diego, California, USA

The famous red gate of Itsukushima Shrine. Looks like its floating in water. The shrine & gate is at Miyajima Islamd near Hiroshima. Plenty of things to do at the island. Make sure you have a 2-3 days. About 15-minute ferry ride from Miyajimaguchi.

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Minato, Japan

These big spoons,'Miyajima Shamoji, are very known well to scoop rice from a Japanese rice cooker in Japan. They are very light, strong and safe to use.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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A fascinating and very special place. Easy to see why it became a religious shrine - the island is so peaceful, and the deer wander about freely in the town.

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Toronto, Canada
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Located on the Miyajima island and a short tram ride out from the city, it's worth taking a ferry across to see this place. As a world heritage site this place does not disappoint. It's both beautiful and mystical.

The shrine itself is a Shinto shrine so you won't find any Buda deities in this place. Instead what you'll find is a place that his harmonious with nature and perfectly frames the natural elements. It's spectacular to see and take the time to contemplate at. When people think of Japan the image they usually have in mind is this location.

Easily spend 1/2 a day here or extend yourself and spend a whole day. It's worth the visit!

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Itsukushima Shrine was so beautiful!

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Tokyo, Japan

[World cultural heritage] The total head office of Itsukushima shrine where there are about 500 companies in the whole country. I am excited for some reason seeing the torii which can be seen from the ferry to go. It is less than 10 minutes on foot from Miyajima Ferry Terminal. Places that are popular all the time, such as tourists and school trip trips from abroad. At high tide, sea water will rush to the bottom of the torii, and at low tide you can walk to just under the torii. If you stay in Miyajima, you can enjoy either torii ☆

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Tokyo

When I got off to Miyajima by boat from Miyajimaguchi, the moment I saw Otorii, I can never forget that it is comfortable softness that passes through the whole body. The big spectacular Itsukushima shrine and the sea surrounding it were surprised by seawater and freshwater being mixed, emphasizing the softness. Even at low tide or high tide, it was an island like a gentle welcome and praying for a traveler's journey to leave.

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東京, 日本

世界文化遺産の神社。
女性の神様で交通安全、水難除け、縁結び、心願成就にご利益があるとされている。

日本三景でもあり、海上の大鳥居は見応えがある。
干潮時は近くまで行くことができ、その大きさに驚く。

別世界かのように心が洗われ、パワースポットの力をその場で感じることができた。
リフレッシュしてパワーを蓄えるのにオススメな場所。

広島市内から近いので広島観光に行ったらぜひ訪れてみて欲しい。

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