Miyajima Itsukushima Shrine

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Itsukushima Shrine is a Shinto shrine on the island of Itsukushima (popularly known as Miyajima), best known for its "floating" torii gate. It is in the city of Hatsukaichi in Hiroshima Prefecture in Japan. The shrine complex is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the Japanese government has designated several buildings and possessions as National Treasures.


Average Cost: 0 - 1,000 JPY
Website: http://www.miyajima-wch.jp/
Contact Number: 082-944-2020
Hours of Operation:

From sunrise to sunset

Listing Type: Activities - Sightseeing

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Location Information:

Address: Miyajima-cho, Hatsukaichi City
City: Hiroshima
Prefecture: Hiroshima
Country: Japan

Closest Station: Miyajima-guchi


Catch the JR line or Electric Railway to Miyajima-guchi (approx 40min). It takes about 10 minutes by ferry to travel from Miyajimaguchi pier to the world cultural heritage site of Miyajima.

Two ferry companies operate between Miyajimaguchi and Miyajima island; the JR ferry and the Miyajima Matsudai Kisen.

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User Comments:


Though it's a little touristy, it's a very lovely and peaceful place to visit. Try the momiji manju (maple leaf shaped cakes)!


I've only been here once, but it was an amazing place! The view was beautiful, and very peaceful. I hope to visit it again one day!


This is one of the coolest islands I have every been too! The oysters are to die for, the deer are super friendly, and the torii gate looks really spectacular when you see it with the sun setting.

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