Itsukushima Shinto Shrine

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Miyajima, Japan

Itsukushima Shinto Shrine Miyajima Reviews

RobertPenna RobertPe…
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Itsukushima Shrine on Miyajima Island Jun 16, 2013
This Shinto Shrine is well worth the visit. Beginning with the ferry ride across the bay to Miyajima Island, everything about this visit is enjoyable. The bright red torii gates built into the sea welcome the travelers to the site which is filled with deer who are so friendly they come up to you, beautiful architecture, great history and plenty of souvenir stands and restaurants. The shine itself was first built in 593 with the present pavilions constructed in 1168. There are tons of stone lanterns, plenty of statues of various animals and lots of opportunities for great photos. We were lucky to be there during an actual wedding ceremony which takes place fairly often. A great day to spend some hours soaking up the local customs and viewing Japan's ancient past. Don't miss the five roofed pagoda.
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