Itsukushima Shinto Shrine

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Miyajima Island, Miyajima, Japan
Itsukushima Shinto Shrine - Itsukushima Torii (2007)
Itsukushima Shinto Shrine - Itsukushima Torii (2000)
Itsukushima Shinto Shrine - Itsukushima Torii (2000)
Itsukushima Shinto Shrine - Itsukushima Shrine (2000)
Itsukushima Shinto Shrine - Barrels of sake (2000)
Itsukushima Shinto Shrine - Itsukushima Torii (2000)
Itsukushima Shinto Shrine - Entrance ticket (2000)

Itsukushima Shinto Shrine Miyajima Reviews

RobertPenna RobertPe…
104 reviews
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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Airportman Airportm…
230 reviews
Nice shrine to visit Jul 22, 2000
Itsukushima Shrine is a Shinto Shrine, listed on the Unesco world heritage list. First build in the 6th century, the shrine had been destroyed on several occasions. The current building dates from the 16th century, but needed renovations and repairs after storms over the years.

When the tide is low, the building stands on pillars in the ground, but with high tide, it seems as if it's floating on water. The same goes for the giant Torii in front of the shrine.

An entrance ticket costs 300 yen (around 2,80 euro or around 3,50 US dollars) or 500 yen (around 4,50 euro or around 6 US dollars) for a combined ticket that allows you to visit the Treasure Hall.

I've been to the shrine two times. First time was in 2000, when I actually visited the place. The second time was in 2007 and I only walked by it.

Before entering the shrine, you have to remove your shoes in order to walk around.
Itsukushima Torii (2000)
Itsukushima Torii (2000)
Itsukushima Shrine (2000)
Barrels of sake (2000)
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