A World Heritage-listed Shinto temple, Itsukushima Shrine remains best known for its red torii gate, "floating" on the surface of the Inland Sea. The shrine dates back to the 12th century and has undergone several reconstructions over the ages, most recently in the 16th century. Admire the scenic shrine building, which is at its most picturesque at high tide, when both the gate and the structure on stilts appear to be floating on the sea. Take a relaxing walk and explore the surroundings, or enjoy the view from a boat cruise. Add Itsukushima Shrine to your Hatsukaichi travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Hatsukaichi trip itinerary app.
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Tours to Itsukushima Shrine
$125 BOOK WITH VIATOR Hiroshima / Miyajima Full-day Private Tour with Government Licensed Guide
Duration: 6 hours
$107 BOOK WITH VIATOR Hiroshima / Miyajima Half-day Private Tour with Government Licensed Guide
Duration: 4 hours
$46 BOOK WITH VIATOR Private Miyajima Rickshaw Tour Including Itsukushima Shrine
Duration: 30 to 120 minutes
$26 BOOK WITH VIATOR Witness an Oyster Harvest & Interact with Local Oyster Farmers!
Duration: 2 hours
$144 BOOK WITH VIATOR SUP Tour to see the Great Torii Gate of the Itsukushima Shrine Up Close
Duration: 3 hours
$152 BOOK WITH VIATOR Hiroshima City ＆ Miyajima 1Day Sightseeing Tour with English Speaking Guide
Duration: 8 hours
Itsukushima Shrine reviews
Itsukushima Shrine, a UNESCO World Heritage Site is worth while a visit. It is incredibly beautiful and surrounded by a calm atmosphere. more »
We went to view this 12th-century Shinto shrine on a half-day trip from Hiroshima. I had been here twice before but wanted to show the island and shrine to my traveling companion. My previous visits..... more »
Beautiful island with little temples and shrines scattered around. You can eat all sorts of sea food, octopus, oysters, sea cucumbers, you name it. There are cute wild deer walking around, trying to get some food. Beautiful sunset if the weather allows. Would have put 5 stars but the main attraction, the red Tori gate in the water, is under maintenance and covered in scaffolds.
Loved the deer, though I'm sure most of the reviews mention them. Lovely little stalls along the main boardwalk as well. Unfortunately the shrine was under renovation at the time, but it didn't detract from the experience overall. Enjoyed my evening on the island nonetheless
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