Itsukushima Shrine, Hatsukaichi

4.4
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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  • This was one of the best shrines I have seen. It’s worth a visit. We went during low tide so we couldn’t see it when water covers it (they say it looks like it’s floating) but it was nice to see it...  more »
  • The shrine is built on stilts and is on the sea shore. During high tide the water reaches up to the base of the shrine. The Great Tori gate and the shrine lights up in the evening and is a beautiful.....  more »
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  • Nice place.. Specially at Sunrise or subset..
  • an incredible experience. if you have the time to see the shrine at high and low tide I recommend that the most.
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