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Itsukushima Shrine

A Shrine Registered as a World Heritage Site as of 1996.

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Shrine

Itsukushima Shrine stands on the island of Itsukushima, which is also known as the island of gods. It is said that the shrine was founded in 593 by Saeki no Kuramoto, and the 3 goddess daughters of sun goddess Amaterasu Ōmikami “Ichikishimahime-no-Mikoto,” “Tagorihime-no-Mikoto,” and “Tagitsuhime-no-Mikoto” are enshrined there. Famous for granting a wide list of benefits, these three goddesses as are worshipped as the goddesses of the sea, transportation, fortune, and art.

Most of the shrine buildings on the grounds have been designated as national treasures and Important Cultural Properties. Although it is currently undergoing construction work, one of the highlights of the shrine is its giant vermillion torii gate that stands in the ocean.
There is also an illumination held that starts around sunset and lasts until 11:00pm, creating a fantastical and stunning view different from that of the daytime.

Be sure not to miss the Miyajima Omotesando shopping district that leads up to Itsukushima Shrine; there you’ll find lots of shops, including places where you can enjoy Hiroshima’s specialty dishes like oysters and momiji manju. Stopping by to indulge in some delicious foods after worshipping at the shrine is a great way to spend time.

Highlights

  • Most of the shrine buildings have been designated as national treasures and Important Cultural Properties.
  • Famous as a shrine that grants many boons.
  • Illuminated at night.
  • Enjoy Hiroshima’s local dishes at the nearby shopping district.

Photo credits: Koichi Shintani

Photos

  • Itsukushima Shrine features a stunning large torii gate that looks like it’s floating on the ocean at high tide.
* Photo credits Koichi Shintani

    Itsukushima Shrine features a stunning large torii gate that looks like it’s floating on the ocean at high tide. * Photo credits Koichi Shintani

  • A Shrine Registered as a World Heritage Site as of 1996.

    A Shrine Registered as a World Heritage Site as of 1996.

  • corridor of Itsukushima Shrine

    corridor of Itsukushima Shrine

Reviews

8
  • 晴天一笑

    在宮島上可以看到小鹿逛大街等待遊客的餵食,除了嚴島神社外還有很多商店可以逛,人氣美食炸牡蠣一定要吃。

  • 陳偉豪

    世界遺產級的神社,一定要來參訪一次。

  • 屋婷婷

    日本三景之一,
    超美的神社,
    不同季節來有不同的美。

  • 苗苗

    有美味可口的牡蠣可以吃。

  • LIN_CHING_HUI

    海上大鳥居一定要看的,漲潮與退潮是不一樣的感覺,退潮還可以走鳥居附近很特別。

  • 甘甜

    時間允許的話待到傍晚,夕陽落日很漂亮,漲潮與退潮都有不同美的感受。

  • 吳政桂

    漲潮和退潮看大鳥居的感受是不同,最好能上網先查詢長退潮時間,還有和奈良一樣島上養著許多鹿

  • 許宏翔

    日本三景之一有生之年必定要造訪的地方,當地名物烤牡蠣跟紅葉饅頭,一定要品嘗試試,紅葉饅頭有二種不同口感可以吃看看。

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Details

Name in Japanese
嚴島神社
Postal Code
739-0588
Address
1-1 Miyajimacho, Hatsukaichi City, Hiroshima
Telephone
0829-44-2020
Admission
300 yen; high school students 200 yen; elementary and junior high school students 100 yen
※Please show any disability certificates or nursing certificates if applicable.
Closed
Open year-round
Business Hours
January 1st 12 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
January 2nd – 3rd 6:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
January 4th – end of February 6:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
March 1st – October 14th 6:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
October 15th – November 30th 6:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
December 1st – December 31st 6:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
※Please see official website for details, as hours vary by season.
Access
From JR Miyajimaguchi Station, walk to Miyajimaguchi Pier, taking the ferry to Miyajima Pier. From there, about a 15-minute walk.
Official Website
Official Website (English)