Itsukushima Shrine Hatsukaichi, Japan - Top Travel Destination

Itsukushima Shrine


City: Hatsukaichi


Car/Bus only

Address: 1-1 Miyajimacho, Hatsukaichi, Hiroshima Prefecture

Phone: 0829-44-2020



Constructed by Saeki no Kuramoto and Taira no Kiyomori, the Itsukushima Shrine (registered as a World Heritage Site in 1996) is regarded as one of the three sites that provide the best scenery in Japan. This is the famous “shrine on the sea”, as the Torii gate as well as the main building is built over the sea. This is a view that you cannot see elsewhere! The shrine and the torii gate are illuminated daily from sunset to 11pm. Therefore, many visitors enjoy taking a walk while wearing traditional Japanese clothes called the Yukata and sandals

Located at Miyajima Island, you may take a ferry over from the mainland to the island. And while walking to the shrine, you might meet some over-friendly Deers roaming the streets. Beware though, they have been known to sneak up on you in search for food!

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