Itsukushima Shrine (Miyajima)

Shrine
A Shinto shrine located on the island of Itsukushima (Miyajima) in Hatsukaichi City, Hiroshima Prefecture famed as one of the three most scenic locations in Japan. The shrine is also registered as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. This grand and majestic shrine is built along the sea shore where the tide ebbs and flows, and the shrine’s giant torii gate standing out in the sea is particularly famous. The shrine is said to have been built in 593, and the current seaside shrine building is said to have been constructed with the aid of Taira no Kiyomori in 1168. 17 of the shrine’s large and small structures are designated Important Cultural Properties or National Treasures, and the shrine’s Hirabutai stage, used for ceremonial dances and other performances, is considered one of the three most beautiful stages in the country. The shrine’s collection of treasures also includes numerous crafts and works of art designated Important Cultural Properties and National Treasures.

Spot details

Address
Hiroshima Pref. Hatsukaichishi Miyajimachou 1-1
Phone
0829442020
Hours
6:30-18:00 * May change depending on the season
Closed
open everyday
Fees
[Adult fee] [Adult] 300yen [High school student] 200yen [Small, Junior high school students] 100yen
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Not available
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Smoking
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Wi-Fi
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A Shinto shrine located on the island of Itsukushima (Miyajima) in Hatsukaichi City, Hiroshima Prefecture famed as one of the three most scenic locations in Japan. The shrine is also registered as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. This grand and majestic shrine is built along the sea shore where the tide ebbs and flows, and the shrine’s giant torii gate standing out in the sea is particularly famous. The shrine is said to have been built in 593, and the current seaside shrine building is said to have been constructed with the aid of Taira no Kiyomori in 1168. 17 of the shrine’s large and small structures are designated Important Cultural Properties or National Treasures, and the shrine’s Hirabutai stage, used for ceremonial dances and other performances, is considered one of the three most beautiful stages in the country. The shrine’s collection of treasures also includes numerous crafts and works of art designated Important Cultural Properties and National Treasures.
Note
* The Otorii is being repaired and covered with a sheet (mesh material). There is no problem with worshiping, but some of the shrines such as the corridor are also being repaired. * New model For coronavirus measures, please refer to 'Event Information/Notices' on the home page.
Estimated stay time
0-30 minutes
Wheelchair accessible
Available
Infant friendly
Available
Pet friendly
Yes (conditions apply)

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

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  • Under the Pagoda
    4.0 Reviewed:2017.02.26
    This small shrine is located after the entrance to the Itsukushima Shrine, almost directly below the five tiered pagoda near the Hokoku shrine. It is quite a small shrine so easy to pass when you are...
  • 大鳥居と同じ形式の鳥居
    3.0 Reviewed:2022.05.19
    石造りの四脚鳥居のすぐ先に本瓦葺きの拝殿、その奥に檜皮葺き切妻屋根の本殿があります。社殿も境内も小ぢんまりしていますが、奥には五重塔や千畳閣が見えます。
  • 厳島神社の小さな末社
    4.0 Reviewed:2021.12.28
    宮島千畳閣の下にある厳島神社の末社でスサノオとコトシロヌシを祀る小さな神社ですが、本殿は重文指定。厳島神社の大鳥居と同じ四柱鳥居であることが印象的でした。

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