Itsukushima Shrine, Hatsukaichi

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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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  • Itsukushima Shrine, a UNESCO World Heritage Site is worth while a visit. It is incredibly beautiful and surrounded by a calm atmosphere. 
    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
    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 »
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  • We visited while the Tori gate was under construction which meant that we couldn’t see it at all. The shrine is also very beautiful but it would be much cooler to see on a high tide. The island is very beautiful and great for souvenir shopping. The maple cakes are also very good! You should try them, they’re not too sweet. Custard and chocolate are my favourites. The island also gives you a bit of access to beach which is nice to see if you’ve been in the city your whole trip otherwise.
  • On an island that's renowned for it's grand Tori gate that gets partially submerged depending on the tide, unfortunately, it is still under construction. However, there's still lots to see in the shrine if you're a history enthusiast, have an interest in the construction methods of old, or just love the feel of being all close and personal with nature on an island. The view of the surrounding waters is truly a sight to behold.

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