Itsukushima-jinja Shrine (Hiroshima)
A World Heritage Site built on the sea; World-famous shrine, awarded 3 stars in the Michelin Green Guide Japan
Itsukushima-jinja Shrine was founded more than 1,400 years ago. Numerous large and small shrines and stages can be found within the shrine grounds centered around the main building, and all are connected via a 275 m long corridor. At high tide, the shrine’s famous O-Torii (enormous torii) looks as if it is floating on the sea, and during low tide, visitors are able to walk directly out to the structure. The shrine’s appearance changes with the ebb and flow of the tide, giving Itsukushima-jinja Shrine a mysterious appeal.
- 1-1, Miyajima Town, Hatsukaichi City, Hiroshima Prefecture
- 5 min on foot from JR Miyajimaguchi Sta., 10 min by ferry to Miyajima Pier, and then 15 min on foot
- Business Hours
- Itsukushima-jinja Shrine (Shoden): 6:30am – 6:00pm (March 1 – October 14) / 6:30am – 5:00pm (December 1 – 31) / 6:30am – 5:30pm (January 6 – February 28 and October 15 – November 30) *Varies by season
Houmotsu-kan: 8:00am – 5:00pm
- No closing days *Some areas closed during high tide.
- Free to visit with some areas requiring a fee
Itsukushima-jinja Shrine (Shoden): General admission 300 yen; students 200 yen (high school), 100 yen (elementary and junior high)
Houmotsu-kan: General admission 300 yen; students 200 yen (high school), 100 yen (elementary and junior high)