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Review of Itsukushima Shrine

Itsukushima Shrine
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US$42.76*
and up
Private Miyajma Rickshaw Tour Including...
Ranked #2 of 101 things to do in Hatsukaichi
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: The famous shrine built on stilts with its torii gate set in the sea.
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is remarkable. Starting with the deer that come out to say hi as soon as you step into the island, to the landscape, the food (and the street food), the photo opportunities and the cherry blossom trees (during certain times of the year, March in this case). Just go there, out for wonder, and enjoy the beauty and the peace of this place.

Thank Mahotu
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"low tide"
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"miyajima island"
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"tori gate"
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"a unesco world heritage site"
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"japanese wedding"
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"on stilts"
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"entrance fee"
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"floating torii"
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"take pictures"
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"jr ferry"
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"day trip"
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"worth the trip"
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"wild deer"
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"take your time"
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"walk up"
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"hiroshima station"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I recommend visiting before 10am for a good parking spot, a relaxing boat ride and enough opportunity to get pictures with the deer and of the shrine before the place is flooded with other tourists.
Wish I had allocated more time to spend here, because I could have wandered the island all day. There is more than just the main Torii, and little shops and restaurants all over the place.

Thank Sarahuhuhu
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is not to be missed. To get here we boarded a boat travelling to the majestic Miyajima Island otherwise known as Itsukushima or Divine Island. This is cultural treasure of the UNESCO World Heritage island. We had a guide that explained everything to us and this was very helpful. Allow yourself plenty of time for seeing it all leaves you breathless with all the beauty. There are lots of eating places and many shops to buy whatever. With a boat ride back we all had a fabulous time.

Thank Maggie O
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After leaving the Handicraft Hall, we headed towards the shrine and immediately greeted by deer everywhere. "Caution" is shared by signage to warn visitors that deer can get aggressive if you attempt to pet them or feed them. You might have a "cling on" all the time you are there until you get into the shrine area.

Thank Lynette P
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This large, beautiful shrine is just amazing. You can see the Otorii gate when coming to the island by ferry. At high tide, the gate gives the illusion that it is floating. The rest of the shrine also seems to rise from the sea at times. There are multiple walk-ways between shrines. We were lucky enough to see a priest and female temple worker in prayer. I'm not sure if that was for show or not, but it was effective either way. There are several opportunities to light incense, throw coins, or stop and marvel at the ancient architecture. It is an extremely beautiful sight ... definitely a MUST see if heading to the island.

Thank swoodruf
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