Itsukushima Shrine at High Tide

Seeing Miyajima with fresh eyes - 7

By Larry Knipfing    - 1 min read

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Beginning in June 2019, the large torii gate of Itsukushima will be covered for renovations until sometime in 2020.

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It is at high tide that Itsukushima Shrine on Miyajima resembles a floating house of worship. The water surrounds the orange shrine buildings, as well as the world famous and iconic torii gate standing in the middle of the bay. It was late November that I was there, and the weather was still warm and delightful. Tourist from all over the world were there with me, enjoying this holy island.

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Larry Knipfing

Larry Knipfing @larry.knipfing

Born on Long Island, New York in 1958, I have spent the last 30+ years of my life living in Japan, and enjoying every minute of it! I especially love photography, and Japan is definitely one of the most beautiful places in the world to photograph! (Visit my online gallery) My other love is fiction writing and I have published quite a few books that take place in Japan. Fun stuff! You can find them at my Amazon Author's Page. In addition to my writing, I have mainly been working in the field of corporate training, and at the same time have done a lot of photography. *Kamakura, and now Yokohama (both in Kanagawa Prefecture) have been my home for almost twenty years and are perfect places for me: Hilly, situated on the water, and with amazing histories. The rest of Kanagawa is equally amazing and includes the great Hakone onsen and spa area.  *Tochigi Prefecture, with World Heritage site Nikko, is one of the most beautiful places in the world, and not far from Tokyo.  *Fukui Prefecture, located in central Japan on the coast of the Japan Sea, is brimming with classic Japanese culture and great natural beauty everywhere you look. I really look forward to sharing ALL of Japan's beauty and magic with all of you. Website: www.larryknipfing.com Contact me: larry.knipfing@japantravel.com