Itsukushima Shrine at Low Tide

Seeing Miyajima with fresh eyes - 6

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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I visited sacred Miyajima Island in late November, and the weather was gorgeous. One of the island's main attractions is Itsukushima Shrine which, like the famous torii gate, seems to be floating in the water during high tide. Since I was there for a few days, I was able to be at the shrine during low tide, as well, and found it to be equally beautiful. I got there early in the morning before it got too crowded, and while the air was still crisp and fresh.

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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