Itsukushima Shrine

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The Itsukushima Shrine is located on the shores of Miyajima, an island in the Seto Inland Sea not far from Hiroshima city. While the name Itsukushima means “island of worship”, the site is more famously known as “the floating shrine”, as the buildings appear to be floating on the water when the tide rolls in.


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



1-1 Miyajimacho, Hatsukaichi, Hiroshima 739-0588 (Map) (Directions)


6:30 - 18:00 Closed now

Opening Hours

Monday 6:30 - 18:00
Tuesday 6:30 - 18:00
Wednesday 6:30 - 18:00
Thursday 6:30 - 18:00
Friday 6:30 - 18:00
Saturday 6:30 - 18:00
Sunday 6:30 - 18:00
Holidays 6:30 - 18:00



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  • UNESCO World Heritage Site


Travel to JR Miyajimaguchi Station on the Sanyō Honsen Line. Walk to the ferry port. It's about 10 minutes from Miyajimaguchi Port to Miyajima Island by ferry.

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