Itsukushima Shrine in Miyajima 厳島神社

  • Published on : 14/02/2020
  • by : G.L.M. / J.R.
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Near to Hiroshima: Itsukushima, the shrine built on stilts and its giant torii gate.

The Shinto shrine of Itsukushima and its famous torii gate are located on the island of Miyajima, south of Hiroshima. This vermilion gate rising from the water is one of the most iconic images of traditional Japan. This torii gate denotes the entrance of the most sacred place on Miyajima Island. 

Le sanctuaire d'Itsukushima et son torii

Le sanctuaire d'Itsukushima et son torii

Floyd Manzano

Itsukushima Torii: renovation works

Renovation work on the main torii gate, whose base has been damaged by tidal activity, began in June 2019. Throughout this renovation work, the gate will be covered with scaffolding and a temporary bridge will connect it to the land. Protective sheeting and scaffolding will remain in place until completion of the work, originally scheduled for August 2020. However, still going covered up by a partially transparent scaffolding. In addition, renovation works are currently conducted on the western side of the complex (around the entrance) from September 2020 to December 2022.

However, the rest of the area remains free of construction, you can still enjoy the sanctuary and its surroundings!


Address, timetable & access

  • Address

  • Phone

    +81(0)82 944 2020
  • Timetable

    A 10 min walk for the ferry terminal, along the beach to the south
  • Price

    300 yen for the sanctuary alone, 500 yen including a visit of the treasure
  • Access

    daily 6:30 am - 6:00 pm (5:00 pm in winter)

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