Itsukushima Shrine

Itsukushima Shrine is located on Miyajima Island and is registered as a World Heritage Site. It enshrines the three Munakata Goddesses and was worshipped by the Heike clan. It was built in 593, and was worshipped by the Heike clan.

The shrine was built in 593 and is characterized by its long corridor, which is an adaptation of the Heian-period shinden-zukuri style of shrine architecture. The three main deities enshrined at the shrine are Ichikishimahime-no-Mikoto, Asadohime-no-Mikoto, and Tashinohime-no-Mikoto. All structures are national treasures and important cultural properties.

The red torii gate and wooden buildings standing in the sea with the islands in the Seto Inland Sea in the background are rare in Japan. When the tide rises, the shrine pavilions look as if they are floating in the sea.

Information

Name
Itsukushima Shrine
嚴島神社
Link
Official Site
Address
1-1 Miyajima-cho, Hatsukaichi City, Hiroshima Prefecture
Telephone number
0829-44-2020
Hours of operation

Itsukushima Shrine
January 1, 0:00-18:30
January 2 - January 3, 6:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
January 4 - the last day of February 6:30 am - 5:30 pm
March 1 - October 14: 6:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
October 15 - November 30: 6:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
December 1 - December 31, 6:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Treasure House
All year 8:00-17:00

Senjo-kaku (Thousand-mat Pavilion)
8:30-16:30 throughout the year

Closed

Open all year round

Admission fee

Itsukushima Shrine Entrance Fee
Individual Adults 300 yen
High school students: 200 yen
Small and medium-sized students: 100 yen

Treasure House Entrance Fee
Individual Adults 300 yen
High school student 200 yen
Small and medium-sized students 100 yen

Access

12 min. walk from Miyajima Bridge

Area
Hiroshima Miyajima, Hiroshima city Chugoku
Category
Shinto Shrines, Temples, Churches Historic sites, Cultural properties, Buildings History, Culture, Artculture

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Miyajima, Hiroshima city

Hiroshima

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