I traveled to Iwakuni, Miyajima and Hiroshima for 3 days and 2 nights in early December. In this article, I will write about Itsukushima Shrine during daytime at high tide. As the shrine is a registered World Heritage Site in Japan, I raised my expectation, but it went beyond my expectation.
[Visit Places (series of articles)]
* Iwakuni: Kintaikyo Bridge [Related article]
* Iwakuni: Iwakuni Castle [Related article]
* Miyajima: Itsukushima Shrine (daytime at high tide) [This article]
* Miyajima: Itsukushima Shrine (daytime at low tide) [Related article]
* Miyajima: Itsukushima Shrine (evening and night) [Related article]
* Miyajima: Others [Related article]
* Hiroshima: Hiroshima Castle [Related article]
* Hiroshima: Atomic Bomb Dome and Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park [Related article]
Moving from Iwakuni to Miyajima
After I left Iwakuni, I moved to JR Miyajima-guchi station, which is a gateway to Miyajima.
From Miyajima-guchi station to Miyajima, it takes about 10 minutes by ferry.
There are two companies which run ferries between Miyajima-gichi and Miyajima, and I chose JR West Japan Miyajima Ferry, as the ferry runs close to the O-torii Gate (the great Torii).
A ferry has come.
I went on deck and took photos.
Now the O-torii Gate (the great Torii) was about to be seen.
The ferry got close to the O-torii Gate (the great Torii).
I also took a photo with vertical angle.
After I arrived at Miyajima, I left my luggage and went to Itsukushima Shrine.
I walked along a seaside toward Itsukushima Shrine, and looked at the O-torii Gate (the great Torii) from Mikasa-no-hama (Mikasa Beach).
With stone lantern.
Let’s go inside the shrine.
There were several photo spots around the East Corridor.
View of the O-torii Gate (the great Torii) from East Corridor.
Here is a view of a five-story pagoda from East Corridor.
Taka-Butai (High Stage), where the Bugaku (Ancient Court Dance) is held.
Hira-butai (Open Stage).
Hitasaki (Front Lantern) with the O-torii Gate (the great Torii).
A ferry just passed.
View of the O-torii Gate (the great Torii) from West Corridor.
The final corner.
The final straightaway.
And, the exit.
Now I completed paying offers at Itsukushima Shrine.
That’s it for the article about Itsukushima Shrine during daytime at high tide. I had a long desire to visit Itsukushima Shrine and it was really wonderful and worth of visit. As the shrine and its torii gate are unique for being built over water, seemingly floating in the sea during high tide, there were so many visitors from home and abroad. In this article, I described how Itsukushima Shrine looked like during daytime with high tide. At low tide, I was able to approach the O-torii Gate (the great Torii), and enjoyed different atmosphere. I will write about it in the next article 🙂
(To be continued)