Itsukushima Shrine: daytime at high tide

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[Introduction]

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]

[Travel Date]
2015.12.03-05

[Main Part]

Moving from Iwakuni to Miyajima

After I left Iwakuni, I moved to JR Miyajima-guchi station, which is a gateway to Miyajima.JR Miyajima-guchi station

From Miyajima-guchi station to Miyajima, it takes about 10 minutes by ferry.Miyajima-guchi 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.JR West Japan Miyajima Ferry

I went on deck and took photos.""

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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).Miyajima Ferry O-torii Gate (the great Torii)1

Zoom-up.Miyajima Ferry O-torii Gate (the great Torii)2

I also took a photo with vertical angle.Miyajima Ferry O-torii Gate (the great Torii)3

After I arrived at Miyajima, I left my luggage and went to Itsukushima Shrine.

Itsukushima Shirine

I walked along a seaside toward Itsukushima Shrine, and looked at the O-torii Gate (the great Torii) from Mikasa-no-hama (Mikasa Beach).Miyajima Mikasa-no-hama Itsukushima Shrine O-torii Gate (the great Torii)1

With stone lantern.Miyajima Mikasa-no-hama Itsukushima Shrine O-torii Gate (the great Torii)2

Let’s go inside the shrine.Miyajima Itsukushima Shrine Entrance

East Corridor.Miyajima Itsukushima Shrine East Corridor1

Miyajima Itsukushima Shrine East Corridor2

There were several photo spots around the East Corridor.Miyajima Itsukushima Shrine East Corridor3

Miyajima Itsukushima Shrine East Corridor4

View of the O-torii Gate (the great Torii) from East Corridor.Miyajima Itsukushima Shrine East Corridor O-torii Gate (the great Torii)1

Miyajima Itsukushima Shrine East Corridor O-torii Gate (the great Torii)2

Here is a view of a five-story pagoda from East Corridor.Miyajima Itsukushima Shrine East Corridor five-story pagoda

Main shrine.Miyajima Itsukushima Shrine Main shrine1

Miyajima Itsukushima Shrine Main shrine2

Miyajima Itsukushima Shrine Main shrine

Taka-Butai (High Stage), where the Bugaku (Ancient Court Dance) is held.Miyajima Itsukushima Shrine Taka-Butai (High Stage)

Hira-butai (Open Stage).Miyajima Itsukushima Shrine Hira-butai (Open Stage)1

Hitasaki (Front Lantern) with the O-torii Gate (the great Torii).Miyajima Itsukushima Shrine Hira-butai (Open Stage) O-torii Gate (the great Torii)

A ferry just passed.Miyajima Itsukushima Shrine Hira-butai (Open Stage) O-torii Gate (the great Torii) ferry

Shrine dog.Miyajima Itsukushima Shrine Shrine dog

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West Corridor.Miyajima Itsukushima Shrine West Corridor

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Pictorial offering.Miyajima Itsukushima Shrine Pictorial offering

Paper fortune.Miyajima Itsukushima Shrine Paper fortune

Noh Stage.Miyajima Itsukushima Shrine Noh Stage1

Miyajima Itsukushima Shrine Noh Stage2

View of the O-torii Gate (the great Torii) from West Corridor.Miyajima Itsukushima Shrine West Corridor O-torii Gate (the great Torii)

The final corner.Miyajima Itsukushima Shrine West Corridor exit1

The final straightaway.Miyajima Itsukushima Shrine West Corridor exit2

And, the exit.Miyajima Itsukushima Shrine West Corridor exit3

Now I completed paying offers at Itsukushima Shrine.

[Closing]

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)

[Related Link]
Itsukushima Shrine (MIYAJIMA OFFICIAL TOURISM WEBSITE, HIROSHIMA PREFECTURE, JAPAN)
Itsukushima Shrine (Miyajima Tourist Association)


4 Comments

  1. はじめまして、台湾で日本関係の旅行会社で勤務している呉と申します。偶然にネットで貴方の撮った写真を拝見しました。非常に素晴らしい作品だと思います。大変恐れ入りますが、弊社での宣伝用として利用させていただきたいですが、よろしいでしょうか。

    1. 呉さん、はじめましてコメントありがとうございます。弊ブログで載せた写真ですが、出典(リンク)を明記した上で使用していただくのは構いません。よろしくお願いします。

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