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Itsukushima Jinja (Itsukushima Shrine)

Itsukushima Jinja (Itsukushima Shrine) Review

This shrine was founded in AD 593 and dedicated to the three daughters of Susano-o-no-Mikoto, the Shinto god of the moon—also of the oceans, moon-tugged as they are. It has been continually repaired and rebuilt, and the present structure is a 16th-century copy of 12th-century buildings. The orange woodwork next to the glaring white walls is surprisingly attractive, especially when complemented by a blue sky and sea. The deck has the best frontal views of the torii.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 1–1 Miyajima-cho, Miyajima, Hiroshima-ken, 739-0588 | Map It
  • Phone: 0829/44–2020
  • Cost: ¥300
  • Hours: Mar.–Oct., daily 6:30–6; Nov.–Feb., daily 6:30–5:30
  • Location: Miyajima
Updated: 09-20-2013

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