Western Honshu Sights

Itsukushima Jinja (Itsukushima Shrine)

  • 1–1 Miyajima-cho Map It
  • Miyajima
  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Published 12/10/2015

Fodor's 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.

Sight Information


1–1 Miyajima-cho, Miyajima, Hiroshima-ken, 739-0588, Japan

Map It



Sight Details:

  • ¥300
  • Mar.–Oct., daily 6:30–6; Nov.–Feb., daily 6:30–5:30

Published 12/10/2015


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