Itsukushima Shrine

Local name厳島神社
LocationHatsukaichi, Hiroshima, Japan

Dating back to the 6th century, this shrine is devoted to the three daughters of Susano-o no Mikoto, Shinto god of seas and storms. It features one of the most popular tourist attractions in the region - its 16 meters high torii gate. The gate was built in the 19th century and at high tide, it appears to be "floating". The whole complex is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Tags ShintoismShrinePlace of WorshipUNESCO
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Opening hours

Generally open from 6:30 am to 6 pm

Closing time changes depending on the season.

Admission

General: 300 JPY

More information and contact

Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Itsukushima_Shrine

Information at UNESCO Website http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/776

Coordinates 34°17'46.71" N 132°19'9.687" E

Tours and activities: Itsukushima Shrine

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