【Sightseeing】Itsukushima Shrine

Itsukushima Shrine(厳島神社) is a standout amongst the most well known Shrine in Japan.

It is found Miyajima Island, Hiroshima Prefecture. The perspective of Itsukushima Shrine is one of three noteworthy perspectives of Japan, furthermore assigned UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1996. It is renowned for the gliding place of worship. At the high-tide, water achieve the level of the floor.


Itsukushima Shrine was set up in 593 by Saeki no Kuramoto. In 1168, Taira no Kiyomori fabricated and developed wonderful hallowed places. The present structure of Itsukushima Shrine was outlined by Kiyomori. Numerous sovereigns, royal families and nobles worshiped this hallowed place. Along these lines, numerous structural outline of Kyoto was taken to this place of worship. Indeed, even after the fall of Taira faction, it was regarded by numerous Buke (warrior class).


Itsukushima Shrine comprise a few hallowed places, and in light of the fact that they are based on the shoreline which totally sink amid high tide, those holy places are associated by the galleria with arcade and scaffolds. They are additionally enrolled as the national fortune. Their floors are produced using wood. There are little spaces between each wooden board to keep the places of worship from gliding.

Gohonsha: the primary altar.

It is Hiwadabuki style and front side has precious stone shape Koshi door. It is comprised with three places of worship, Heiden, Haiden, Haraiden. Every one of them are enlisted the national fortune.

Takabutai: the high stage.

Taira no Kiyomori moved the move of Shitennoji sanctuary of Osaka to Itsukushima hallowed place. This move is still played at this stage. This stage is likewise enrolled as the natioal fortune of Japan.

Madourosha: the visitor sanctuary.

This is found right half of the fundamental sanctum. It is likewise first place of worship to revere from the passageway. Likewise, every one of the services of Itsukushima Shrine begin from here. It is additionally the national fortune.

Otorii: The immense door.

It is eighth Torii worked in 1875. It is 16m tall, and 24m wide. The sign was composed by Arisugawanomiya taruhito.


Matsuri with the Dance

Jan 5

Walk 20

April 15

Might 18

Oct 15

Dec 23


use JR Sanyo Line to Miyajimaguchi ,then walk.
Open: 6:30 to 17:00


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