The Floating Torii


Itsukushima shrine, the century-old shrine floating in the sea during high tide, has more than 1400 years of history. It is a registered world heritage site which attracts thousands of tourists all around the world. Overlooking the torii from the shrine, you would always wonder how ancient Japanese could build such a magnificent architect which stood for thousands years and remains intact as of now.

Itsukushima Shrine

Itsukushima Shrine

The tide rises, the tide falls. At high tide, the torii gate and the shrine elegantly sits on top of the water. At low tide, you can walk right up to the foot of the torii ⛩ to experience it up close.

Oyster

Oyster

Hiroshima is famous for its yummy oysters. This restaurant is always packed with tourists for its delicious and fresh oysters. Whether it is raw, grilled, cooked with rice or fried, the freshness and the richness of the oysters impressed me so much that the aftertaste lingers deep in my mouth.

Access

1. From Hiroshima Station, take the JR Sanyo Line to Miyajimaguchi Station (27 minutes). Then, take the ferry from Miyajimaguchi to Miyajima Pier (10 minutes). Itsukushima Shrine is a short walk from Miyajima Pier (10 minutes). Total travel time: approximately 50 minutes.

2. From Hiroshima Airport, take the airport limousine bus to Hiroshima Station (45 minutes). From Hiroshima Station, take the JR Sanyo Line to Miyajimaguchi Station (27 minutes). Then, take the ferry from Miyajimaguchi to Miyajima Pier (10 minutes). Itsukushima Shrine is a short walk from Miyajima Pier (10 minutes). Total travel time: approximately 1 hour and 40 minutes.

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Comments:

okonomiNOMS
Jul 3, 2019 at 04:28

Hey Younggadabout, Torii is spelt incorrectly in your title. - Cheers


triptipedia
Jul 16, 2019 at 05:36

Thanks, it's fixed


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