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Miyajima Island/Itsukushima Shrine is in the Island Sea and the home of Itsukushima Shrine built in 593 with its famed floating torii gate.
Taira no Kiyomori, tragic warlord of the late heian Period (12th Century), funded the remodeling of the main building in the shinden-zukuri style.
Its corridor, with beautiful vermilion hand rails, stretches into the calm Inland Sea. the torii rises 16m above sea. Its columns are made of camphor, 10m in circumference, and supported by parts of small pillars, and buried in the seabed. The present torii dates from 1875.
It was designated as a World Heritage by UNESCO in 1996.
Visit one of the three most beautiful sights in Japan for yourself during our Cherry Blossom Japan Tours with Hiroshima packages or year-round on a Highlights Japan Tour with Hiroshima to explore the mystic floating torii gates of Miyajima!
Popular name of Itsukushima Island; Iconic Floating Red Shrine
Maple leaf shaped manju with red bean paste filling
Japanese transportation company in Hiroshima
Dedicated to the legacy of Hiroshima as the first city in the world to suffer a nuclear attack
Visit its historical sites such as A-Bomb Dome and World Heritage Miyajima
Symbolizes Hiroshima's wishes for everlasting peace after the atomic bomb attack
Japanese Major World Heritage Site
TripAdvisor Ranks Top 20 Japanese Destinations for Foreign Visitors