Itsukushima Shrine (Itsukushima Jinja) Tours and Activities
Itsukushima Shrine (Itsukushima Jinja), a Shinto holy site on Miyajima Island in the Seto Inland Sea near Hiroshima, has a history dating back to the sixth century, when the first shrines were likely erected on the island, believed to be the above of gods. The iconic red torii, or shrine gate, that appears to float on the surface of the water just of the shores, guards the UNESCO-listed shrine. At the time the shrine was built, commoners weren’t allowed to step foot on the island due to its holy status, so the gate and temple were constructed in the water to allow visitors to approach by boat.
The entire Itsukushima complex, which in its present form dates back to the twelfth century, comprises several buildings connected by boardwalks, including a prayer hall and a performance stage.
Tours and Activities to Experience Itsukushima Shrine (Itsukushima Jinja)
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- Miyajima Sea Kayak Short Course (1 hour)
- SUP Tour to see the Great Torii Gate of the Itsukushima Shrine Up Close
- 1-Day Hiroshima & Miyajima Tour (Round-trip from Osaka)
- Explore the Nature that Inspired Ghibli Movies by Kayak (Full Day)