• Itsukushima Jinja Shrine (厳島神社)

    Torii and the vermillion of the Shaden (社殿) are beautiful!

Itsukushima Jinja (厳島神社) in Hiroshima is a creative shrine that thinks the sea as "precincts (境内) of shrine". At the time of high tide, it seems that the torii and vermillion shaden (社殿) floats in the sea, so it is very popular as a "beautiful shrine".

Itsukushima Jinja Shrine (厳島神社)

Torii of Stone in Miyajima Omotesando, 9.7 m in height and 4 m in width. It was built in 1905.

we will glad you when refered in sight-seeing.

Miyajima Omotesando

When walking on the Sandō (approach to Japanese shrine), please do not walk in the center. Because central is the way that God walks.

Ōtorii (大鳥居) in ”Itsukushima Jinja (厳島神社)" standing in the sea.

Itsukushima Jinja Shrine (厳島神社) Ōtorii

The low tide began this day. It is said that the tidal cycle is repeated every five to six hours.

Itsukushima Jinja Shrine (厳島神社) Ōtorii

These are few part of many 'Itsukushima Jinja Shrine (厳島神社)' photos.

If you have plenty of time, it may be good to go after checking the high tide schedule.

Itsukushima Jinja Shrine (厳島神社) Shinden (神殿 / Deity's hall)

Because of the low tide, can see the foot of Otorii. * Mid July Around 12:00.

Itsukushima Jinja Shrine (厳島神社) Ōtorii

A white horse (a horse of God) on the left side of the shrine entrance. In the past, it seems there was a real horse here.

Itsukushima Jinja Shrine (厳島神社) white horse

Entrance of Itsukushima Jinja (厳島神社).

Itsukushima Jinja Shrine (厳島神社) Entrance

There is a Temizuya (手水舎 / Hand-wash Place) on the right side and a window (ticket department) on the left side.

Itsukushima Jinja Shrine (厳島神社) Temizuya

Manner of Temizuya (手水舎)

* In this process, carried out with one dipper-full of water!!

  1. Put water in "Ladle" which is placed in the Temizuya.
  2. Holding Ladle in your right hand, wash your left hand.
  3. next, wash your right hand.
  4. Put water in the left hand and move to mouth, wash the mouth.
  5. Hold the Ladle vertically so remaining water runs down and clean the handle.

This is a general usage Manner.

"The messenger of God" at Itsukushima Jinja (厳島神社) is a crow located on the lantern.

Itsukushima Jinja Shrine (厳島神社) crow

When 'Princess God' was traveling around the island in a boat, he was said to have served as leader and led the boat.

Itsukushima Jinja Shrine (厳島神社) crow

The entrance to the corridor is crowded because there are many people who "take a selfie".

Itsukushima Jinja Shrine (厳島神社) entrance

However, since it is a god area, let's have a greeting (bow) before entering.

The admission ticket is 300 yen for adults.

Itsukushima Jinja Shrine (厳島神社) ticket

First of all, let's drop your "mind and body dirt" yourself in this place.

Itsukushima Jinja Shrine (厳島神社)

Let's imitate the way Japanese do!

Next, let's pray at the Haiden (拝殿) "Maroudo Jinja (客神社)" on the left side.

Itsukushima Jinja Shrine (厳島神社) Maroudo Jinja

Kagami no ike (鏡の池).

Itsukushima Jinja Shrine (厳島神社) Kagami no ike

It is called "Kagami no ike (mirror pond)" because it looks like "hand mirror" when it comes to low tide.

Itsukushima Jinja Shrine (厳島神社) Kagami no ike

East Corridor (東廻廊).   The right side is where the ship enters.

Itsukushima Jinja Shrine (厳島神社)

The ship is staying. This place is called "Masugata (桝形)".

Itsukushima Jinja Shrine (厳島神社)

photographed on July. 2016.

[HIROSHIMA] Itsukushima Jinja (厳島神社)

  • Address : 1-1, Miyajimacho, Hatsukaichi-shi, Hiroshima
  • Phone : 0829-44-2020
  • Time : 6:30am - 17:00 (varies with the season)
  • Admission fee : Adult 300 yen, high school student 200 yen, Elementary/junior high school students 100 yen
  • Access : Get off at JR-Line "Miyajimaguchi Station (宮島口駅)" >> get on a ferry (10 minutes), 15-minute walk.


Ituskushima Shrine Official Website *English

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