Itsukushima Shrine of Miyajima Island

The Itsukushima shrine is renowned for its emblematic floating Torii gate. The shrine itself is built over a shallow area of the Seto sea along the island of Itsukushima. When the water recedes at low tide, visitors gain access to the great Torii gate by foot. The island is also sometimes referred to as Miyajima which has the meaning of “Shrine Island” in Japanese. The shrine itself is an interesting complex of many buildings connected by boardwalks supported wooden pillars. The shrine remains illuminated until 23:00 providing a truly fantastic atmosphere.

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Country: Japan
Area : Chugoku area
Prefecture : Hiroshima-ken
City : Hatsukaichi-shi
District : Miyajimachō
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Gaijin San

Since my better half is Japanese I often have the chance to travel to Japan. I grew fond over time of this magnificent country. I thought of sharing with you some places worth visiting in this little but growing travel guide to Japan. I try to show with images what I can't express with words. I hope you may find here some inspiration! For those who wonder, I chose the moniker Gaijin-San after being called like this by a waitress at a grilled eel restaurant. "Gaijin" means foreigner and "San" is a honorific suffix in Japanese.

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