"the most famous red gate in japan" Top 5 Page for this destination Miyajima by globetrott

Miyajima Travel Guide: 140 reviews and 560 photos

The holy island of Miyajima has been worshipped as a god since more than 1400 years. In the year 593 the origins of Itsukushima Shrine was built and many other shrines and temples followed and nowadays Miyajima even became a UNESCO world cultural heritage site. The buildings of Itsukushima Shrine, that you see nowadys were constructed in 1168.

and we also saw a wedding-couple in their traditional costumes in Miyajima

  • Last visit to Miyajima: Feb 2009
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • goodfish's Profile Photo
    Nov 23, 2014 at 5:39 AM

    I love your photo of the Itsukushima shrine, Michael! We lived in Japan in the mid 1950's when my father was stationed there, and he took some wonderful shots of that one as well.

  • amsor's Profile Photo
    Apr 23, 2010 at 9:33 PM

    eigentlich eine komplett andere Welt, aber auch wirklich sehr interessant !

  • victorwkf's Profile Photo
    Dec 5, 2009 at 5:58 AM

    Hi Michael, great insight into the historical Japanese city of Miyajima! Take care & merry christmas!

  • hunterV's Profile Photo
    Nov 28, 2009 at 8:17 AM

    Japan is attractive indeed... So many splendid places! ><><><

  • xaver's Profile Photo
    Oct 25, 2009 at 3:32 AM

    I did not have enough time for this island, it will be a good escuse to go back. As for the man standing in front of the temple, are we sure it wasn't a statue?

  • nepalgoods's Profile Photo
    Jul 13, 2009 at 10:12 PM

    Great page, that takes me on a tour to Japan! Thank you, MIchael!

  • lotharlerch's Profile Photo
    May 24, 2009 at 2:26 PM

    Nice Red Gate Disrtict page!

  • yumyum's Profile Photo
    May 18, 2009 at 10:53 AM

    Shame that you didn't have time to climb Mt. Misen! It's fantastic up there. I went one way up and down another path. Miyajima is a magic place despite the masses of visitors.

  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    May 17, 2009 at 2:25 PM

    Interesting tips here about how they prevent bad ghosts from entering the temples, and how they put a fish symbol at the top to keep the temple from burning down.

  • bugulma's Profile Photo
    May 17, 2009 at 12:05 PM

    yes, it seems that is better to visit the place in winter with high water that to have the best view of the Gate


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