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

Miyajima Travel Guide: 109 reviews and 389 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 16, 2009
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  • 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

  • Fesl's Profile Photo
    May 17, 2009 at 11:24 AM

    da würde ich auch gerne mal hinfahren !


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