Updated on February 25, 2019


One of the three most photographed places in Japan, and rightly so. Is the kind of place where you can’t stop taking almost the same picture over and over: from the left side, from the right side, from afar, from the base, in the morning and in the afternoon, in the end you’ll have 300 photographs of the most famous Japanese Torii.

Miyajima noviembre 2008
With Torii in October 2008 …
Miyajima abril 2013
… and in April 2013

The second time I waited 4 hours on the island just to see the sunset, although I have to say that time flew.

It is part of Itsukushima Shrine. Unlike the temple, the Torii can be visited at any time of day or night. The current one is from 1875, but since 1168 there has been one in that location. It is made of camphor wood and measures 16 meters high.

It is going to be restored, and it is foreseen that from June 2019 it will be covered by scaffolding, at least during one year.


El torii flotante de Miyajima
The floating torii of Miyajima
El torii con marea baja
At low tide, anyone can reach the base without difficulties
Ofrendas en la base del Torii
Coins placed on the base are offerings
Puesta de sol
4 of the most rewarding waiting hours in my life
El Torii iluminado de noche
Illuminated at night

∇ Destinations / ∇ Japan / ∇ Hiroshima Prefecture  / ∇ Miyajima


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