Mount Misen Cable Car/ Miyajima Ropeway

Mount Misen Cable Car/ Miyajima Ropeway

Once you are finished at the Shrine and Torii head inland about ten minutes to the cable cars. Purchase a ticket in advance, or upon arrival, to take the approximately 20-minute ride over the virgin medieval forest to the summit. There are several gondola changes along the way. Once you reach the top station at Shishi-iwa Observatory, […]

The Floating Torii

The Floating Torii

*FYI – The floating torii gate is currently undergoing renovations and is partially covered by scaffolding. Check the status before you visit. The first torii was constructed in the 12th century and was also paid for by Taira-no Kiyomori. The present-day structure was built in 1875 and measures about 50 feet tall. If you arrive on […]

Itsukushima Shrine

Itsukushima Shrine

This UNESCO World Heritage Site was built around 593, the year Empress Suiko ascended the throne.  The shrine is built on stilts over the water and is known worldwide for its iconic torii gate that appears as if it is floating on the water during high tide. The island was originally named Itsukushima but is […]

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